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Dodge Neon Model Overview

Dodge Neon Questions

2001dodgeneon
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What Could Be Wrong With Our Car? For About Two Months It Would Die Every N...

We have it in a shop torn apart right now and the mechanic him self can't figure it out. He thought it was the idling senser, he replaced that and it still won't work. My boyfriend said if will t...

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phillipd9898
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Radiator Fluid Disapearing. But No Visable Leaks

Ok so i have a 2005 dodge neon sxt 4 door. I bought the car used this year. It started over heating 3 weeks after i bought the car turns out the hose clamps were losse so tightened them up and rep...

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Ben0259
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2002 Dodge Neon Overheating

I have been trying to assist my aunt in fixing her 2002 Dodge Neon that has been overheating. Work that I have done so far in the order in which I have done it. Flushed Coolant System Changed Thermos...

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drhine
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I Have A 2003 Dodge Neon. It's Showing Codes For Bad Camshaft Sensor Bad Cr...

Have taken it to mechanic twice and they replaced camshaft sensor. Not sure if they have food anything else at all. But check engine light keeps coming back on throwing same codes. Could it be a w...

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juanquijas4
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Need A Intake Manifold For A 2.0 Sxt Neon. Is There Any Out There Or Do I N...

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Older Dodge Neon

1997 Dodge Neon Overview
1997 Dodge Neon
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1997 Dodge Neon reviews:
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1996 Dodge Neon Overview
1996 Dodge Neon
56 pictures
1996 Dodge Neon reviews:
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1995 Dodge Neon Overview
1995 Dodge Neon
112 pictures
1995 Dodge Neon reviews:
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About the Dodge Neon

The Neon never really got a fighting chance.  Introduced in 1995 as both a Dodge and Plymouth (it replaced the Shadow and Sundance) this four-door sedan or two-door coupe subcompact was always considered second-class to the Civic or Corolla.  It had its fair share of mechanical problems in its first years that aggravated many buyers, but what is not well known is that the Dodge Neon was faster, roomier, and sportier than any of its competition for many years.

It initially offered a unique twin-cam engine in its Sport coupe that made the Neon fly at the slightest touch of its gas pedal.  The cab-forward design, which lengthened and widened the wheelbase by bringing the wheels farther out to the edges of the car, added stability and extra interior room.  The backseat, while not spacious, was much more comfortable than other subcompacts, offering more legroom and headroom.

A subcompact is all about affordability, because it is oftenthe first car choice for most people.  But the Neon seemed to be more focused on performance and style as well, offering sport packages and trims, which made it popular early on because it was so fun to drive.  As a result, it never offered many creature comforts, and as other subcompacts did, drivers gravitated towards those cars.  Over the years, it fell more in line with other subcompacts and dropped its sport trims and its coupe, but a reputation for unreliability left the Neon still struggling to prove its worth.

The Dodge Neon's biggest selling points always remained its roomy interior and its powerful engine.  Handling was smooth, easy, and agile, and it tackled snow and wet roads surprisingly well.  Despite Chrysler's attempts to fix problems such as head gasket failures, excessive wind noise, and options packages, the Neon never quite got it right in those departments.