2000 Dodge Neon Overview

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4 Dr ES Sedan
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3.95 stars

Based on 31 reviews

Definately One Of The Best Cars For The Price. by Dmanscars
 — It is a very nice and affordable car. Mine is at 105k miles and the only thing that I had a problem with was the crank Position Sensor, somehow oil had leaked through to the electronics and was shorti... Read More
Dodge Neon 2000 by Peter
 — It was perfect for my job as a pizza delivery driver. It got really good gas mileage and was a manual transmission. As long as I kept giving it oil changes every couple thousand miles, it would trea... Read More
Freakin' Great As A First Car... Damn Shame It Can't Withstand Being Hit :-( by Stefan
 — I'd honestly swear by domestics for life after owning this car. For the price, 4900, I got a ton more than I got in an older model civic (which was only purchased to save money on gas...). Aloy rims... Read More

2000 Dodge Neon Overview

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2000 Dodge Neon

The Dodge Neon got a redesign in 2000 to address some of the road noise and mechanical problems that were driving customers to foreign subcompacts.  But this redesign meant the 2000 Dodge Neon lost some of its sportiness that made it so fun to drive.  

The coupes are gone, as is the R/T, and only a Highline and ES sedan remain.  The 2000 Neon was given a longer wheelbase, increasing the interior room and trunk space of the already roomy subcompact.  Body-wise, the longer wheelbase and redesigned suspension and steering, along with stronger sway bars, increased stability and handling.  The twin-cam 150-hp engine was axed, so the 2000 Neon only came with the single-cam, 2.0-liter, 132-hp either in a five-speed manual or the sluggish 3-speed automatic.  Traction control was finally an option.

Outside, the Neon lost some of its distinct design and moved closer to the homogeneity of all subcompacts.  It still retained its oval headlights, but lost some of its curves.  The windshield was angled forward, like the Intrepids, and ground clearance was raised in the front.  The frameless windows, which let in so much road noise and burglars, were replaced with framed doors.  More interior features were offered as options, but the base model Highline still came with very few standard conveniences.

Despite all of Chrysler's efforts, the same complaints still plague the 2000 Neon.  Owners are unhappy with annoying road noise and a terrible repair record (still with the head gasket!).  The high rear deck still impedes visibility and there is significant brake squeal.  On the positive side, drivers love the roominess, particularly the headroom, and the large trunk.  They say the 2001 Neon is fast off the line, handles smoothly, and is stylish to boot.

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My Dodge Neon Won't Run Like It's Suppose To Please Help.

My dodge neon starts the first time and acts fine when I drive it down the road about half a mile it loses power and shuts off. it'll crank back up half the time the other half it won't. If it does ...

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Fuel Pump Not Getting Any Power. Checked The Fuse And Relay.

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My 200 Dodge Neon Shifter Is Out Of Play How Do I Fix This

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How Do I Replace Timing Belt And Water Pump On 00 Dodge Neon

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