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Dodge Neon Questions

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Im Stuck And Broke.

i have a 97 camry (normal) and a dodge neon carbon fibre hood, wut shud i do? 1) buy a 2002 DODGE NEON R/T Sedan 4D put the hood on it & give parents my car? 2) keep my car and sell my CFhood? 3) o...

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Pomai Kalama-Kapule
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Will A 2005 Dodge Neon Hood Fit On A 2002

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Neoniko
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1998 Dodge Neon Water Pump Failure Or Worse?

Hello. I have a '98 Dodge Neon 2.0 SOHC with approx. 200K mi. on it. While driving it was making a very loud rattling/banging noise, then "POP" & the car stopped running. I won't start up sounds like ...

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Stevesmrfixit
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My 2005 Neon Will Crank But Not Start Some Mornings.

The plugs are wet, so I can replace them and it will start fine for a few weeks then it will happen again. No codes, no lights, just chugges a couple times and then crank, crank, crank no start.

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abrams_v
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Not Starting

i replaced the lower water hose and when I was finished the car would not start or even make a noise. the lights come on in the dash and say fuse and door but when you close the door the light goes...

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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
63 pictures
1996 Dodge Neon reviews:
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1995 Dodge Neon Overview
1995 Dodge Neon
100 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.