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Dodge Neon Questions

Jessica Hyslope
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What Is Wrong With My Car?

I currently own a 2000 Dodge Neon. It's almost at 100,000 miles and I got it Spring of 2012 at around 75,000 miles. I was coming home from college for the summer in 2013 and I have reason to believe...

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splivont
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Why Dose My 98 Dodge Neon Blows The Fuel Pump Fuse Whe I Hit A Solid Bump A...

why does my 98 dodge neon blows the fuel pump fuse whe i hit a solid bump all the time ????

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mcoly
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I Have A 2001 Dodge Neon. The Car Seems To Roll Forward When I Put It In Re...

2001 Dodge neon Around 190k miles. I wasn't driving it at the time, but just before this all occurred I'm told the vehicle was making a loud whirring sound. The battery light had been coming on fo...

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WALENTYNQ
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How To Replace A Burned Out Bulb In A 2002 Dodge Neon

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boner
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1997 Neon Wont Start Can U Help?

this guy changed the timing belt and one piston. i have spark and gas but no air tube to the intake. car doesnt try to start. but if i cross the firing order it backfires thru the air side intake. w...

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Older Dodge Neon

1999 Dodge Neon Overview
1999 Dodge Neon
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1999 Dodge Neon reviews:
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1998 Dodge Neon Overview
1998 Dodge Neon
174 pictures
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.