Dodge Neon Experts

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Dodge Neon Questions

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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donuthurt
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Antifreeze/coolant Leak?

I have a problem with antifreeze/coolant being where it shouldn't be. I have taken three pictures that I think would help show what I'm talking about. If you click on each picture you will see a bigge...

18 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 days ago)
Kellie_Mae
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Why Does Front End Shake While Idling?

There is some serious shaking going on when the car is stopped, still in drive. Interestingly, if the steering wheel is turned about 45%, the shaking stops. The motor mounts have already been replaced...

1,393 views with 2 answers (last answer 4 days ago)
William West
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I Have A 2000 Dodge Neon, Got Up This Morning To Go Start It And Wouldn't S...

Just had water pump installed and ever since then hasn't truly ran right since i picked up the car

3 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 days ago)
Kelley Hammond
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What Year Neon Motor Can I Put In My 2004 Neon....bolt In No Mods.?

Can i put a older mooring my 2004 neon sxt?

5 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 days ago)

Older Dodge Neon

1997 Dodge Neon Overview
1997 Dodge Neon
81 pictures
1997 Dodge Neon reviews:
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1996 Dodge Neon Overview
1996 Dodge Neon
62 pictures
1996 Dodge Neon reviews:
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1995 Dodge Neon Overview
1995 Dodge Neon
112 pictures
1995 Dodge Neon reviews:
3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars

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.