by just me on Jan 15, 2009 Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Neon SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
My husband bought this car new before we met. Personally, I wouldn't have figured a Dodge to be all that reliable. But he looked pretty hot in his black sporty car. So I married him! (just kidding, mostly) I'm pleased to say this car has been extremely reliable. No major mechanical work - maintenance costs only. The 6 CD changer died after only a couple of years. The hook securing the driver side sun visor broke. We started to get uncomfortable in this car with the arrival of our daughter. Exercise stroller doesn't fit in the trunk. Hard to get baby in and out - have bumped her head countless times. Three adults and a baby is almost excruciating for the adult in the back.
by Sheena on Apr 24, 2008 Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Neon SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I had a wonderful bright red neon. Unfortunately I got in an accident (not my fault) a couple weeks ago and due to the low value of the car the small damage to it totaled the car. Although, my car was hit and it spun a 180 and ran into a curb and all I've got is a bruise on my leg. Pretty good I'd say. If you're a safe driver and you want something reliable and cute with great mpg, get a neon (especially if you're a bit low on cash). I only had the base model and it was a great little car.
by Misery on May 4, 2005 Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Neon SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I bought my Neon brand new with only 10 miles on it. I wanted a safe car for my family. I have a infant. The car rode great. All the ammenities were great. A little small when traveling, but overall it's good. Six months after owning my car I got into a little "finder bender" or at least I thought it was little. I hit a Camry from behind, scratched their bumper and totalled my car. YES TOTALLED!! These cars are not very safe. I wasn't even going over 20 mph. I am just lucky that my son nor I were hurt. I would never buy a Neon again.
by Rhiannon on Jul 18, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Neon SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Great lil stylish car that just happens
to have a lil oomph. With the
overdrive you feel as though you should
be in a higher gear than what you
really need to be. But it's great once
you get use to it. But then again I
say that about all manual transmissions.
by demrdi on Jun 5, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Neon SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I consider the Neon to be among the
most under-rated cars on the road. It's
faster and handles better than the poor
man's Porsche that I drove from '90-
'93, and has gotten me up many a steep
slipery slope in winter. It's the
second one I've owned, the first was
a '96 and very satisfactory, and
this '03 is better in every way.
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