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2003 Dodge Neon

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It would be nice IF
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By sandyscats
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2003 Dodge Neon SXT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This car with a manual transmission cannot pass a gas station without stopping for a drink.When I first drove it my gas milage was 16 MPG a far cry from the sticker that claims 39 highway & 30 city.By shifting so that I'm driving in 4th gear at 30 miles an hour.I finally got 30 MPG but half was highway in 5th gear & I can Hear the transmission complain. The dealership claims that car is within specs and there is no fix. The key has a computer chip in it so that I cannot make an under $80 duplicate & carry it in my wallet. The radio antenna does not telescope into the car pillar making likely to break off,city reception is poor.


Favorite Features

Quick and short turning radius. Quick acceleration, if you don't mind the gas consumption. Fold down rear seat enlarging trunk carrying space. CD playing radio.


Suggested Improvements

Decent gas milage accurately posted on window sticker. Reliable, computer chip free, key. Door locks on 2 doors. Telescoping radio antenna, driver powered on driver's side. Larger trunk.


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SRT-4 = Compact muscle
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By halfhemi
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2003 Dodge Neon SRT-4 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

This car performs better than many cars that cost much more. It may have the shell of the Neon econobox rental, but it's a totally different animal under the hood. Do not buy one of these cars unless you want to feel some g-force while under full throttle. They are true performance vehicles. I've had 0 problems with this car. I'm still amazed after 1-1/2 years of ownership :wink:


Favorite Features

Gobs of power and torque-Viper style seats-Very responsive-Good brakes- Tokico Struts-Performance upgrades available from Mopar for an already quick car-No turbo lag-Front mount intercooler-Functional hood scoop- Aggressive stock front fascia and body kit-Factory Pro Comp boost gauge.


Suggested Improvements

Wider tires and a lower stance from the factory would make these cars much more attractive when they're factory stock. The rear wing is pretty big. I'd like to see the resale value for these cars improve to match the higher level of performance and dependability they have.


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easy to love
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By Anthony_Neo1
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2003 Dodge Neon SXT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

No problems at all as of yet. Very easy to maintain. Decent size for me and the boys.


Favorite Features

5spd transmission


Suggested Improvements

make it faster, and make all windows powered


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noisy brakes
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By froggie
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2003 Dodge Neon SXT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Great car....just can't understand why the brakes are soooo noisy...sometimes it's very embarressing to pull up to stop sign or red light...took back to dealer many times and they said this is normal..............


Favorite Features

6 disc cd changer


Suggested Improvements

THE BRAKES !!!!!!!!


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Fast!
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By FastAttack
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2003 Dodge Neon SRT-4 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

This car has to be one of the best cars dodge has ever produced.. High performance and a reliable car as well. I've had the car for about 1 year now.. and I've had 0 problems. Very easy to mod and it has great factory support.. can't beat a 19,999 pocket rocket!


Favorite Features

Gotta love the engine and the seats


Suggested Improvements

LSD( of course the 04 have them) and wider tires and lowered back end.


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