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1998 Dodge Neon Overview


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2 Dr Competition Coupe
2 Dr Highline Coupe
3 national listings
Avg. Price: $2,759
2 Dr R/T Coupe
2 Dr Sport Coupe
Avg. Price: $2,558
4 Dr Competition Sedan
1 national listing
Avg. Price: $2,841
4 Dr Highline Sedan
17 national listings
Avg. Price: $2,628
4 Dr R/T Sedan
4 Dr Sport Sedan
1 national listing
Avg. Price: $2,558

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4.25 stars

Based on 30 reviews

Love It - My Second Neon And By Far The Best Car I've Ever Owned (out Of Seven) by Theneon
 — Purchased a black two door with the DOHC engine and 5 speed manual - NO A/C and NO power options this car is so light and quick it's the perfect sleeper/tuner. Better than a NA Cobalt SS! Nice interio... Read More
1998 Dodge Neon, Sport, Dohc, 3 Speed Auto by Matthew
 — fun to drive, great performance for its size, comfortable interior, cool look on the outside(most people dont like the "bug eyed" head lights, but would it really look right with anything else?), the ... Read More
Neon Don't Rice by Brian
 — DO NOT TRY TO RICE THIS CAR, because you will look like a moron. Not that type of car. Great car for handling , and learning new stuff. Just watch out for the head gaskets on it (know for blowing them... Read More

1998 Dodge Neon Overview

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Based on 30 reviews

1998 Dodge Neon

In fevered dreams where you are behind the wheel of a race car, revving your engine in competition with Tom Cruise's character in Days of Thunder, you don't normally picture yourself seated inside of a subcombpact car, but the 1998 Dodge Neon has changed that perception with its new R/T trim.  Based on the Neon used in (and winning) stock car competitions, the R/T performance Neon is a race car that anyone can afford.  With the twin-cam 2.0-liter, 150-hp engine, a sports-tuned suspension, steering, and springs, and front and rear anti-sway bars, you'll make quite an impression stopped at a traffic light.  Striping, R/T badges, and interior leather trim complete the package.  

For more sedate drivers, the Neon comes in either a sedan or coupe, in Highline and Sport trims, which also offer the twin-cam engine as an option.  In 1998, base model Neons disappear and are replaced with the Highline.  The Dodge Neon always gets rated highly for the way it handles the road and its great acceleration, even with the base single-cam, 2.0-liter, 132-hp and 3-speed automatic.  While it can struggle up hills, it adapts smoothly to curves.  Most drivers agree it is more fun to drive than similar subcompacts.  Plenty of room inside for four passengers, an easy to read and reach dash, and lots of trunk space make the Neon comfortable to ride in as well.  

Owners say the 1998 Neon's engine and soft suspension make it easy to speed (judge for yourself if that's a good or bad trait) and maneuver.  The rounded front and high rear deck give it a sporty look, though the rear deck does cause blind spots.  What most owners don't like is the poor reliability of the Neon, the cheap-looking interior, loud road noise, and lack of convenience options.


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Dodge Neon Questions


How Can You Tell If You Have A Blown Head Casket

it will turn over but won't fire

267 views with 3 answers (last answer 6 months ago)

My 98 Dodge Neon Keeps Overheating

i changed the water pump and the thermastat and it keeps over heating

496 views with 8 answers (last answer 8 months ago)

1998 Dodge Neon Water Pump Failure Or Worse?

Hello. I have a '98 Dodge Neon 2.0 SOHC with approx. 200K mi. on it. While driving it was making a very loud rattling/banging noise, then "POP" & the car stopped running. I won't start up sounds like ...

188 views with 2 answers (last answer about a year ago)

My Car Makes These Noises When Its Cold, I'm Worried That It Is A Serious P...

1998 Dodge Neon 2.0 SOHC I Have already done a basic tune up, but it still makes these noises watch? v=0hdSJsgPDwg&feature=youtube_... layer here is the youtube link,

84 views with 7 answers (last answer about a year ago)

My Neon Makes These Noises When Its Cold, Im Worried If Its A Serious Issue...

I have already done oil change, pretty much a tune up, but it still sounds the same 1998 2.0 SOHC DODGE NEON

32 views with 4 answers (last answer about a year ago)