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Excellent vehicle to run around in
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By sxt sedan
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2004 Dodge Neon SXT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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We have owned 4 Neons, 3 at present. Excellent 36+ mpg all highway. A little stiff on storage but otherwise fun to drive. AC is comfortable and heat is comfortfortable. Easy to maintain and wash. No problems with running. Virtually maintenance free with exception to regular oil changes and the like. Great in parking lots and tight spots. Fun to park. Maneuverability is excellent, ride is good on good roads but a little bumpy on rough roads. Fairly quiet ride with factory tires, better with newer better quality tires. Use cruise control all the time and like tilt wheel for better position on long drives. Power windows and mirrors are great and just love the sound from radio or CD player can play


Best Features

Sports car look with good color match. Power windows, mirrors, tilt wheel, buckets, console shift, sound system good. Get around in parking lots. Good acceleration for 4 banger


Worst Features

It could use a little more length in the rear to get more trunk space. More room in back seat for legroom. Maybe better quality uphostery would help too


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Badest little machine ever
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By neonsrt4
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2004 Dodge Neon SRT-4 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I love this car. I installed the Mopar Blow off, and it's extremely fast. The interior is awesome and it will stop on a dime. Expect to go through a lot of tires. It's hard to restrain yourself when with that much on tap. It handles pretty good but needs a little negative camber up front to handle better. Trunk is huge and useful and the back seat lays down easily. For the first 10,000 miles I got 17 MPG. after the engine got broke in it pulled to near 27 on the highway. Dodge asks that Mobil 1 full synthetic oil be ran in it. Other than that I've had no qualms with maintainence. If you're buying one, get maintainence records. On a turbo car ensure that the oil changes were done


Best Features

The motor/5 speed combo This motor is awesome. Very little lag and a lot of go. I've witnessed other people driving their stock Srt4 at race tracks and such reaching near 150 MPH top speeds. Their isn't a single car being sold for under $30,000(new) that can touch this car in acceleration.


Worst Features

None, seats are awesome, stereo is good, passenger space huge, even ways to attach the car seat in back. handles awesome, easily tunable-mopar offers all sorts of trick stuff for more power if you need it.


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I love this car!
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By Artist in the Ambula
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2004 Dodge Neon SRT-4 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I have owned this car for a year now and it has been great. Dodge's build quality while not exceptional has been better than my "German" Jetta of just a year younger. The power of this car is amazing. However, that does come at a price, especially with FWD, but torque steer is minimal. Gas mileage though is much worse than advertised. I stay out of boost throughout most of my driving and I average around 17mpg in the city. Highway is much better though, about 26mpg which is good for the car. The car turns heads but mostly from the wrong crowd that try to race unfortunately. Get car to take onto the track/drag. No matter all the negatives the car has, I love this car and will have it forever.


Best Features

Power, seats, Exhaust note (I still love to start the car), exterior styling (minus the spoiler), pretty reliable, driving it never gets old.


Worst Features

Smoother shifting, spoiler delete option, advertised MPG, starting rough idle (not cold start), resale value, interior quality, no cruise control.


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King of Bang for the Buck
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By SRTified
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2004 Dodge Neon SRT-4 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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What a great little car! Stuff a 2.4L Turbo, heavy duty trans and limited slip diff underhood, then add a good suspension, different styling, and viola - the perfect FWD performance deal. I've been getting about 27 mpg after the engine break-in. No problems to date. Exhaust is a bit loud, but I kind of like it. It doesn't drone on the expressway. Handling is darn good for a FWD car, and brakes are terrific. It has the Kicker/Livin Loud stereo, and sounds very good! I would prefer to be able to turn the sub up a bit. Can't go wrong for the money!


Best Features

Sick power, ease of modification, great handling, FWD and limited slip diff with snow tires will make it great in the winter, decent fuel economy, 4 doors and a nice trunk. In short, sports car performance without the sports car drawbacks.


Worst Features

Engine bucks/bobbles a bit much, could use stiffer motor mounts, which is easy enough to add. Throttle response a little soft, especially when releasing the clutch. And yes, cruise would be nice!


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Speed Demon
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By Scott
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2004 Dodge Neon SRT-4 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Overall I would have to say I like this car. The acceleration is awesome, but the engine is too loud. Brakes are nice. Shifting is too stiff, and acceleration in first gear is difficult since its FWD. If you accelerate too fast, the front tires bounce so it slows you down a little. The car seems to make some funny noises in the motor which I'm praying are just noise and not an upcoming problem. I had a 2001 Neon SE, and they are very similar in driving (except for the turbo). It kind of scares me though, since after 70,000 miles the Neon SE began losing power and the brakes got worse.


Best Features

The turbo, front air intake, brakes, and viper seats.


Worst Features

Fix the engine noise, adjust the shifting, and make it AWD or even RWD. The suspension is a little too tight.


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