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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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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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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Adonis writes:
1998 Dodge Neon 4 Dr Highline Sedan Review
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4

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power output for its size and configuration

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it had almost NO POWER OPTION!!!!!!

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Unassumingly Fun Little Ride. So Long It Was A Dohc Model. — Performance was pretty good. downright impressive if compared to a civic. build quality could have been better and ditto to some cues of the appearance. cost of ownership was decent because i did most every repair myself. not too bad on gas and it was a fun ride that surprised many.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Danny writes:
1998 Dodge Neon 4 Dr R/T Sedan Review
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3

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car had amazing power and was verry fast

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has to be beefed up excessively to handle power mods

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Fun Little Car Lots Of Work To Race — I loved the way the car ran when i was done with it. It was impressive in the power department and it handles like a dream after lowering it. I did tend to break thing when racing if i did not make sure i changed drive train parts cv joints lug bolts spider gears but i fixed all of that with custom turned cv's and a possie track differential other than that i loved my little 5 speed neon. last official track time i ran a 11.43 on 150shot and 22 lbs of boost i don't really want to go in to details maybe latter

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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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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

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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.

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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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2005 Dodge Neon Reviews

Great Gas Mileage By jhadjison

Yes I like they look of the car, but I did not buy it for the look. It is a good second car for me. I always felt safe in it, and it handled well. If you take care of it, it should remain a reliable c... Read More

It's Cool And Zippy. Get's You Where You Want To Go With Ease. By Joshcars

It vibrates more than other cars of it's kind. Other cars of it's kind get slightly better gas mileage. But,it does save a lot in gas and it 's very reliable. The styling of the car is a bit funny but... Read More

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2004 Dodge Neon Reviews

Excellent Compact Car, Very Low Maintenance, Great 2nd Or Commuter Car. By CAR314

The Neon has great gas mileage and very comfortable for a small car. Took this car on several trips from San Diego to Denver (over 1200 miles) and was very comfortable. It is also very good in the sno... Read More

Errrrrrrrrrrr By JBoyUTI783

Spent over $2500 fixing this car myself in parts......one things gets fixed another breaks......or leaks.....or falls off.....or disappears.....now that I am attending UTI I now have my own access to ... Read More

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2003 Dodge Neon Reviews

Cute & Affordable Little Neon By bellezza11

It burns a good bit of gas for a little sedan. I like that it's still youthful and fun in style, the dash is plain & boring. like that my model/make has carseat belt and little hooks to clip & secu... Read More

2003 Dodge Neon Sxt By tennislava

Please see Pros and Cons. I really like it because it gives you good MPG and was a perfect car as a college student. Did not have much cargo space, but enough to keep golf bags, clothes, etc. 5 CD i... Read More

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2002 Dodge Neon Reviews

2002 Acr. By helluvaengineer

It was a fun little car to drive. It came with the adjustable suspension which was either moderately comfortable or extremely hard. Cornered very well and even made it through a couple Atlanta "blizz... Read More

Tiny Engine Knocking Peice Of Junk By buickmantim

I disliked everything I bought it cause its all the bank would give me I had it 6 months enough to build some credit than I bought a sexy fast Buick!! the oil pan feel out at 45000 miles the engine le... Read More

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2001 Dodge Neon Reviews

Great Transportation Or Teen Starter Car Parts Are Plentiful And Fairly Inexpensive By Tom

Cheap operation costs,easy to get parts,simplicity in design and construction. Controls are in easy reach and placed w thought. No real blind spots to complain about. The microscopic cup holders that ... Read More

Good Car For Anyone Who Like Quick 4 Doors. By Raul

2001 Dodge Neon R/T Overall pretty good for a 4 door 4 cylinder car. Its pretty quick off the line but kinda slow on the long run. Hoping to build it up a lil bit maybe put a Turbo in it. Not a Highwa... Read More

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