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Very surprised
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By Pat Lippy
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2004 Dodge Neon Sedan SXT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Was looking for a daily driver for my wife. She had a 96 Ford Windstar and my kids are grown, so I was looking for something good on gas. After looking at Corolla, Scion, Protege, and Aveo, I decided on the Neon. Got the best price (leftover 2004), more of the "creature comforts" (CD player, AC, power everything) and the dealership was offering free maintenance and tires as long as you own the car - now how can you beat that? The resale of the car concerns me but my wife had her Windstar for nine years and never complained, so I hope to have this car as long. She is happy and so am I but I never, ever, thought I would own a Dodge - had a bad Omni experience years ago.


Best Features

I like the looks of the car - practical yet sporty plus it has all the amenities that you want in a car for a much lower price.


Worst Features

Hate the antenna placement. Trunk flies up too fast.


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What's up with those damned brakes????
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By Andy Allison
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2004 Dodge Neon Sedan SXT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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I really love my car & the way it
drives. It's quick, responsive, & fun.
The engine is perfect for this car...it
has just enough power for performance
without a great fuel cost, all of
which leaves me to wonder why Daimler
put such a flawed & NOISY brake system
on 'em. When I first start her up ,
regardless of environmental conditions,
as soon as I step on the brakes I hear
the most awful grinding/squealing sound
coming from the wheels. With every
subsequent stop the noise is reduced
bit until several miles into my journey
it stops all together. I have taken it
into the dealership just to be told
that the brakes are fine & there is
nothing that can be done. What's up
with that?


Best Features

handling, great a/c, fuel economy, interior comfort


Worst Features

The CD player is a joke...& those God awful brakes...I will most likely not buy another Chrysler product unless this issue is addressed & a recall is issued to fix it.


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Great Little Car!
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By celtica98
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2004 Dodge Neon Sedan SXT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


Review

Have had great fun with this
car....super looking exterior,
comfortable interior, good gas mileage.
Very reliable, none of the ittle
glitches you sometimes get with new
cars. The dealership is excellent as
well, convenient, friendly.


Best Features

The in-dash 6 cd changer is great! load it up and go!


Worst Features

Reduce road noise a little bit-maybe upgrade speakers.....


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2004 Dodge Neon SXT
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By Jaimee
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2004 Dodge Neon Sedan SXT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

At 26000 miles the check engine light
came on. Other than that everything has
been fine so far. I get oil changes
when its due.


Best Features

The outline of the radio/air conditioning inside. I like the speedometer.


Worst Features

The panels where the windows meet on the outside..I dont like them. Dodge has always used the same panels and it just looks really bad in a small amount of time no matter what you do. It attracts oils from hands.


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DOWNSIZED
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By SAMIAM
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2004 Dodge Neon Sedan SXT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I RECENTLY FOUND IT NESSESARY TO
DOWNSIZE FROM A 2003 MALIBU LS TO THIS
2004 NEON SXT. THIS LOWERED MY PAYMENT
BY ABOUT $100.00 A MONTH. WHAT I
DIDN'T KNOW WAS THAT IT WOULD COST
ABOUT $200.00 A YEAR MORE TO INSURE,
AND I LIKED THE 70,000 MILE DRIVETRAIN
WARRANTY UNTIL I FOUND OUT THAT THE
ROUTINE MAINTENCE WAS SOMETHING THAT
COULD VOID THE WARRANTY IF NOT THE
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE WAS NOT FOLLOWED.


Best Features

MY MALIBU DID NOT NEED SPARK PLUGS FOR 100,000 MILES. MY NEON NEED'S THEM EVERY 30K MILES. MY MALIBU DIDNT NEED TRANS FLUID CHANGE FOR 100K, NEON, 40K MY MALIBU DIDN'T NEED ANTIFREEZE FLUSH FOR 100K, NEON NEEDS IT AT 40K. THESE THINGS MADE ME REALIZE THAT THE NEON WAS NOT SUCH A BARGIN.


Worst Features

DOING SOMETHING ABOUT GAS MILEAGE AND OIL CONSUMTION.


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