Chrysler Dodge Neon was a FWD, front-engine compact car. In 1994, it was introduced to the market. It had two body types: 2-door notchback coupe, and 4-door notchback sedan. It was fitted with three types of engines; L EBD 14, L A588, and L ECC 14, which could be paired with either a manual or automatic transmission. Since 1994, the Dodge Neon has undergone many changes. Unlike other types of cars, Dodge Neon is easy to service and repair. It is prudent to note that having a Dodge Neon service manual will help in the maintenance and repair Dodge Neon.
The first generation Dodge Neon had a Magnum SOHC engine which produced 150 hp (110 kW;152 PS). Dodge Neons had multiple unconventional options available to customers. Some of which included, wheel covers with a bubble design for the 1995-1996 Highline model; and bright body colors featuring Nitro yellow-green, Lapis Blue, Aqua, and Magenta, later model years these colors became more subdued. Certain color base-model Neons, including black and red, had bumper covers molded in color rather than painted allowing the bumper to absorb scuffs and scrapes with minimal visible damage.
The ACR Neon was available with the DOHC engine, which featured Arvin non-adjustable struts for 1995–1996 models and Koni adjustable dampers for 1997–1999 models, four-wheel disc brakes, fast-ratio steering, thicker anti-sway bars, stiffer suspension bushings, heavy-duty wheel hubs, and a 5-speed manual transmission which had a shorter .81 fifth gear. Its final drive ratio was 3.94, which allowed for more rapid acceleration. The ACR offered no badging to distinguish it from other Neon models; the only visible differences were a bumper with fog light holes and a lack of side moldings. The ACR was only offered to SCCA members in 1995, but that changed in the years that followed.
The second generation model started with the model year 2000 and ended with the 2005 model year. Only available as a four-door sedan, the Neon's standard engine option was the 2.0 L SOHC engine; the power output was 132 hp (98 kW;134 PS). Although an optional Magnum engine was available, it only increased overall power to 150 hp (110 kW;152 PS), and both engines redline was 6762 rpm. Besides the engines, Chrysler improved the dual chrome exhaust tips, spoiler, stiffer springs, and quicker steering box. For the 2001 model year the Neon was offered with a sport package to commemorate Dodge's return to the NASCAR scene, which was called the Motorsports Edition.
DaimlerChrysler discontinued the Neon on September 23, 2005. The Neon was replaced with the 2007 Dodge Caliber. And with that, the funky little car from the '90s faded into Chrysler history. However, if your Dodge Neon does end up need to be repaired, having a Chrysler Dodge Neon repair manual can make the job go smoother.