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2002 Neon Biggs Down Intermittently While Accelerating

My neon starts up and idles fine warm or cold but when I'm driving for extended periods out of nowhere the engine bogs down and it will not accelerate. I have replaced the plugs, wires and pack. W...

05 Neon 2.0 To 2.4 Swap

I have a 05 dodge neon sxt with the 2.0 was looking to swap it for the 2.4 with turbo do I need the computer and harness from the 2.4 turbo or can I use the one I have already on the sxt also are th...

Repair

I have a 2004 Dodge neon. Everyone tells me he needed a boost or to be charged, but when I change the terminals on the battery, I boosted the car and my starter clicks but does not turn the motor ...

What Causes 2002 Dodge Neon My Air Intake Hose To Collapse

2002 dodge neon air intake hose hose collapses and gets a hole from vacumn replace twice happened again help ?is it my iac valve ,or my map sensor ?

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My 2004 Dodge Neon Rt Keeps Code Shooting Po172 Fuel To Rich, What Is Couse...

my 2004 dodge neon rt keeps code shooting po172 fuel to rich, what is couseing this

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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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