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a great little car
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By neonguy528
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2003 Dodge Neon SXT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought my 03 neon new 9-02. I baby this car because I work hard for my money and want it to last. I love this car. This car design inspired many copycats from other companies. The new mazdas for one. In 6 years I have been stranded once with a busted alternator belt at 58,000 miles. I have had 5 or 6 times where the car has lost power while driving. My mechanic has checked it out and could not find anything wrong on the diagnostic machine. He said it was probably a glitch with the computer. I have 61,000 miles now and it is running perfect. I do need front control arm bushings. I love my neon and will never part with it. It has been a great car. And money well spent. I get 24-29 city. 39 or more hwy.


Best Features

the looks.it is just plain sporty.the rear spoiler really makes the neon stand out in a crowd.it is still after all these years a head turner.


Worst Features

power rear windows would have been nice.


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Never a problem
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By hardrock086
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2003 Dodge Neon R/T 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car about a year ago and have put 30,000 miles on it since I purchased. I got it with 35k and the only maintenance I've really had to do was oil changes. I also did plugs and wired at 60k and rear brake, but thats all. They didn't really have to be done, but did them anyway. I'm a service technician and a BMW shop and I love my neon. Do want a little more pep, but can't complain about the get- up and go with this car, especially considering the 39 mpg I get on road trips. Simply love this car!


Best Features

Looks, 6 disc changer


Worst Features

What's up with the power front and rear manual windows. no other complaints, bring this beast back!


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Wonderful Car!
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By Ian from Florida
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2003 Dodge Neon SRT-4 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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My 2003 SRT-4 has 105k on her right now. Still running strong. Basic maintenance will take you a long way! Buy one, you WON'T regret it!


Best Features

A853 Engine.. Great potential, Great after market support. Responds VERY well to mods.


Worst Features

Put more time into the design of the interior. I don't mind it though, It's simple, everything is in a good spot.


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Don't buy a dodge
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By shawn
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2003 Dodge Neon SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Had to replace both front wheel bearings at 34,000 74,000 and 100,000 miles. Thats right 3 times. Transmission and radiator at 90,000 pads and rotors 3 times and many check engine light problems


Best Features

gas mileage


Worst Features

build a more reliable car


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By larry s.
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2003 Dodge Neon SXT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Can't understand the bad reviews on this car. The 5 speed manual is plenty quick; yet, some say performance ain't good? I get 30+ mpg on highway. Brand new the car cost me $11,000. Not many cars were cheaper in 2003 (except junk cars like a Yugo)! I have 58,000 mi. on it, highest cost item to repair was $320 for front end bushings. No new brakes, yet one post says brakes are poor? I also have a 98 Neon Sport with 73,000 (60% highway) on it, no new brakes yet!! With gas prices at $4+ a gallon, Dodge dumped the Neon for a mini SUV that's $7,000 more, lower mpg, boxy looking?? They're building very low mpg muscle cars and trucks that cost $1,000's more in gas a year?? Bring back the Neon!


Best Features

Low price, great mpg, cute


Worst Features

Neon's been scrapped. Hope they build the concept car (Demon), which would be a competitor for Mazda Miata (small sport convertible), doubt it will happen cause Dodge love's BIG HEMI V- 8's that get 12mpg, go figure at sky high gas costs!!


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