By 3rdneonowner on
2002 Dodge Neon SXT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
This is my 3rd Neon (1995 sedan & 1999 sport coupe previous). Nice body style, decent power. I am still wondering what the 4th gear is for, it doesn't seem to have much difference from the 5th gear. Like most other folks, I found the brakes to sqeak too much. The left rear drum break will rust if driven through much water and lock up the rear wheel. The car had to be flat-bedded to the dealer. They took it apart and found nothing wrong(?). It still locks up some, but not the same extent. The gas mileage is lower than my other 2 Neons, go figure. Car is dependable however, and I plan on many more miles
Reasonably comfortable, decent power, no squeaks other than the brakes. It corners nice and handles pretty well. Has been very dependable with no repairs.
Dodge really needs to figure out the brake issue. Bring the mileage back up to what the previous Neons showed.