Used 2002 Dodge Neon

2002 Dodge Neon

2002 Highlights

A four-speed automatic gearbox replaces the archaic three-speed unit, a new base model is introduced, as is a value-packed SXT. Both SE and ES trims are relegated to fleet-only sales, and all 2002 Dodge Neons get a new "Dodge-signature" (crosshair-style) front end.


  • Competent handling, large interior, affordable price.


  • Engine lacks refinement, weak frontal offset crash-test scores.

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Features & Specs

4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)R/T 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)SXT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)ACR 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Transmission5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual
Horsepower132 hp @ 5600 rpm132 hp @ 5600 rpm150 hp @ 5700 rpm132 hp @ 5600 rpm132 hp @ 5600 rpm150 hp @ 5700 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

Top Consumer Reviews

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Great Car! I recommend highly!
I bought this car with 24K miles on it and have put almost 120K on it since then. I commute 60 miles round trip each day and spend alot of time on the road. While the ride is not as smooth as some would like, the handling of the car is good and the reliability has been terrific. I have not had any major repairs that have needed to be done, but have replaced the normal wear parts like tires, brakes and battery. The car handles great in the snow and also on wet roads. The body style is attractive and the lines are clean. The blind spot view is a little limited by the fast back style as well as by the rear spoiler. Once you are used to this and compensate for it, it is not a problem.
I love my little neon
This car is very reliable an comfortable to ride in,i bought mine new an now after 13 years still driving it.
They should've Dodged this Neon!
I can honestly say that this has to be one of the worst cars Dodge ever built. My fiancé and I bought ours when it was 10 years old, it only had 90,000 miles on it though. Ever since it was bought, it has nothing but problems. The owner before us was an old lady who had pasted away. She treated the car like it was her first born child so I know the issues didn't come from her driving it. The transmission is terrible. It slips, backfires, and sometimes doesn't even go into gear. The engine has terrible power and constantly leaks oil. The coolant tank leaks. The electronics are terrible. Interior lights don't work anymore. Interior is cheaply made. The dash has bubbles all over it. The back windows leak whenever it storms which makes the inside of the car soaked. The engine is extremely loud, it sounds like you have all the windows down whenever you're driving it. The car vibrates, shakes, and knocks. Headlights have terrible visibility. The only thing that's decent in this vechicle are the speakers. It has a great, stock sound system. The reason I'm writing a review on a 14 year old car is because they're cheap to buy now but I honestly wouldn't waste $500 on this car because you'll end up putting 10x that in repairs. Stay away from this car. It shouldn't have ever been made.
Used 2002 Dodge Neon Overview

The Used 2002 Dodge Neon is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), R/T 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), SXT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), and ACR 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M).

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