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4 dr Highline ACR
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4 dr Highline ES
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4 dr Highline R/T
4 dr Highline SE
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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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