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2005 Dodge Neon SXT Sedan
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By IDG
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2005 Dodge Neon SXT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I bought this late in 2006 after deciding that I needed a cheap, good fuel-economy small car to go to work with and take for occasional longer drives in the Northeast corridor. I've been very satisfied with it so far. It's got strong brakes, is super-fun to drive, really stable on curves, and zips in and out of traffic like a dream. The kicker audio is just awesome and lets me keep the engine noise in check! Fuel economy is okay to good, but the tank's pretty small, about 12gallons. I'd buy this car again if Dodge made some improvements and put this out on the market again, say, in 2008.


Best Features

Stability control, strong brakes, and stereo system. Good AC and heat, and great fun to drive for the price.


Worst Features

Need power rear windows. Better acceleration, capacity, and less engine noise. Also, not enough space to store CDs and stuff. The on/off button on the stereo is too close to the gear shift.


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An absolute blast to drive
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Tim
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2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I bought this with the ACR package and from reading the other reviews, I am glad I did. 7 inch rims, adjustable struts and the ACR seats. Home-run! Mods are everywhere. I have a short-throw shifter that really improved shifting. This car takes curves with no sliding or squeal. It's a sports car, so to complain about ride would be an oxy-moron, your teeth will get rattled.


Best Features

Engine, handling, the look on other sports car owners faces... from the rear-view mirror!


Worst Features

Cruise control, more modern stereo (MP3).


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Dodge Neon '05 4D SXT
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By rochfiriel
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2005 Dodge Neon SXT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Originally had a Stratus, needed to downsize. The cab room for driver and shotgun passenger side very similar. I like that. Back seats a bit smaller. Much better fuel economy for a Dodge. Sporty and neutral interior colors make for an enjoyable trip around town. I not only save on gas, I have fun driving it too.


Best Features

Sporty body. Factory radio. Power locks. Neutral colors inside and out.


Worst Features

Squeaky brakes with in the first 7k miles. Dealership didn't find anything wrong with them.


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Fun Fun Fun
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By Wolf
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2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I also drive an '01 Mustang GT and I must say that driving this car is almost as much fun and maybe sometimes more so. I bought this car for a fun daily driver and that is what it is. It is fast for sure and easy to modify. There are many parts available to make this car a Corvette killer! For the price of this car, the performance can not be beat hands down!


Best Features

Turbo power, features, guages, exhaust note, handling, good gas mileage.


Worst Features

Cruise control, wider tires, different wing, lower the car, tighter shifter.


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Well built for a small car
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By Nice Small Car
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2005 Dodge Neon SXT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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A nice all around car! Better looking than most small cars. Handles great, good on gas. I would buy it again.


Best Features

The style of exterior. Stereo. Powerful A/C and heat. A small, but peppy little car. It has a nice solid ride.


Worst Features

Power back windows, sunroof.


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