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'99 Dodge Neon

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by BodyDroppedNikes, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. BodyDroppedNikes

    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    im looking at getting a 1999 Dodge Neon as a daily driver. its 4 door, has the 2.0L SOHC motor in it, automatic transmission and drives pretty damn good. are these cars worth having as a daily? im not going to do anything to it, i just need a cheap and economical car to get me around town, to work and if need be a trip or 2 to Virginia (im in Indiana). so if anyone can gimme input on these, it would be great!!
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    yeah its not a bad DD.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    my roommate has one. thing won't die. even when there's no oil in it.

    Ask my roommate.
     
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    For a DD, i'd rock a neon. Inexpensive car that gets decent gas mileage, and is extremely unlikely to get broken into and/or stolen.

    :thumbsup:
     
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    I'd rather have no car than a mopar
     
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    that makes absolutely no sense...you're telling me you'd rather walk everywhere than drive? shit, I'd drive a rusted-out 85 Ford Econoline if it was a choice between that and walking the ten miles to work every day.
     
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    good DD car. Good mpg, who gives a shit if you dent/scratch it, no ones gonna fuck with it.
     
  8. Celerity

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    if you want ease of maintenance, GET THE SOHC.

    this DOHC is kicking my ass.

    Converting to manual is cake... for the SOHC.
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    They all have lots of issues, but luckily there small issues that are cheap to fix. If your car spits and sputters and stalls a lot, most likely its a bad ECU. They can be had cheap on Ebay.

    SOHC is a lot less maintenance but I read that the autos suck. Get a tranny cooler and change the fluid ASAP. Clean out the TB real good, it will make it idle and run at part throttle a LOT smoother.

    allpar.com is where I was getting a lot of info from.
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    I have no experience with the slushbox. But my friend had one in his highline, and he said it sucked. Never shifted right (He owned it since new).

    The swap is easier than installing an oil cooler. Again, SOHC. DOHC tranny swap may or may not be harder. But doing EVERYTHING with the DOHC motor turns into a nightmare.
     
  11. IKONZls/vtec3

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    buy a bone stock 96-99 civic hatchback 5spd cx youll get really good gas mileage and as long as you keep up on oil changes and regular maintenance itll out run any damn neon trust me ive helped to many people do headgaskets and numerous other things on neons waste of money unless its an SRT-4 now lol
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    I dont know man, I have the DOHC neon and it gets pretty good gas mileage. I will take the run of the mill Civic's in a race without a sweat. It may very well run with some of the swapped ones if the neon owner has a clue :)
     
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    my DOHC gets about 30 mpg, average. But to get it to move it requires lots of input (Floor the fucker)

    The DOHC has something that I'm not used to in the honda: Torque. And that means that when you give it more gas, it responds by going faster. The Honda just makes more noise.

    I'm totally into Neons now that I understand them. It's america's only attempt at matching Japan's prowess around small cars (Cavaliers are Toyotas). SRT's are ok, but I'm a purist.
     
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