Dodge Neon Model Overview
Used Dodge Neon
Dodge Neon Questions
I lost almost 100 mpg by replacing my timing belt on my '96 dodge neon(went from aroung 4 to around 3).someone had it way advanced. was this hurting my engine (to have it that far advanced) or would i...
Trying To Find A@w Salvage Yard
Hole In Back Of Coolant Reservoir
I went and got my oil changed in my 2005 Dodge neon and the mechanics told me that my coolant reservoir was empty. I put coolant in it the morning and then there was a puddle. I slowly just added to...
2000 Dodge Neon
smell in cabin when air or heat is on replaced muffler pipe coming off the engine to converter but did not fix the problem help
My 2000 Dodge Neon Wont Turn Over,why
One night after work I started my car up and was getting stuff out my truck.Another driver came over and asked me a ?,so I turned my car off.We talked a few minutes.When I tried to start the car again...
Older Dodge Neon
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.