1998 Dodge Neon User Reviews

1998 Dodge Neon Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 30 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 15 reviews
"fuel economy" 13 reviews
"power" 11 reviews
"handling" 7 reviews
"light" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 6 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
"noise" 2 reviews

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purplebush writes:
1998 Dodge Neon 2 Dr R/T Coupe Review
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4

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easy to repair at home with little mechanical knowledge ex. i let my 12 yr old bro replace my radiator and alternator  with me also will run untill the steel falls apart in 50 years haha

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front motor mount

purplebush
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Fun — i like the ease of use and repair excellent on gas as long as you can fight the need to bury the throttle to the floor overall a great car for beginning enthusiasts or veterans wanting a change of pace

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Brad writes:
1998 Dodge Neon 2 Dr Sport Coupe Review
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Looks in a 4 cylinder car and to save on gas money.

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Its not worth a lot compared to most other cars.

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Its A Good Car — The performance works well, and the build quality is great. My car was garaged all its life for racing and it even still has the fire extinguisher in it. The appearance is good with only 2 doors and has a low gas mileage, and having a stick shift car is pretty fun to drive while in university.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Matthew writes:
1998 Dodge Neon 2 Dr Competition Coupe Review
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4

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excellent handling

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not much. love this thing

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Cool — good auto cross car.... WAY to fun to drive 35+ MPG 15.5 @ 89 mph with very minor (cheap) modifications handles almost as well as our SRT-4 (which has slicks on it) hard to find one w/o rust 7800 rpm cal

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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ajpeters writes:
1998 Dodge Neon 2 Dr R/T Coupe Review
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Nine Years Of Solid Performance — After all this time it still accelorates great and handles beautifully. The five speed transmission is geared perfectly for the 2.0 Liter DOHC four cylinder engine. The suspension hold tight to the road and ducks into to turns leaving you feeling in perfect control of the road. The paint on this trim has stood up much better than that of the other '98 Neons. As of 2006, other than routine maintenance, I've only had to replace the head gasket, a coolant hose, an A/C hose and a clutch cable. While the head gasket work was done (at 98,000 miles) I had the water pump and timing belt replaced. Overall I would say that this rates as very low maintenace for a U.S. built car. Consider with that that the car was also used during most of its life in areas that salt or sand the roads during the winter. This car was the first car I purchased coming out of college. I bought it because it was the best equipped cars for the money at that time. Maybe it's me, but it seems like that car helped shaped the paradigm of releasing a high performance trim for every compact model. My car has been from the Canadian border to the Mexican border and Atlantic to Pacific with no major problems. After sitting outside for two years while stationed overseas the only thing the car needed was a new battery.

Owner for 9 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:13,000

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Nick writes:
1998 Dodge Neon 2 Dr Sport Coupe Review
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FUN

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HEAD GASKET

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Fun And Inexpensive Ride — I loved this car. I have owned three of them and besides the head gasket which I replaced as soon as I purchased the vehicles, they are awesome and very reliable. "Fun fun fun fun fun fun fun fun fun /

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Theneon writes:
1998 Dodge Neon 2 Dr Sport Coupe Review
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Cheap, easy to work on, fun to drive, peppy

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Wind noise at speeds, potential head gasket problem

Theneon
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Love It - My Second Neon And By Far The Best Car I've Ever Owned (out Of Seven) — 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 interior, good looks, great on fuel - I installed H&R racing springs, Eibach sway bars, cross drilled and slotted rotors, and a K&N air filter and wow this car is light, tight, and full of might!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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duster9 writes:
1998 Dodge Neon 2 Dr Sport Coupe Review
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Good Acceleration, Fuel Economy

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Rattles, wind noise.

duster9
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An Econocar With The Heart Of A Racer. — A great used car...IF the head gasket has been replaced. Mine was, and the car has been a good little daily driver/city car. I got the car car from the original owner with 130K and it has performed well. Yes, it rattles, and one of the power windows needs to be fixed, but overall..it gets GREAT gas mileage and is fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jamie writes:
1998 Dodge Neon 2 Dr Competition Coupe Review
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Fast and handles half way decent stock, many upgrades available for it, better than driving any honda product

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Oil leaks! Motor Ticks

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1998 Dodge Neon Acr — Fast and decent handling straight from the factory. 4 wheel disc brakes make this car stop on a dime at higher speeds. Mine personally came from the factory stripped and bare bones aside from a/c and power steering. Lots of aftermarket parts available and this car has quite a bit of potential for a tuner car

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Sean writes:
1998 Dodge Neon 4 Dr Highline Sedan Review
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gas mileage, handled well

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little small

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Neon — this was the first car that I owned it was a great starter car i had this car for everything, it got great gas mileage as well as it had a nice stereo system that I had put it myself and it had nice dark tinted window that I had put on there as well, drove very well as well

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Alex writes:
1998 Dodge Neon 4 Dr Highline Sedan Review
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it would do 120

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took forever getting there

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Dodge Neon — well lets see, i had it doin 120 it just forever getting there, got good gas milage, was pretty much a fun little car to drive. I would have liked it better if it was a manual though, that would mean burnouts haha

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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1995 Dodge Neon Reviews

It's An Ok Car For A Beginning Driver. By Alan

This car has been good to me. I found it sitting behind my old landlord's rental property and it had a bad motor in it. I swapped that out and am still fixing things on it. I still cannot complain abo... Read More

Best Bang For Buck Tuner Car By Chris

Decent power for a single cam. Quality is on the low side but its very cheap. Handles like its on rails and i peaked at 42mph Maintenance is not only cheap, but easy to find and easy to put on. Free ... Read More

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1996 Dodge Neon Reviews

Good For Back And Forth. By shaggy1981

i dis like the use of space inside by the manufacturer. dash could have been smaller, front seats could have moved forward for more overall space. engine compartment very easy to work on. plenty of "o... Read More

Nice Little Toy To Beat On By Benjamin

well one dodge sucks, the handling sucks, the gas mileage is good, but that type of car is just not a good car to drive around in. I hate that car, brought me more trouble than I ever needed, just hop... Read More

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1997 Dodge Neon Reviews

Awesome Car By Josh

awesome car fast nitrous 43 miles to a gallon paints chipping off very quick at the draw stick shift is the way to go interior of car is clean some times car is the best i have ever owned in my life Read More

Cheap And Fun Way To Get From Place To Place By Cody

accelerates very nicely, brakes exellent, handles like a hot wheels. very few things go wrong with it except for scheduled maitanence, no squeaks or rattles. looks somewhat sporty, interior could lo... Read More

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1999 Dodge Neon Reviews

Not A Bad Starter Car, Ready For Something Else By Schus8507

this car has been good to me, learned to drive in this little car. overall it's well worth the relatively low price. most salvage yards have more than enough neons sitting around to keep her on the ro... Read More

Winter Beater And Long Distance Driver. By Tater343

I like that I only paid scrap prices for a vehicle that runs and drives and its only major problem is the alternator and power steering belt has a high pitched screaming noise whenever you start, drop... Read More

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2000 Dodge Neon Reviews

Outstanding By William

what I like about this car is it fast and great on gas. the negative about it is it get the problem in a bad spot having to find a solution to trying to find were the problem is coming from Read More

Omg This Car Has Been A Curse Upon My Life By ihatedodgeneons

I bought my neon about 14 months ago. From the moment I bought it I have had to pour money in to repairs. I bought it for $1500. I've spent at least twice that in repairs. It's got 155,000 miles on it... Read More

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