2001 Dodge Neon Overview

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4 dr Highline ACR
4 dr Highline ES
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4 dr Highline R/T
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3.95 stars

Based on 16 reviews

A Great Car by Wendaline
 — I had a 2001 Dodge Neon for almost four years and I have to say that this is one of the very best cars that I've driven. It never broke down and I bought it used. My Neon had cruise, power locks and... Read More
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
Neons Get A Bad Wrap Due To The Type Of Clientile Who Own Them. If You Maintain It, It'll Last. by Justin
 — None. It's a great car. it has every option. Traction Control, Leather seats, Leather armrest, 5 speed manual transmission, woodgrain interior trim, heated mirrors, what more could someone want out ... Read More

2001 Dodge Neon Overview

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2001 Dodge Neon

With its redesign in 2000, the Dodge Neon seemed to be marketing itself more as a comfortable family car rather than an affordable sporty car that was fun to open up on the highway.  The 2001 Neon learned the error of its ways and brought back the R/T and ACR Competition sedans to the lineup.  The Highline base sedan was renamed the SE.  

While the ES and SE Neons came with the single-cam 2.0-liter, 132-hp engine, the R/T featured a performance tuned version of this engine, coming in at 150-hp and paired only with the 5-speed manual transmission.  A sports suspension, 16-inch wheels, airplane-like rear spoiler, ABS, traction control, and dual chrome exhausts completed the race car package.  Drivers loved the way the R/T accelerated and the gas pedal's quick response.  Steering around curves or other cars was a breeze.  The R/T also offered a lot of luxury power options.  In contrast, the ACR (American Club Racer) Neon was purely race-oriented.  It had the same engine and suspension, but fewer luxuries.  A Sports package which offered R/T features, minus the fog lights, moldings, and dual exhaust, was available on base model sedans in 2001 only.

Of course, 2001 Dodge Neon R/T owners loved the look, sound, and speed of this car, though in reality it wasn't that much faster than the regular 2.0 engine or the R/T Neons of old.  Other Neon owners loved the room, seat comfort, responsive handling, and great fuel economy that had always been hallmarks of the Dodge Neon.  Problems with rear blind spots are still mentioned, as are a miserable repair record, and a trunk lid that drops down too easily.

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Izzy N Cat Rodriguez
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My 2001 Dodge Neon Is Running Rough And Surging

My 2001 dodge neon se is running rough and shaking.I tried cleaning the throttle body and air intake and all areas.dude at auto zone told me not to buy tps(throttle position sensor)cuz might not be ...

7 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)
Adrik Thorsen
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Overpressurizing Coolant System?

First off: there is a (known to me) minor leak in the top of the radiator. A few faint wisps of white smoke coming off the engine after running is normal for me by this point, but the coolant loss i...

18 views with 7 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
Golden Karat
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I Have A 2001 Dodge Neon And Ther Is A Hissing On The Right Rear Side, What...

15 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)
theJessman
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2001 Dodge Neon Starts But Won't Stay Running.

The timing belt tensioner went so I replaced belt, water pump, and tensioner. The old computer was bad, so I bought a new one of them. Now the car starts but won't stay running it just kind of d...

133 views with 10 answers (last answer about a month ago)
Joseph Weisensel
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I Have A 2001 Dodge Neon And It's Been Sitting For Awhile Now And I Go Put ...

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