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Great fun little car
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By andy
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2005 Dodge Neon SXT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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The Neon has had a bad reputation over the years but Dodge really hit something with the 2005. I bought it just because it had decent gas mileage, but it turned out to be better than I thought it would. I average around 30 mpg with a good variation of both city and highway driving. The sound system that came with it is awesome for it being factory installed. The outside looks great and it is a really sporty car. I love the smooth ride and comfortable interior it offers. I love the power that it has too. Nothing that will blow your socks off ,but it is a really quick car, especially for not being turbocharged.


Best Features

i love everything about this car


Worst Features

A little bit quieter motor while stopped because the engine idles rough somtimes, but other than that the 2005 Neon is a great buy!!


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'05 Dodge Neon
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By Joe602
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2005 Dodge Neon SXT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Car has comfortable setting and I really like the front grille.The car gets great gas mileage and with the way gas prices are going, I'm glad it takes very little money to fill it up.


Best Features

Front grille, CD player, cruise control and back/front lighting


Worst Features

I think the engine could be a little bit more quiet.


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An astouding vehicle for the money
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By Scotch
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2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I've wanted this car since it was a concept, and I will say that the production car seems even better, if only because of the turbo. There are so many things to appreciate about this car: fantastic power curve, LSD, decent (but stiff-legged) suspension, the exhaust note, the excellent aftermarket support, even the mileage (27-29 mpg on average for me) has been very good for a car of this type. I have very few serious complaints about this car, except that I wish it were lighter and handled as well as my '96 Neon, but that car has Koni adjustable struts - unfair comparison. I could have ordered an '06 ACR, but I didn't feel it was worth a nearly $3K permium over my car; paid $19,7XX for mine.


Best Features

The Viper-based seats, the engine (obviously), the body kit (except the wing)


Worst Features

Offer a wing-delete option, stiffer bushings in the shifter and suspension, lower the car about an inch, 215mm wide tires


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A turbocharged neon
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By Alex
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2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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When I first bought the SRT I was excited to get it on the road. I walk into my garage and open the driver door and climb over the highly bolstered seat. You turn the car on and you feel a rush of power and hear a beautiful deap throaty exhaust. This car goes like no other in its price range. Very quick, flooring the throttle and flattening your kidneys an seeing the cars next to you shrink in the mirror never gets old. A great car for the money. Handling, acceleration and a fun ride have never been so easy to obtain for so little money. A great car for what its built it to do, drive fast


Best Features

Exhaust note is deep and sounds great. Seats hold you in well. Acceleration is very quick. The brakes stop on a dime and never give up. Suspension handles well for a FWD car. The price


Worst Features

Transmission feels like it came out of a semi truck. Exhaust note can get annoying with its buzz after a while. Seats become irratating on long drives. Rear windows roll down. It looks a little too much like a Neon rent-a-car


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Going from Dodge truck to Dodge car
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By jonesnco
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2005 Dodge Neon SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I have had my 2005 Neon SE for just over a month and feel it is a good car for the money - especially with rebates. I expected about 29 to 30 mpg given the EPA ratings but only got about 26 on the first take. It seems to have gained about 1 mpg every tank until it hit about 29.5 mpg. The performance is quite acceptable given the power of the engine although the transmission can shift oddly at slow speeds. I drove a manual for years so the behavior may be normal. My only complaints are some unattractive black styrofoam under the steering wheel column in the dash. It is visible and identifiable as styrofoam. There is no option to enable the power outlet when the ignition is off.


Best Features

Stereo sound is quite nice. Speaker placement is interesting but effective. Good power for the engine size. Convenient cup holder(s) for the driver. The car looks good from almost any angle.


Worst Features

Give an option to enable the power outlet at all times - you do it for Dakotas, after all. Cover interior parts that look cheap or disguise them better. Larger rims as an option on the SE model would be nice.


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