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Great little car
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By Gil
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2003 Dodge Neon Sedan SXT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I'm 6'3" tall and I fit in this small car. It was one criteria when I purchased it. Great sounding audio system. The automatic is a bit doggy, but I'm not a race driver. Easy to park with little front end thanks to the cab forward design. Taken it on long trips and even slept in it overnight. Wish it had power rear windows, though. Lots of head and legroom for tall people. Safety rating---I ride a motorcycle and no matter how it fared on the safety tests, it's better than a bike. Has enough power to get out of its own way, so hopefully accidents can be avoided. Handles well in high winds and stops quickly when necessary.


Best Features

Bright headlights (replaced original bulbs with Sylvania Silverstars), Most controls are on stalks on the column, including cruise control, which is easier than on the dash or steering wheel.


Worst Features

Automatic transmission is a little quirky...seems to be a problem for Chrysler. Power rear windows would have been nice. 2005 is the last year for the Neon, let's see what the new Dodge Caliber brings us.


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Fun Car At Great Price
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By Larry S.
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2003 Dodge Neon Sedan SXT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

The car only cost me $ 11,500 after rebates. A Honda Civic EX was $ 5,000 more! The car is quick with the manual tranny, looks sportier than Honda and others in this class of cars. No mechanical problems after 24 months and 22,000 miles, handles great (in snow). Where can you get a new car so cheap, with many of the gadgets offered on cars costing several thousand bucks more, and look better than all the competition in the market segment? I get about 28 mpg average (60% city).


Best Features

Performance and looks. VERY reasonable cost. Reliability.


Worst Features

ABS and Traction Control as standard features


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Great Value
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By Pete
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2003 Dodge Neon Sedan SXT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I think this is a terrific little car, 28,000 Miles and no problems. Good gas mileage, handles well, much roomier that expected. For the price this vehicle should be at the top of every list!


Best Features

Roominess, Sound system, Gas mileage, Handling.


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Not bad
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By Archie
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2003 Dodge Neon Sedan SXT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Almost 2 years of ownership and no major problems. The rear brakes squeak when damp--dealer says they all do that. Gas mileage consistently 33. Most comfortable seats of any car I've owned--drove 12 hours straight without an ache! Sound system is awesome for the car's price. Ride is decent. Visibility out is poor--wide A-pillar; high spoiler. Very solid--not a squeak or rattle. Great highway cruiser.


Best Features

Sound system, seat comfort, heater & A/C, bang for the buck, nice sunroof, big trunk (although opening is small).


Worst Features

Need smaller windshield pillars and lower spoiler; road noise is excessive; turning circle too wide; low budget upholstery and floor mats.


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Excellent, Inexpensive and lots of style
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By dodge_gal
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Vehicle

2003 Dodge Neon Sedan SXT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I have had this car for 16 months and 23000 miles. Ride and handling are very good. Very reliable, awesome styling, especially for a single mom with two boys ages 13 and 9. They LOVE this car. Mileage is great; I routinely get 30+ mpg and that is normal driving, no highways. This car is a 5 speed. I'm smiling all the way to the gas pumps! For a front wheel drive sporty car, it is the best handling car I've had in the snow and winter weather. And this car does not have ABS either.


Best Features

Styling, sound system, traction in winter weather. GAS MILEAGE. Price.


Worst Features

Two cup holders for rear seat passengers without having to flip back the center console lid. Cell phone holder area. The little flat area above the heater vents is too slippery. Better rotors. Mine have been replaced twice.


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