By Pat Lippy on
2004 Dodge Neon SXT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Was looking for a daily driver for my wife. She had a 96 Ford Windstar and my kids are grown, so I was looking for something good on gas. After looking at Corolla, Scion, Protege, and Aveo, I decided on the Neon. Got the best price (leftover 2004), more of the "creature comforts" (CD player, AC, power everything) and the dealership was offering free maintenance and tires as long as you own the car - now how can you beat that? The resale of the car concerns me but my wife had her Windstar for nine years and never complained, so I hope to have this car as long. She is happy and so am I but I never, ever, thought I would own a Dodge - had a bad Omni experience years ago.
I like the looks of the car - practical yet sporty plus it has all the amenities that you want in a car for a much lower price.
Hate the antenna placement. Trunk flies up too fast.