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SE 2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual - (53 reviews )

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A Self Destruct car
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By Beezer6801
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2001 Dodge Neon Highline SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This is my 2nd Neon, the first was a 95
and I ran it 95K and had one major
problem a blown head gasket. The 2001
now has 63K miles and is in self
destruct mode, I don't know where to
start with all the problems I have with
this car. I just spent clost to $500
for rear brakes cylinders, leaked
terribly new AC temp sensor, new engine
balancer's unlike most straight
cylinder engines which use hormonic
balancers, Dodge uses rubber mounts
enclosed in steel and bolted to the
body, I now have a check engine lite,
the third one in 6 months, the O2
sensor have been replaced.


Best Features

It is comfortable, get good mileage and it is a good looking car, but looks can be deceptive.


Worst Features

Fixed the rough running engine, add rear disc brakes as standard and put in the Mercedes 4 cylinder Kompressor engine.


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Katy Rocket
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Katy80DMS
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2001 Dodge Neon Highline SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Absolutely the best little car I've
driven and I've had Escorts,
Cavaliers,and Subarus. Handles with
crisp precision, with a little
understeer. Excellent acceleration for
engine of this size, generally no
problem at all merging with Houston
freeway traffic.


Best Features

Handling and the sound of that four- lunger on full throttle in a merge. My half-a-Hemi.


Worst Features

More horses and torque--but that's why I'm looking at an SRT-4 to replace this one.


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Santa Fe Dodge Sucks.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By TwizeeK
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2001 Dodge Neon Highline SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I instantly fell in love with the car,
great handling, good pickup,
affordable aftermarket upgrades, and a
killer sound system. Everything went
great until i had an unfortante
opportunity to have to use the
extended maintenence warranty
purchased from Santa Fe Dodge. This
is when my nightmare began. The
dealership was simply un-cooperative,
slow, and above all else rude and
incompetent. I ended up paying $500
for an insurance deductablt when the
salesman told me it would be covered.
My advice, buy this car, but from
ANYWHERE but Santa Fe Dodge.


Best Features

The handling is my favorite feature. For a car of its size, it sticks to the road like glue, even at ludicrous speeds for the roads I have taken it down. ;)


Worst Features

Mopar needs to get off their duff and make a supercharge for this engine. A better airbox and MUCH larger throttle body would also be nice. Otherwise the suspension is great, but is too fragile.


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Great car for the price, just not new!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By flamingpinhead
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2001 Dodge Neon Highline SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

very fun to drive (5spd). not very fast
on the straight but its great in the
turns (autocrossed last year and loved
every bit of it)
the front seats are ok but get
uncomfortable on long trips, they make
my lower back ache after about an hour
no matter how i position the seat.
is at 75k miles and still gets over
30mpg consistently.
looks stylish both inside and out. i
keep it exceptionally clean inside and
out.
runs great after all those miles. had
to have the tranny replace after 10k
but the dealership was very good about
getting it done quickly and giving me a
loaner car automatic neon, once again
reminding me why i got a 5spd.


Best Features

Very stylish car. 5spd fun to drive heat & ac work great very powerful and good temp control. winshield wipers are also pretty good but could high could be a little faster. the interior has alot of storage space in front for such a small car and it also has 4 cupholders


Worst Features

more power would be nice Headlights are insufficient, especially on secondary roads. more supportive front seats would be a plus. back seats could fold down flat Even considering the mileage, depreciation is horrible


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A good little car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By shenny
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2001 Dodge Neon Highline SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Not a bad car. Greg looks, especially
with the spoiler.

Enjoy driving it, although it is not
real smooth.

I bought it as a result of price. It
was new, and I got it at an end of year
close-out price of $8000.


Best Features

Exterior look.


Worst Features

Body is a little light. I do not like the keyless entry (unlike some Chrysler models, you can lock your keys in the car).


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