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2003 Dodge Neon Sedan

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Excellent, Inexpensive and lots of style
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By dodge_gal
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2003 Dodge Neon Sedan SXT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I have had this car for 16 months and
23000 miles. Ride and handling are very
good. Very reliable, awesome styling,
especially for a single mom with two boys
ages 13 and 9. They LOVE this car.
Mileage is great; I routinely get 30+
mpg and that is normal driving, no
highways. This car is a 5 speed. I'm
smiling all the way to the gas pumps!
For a front wheel drive sporty car, it
is the best handling car I've had in
the snow and winter weather. And this car
does not have ABS either.


Best Features

Styling, sound system, traction in winter weather. GAS MILEAGE. Price.


Worst Features

Two cup holders for rear seat passengers without having to flip back the center console lid. Cell phone holder area. The little flat area above the heater vents is too slippery. Better rotors. Mine have been replaced twice.


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Great Little Car
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By happywithneon
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2003 Dodge Neon Sedan SXT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Somewhere along the way I heard the
Neon is a throw-away car. Something to
get you from point A to B...no frills.
Well I was wrong! This car has been
wonderful the past year. The little
car really has some get up and go for
a 2.0! Nothing like the doggy 1.9
liter in a Ford or Saturn. It gets
good gas milage about 26mpg. The radio
sounds great! Not tinny like in some
cheaper cars. This car is as
dependable as it is fun! I live in MN
where it has gotten to -15 and the car
still started with no problems. It
even handles good in the snow and ice.


Best Features

CD player(good sound), Remote trunk pop, Good pick-up


Worst Features

All 4 windows power-front are only power...the rear are crank


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Visibility quite poor
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By gigi
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2003 Dodge Neon Sedan SXT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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For shorter drivers I feel as if I'm
sitting on the floor, I cannot see hood
and visibility, frame thickness between
windows, has almost cost me 3 wrecks in
1 1/2 years. The gas milage they
advertise is not quite accurate.;-( And
it has locked me out with car running
with the electronic door lock settings!
Please keep spare key handy!When cold
the engine has a loud tick as if ready
to throw a rod and the brakes squeal
when wet or cold. They say this is
normal? Why only front power windows?
And the front window keeps coming off
track. Glove box too small can barely
fit gloves and owners manual inside!
And a real neck breaker to view cd
changer.Impossible to clean between
front seats.


Best Features

Cute! A real looker! Has get up and go.Love the trunk access through back seats. Love front side window defrosters.


Worst Features

Thinner framing around windows to see around corners. Bigger space between seats so you can get a cleaning tool in.Bigger glove box! Could get better gas milage for a 4 cylinder. Make drivers seat with a lifter and more head room! More head room!


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I Love this Car
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By Fastfrt1
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2003 Dodge Neon Sedan SXT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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What a great car!!! Fun Car to drive, I get about 27-28 mpg. I run it to just under a 1/4 tank and it only takes 7.4 gallons! Great sound system!


Best Features

Everything but the smallish fuel tank


Worst Features

maybe fit a larger fuel tank ...Otherwise DON'T CHANGE ANYTHING!!!


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More room than it appears to have
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By Debtinator
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2003 Dodge Neon Sedan SXT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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After a year of ownership, I am
pleasantly surprised by the Dodge
Neon. This car has been driven in the
winters of Northern PA, has made a
trip from PA to FL, and has handled
the summer heat of Central Florida. In
all conditions, the car has performed
flawlessly. The gas mileage is quite
good, the ride is comfortable, and
there is much more room than I would
have expected. Service from the Dodge
dealerships has been very good, and I
would recommend this car to anyone
that is looking for a smaller car with
mid-size comfort.


Best Features

The remote trunk opener is very handy when grocery shopping. I also like the tilt-forward rear seats; they make hauling even bulky items permissable.


Worst Features

I would like to see a better field of view for the driver at the left front corner. The frame that separates the windshield from the side window obstructs a good portion of the view, and I am constantly adjusting to see when turning onto side streets.


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