2003 Dodge Neon Overview

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4 Dr R/T Sedan
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4 Dr SE Sedan
66 national listings
4 Dr SXT Sedan
132 national listings

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3.85 stars

Based on 33 reviews

The Greatest Car Ever Built. Period. Exclamation Point. by Matt
 — This is, by far, the greatest car I have ever owned. Period. I bought this particular model because it had no equipment; manual windows, manual locks, no A/C, and in a manual transmission. When I boug... Read More
250,000 Miles And No Major Repairs by Roger
 — I went with the smaller engine & non-turbo to try to avoid the "sports car" hit on my insurance. Because it is a stick even though I wanted it for the mpg I still got tagged for the sports car increa... Read More
Neon by J'Rico
 — If you bought this car you didn't but it for being the fastest car out there. Although you can fix it up to be considerably quick for not too much out the pocket. Its a really easily maintained vehicl... Read More

2003 Dodge Neon Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 33 reviews

2003 Dodge Neon

The 2003 Dodge Neon now comes in four trims, the base SE, the best-buy SXT, the high-performance R/T, and the fastest, sportiest SRT-4.  The ACR and ES trims were dropped in 2003.  As the base model, the SE still does not offer many standard features, and you'll have to pay extra for air conditioning and side airbags, but it's an adequate choice if you're looking more for affordability than comfort.  The SXT offers a lot more standard features for little extra cost.  Both trims feature the 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder, 132-hp engine and 5-speed manual transmission.  The sportier R/T has a sports-tuned 2.0 engine (to 150-hp), suspension, and steering, with badging, stripes, 16-inch wheels, and leather trimmed steering wheel and gear shift.

In 2003, the Neon got a minor facelift to its front and rear moldings, door handles, and grille. The hood was lowered and the tail and headlights were tweaked slightly.  The SXT features body-colored moldings for extra style.  

As always, the 2003 Neon is praised for its large interior.  60/40 split rear seats add extra cargo room.  Headroom, legroom, and seats are all comfortable for four adults.  There is also good availability of aftermarket parts for interested tuners.  Engine power, first-off-the-line performance, and easy handling around curves and in rough conditions are oft-overlooked features of the Neon that distinguish it from other compacts.  Criticisms center on squealing brakes, poor performance with the 4-speed automatic, and an inadequately sized gas tank.

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Dodge Neon Questions

JScream91
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What Is Causing My 2003 Dodge Neon (se) To Not Want To Go Into Reverse/driv...

I have had this car for a little over a year now, and just recently this problem has come about. Randomly, when starting my car and attempting to go into "reverse"/"drive" from "park," it will not shi...

15 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)
rtoddlaw
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2003 Neon Repeatedly Blows Fuse To Panel Lights And Tail Light. Suggestion...

I have a 2003 Dodge Neon that repeatedly blows fuse number 15, which covers the circuit for both the dash panel lights and the tail lights. I changed the multi-function switch and that didn't fix the...

2,144 views with 6 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
solmate9
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Have A 03' ,and When It Gets Cold(winter) The Ignition Switch Doesn't Work....

This problem usually only lasts thru winter, when it warms up it goes back to normal use.

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ca038874
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How Do Reset The Remote Door Lock Panic Remote

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James Couch
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I Have A 03 Dodge Neon Rt.. All Crank No Start

I parked the car and the next morning went to start and it wouldn't. The fuel pump was not kicking on so I replaced it. And still nothing. The fuel pump will not kick on. I have check fuses and replac...

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