Dodge Neon Model Overview

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Dashboard And Tail Light Lights Are Out

The other day that I was driving home my dashboard lights suddenly flipped off. Then a few days later I was informed that my tail lights are also out. Having trouble finding anybody will give me an...

2005 Dodge Neon Help

i have an 05 dodge neon and my running tail lights dont work but only when i press on the break they do flash but at night when i turn the switch to run my tail lights they dont turn on. only my hea...

2005 Dodge Neon Sxt Overheating

Started occasionally overheating, often reservoir tank bubbles after car has been turned off. As it became more frequent, the water pump was the first solution to try, which has been replaced 2 day...

Oil

what would cause it as ur going down the road lose power and start acting like it's running out of gas before it shifts into 2nd but not all the time and what would be leaking that would put o...

2005 Dodge Neon Not Reversing.

It will shift to reverse but will Not move.... And I can push in the gas and the RPM can go up to 3,4,5 and still doesn't. Acts as if it's in Neutral but really in Reverse gear. Then the car will t...

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
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1998 Dodge Neon reviews:
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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
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1996 Dodge Neon reviews:
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1995 Dodge Neon Overview
1995 Dodge Neon
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1995 Dodge Neon reviews:
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Dodge Neon Overview

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.

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