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Dodge Neon Questions

Taharris
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This Problem Is Driving Me Crazy. I Have A 2004 Neon With 2.0 Automatic. My...

About 7500 miles ago my Trans line broke inside the radiator and caused the colong system to fil with Trans fluid. I shut the car down immediately and did not end up with coo Ant in the Trans. I repl...

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ThePooshna
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2001 Dodge Neon - Been Sitting For 5 Months. Wouldn't Start Replaced Batter...

Been sitting for 5 months. No power to car so I replaced battery. Still no power at all. Checked all fuses under the hood and inside car. Replaced battery cables. Checked ignition. Still no juice at a...

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kristinnoel
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2005 Dodge Neon Will Turn Over But Wont Start

my 2005 dodge neon had a bad timing belt so i got it replaced in july now november and my mechanic is telling me its bad again. i found this out because a couple weeks ago it would not start it coul...

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juanmmaciel
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I Would Like To Know Wat Makes My Car Shake While Im Driving, Whe I Bring ...

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mboehmer
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When I Am A Slow Speeds And Accelerate It Bogs Down Bad Until I Stand On Th...

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Older Dodge Neon

1998 Dodge Neon Overview
1998 Dodge Neon
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1998 Dodge Neon reviews:
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1997 Dodge Neon Overview
1997 Dodge Neon
81 pictures
1997 Dodge Neon reviews:
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1996 Dodge Neon Overview
1996 Dodge Neon
63 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.