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2001 Dodge Neon Overview
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Based on 16 reviews
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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Dodge Neon Questions
Ecm/ecu For 2001 Dodge Neon R/t
I have a 2001 Dodge Neon R/T which suddenly died as I was driving. My local mechanic said that the car drove fine and didn't need to be towed...as long as you pump the gas pedal first. He said tha...
Can I Put A Turbocharger To Make It Go Faster And Does It Goes In The Air I...
Front Bumper Lights Will Not Turn Off.
I have a 2001 Dodge Neon. The two, small front bumper lights will not go off. All other lights go on or off with the light switches. These two lights stay on. How do I get them off?
2001 Dodge Neon Transmission Help
2001 Dodge Neon Tranmission issue. I have a neon with 103,000 miles. my son came home last week and said the car check engine light was on and car shaking bad. I took it in and it was the spark pl...
2001 Dodge Neon Won't Start
2001 dodge neon. Solid red light on upper right of dash. Died on road. Manual transmission tried to pull start it didn't work. Turn key and the engine won't crank. Power to all interior light...