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2005 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

2005 Dodge Neon Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.9
Out of 10

Based on 1220 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

Extremely reliable. Standard maintenance.

By on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 74,126

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "fuel efficient, reliable"

Cons: "low to ground"

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

"Is a real workhorse car. Went well in snow. Accelerated well, a little slower with AC on. Surprisingly big trunk with access panel into back seat for golf clubs, fishing polls and the like."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

It a pretty darn good car!!!

By on Monday, June 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 144,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Cheap, fun, easy to drive"

Cons: "Stiff suspensions, a little funny looking"

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

"I have had this car for about 2 years now and I love it. It gets me from home to work and school and I have not had much major issues with it. I drive this myself and it has everything I need and nothing I don't need. Overall just a great car and the most bang for you bucks. (This is the first car I've owned, but I have driven other cars)"

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Incredible value for what it costs

By on Friday, May 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 78,000

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
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Sporty, hot, fast, comfortable, good gas mileage."

Cons: "Only takes supreme (93 octane), tires costly"

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

"Absolute best bang for the buck -- period. I've had this car longer than any other vehicle and it has never had any major issues. I did have an annoying vacuum leak that took several tries for the technicians to identify, but once corrected, no more issues."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Overall Great performing 4cyl turbo car

By on Friday, May 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 131,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
6/10

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

"The SRT-4 neon is a great little car, but be careful when purchasing them. Many have been modified, so be sure to check the quality of work, ask to see receipts, and definitely have a mechanic check it out first. Remember ALWAYS do your research on a vehicle before buying!!"

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Cute but not all dependable

By on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 140,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
7/10
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
Not Rated

Pros: "fast, low gas mileage"

Cons: "no cruise control, no power back windows"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"I bought this car used and ever since we have had issues. First we paid way over the KBB price, but at the time it was what we had to do, but it's not worth with all the issues we are having. 1st - gears and censors were wacked, but warranty covered those. 2nd - tensioner belt broke, no power steering or air condition, and 3rd - brake lines blew...all but one. We are not going to put any more money into it. It's just not worth it. If you are to get a car like this, please be aware that it will have its faulty issues. I was hoping this car would last until my daughter is able to drive; which it might, but it just cost way too much to maintain right now."

12 people out of 17 found this review helpful

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."

6 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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