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2002 Dodge Neon Overview

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4 Dr ACR Sedan
4 Dr ES Sedan
28 national listings
Avg. Price: $4,542
4 Dr R/T Sedan
2 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,687
4 Dr S Sedan
3 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,663
4 Dr SE Sedan
29 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,926
4 Dr STD Sedan
32 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,892
4 Dr SXT Sedan
Avg. Price: $4,321

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Average User Score

4.15 stars

Based on 22 reviews

Well Balanced Car. Quick, Tight Suspension, And Nice Leather/interior Options. by MarkNewf
 — I bought my 2002 Neon RT about 6 months ago with 98,000 kms. I think it is a different car altogether than the base 2nd gen. neons(132 hp). I also owned a 2005 sx 2.0 (neon)for one year. The RT is muc... Read More
Well Rounded Econo Car That Has Some Pep by Justin
 — performance - comes with upgrades from the factory, easy to mod, and lots of aftermarket. Handles great, brakes are good, just needs a bit more pep. build quaility - i wont lie, it is a neon, but if y... Read More
Excellent Inexpensive Starting Or Racing Car. by Justin
 — Have only had it for a few years, but it's a great car. Hasn't needed work other than basic maintenance and a new battery. Drives pretty much like any other sports car, great acceleration, great bra... Read More

2002 Dodge Neon Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 22 reviews

2002 Dodge Neon

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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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...

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