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2003 Dodge Neon

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 22/Hwy 29/Comb 25 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2003 Dodge Neon Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.9
Out of 10

Based on 1215 Ratings for the 2000 - 2005 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.3/10
    Quality
    8.1/10
  • Reliability
    8.4/10
    Performance
    8.3/10
  • Comfort
    8.1/10
    Styling
    8.3/10

Possible good car for its time.

By on Monday, March 16, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 145,600

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Price, Style, Comfort, Fun to drive,Keyless,Stereo"

Cons: "Small,odd cup holders,poor engine design"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"If your looking for a small car that packs a good punch and is a good daily driver this is the car for you if you can still find it in good condition with low miles. Having said that this car is no longer made by dodge and 2005 was the last year for this model. I've had this car a little over a month and have put 2000 miles on it going back and forth to work. It gets decent gas mileage but for a 4 cylinder I would have hoped it would do better than about 250-290 a tank running e87 gas. The engine so far was running great and never failed on me, it took a bit to warm up on the cold mornings but once it did the heat is great. Recently I ran into a problem where the engine would feel like it had no power going up hills unless it was up in the high RPM's it would also have a rough idle. The dealer I bought it from determined it had a few of the sensors go out inside the engine as well as fuel injection problems. They are replacing the engine free of charge since I just bought it. The interior seems a bit dated for its time but looks pretty good and is in great shape for having 2 prior owners and being 10 years old. The seats are really comfortable and there's plenty of room for a 6ft person to drive it but can take some time getting used to getting in and out of such a small car. As far as the ride goes I believe this car would be much better if one of the owners didn't put low profile 17 inch wheels on it. Granted it still pretty smooth but not when it comes to bad roads with lots of pot holes. For being 10 years old its a great car that I can definitely recommend this car for someone needing a cheap reliable car for going to work everyday or even road trips. As far as for the stereo, the Original 6 disc stereo was great but was lacking an aux input so I put in a JVC Bluetooth radio that has made it much better. The Speakers being stock are great, it has two 3.5 tweeters in the dash, 2 6.5 speakers in the front doors, and two 6x9 speakers near the back window area. They have plenty of Bass that will make you wonder why you need a Sub-woofer in this car as well as perfectly clear sound for those acoustic songs. It is loud enough and clear enough to block out most road noise."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Never had a more dependable car!

By on Thursday, March 12, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 139,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Smooth drive, great gas mileage, little upkeep."

Cons: "My model does not have power windows or locks."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I've been driving my Neon for ten years. It gotten me safely through wrecks and road trips and rarely did I ever have problems with it. Definitely the best car I've ever had!"

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Cheap to buy but you will pay for it later.

By on Friday, February 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 117,500

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Handles well, good sound quality."

Cons: "Poor engine quality, cheap, unreliable"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I have had to put at least $300 every oil change into this car to fix something crazy on it. Belts, fluids, and the sensors go out all the time. The engine is not reliable and at 115000 miles it started knocking and nothing that any of the four people who have worked on it has helped."

5 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Cheap car. Doesn't last Long can be money pit

By on Sunday, February 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 177,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
1/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
4/10

Pros: "Cheap, would make decent car for teenager"

Cons: "money pit, engine doesn't last, very basic"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I purchased this vehicle at 36,000 miles. The first few years it was a good reliable car. The 4th year I had it, I began to run into issues with her. I had more repairs than I count, the timing belt needed replaced, all the motor-mounts, thermostat went, ignition switch,electrical issues, and finally the engine went. So I recently purchased a Buick which is 7 years older than my neon but drives so much better. I also did not like how its automatic windows in the front and manual in the back. Im junking the neon, I'm disappointed that the motor is not more durable, but glad to be rid of the burden of that car. I don't think I will ever buy a dodge again."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Great car for speed

By on Friday, January 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 86,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Cheap, fast, looks good, and easy to upgrade"

Cons: "FWD and only 5 speed"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Love this car! It is my summer fun car and it is fast and easy to upgrade. People look at you because one its a neon and two the beautiful wing on the back. If you like a fast cheap good gas mileage car get this one. and you can beat up on mustangs and all kinds of rice burners for days!"

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Great Car

By on Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 99,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, good price, trouble free"

Cons: "could use a bit more Horse power."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Bought it brand new. By far the most trouble free car I have ever had and still have. 99000 miles and I've replaced the plugs and wires once. Radio went goofy and doge replaced it immediately. The seats could be a little more comfortable and another 40-50 HP would make it an absolute blast to drive but, for the price it's outstanding. Does great in snow. My best mileage is 45 MPG. Another thing I loved was NO ASHTRAY. I wish every car had No Ashtray. I still honestly believe Dodge quit making this car because it was to reliable. No money to be made off of repairs."

7 people out of 11 found this review helpful

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