1998 Neon

Consumer Reviews

1998 Dodge Neon

$821 - $3,281  MSRP Range
1998 Dodge Neon

Review Score

4.5 out of 5 stars

4.5

6 Reviews
67% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.3 out of 5 stars Comfort
4 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4 out of 5 stars Interior Design
3.7 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.3 out of 5 stars Performance
4.2 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

1998 Dodge Neon R/T

by Car Enthusiast from Park Forest, IL on Fri Jun 16 2006

I purchased this vehicle at 50,000 miles and have maintained it impecably. I have many performance and appearance extras on the car without making it gaudy or uncomfortable for every day driving. It has primarily been a commuter car for me (40 mile daily interstate commute) and it has not been raced or driven hard. It is probably the cleanest '98 R/T you will find short of being a show car. It is a great car, you will be happy to own it! All maintenance is up-to-date, notorious problems for Neons have been corrected-head gasket replaced at 59K, struts replaced May '05 (Monroes), just to name a few items.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Beats Honda and Toyota

by Hard Driver from Philadelphia, PA on Sun Jul 02 2006

I drive this car hard. All of my friends drive tuned up Honda Civics and such, and with my stock DOHC motor and automatic transmission, they have a hard time keeping up with me. This is a great car. I got it for my 17th b-day with 62500 miles, and now almost a year later it has 72500 miles. I have only done oil changes (synthetic) every 3k miles, and changed the battery. No complaints.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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2 out of 5 stars

Needs work

by Football lover from on Sat May 15 2010

The car has an oil leak and the engine bracket is broke. The sun roof has a small leak. The gear shift makes a noise from when you shift it to either gear. I did test drive the car and the power steering needs work. The break rotors need to be replaced.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
1 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
1 out of 5 starsReliability
2 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does not recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

my favoritve cars

by hotrod rog from huron ohio on Mon May 12 2008

i love the neons. fun to drive and had no problems, ive had 6 neons total, every time i sell it, i regret it, and find myself buying another. ive had 3 that ive turned into show cars, my favorite neon i had was a 98 R/T. had alot of great rides and memories in it. i currently have a 2004 srt 4. and a 96 expresso. very depndable if you take care of them. ive had a 95 sohc, ive drove over 234,000 miles on and sold to a friend and he drove it to 267,000 and sold it running strong. i highly recomend these cars, but watch out for the cheap deals, probally been ran to the ground.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

great gas milage but repairs take away all benifit

by Bobster from Independence,Mo on Mon Nov 27 2006

my 1998 neon has 70,000 miles on it. I am the second owner. I picked it up from a dealer when it had 20,000 miles on it The head gasget had to be replaced at50k and water pump and crank seals replaced at 60k. The Plastic lens on the head lights have foged over so you cannot see at night. also the breaks make a lot of noise when applied. Outside of this i love the little car. Bob

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
3 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does not recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

i like my 98 dodge neon

by dodge neon owner from Rockford IL on Thu Aug 24 2006

i just bought me a blue 1998 dodge neon 4 door im going to get it repainted the same color get some rims and do all the maintance on it

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 1998 Dodge Neon

They say good things come in small packages. That's certainly true of the new Dodge Neon R/T.

But the snazzy, compact Neon R/T is not only a good thing, it's a quick one. The R/T is a new model for 1998 that, for a reasonable price, delivers terrific performance, lots of equipment and solid quality.

Those with long memories will recall that Dodge attached the R/T ("road and track'') letters to its muscle cars of the late '60s and early '70s -- then again to modern muscle machines such as the Dodge Viper and V-8-powered Dakota pickup.

The R/T designation isn't affixed to the Neon just for cosmetic or marketing purposes. Many of the car's underpinnings have been suitably beefed up.

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