Dodge Neon Model Overview
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Dodge Neon Questions
Is There Anywhere I Can Order A Custom Bezel For My 2005 Dodge Neon? Im Wan...
How Much Gas Does It Get Per Mileage
how much gas does it get per mile
How Do I Change Lower Control Arm Bushings
DOES THE BUSHING HAVE TO BE PRESSED IN AND OUT?
What Might Casue My Neon To Not Start When It Has Fuel Pressure?
The dash is indicating "fuse", the fuse that I replaced was the 20 amp P/OUT fuse. The battery has plenty of juice. The car cranks like it wants to start but it does not. It had been running fine afte...
What Other Types Windshield Could I Replace With Mine In My Dodge Neon 2005...
My Dodge Neon needs a new windshield but I'm trying to replace it with another neon just different year? would that work or does anyone know another type of model that would fit.
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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.