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Used Dodge Neon

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Consumer Reviews

fast, cheap, good on gas

By on Wednesday, October 10, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 51,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "fun to drive, handling, good sound system, quick"

Cons: "no rear power Windows, fake lugnut covers."

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

"I have had this neon for almost a year now. I paid $6000 for it with 39k. power everything,(not rear windows) The 05 neon comes with a sickk sound system (stock). The car has a 140hp (stock and very light) so it may be quicker than you think. This car is easy and cheap to mod. The handling on this car is the best part; this car hugs the bends... So if you want a nice car that you can redline, and still get 30mpg.. Get a neon"

11 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Closet racer

By on Friday, January 04, 2008

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

"2nd Neon we've owned. The first was a 95 automatic that I gave to my nephew when it hit 120k. He's still driving the thing as it approaches 220k. Our 2nd Neon is an 05 model with a 5 speed. My wife bought this for the mileage, but found out she didn't like shifting - much to the delight of our son. He gets to take it to college next year. I think this car is a little too low. Hard for an old guy like me to get in and out, but younger people like my son don't see a problem. I think the 5 speed version is really fun to drive. It seems amazingly powerful for an economy car and it does get noticeably better mileage than our automatic got. I don't think I've ever seen mileage below 32mpg with the 5 speed. My son has a different opinion of the power. He says we should have bought an SRT4 model instead. I'm not sure what an SRT4, but this one has more than enough power for anyone - especially a teenager. If you're looking for economical and reliable transportation that is also fun to drive, it is hard to go wrong with one of these. When we bought our 05 model, it was the last year for this model. The dealer discounted $6k off the sticker bringing the new off the lot price down to 11k. When I wrote this review, I was checking the blue book value to see if it was time to drop the collision insurance yet. I was astounded to see the average retail for a 3 year old model is still almost the same price we paid for a new one 3 years ago. Of course, I wouldn't expect to sell the car for that value, but I was pleasantly surprised to see how little this car depreciated. The bad news was I still have to pay collision insurance on a car used by a teenager. Can't have everything I guess. Too bad they discontinued this model instead of updating it. It really was a very nice car. It just fell a bit behind the times."

11 people out of 11 found this review helpful

My First Car!!!

By on Saturday, April 27, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 280,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "fun little car to drive"

Cons: "engine raddles alot..."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"I purchased a blue 2003 Dodge Neon from a private dealer. I purchased the car with 229,000 miles on it. I collected roughly 60,000 miles on. Overall, not a bad car. I loved my baby blue (first car and it was blue hints the name). Sadly, got rear ended and they totaled it. I had so many issues with the car its hard to know where to begin. My engine always raddled when idling.. especially at a stop light. The car fixing place told me that neons have a tendency to do it. Transmission seemed to try to fail several times, but always kept going. I loved my car!! It was my first car, bought it for 3,500 bucks. If your going to by a dodge neon, make sure it has less than 100,000 miles on it. that way you know how its been taken care of. Loved the car tho, Ive learned so much through the experience and I could probably diagnose problems with any other car I own just because I had so much money put into the car. It got me from point A to point B..."

10 people out of 10 found this review helpful