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1997 Dodge Neon 2 Dr Sport CoupeReview
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Never Say Never To The Neon — For what it lacked in over-all performance (even though with the 5-speed transmission it was pretty quick), it made up for in durability and driveability. The car was just short of indestructible and an excellent winter driver. It's still humming along after the front end and head gasket were done (a major flaw in all Neons from that era).

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Excellent durability and driveability

Cons: Head Gasket/Front End Issues, a little sluggish off the start

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1997 Dodge Neon 4 Dr Sport SedanReview
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'97 Neon — This lil' car was underestimated, Compared to my Plymouth it was a Cadillac, but that's besides the point. It had decent acceleration, the handling wasn't too bad either, I had mine Autocross racing and it was extremely fun to drive. The Neons of this generation had a major problem with head gaskets going out because the factory put less than quality head gaskets in the car to begin with. After that the only problem I had was that I had to replace the radiator, partially due to the head gasket problem and the way I drove the car (which wasn't very nice.) With no modifications, I had this car from 0-115 in less than 1.5 miles. I traded it in when I got my S-10.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Quick, Responsive, Good fuel mileage, room enough for 7 people (not comfortably) 5 comfortably

Cons: did not hold value very well

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1997 Dodge Neon 2 Dr Sport CoupeReview
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Recommended — good affordable and good stock performance cheap on part easy to fix and will last along time looks on the other hand are not so good from factory but with some the can look very good tint lights rims body kit and so on

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: affordable

Cons: looks aren't the greastest from factory

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1997 Dodge Neon 4 Dr STD SedanReview
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Neon Death Trap — performance is ok once accelaration pedal un sticks build quality is crap bits fall off appearance not bad shape cheap to run good on gas fun factor is good for a laugh as suspension is kaput n its like being on a rollercoaster i wouldnt recomend this car to anyone as its a death trap on wheels

Pros: its runs

Cons: the whole car

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1997 Dodge NeonReview
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Great Car! — my car is good on gas and has required little maintenance great for small families it's only got a 4 cyl so its not fast but it gets me where i gotta go! when we bought it it had 117 000 kms on it and had to replace the shocks but that was all it took to get it comfortable to drive

Pros: great on gas, cheap to repair

Cons: expensive to insure

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1997 Dodge Neon 2 Dr Sport CoupeReview
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Love It!!!!!!!! — I love my car more than any thing in the world and wouldnt give her up for anything. Every one thinks im stupid and spend too much money on it but i love the way it handles, the performance, the looks, and deffinetally love my stereo, I mean all in all I cant go wrong with it.

Pros: Every thing

Cons: Problems with bearings

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1997 Dodge Neon 4 Dr STD SedanReview
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I Think We All Know How Well They Handle In Accidents>< — I had this car for nearly a year before I well, uh, totaled it. Not intentionally of course. It was a cute car for a petite person, handled well enough...

Pros: Was ideal for a person of my size

Cons: The sun roof had to be forced to close, and handled poorly in an accident>> ehhehe... ^^;

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1997 Dodge Neon 4 Dr Highline SedanReview
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Neon — i hate the car cause the brakes stik really bad in the front. The motor is shot, bad rings, burns oil.

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1997 Dodge Neon 4 Dr STD SedanReview
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Good Cheap Family Type Car... — maintain it and it will take abuse, slip up one time and its downhill from there...prissy little car it can be

Pros: 4 doors

Cons: no power options, MPG is kinda low, chronic dodge issues that irritate me to no end

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1997 Dodge Neon 2 Dr Sport CoupeReview
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Well... It Was Cheap — The first car I ever bought was a slightly-used (it had about 2,000 miles on it) 1997 Dodge Neon coupe. It had the more powerful engine option and a rear spoiler (which didn't seem to make it go faster, really), but as my dad described it, "It feels like the engine is powered by rubber bands."

Pros: Cheap, great gas mileage

Cons: Lackluster performance, not great reliability

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Reviews From Other Years

2005 Dodge Neon Reviews

Great Gas Mileage By jhadjison

Yes I like they look of the car, but I did not buy it for the look. It is a good second car for me. I always felt safe in it, and it handled well. If you take care of it, it should remain a reliable c... Read More

It's Cool And Zippy. Get's You Where You Want To Go With Ease. By Joshcars

It vibrates more than other cars of it's kind. Other cars of it's kind get slightly better gas mileage. But,it does save a lot in gas and it 's very reliable. The styling of the car is a bit funny but... Read More

2004 Dodge Neon Reviews

Excellent Compact Car, Very Low Maintenance, Great 2nd Or Commuter Car. By CAR314

The Neon has great gas mileage and very comfortable for a small car. Took this car on several trips from San Diego to Denver (over 1200 miles) and was very comfortable. It is also very good in the sno... Read More

Errrrrrrrrrrr By JBoyUTI783

Spent over $2500 fixing this car myself in parts......one things gets fixed another breaks......or leaks.....or falls off.....or disappears.....now that I am attending UTI I now have my own access to ... Read More

2003 Dodge Neon Reviews

Cute & Affordable Little Neon By bellezza11

It burns a good bit of gas for a little sedan. I like that it's still youthful and fun in style, the dash is plain & boring. like that my model/make has carseat belt and little hooks to clip & secu... Read More

2003 Dodge Neon Sxt By tennislava

Please see Pros and Cons. I really like it because it gives you good MPG and was a perfect car as a college student. Did not have much cargo space, but enough to keep golf bags, clothes, etc. 5 CD i... Read More

2002 Dodge Neon Reviews

2002 Acr. By helluvaengineer

It was a fun little car to drive. It came with the adjustable suspension which was either moderately comfortable or extremely hard. Cornered very well and even made it through a couple Atlanta "blizz... Read More

Tiny Engine Knocking Peice Of Junk By buickmantim

I disliked everything I bought it cause its all the bank would give me I had it 6 months enough to build some credit than I bought a sexy fast Buick!! the oil pan feel out at 45000 miles the engine le... Read More

2001 Dodge Neon Reviews

Great Transportation Or Teen Starter Car Parts Are Plentiful And Fairly Inexpensive By Tom

Cheap operation costs,easy to get parts,simplicity in design and construction. Controls are in easy reach and placed w thought. No real blind spots to complain about. The microscopic cup holders that ... Read More

Good Car For Anyone Who Like Quick 4 Doors. By Raul

2001 Dodge Neon R/T Overall pretty good for a 4 door 4 cylinder car. Its pretty quick off the line but kinda slow on the long run. Hoping to build it up a lil bit maybe put a Turbo in it. Not a Highwa... Read More

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