2000 Dodge Neon User Reviews

2000 Dodge Neon Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 5
  • Appearance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Overall: 3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 17 reviews
"ride" 12 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"cheap car" 4 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews
"weak power" 2 reviews
"body" 2 reviews

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jbn7474 writes:
2000 Dodge Neon 4 Dr Highline Sedan Review
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4

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For a domestic economy I have more than got my money's worth. With 227k on the clock little has gone wrong except preventive maintenance.

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The thing annoying is the rear wheel bearings wear out quick and there is no camber for the front from the factory. Seemed to get knocked out of alignment easy. I had that fixed though with aftermarket bolts.

jbn7474
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A Decent Rival To The Civic And Corolla — I have had this car since it had 18k on it in 2001. I didnt expectit to last this long. It, however has been a little tank and the engine and tranny has been bullet proof. I have 227k on the original tranny and engine. No head gasket problems on my car, guess I was lucky when this gem rolled off the line. In 2008 I did a preventive overhaul to keep her going good. I have done all the maintanance, oil every 3k, belts, fluids, replaced struts once at 170k, tires a few times, tranny flushes et. I did remove the cat on the manifold and tricked the PCM with spark plug non foulers on the O2 sensors and then put a high flow cat with a magnaflow muffler and that uncorked the restricted exhaust. I put a cold air intake and a shift reprogramming kit on the three speed and it turned it into a little pocket rocket. If you have the three speed I would suggest getting this shift kit from transdapt. You have to remove the Valve body and do some work to the tranny, but its worth it as you can shift manual of put it in drive for auto. The diffrence is incredible and It will rev to the red line in every gear. It puts you in control of the engine. I would say its on par with the 5-speed, shifts are precise and firm. The shift kit actually makes your tranny tougher and last longer too, as 227k is proof. Even with all the high revving it still drives like new today. What can I say, I got a neon that treated me good. No rust at all on this car and the paint is still decent, too. I would reccomend this car to anyone looking for an affordable ride without the import price.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Peter writes:
2000 Dodge Neon 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
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5

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Cute, fuel efficient

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No back support

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Dodge Neon 2000 — 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 treat me very well. Also very spacious inside. The trunk was huge. The braking was splendid although I also put that in with the fact that I would downshift to brake also. No repairs were necessary aside from usual wear and tear. I would suggest it to anyone looking for a car. The Dodge Neon.

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a007coyote writes:
2000 Dodge Neon 4 Dr Highline Sedan Review
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3

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Great car low maintenance. cool design . low mileage

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Body style  poor/    old car  noises as expected,

a007coyote
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Very Good Car For A Family Or Student 1st Car. Clear Title. — I bought this car since new laoded. One owner very reliable 12 gallon tank 22-25 mpg interior condition fair . Good family car ver spacious inside same as the trunk. low cost to maintain 2 of the 4 tires are brand new. Need work in tha AC and interior cosmetics, Speed good, 4 cilynder 4 doo. CD, and cruise control. I only drive it 2-4 miles a day for the last 3 years. Operational in very good shape. Cosmetics and some love is what this car needs. One owner.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Keven writes:
2000 Dodge Neon 4 Dr Highline Sedan Review
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40 mpg's for the 5 speed if i baby it

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body is very succeptable to rot

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Great Commuter — reliable and easy to repair easy to work on unless you need to touch the belts. parts are dirt cheap and 90% of repairs i can do myself with little mechanical experience. fun to drive with some light mods as well

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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tommcmanis writes:
2000 Dodge Neon 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
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Lots of these out there lots of parts,reliable,easy to service.

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Plastic and ooddles of it,painted peeling dash makes it look cheap,def vents edge of dash always missing or broken,one tone int,lack of well placed cup holders,the center one is sure to start an arguement w the wife as the other two are placed below the edge of the dash and foam fountian cup are a sure recipe for a soda tsunami holders rip the bottoms out. No ashtry!!!!! Boo Dodge,just cause you dont smoke i do. Ashtray can be purchased from the dealer 45.00.

tommcmanis
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Reliable,low Maint Cost,good Transportation. — Dislike the four door only,two door should have been offered,lots of nice cheap plastic,overall not a stand out,ir remarkable car. Like) dependibility easy to Work on big supply of aftermarket upgrades and not alot of break downs or shop time

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Musicman123 writes:
2000 Dodge Neon 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
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Great Gas mileage, always started, reliable.

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I had the basic model, wished I bought more options on the car.

Musicman123
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Fantastic Starter Car! — I drove this car for 13 years & it always ran like a champ. Reliable, economical, easy to park and just a great car. Low maintenance costs and great fuel economy makes this a winner. I'd drive it all over again.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jonathan writes:
2000 Dodge Neon 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
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Mine — It gets up on the expressway and it change colors at night. Its a very good gas saver. It got rims, some 12''pioneer speakers. And it got a supercharge Yes

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ihatedodgeneons writes:
2000 Dodge Neon 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
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Fun to drive

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Too much maintenance required

ihatedodgeneons
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Omg This Car Has Been A Curse Upon My Life — I bought my neon about 14 months ago. From the moment I bought it I have had to pour money in to repairs. I bought it for $1500. I've spent at least twice that in repairs. It's got 155,000 miles on it. Not too bad for it's age. Whoever owned it before me must have ragged the hell out of it. I've been having repeated issues with OVERHEATING. This is at least the FOURTH time now, and each has been caused by a different reason. I just spent $600 to try and make it driveable. One week later and it's not driveable once AGAIN. The water pump is also under the freaking motor, which is absolutely stupid. For something so simple, it's going to cost you $$$ to fix because the whole motor has to be yanked right out. It sucks because all this money I've had to spend on this piece of work is not chump change for me. I am a student and I'm extremely broke... so I'm really rather angry about my experience. Wish I could get a refund/return it to the dealer I bought it from. I won't buy another Dodge ever again in my life!!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dmanscars writes:
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Cheaper, Good mileage,dependable.

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the pre 2000, and later than 03, have better performance.

Dmanscars
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Definately One Of The Best Cars For The Price. — 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 shorting out. But the part is only 65 bucks at autozone so not a huge deal. It looks nice, (I prefer the look and performance of the years 03-05), But the earlier ones are much cheaper. Mine is a manual and it has averaged 32-33 miles per gallon, without any modifications. I have a base of the line model so I do not have any features, but I have gotten a nice radio for it and the factory speakers are decent. This car is pretty fun to drive around, the acceleration is a little slow but I found a way to speed up faster is to shift at about 15,25,35,45 miles per hour (instead of about 10,20,30,40). Keep in mind since you are going faster that you will have to give it gas while you are letting off the clutch or it will slow you down and and make your mileage worse. Fun car though, and great for the new/young driver (most of them are 4 door and do not increase your insurance).

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Carl writes:
2000 Dodge Neon 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
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Cheap, easy to fix

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Sloooow

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Good Cheap Car. Can Actually Be Pretty Fun At Times. — What can I say, its my Neon. I gotta love it :P It may not be the fastest car in the world but it gets me from A to B. It can be some pretty good fun along the way too, just dont expect to win any races!

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2005 Dodge Neon Reviews

Great Gas Mileage By jhadjison

Yes I like they look of the car, but I did not buy it for the look. It is a good second car for me. I always felt safe in it, and it handled well. If you take care of it, it should remain a reliable c... Read More

It's Cool And Zippy. Get's You Where You Want To Go With Ease. By Joshcars

It vibrates more than other cars of it's kind. Other cars of it's kind get slightly better gas mileage. But,it does save a lot in gas and it 's very reliable. The styling of the car is a bit funny but... Read More

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2004 Dodge Neon Reviews

Excellent Compact Car, Very Low Maintenance, Great 2nd Or Commuter Car. By CAR314

The Neon has great gas mileage and very comfortable for a small car. Took this car on several trips from San Diego to Denver (over 1200 miles) and was very comfortable. It is also very good in the sno... Read More

Errrrrrrrrrrr By JBoyUTI783

Spent over $2500 fixing this car myself in parts......one things gets fixed another breaks......or leaks.....or falls off.....or disappears.....now that I am attending UTI I now have my own access to ... Read More

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2003 Dodge Neon Reviews

Cute & Affordable Little Neon By bellezza11

It burns a good bit of gas for a little sedan. I like that it's still youthful and fun in style, the dash is plain & boring. like that my model/make has carseat belt and little hooks to clip & secu... Read More

2003 Dodge Neon Sxt By tennislava

Please see Pros and Cons. I really like it because it gives you good MPG and was a perfect car as a college student. Did not have much cargo space, but enough to keep golf bags, clothes, etc. 5 CD i... Read More

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2002 Dodge Neon Reviews

2002 Acr. By helluvaengineer

It was a fun little car to drive. It came with the adjustable suspension which was either moderately comfortable or extremely hard. Cornered very well and even made it through a couple Atlanta "blizz... Read More

Tiny Engine Knocking Peice Of Junk By buickmantim

I disliked everything I bought it cause its all the bank would give me I had it 6 months enough to build some credit than I bought a sexy fast Buick!! the oil pan feel out at 45000 miles the engine le... Read More

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2001 Dodge Neon Reviews

Great Transportation Or Teen Starter Car Parts Are Plentiful And Fairly Inexpensive By Tom

Cheap operation costs,easy to get parts,simplicity in design and construction. Controls are in easy reach and placed w thought. No real blind spots to complain about. The microscopic cup holders that ... Read More

Good Car For Anyone Who Like Quick 4 Doors. By Raul

2001 Dodge Neon R/T Overall pretty good for a 4 door 4 cylinder car. Its pretty quick off the line but kinda slow on the long run. Hoping to build it up a lil bit maybe put a Turbo in it. Not a Highwa... Read More

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