1998 Dodge Neon Highline 4 door sedan 2.0 OHC from North America


Fantastic, and lovable motoring machine


None so far as I purchased the Neon in September of this year (2014).

General Comments:

I have studied the 1995-1998 Dodge Neons for approx a year now - what appeals about those years to me is the style and comfortable ride.

My Neon is a great vehicle. I'm really impressed in regards to the fuel economy. As mentioned, I had recently purchased my 1998 4 door green Neon in September, and the best part is the purchase price was only $200.00 - great value.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th October, 2014

1998 Dodge Neon from North America


I have a 1998 Neon. At random, the dash will stop working. We hit the dash board and the gauges start working again. I removed the panel and re-soldered all the joints on the board. This fixed the problem. It takes about 1-2 hours of your time start to finish.

Now if I can only find the water leak on the passenger side, my problems will be over with this car.

My wife loves driving it, and except for those 2 issues, the car runs well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 5th September, 2010

17th Sep 2010, 14:12

We just bought my teenage daughter a used Neon. Her gauges also stop working. She has to turn the car off and then on again, and then they work again. It's a little difficult when a new teenage driver can't tell how fast she's going!

25th Apr 2012, 22:00

The water leak is probably coming from the seal on the rear tail lights. Unbolt the taillights from inside the trunk, then pull them off the car. Run some silicone sealant on the existing rubber pad that fits between the tail light and the car. Re-bolt, but be careful not to over-torque the nylon nuts. This fixed my problem with mysterious water appearing on the rear floorboards.

1998 Dodge Neon 2.0L from North America




Valve cover gasket has always needed replacing since I bought it, but it has never been much of a priority.

Cluster went on it right off the dealers lot just about, after which it was a fight to get them to fix it. Not long after it was replaced, it went a second time, which I ended up having to get fixed at another dealership, which proved very pricey.

Fuel pump went after that, which cost me a bundle more. I went problem free for almost a year after that until the bearings went due to a buggered up front axle.

Because of the leaking valve cover gasket, the oil leaks eventually killed the starter, which wasn't too big of a deal, but yet another thing that needed replacing.

Most recently, the radiator has blown, which caused the engine to over heat, which warped or melted the overflow container.

General Comments:

My little Neon is an alright sporty looking little car, feels nice to drive, handles well enough, but I have never had a car that has had SO many repair jobs needed in the span of time I have owned it, nor have any of my family or friends seen anything like it either. I would not recommend this car to anybody, due to how unreliable it is, and bloody well costly!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th January, 2010

22nd Jan 2010, 16:13

Leaking valve cover gaskets are a fire and environmental hazard. Why would you not fix it? The parts cost less than a 2-4 of beer.

Wheel bearings are a wear item, 180000 km is pretty good. Starters are a wear item, same deal. So are fuel pumps. They go on every modern car.

Factory radiators average a 6-8 yr lifespan. Yours lasted 12. What's the issue?

The speedo cluster takes a newbie less than an hour to repair. If you'd used the internet for research instead of complaints you'd know that.

We have 2 Neons, a 97 and 98. One has 198000 and the other 261000. They both run and drive great. Try maintaining it.

24th Jun 2010, 22:06

160,000 miles later and it needs a new engine. So many problems that there isn't enough time to list them all. I was one of two owners. The former owner was a middle aged woman.