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Average User Score
4.1 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 22 reviews
2002 Dodge Neon Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 22 reviews
More reshuffling takes place with the 2002 Dodge Neon, as it gets a new base model and an SXT trim. The SE and ES trims still exist, but were sold to fleet companies and not to the general public. The SXT is essentially the ES with a rear spoiler and some extra options. All models, except the performance-oriented R/T and ACR trims have a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder, 132-hp engine. The R/T and ACR have a performance-tuned version of this at 150-hp.
Also new in 2002 is a 4-speed automatic, which replaces the weak 3-speed option. All models still come standard with a 5-speed manual, which is preferred for maximum engine and acceleration performance. A slightly redesigned grille appears in 2002.
The 2002 Neon gets high marks for its handling in tough road and weather conditions. Although the redesigned suspension and longer wheelbase make the car more stable and nimbler, some critics feel it sacrificed its unique look from the first generation of Neon. Still the roomiest sedan in its class, with extra head and legroom for backseat passengers, it continues to fall short on convenience options. Owners complain about a lack of cupholders in the back seat and no power rear window option. While the easy maneuverability and awesome engine power earn many fans, a cheap-looking interior, and headache-inducing road noise are big detractions. While repair issues are still mentioned, they don't seem to be as numerous as with the previous generation of Neons.
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Dodge Neon Questions
Transmission Fluid In Intake Manifold 2002
Car was in accident. Replaced radiator, condensor, power steering intake manifold. Car started right up. started sounding bad when put in gear. shut car down. trans fluid pouring out of bottom and f...
White Smoke Out Of Tailpipe
I Have A 2002 Dodge Neon That Is Leaking From A Hose Behind The Raditor, Wh...
ran over into a island curb, next thing I notice was the car jump and notice tranny fluid for pouring from a hose in the front of the car. No other damage appears other than a small dent on a pan of ...
02 Neon Loss Of Acceleration While Driving, Rpms Went High Then No Drive Or...
02 neon had some lite jerking then loss of speed even with gas pedal pushed down, rpm's went high then to 0 & no forward or reverse. car sat for 2 years,did start it up & it would drive a very shor...
Could I Take The Control Modual Out Of A 2001 Dodge Neon With Security Syst...
Security issue-need to reset anti-theft or replace control module