I was sceptical at first, being a previous Subaru owner. But, I purchased this car upon first release in Florida April 2003. This is by far the best "Bang for your Buck" of any car I can think of in terms of what you get in performance. I only have 9,200 miles in two years of ownership and smile everytime I step into the cockpit of this little rocket. Gas mileage is impecable considering the level of performance in this class. When easy commutting or long distance traveling, I ger 23 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. Of course with a heavy foot, these numbers decrease significantly. I highly recommend the SRT4 to anyone looking for sports car performance package on a budget.
Flat out power! Feel the G's!
Power windows in the rear and limited slip differential. Of course the later is now stock in the 2004-2005s
I bought this car in Feb of '03. Now with 40k miles, no problems to report other then my 3rd synchro going out and multiple torque mounts breaking on me. It's really a love/hate thing with this specific car. Either you love it cause you're an OG neon owner like myself, or hate it cause it got caught with the old Neon stigma. Truthfully I don't think I will ever part with it. I love it that much!
4 doors definitely! Turbo built engine, turbo, seats, body style. Looks good stock. No need for a body kit here. Easy to work on.
Tranny definitely needs to be looked at by DCX since there's many owners with problems. You got power windows up front, how about the back? Shouldve started with wider stock wheels
I bought this car in 2003 with 20000 miles on it.I drove it until 2009 and put an additional 90000 miles on it.Other than oil changes this car has been maintenance free for me.The 2003 Neon was the most reliable car I've ever had.I would have bought another one but they stopped making the model 3 years ago. I recently traded it in and bought a 2007 Kia Spectra.I'll miss my Neon though. I had zero problems with it in 6 years of daily driving
Great initial acceleration, handled curves very well,good gas mileage
I had trouble with the tape deck and the speakers were weak
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