The 1996 Dodge Neon Highline Coupe is a blend of economy car with a bit of sporty flair. The Neon already performs well on the road, with a peppy engine. The coupe gives a sense of stylish fun to match. The Highline Coupe, similar to its sedan counterpart, comes standard with a SOHC 2.0-liter, 132-hp I4, but an optional DOHC at 150-hp is available. 5-speed manual tranny is standard, with a 3-speed auto option.
Standard features include tinted glass, a radio, dual front airbags, power steering, and intermittent wipers. A lot more cool options come with the 1996 Highline Coupe than the new STD coupe. In addition to the common ABS brakes, tachometer, air conditioning, roof rack, cruise control, and power locks and mirrors, the Highline includes a rear spoiler, integrated child seat, a cassette player, and keyless entry.
Drivers like the looks of the 1996 Highline Coupe and its sporty handling. The engine makes it fun to drive. The interior is comfortable and the trunk large. Reliability problems are the biggest downside, with particular attention to head gasket failure and oil leaks. Lousy window seals let in a lot of wind noise.