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2000 Dodge Neon Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 31 reviews
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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Dodge Neon Questions
I Have 2000 Dodge Neon Replace Water Pump Now It Has A Rough Idle Over Heat...
I replaced water pump now it has rough idle while in park and test drive it over a mile and it over heats.
The Car Will Not Start It Will Turn And Almost Start But No Go
I checked obd2 no codes good fuel pre. And i dont know if the check engine light will come on if timing is out but i thought it would tell me cam or crank sencer but no any idea's. Please. ...
What Is Wrong With My Car?
I currently own a 2000 Dodge Neon. It's almost at 100,000 miles and I got it Spring of 2012 at around 75,000 miles. I was coming home from college for the summer in 2013 and I have reason to believe...
Where Is The Security System Located
Used A Key That Was Made At Walmart For My Dodge Neon , It Started Up For 5...
when i used my key we got made it started up the car for a few seconds then it died , i tried this a couple more times and now the car wont start at all