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2004 Dodge Neon Sedan

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Dodge Neon Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 132 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 25/32 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2004 Dodge Neon

  • Those looking for a polished economy car would be better served elsewhere, but the 2004 Dodge Neon does have some likable traits, namely capable handling and a powerful audio system.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Fun in the curves, strong brakes, decent ride, rockin' sound system.

  • Cons

    Lacks refinement, some low-grade interior components.

  • What's New for 2004

    After last year's facelift, the 2004 Dodge Neon sees only a couple of new paint colors.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Surprisingly reliable

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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.




Econo dodge

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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.




Not ever again

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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.




Good for the money... i

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Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Neon SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

I got the car 2 years ago because I needed something more reliable to drive to work. It has done a fair job for much, much less then a Mazda.




Ooomph says it all

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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.




Prefer it to my 87

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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.



Full 2004 Dodge Neon Review

What's New for 2004

After last year's facelift, the 2004 Dodge Neon sees only a couple of new paint colors.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 25
  • cty
/
  • 32
  • highway
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