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Good enough small car by V3 Central Indiana on 02/28/2011. Trim: 2004 Dodge Neon SXT, Owned 7 years.
Pros: Good amount of room for a small car. Solidly built and 118,000 miles and keeps on working.
Cons: Squeeky brakes, funky smell from the ventilation system, heavy road noise, never got better than 31 mpg! Resale value tanked!
Overall review: Good small car, all things considered. Always thought it should get better mileage than 31 mpg. Small but fixable problems that I (novice mechanic) could fix. The car keeps running though, with no major problems, I can't complain about that.
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I love my Neon!!! by Corbyn Salt Lake City on 09/20/2009. Trim: 2004 Dodge Neon SXT, Owned 1 year.
Pros: I love the speed. Wish that I could have gotten the SRT-4. I bought this car as a SALVAGE title from a neighbor and it still runs amazing!!!! I just crested the 60,000 mile mark and not one single problem. The corners are really fun, you get a bit of understeer and the tires make noise when turning around thirty miles an hour, but that could be my cheap brakes. I have a manual which is why I think that I haven't had any tranny problems, Dodge does seem to have sketchy automatic transmissions at times. I love the feel of the interior, although I'm used to the Intrepid SE size...
Cons: Even though the trunk is big, it's hard to get items in sometimes. The material inside is a little cheaper, but hey what are seat covers for? Mechanically, I can't think of any problems, other than I wish I had the turbo and 234 or whatever horsepower the SRT offers.
Overall review: Fast little bugger for the price. Tough and reliable, and I can't think of any mechanical problems. Little noisy on the freeway, but the awesome stock sound system takes care of that. It's zippy and excelerates fast enough for some good times. Bucket seats are awesome. You can still find a lot of affordable parts for this car as well!
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Think twice by Raju on 07/21/2008. Trim: 2004 Dodge Neon SXT, Owned 4 years.
Cons: There is nothing to like in this car. Before you buy Dodge car think twice. My car has only 60K and transmission and radiator both blown up. When I asked customer service I could not get satisfactory answer. Door is harder to close, increase speed while cruise it speed up like 3-5 mile but not like slowly.
Overall review: Not advisable to buy
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Great Commuter by Nick on 02/13/2005. Trim: 2004 Dodge Neon SXT, Owned 2 years.
Pros: It is an inexspensive car that handles nice and is easy to drive.
Cons: It has some engine clanking after only 25,000 miles.
Overall review: Should buy this car if looking for an inexpensive commuter car.
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Requires too much routine maintenance by Sam on 12/23/2004. Trim: 2004 Dodge Neon SRT-4, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Easy to drive and very affordable. Downsized to this two months ago to lower my car payment by $100.00 a month.
Cons: It wasnt worth it! Example, my chevy did not need spark plugs or anti freeze flush or transmission oil change for 100,000 miles. My Neon needs new spark plugs every 30,000, trans flush at 40,000 and radiator flush at 40k. If you don't perform the maintenance you void the 70,000 mile warranty. Computer systems on Neon are obsolete by todays standards.
Overall review: I thought I was doing a good thing in saving some money but in the long run I will spend it on maintenance. Don't get me wrong, this isnt a bad car, it just isnt' accomplishing my goal to reduce my vehicle costs. Other than that I would also say that the gas mileage isn't that great, infact, my v6 Malibu gave me the same gas mileage.
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