1998 Plymouth Neon User Reviews

1998 Plymouth Neon Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 reviews

  • Performance:2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars 2.9 / 5
  • Appearance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"light" 2 reviews
"cheap car" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 16 1998 Plymouth Neon reviews.

tadpols writes:
1998 Plymouth Neon 4 Dr Highline Sedan Review
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5

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Very easy to work on or maintain parts are easy to get and if you don't mind spending time in part yards there are a million neons out there with parts waiting to be snatched up.

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parts at the parts stores are either the correct part or they are the wrong part.  I highly recommend that if you are working on your neon to make sure you have the part in hand when going in to get your part to match it up.  otherwise you will be making a lot of trips.  if you want to spend 2 to 4 times as much for parts just visit your local Chrysler, Dodge dealership.  Also one of the biggest problems that Neon's have is that their dash needles jump...but I found a vid on YouTube and i have successfully repaired two Neon instrument clusters in less than 30 mins by re soldering the back of the electrical panel.
SUuuupppperrrr EEaaasy.

tadpols
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I Always Call This Car The Fastest Slow Car On The Planet — I absolutely love this car! Easy to work on and has been very reliable. Easy to get HP gains and now that the car has been around a while there are some cool tricks to perfecting this car. It also gets about 30 mpg....when I keep my foot off the gas. Stock motor mounts are terrible...buy inserts if you want the problem to go away don't continue to buy stock mounts. Also do not let the motor mounts go...the engine riding on the chassis damages so many things the motor mounts are there for a reason. If you car ever starts running bad or starts to want to die in the middle of the street. Took me a while but I found out the Coolant sensor on this car is very touchy. Change that out and if you still have problems check the wiring leading up to the sensor. The older cars get mine is a 98 the heat of the motor will eventually start effecting wiring, hoses etc.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joshua writes:
1998 Plymouth Neon 4 Dr Highline Sedan Review
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Small but spunky

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Theyre addicting

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This Car Could Be A Best Friend For Life. — The first generation Neon is one of the sweetest and cheapest cars to own. Now I dont mean cheap as in crappy quality but because its very reliable, hardly ever breaks down and when it does is usually very easy to fix. Therefor it doesnt cost much to own. I have one now with a 5 speed transmission and I'm about to hot 200,000 miles and I'm still on the stock clutch. thats about $500 dollars that I've never had to spend. This car is cool looking and its extremely fun to drive. my first car was a neon and i've loved um ever since. For such a small car it has decent acceleration. Top speed of only about 125mph but it gets up there fairly quickly. The interior is well designed, everything is where you would expect it too be and its not too complicated. There are quite a few aftermarket parts available for exterior mods as well as interior so the customization possibilities are endless. I've owned a total of 7 neons (i currently still have 5 of them) and if i found another one tomorrow i would buy it. Thats how much i love these cars.

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

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Jeff writes:
1998 Plymouth Neon 4 Dr Highline Sedan Review
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4

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light weight n fast

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looks

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Neon — its a car that has a lot of hidden power that i am finding by doing a lil work here and there but it would be better as a stick shift lol but its cheap on gas which is good

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Adam writes:
1998 Plymouth Neon 4 Dr Highline Sedan Review
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good performance & handling

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neons have a bad tuner rap = other tuners make fun of neon owners(because deep down they know neons can beat their little hondas)

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Neons Are Good Cars — Performance - dohc motor is pretty good around 130hp Build Quality - solid car , hard to cut up Appearance - i love the smooth low body lines of first gens maintenance - mine was high maintenance - a bunch of motor work Fun Factor - this was my favorite to drive so far , it can handle weaving through traffic at racing speeds when you lower them(mine doesn't have the comp suspension) the dohc motor has decent red light take off & all i have in it is a performance intake,dual big can mufflers,gutted cat converter

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

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Howard writes:
1998 Plymouth Neon 4 Dr Highline Sedan Review
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Reasons to drive this car - none

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Problematic

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Cheaply Made — Performance - Good when not broken Build Quality - Horrible needs to be repaired often and not just mine I know people who only complain about owning a neon Appearance- Horrid to look at outside inside is better maybe because it takes away from the outside Fun Factor - Could be if you use it as a entry level dirt track racer replacement parts won't be hard to find if there is a junkyard nearby

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Adam writes:
1998 Plymouth Neon 4 Dr Highline Sedan Review
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Everything, she was my baby!

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The only problem with my car was that my little brother had broken the sunroof before I bought it from my mom...

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She'll Always Be My Baby!!! — I loved everything about this car. It wasn't the most powerful/fastest car on the road, but it was fuel efficient and it ran like a champ. The transmission could have used a rebuild, but after 200,000 miles how many cars wouldn't? The engine still ran like a champ when I sold her over a year ago, and from what I hear she's still running. I may be a bit bias seeing as this was my first car and will forever be my baby!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Arnold writes:
1998 Plymouth Neon 2 Dr Highline Coupe Review
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reliable and cheap

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people's perception of the car

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Under Reconized Car — this is a cheap car to purchase and is reliable and good on fuel. this car can be purchased for amounts much less then comparible import cars. and it has alot of technology in it. parts are easily accessable and inexpencive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jonathan writes:
1998 Plymouth Neon 4 Dr Highline Sedan Review
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fun, fast

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10 years old

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My 98 Neon — It's a fun overall car, has a 5 speed transmission which is really fun. It's a fun play car that's good on gas, it's easy to upgrade, and beats all the civics that think they're all that... It's easy and cheap to fix if it does break down. With a little money, time and good ideas, this can be quite a nice car.

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Jonathan writes:
1998 Plymouth Neon 2 Dr Competition Coupe Review
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Eye catcher.

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Neon

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Neon Express — I like that I did all the work to modify the car to a vehicle that actually looks and drives great. This car has never needed repairs other than the normal dodge problems. Head gasket, rad, exhaust, suspension, clutch. Car gets great gas mileage and is quite fun to drive now. The only rattle this car has is a mystery to me considering everything in it is less than a year old. No problems anymore.

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Anhdreu writes:
1998 Plymouth Neon 2 Dr Highline Coupe Review
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Good on gas

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Everything you hate about an American car and more.

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A Worse Version Of The Dodge Neon...should I Say More? — I owned this car for 22 hours and I traded it in after getting it from my brother in law. The cars interior falls apart, the exterior paint was chipping and fading. It had no power whatsoever and the power steering was out. The car did not have a CD player, no automatic doors or windows. It had no rims just hub caps. All in all this car was the pits.

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2001 Plymouth Neon Reviews

Reliable Form Of Transportation By BLACKHORSE777

This car has ample space for four people and is easy to maintain. We pay almost nothing for insurance and there are many things I can fit into the Neon, where I simply can not into my other vehicles.... Read More

Great By George

nice car. headlights get yellow the factory 5 disc cd is broke the two front door speakers are blown all in all, a great car, the last year Plymouth made the neon. It's a 2000 top notch car, love it! Read More

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2000 Plymouth Neon Reviews

Decent Car By Frank

the car is ok, if you dont have to replace the fuel pump, c/v axle, and do a transmission flush all at the same time, its wonderful, and beleive it or not it can drift, and has a lot of giddy up grea... Read More

This A Overall Good Car It Could Be Better But It Not A Horrible Car By hellfire1225

I like the room in the trunk and the cheap parts. The custom parts is one thing I can never find and I hate that it has no power. It handles ok an is not bad around corners but there is no power. You ... Read More

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1999 Plymouth Neon Reviews

Poor Quality By Andrew

This car was ok at first, but after a while, everything seemed to be failing apart. The transmission was the first to start showing signs of failure, every time it shifted into 2nd gear it would rev h... Read More

Its Amazing And Wouldn't You Be Sad If I Beet You In A Neon Haha By Zach

yes its a neon and but its the only small car in its class to pull 1g from off the line it is really a fun car to drive with all the torque that it has WARNING! MAY CONSUME HONDAs @ RANDOM Read More

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1997 Plymouth Neon Reviews

Neonschmeon By Jay

Neons are easy to modify, they are easy to work on, quite fun to drive whether its your daily driver or your week end cruiser, many decent used parts (stock and after market) can be found at the u-p... Read More

My Awesome Neon By Jonathan

This was the first neon I really 'decked' out. I loved it, to bad it just didn't last... I put an intake, exhaust, short shift, body kit, rims, springs, gas struts, UDP, TB spacer, and a whole lot mo... Read More

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1996 Plymouth Neon Reviews

It's Good To Get Around But Don't Try To Show Off Unless Major Mods Are Done By Cody

easy to install new audio system, interior isn't too bad, mitsubishi engine gets great gas mileage but lost power over time, it's fairly easy to maintain, it's not exactly a cruising car but it gets... Read More

Neon By Diedra

Overall, I liked my neon. Was comfortable to drive and good on gas. However, I got very tired of hearing the phrase"consistent with Neons". From the brakes being notoriously bad, to the head gasket, t... Read More

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