2003 Dodge Neon User Reviews

2003 Dodge Neon Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Overall: 3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 21 reviews
"ride" 15 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"maintenance" 3 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"seat" 3 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews

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bellezza11 writes:
2003 Dodge Neon 4 Dr SXT Sedan Review
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4

Pros

decent gas milage, sporty & youthful, decent sized interior and truck for a sporty sedan.

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very low to the ground and can scrap the road if you're not careful on inclines and declines.

bellezza11
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Cute & Affordable Little Neon — It burns a good bit of gas for a little sedan. I like that it's still youthful and fun in style, the dash is plain & boring. like that my model/make has carseat belt and little hooks to clip & secure my children's car seat much better than with a standard seatbelt.

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tennislava writes:
2003 Dodge Neon 4 Dr SXT Sedan Review
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High mileage, easy to drive
High way cruise control
Compact
Everything works and it looks like a sports car

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Could replace one of the headlights for brightness but I did not see the need.
Minor leak in oil so you will have to add oil when it's level gets low.

tennislava
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2003 Dodge Neon Sxt — Please see Pros and Cons. I really like it because it gives you good MPG and was a perfect car as a college student. Did not have much cargo space, but enough to keep golf bags, clothes, etc. 5 CD inserts served me well as a huge music person.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ace9546 writes:
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4

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Runs smoothly.

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Slightly damaged on one side. Aesthetic damage.

Ace9546
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Good Buy — I like that it is red and has a spoiler. It has good acceleration and runs really smooth. The interiors are really great - red and black, instead of the beige that is so commonly found in used cars. In addition it is fuel efficient. 22-24 miles in the city per gallon.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Godswarrior writes:
2003 Dodge Neon 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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4

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New paint and great maintanance, very good handling and great fuel saver

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not electronic control window or locks

Godswarrior
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Greay — its a really fuel saver and great in mileage. Has been used for work and back home new paint not more than 6months old in the paint and great maintainance. althought it is not power locks and windows, it is great for a first car and also for a new driver.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Roger writes:
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5

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250,000 miles and no major repairs, good gas mileage, paint has held up well, quick off the line w/ the stick in the 2.0L

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seats could be more supportive, not enough room in back seats for adult men without their knees in their chests, cabin noise is noticeable at highway speeds

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250,000 Miles And No Major Repairs — 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 increase. 250,000 miles and no major repairs, good gas mileage, paint has held up well, quick off the line w/ the stick in the 2.0L. Drives & handles well, best tire wear is to use the pressure listed on the tires not the ones in the door/owners manual. I can get 65k out of 60k tires using the tire pressure but only 50k if I use the door. Using the door pressure also reduces the mpg by 15-20%. I usually get 32-36mpg but with the factory pressures I am lucky to get 28.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bryan writes:
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everything about this car is awesome!

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nothing sucks

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Bottom Line I Absolutely Love My Car!! — the acceleration on this car is instant, and the body of the car and the interior of the car is excellent. it is so much fun to drive and to go places in the car! the gas milage is great its only at max 30 bucks to fill and it lasts two weeks because i drive a lot at least 20miles a day at max 28miles a day.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nancy writes:
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Great on Mileage!!!!

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It isn't a fast car.

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Perfect For Girls! — The only thing I dont like about this car, is that the acceleration aint good but that is because it's a 4cyl. The interior is beautiful, black on black. so when i put my tweety in it! Tweety popped!! Great on Mileage!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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NewNeonjohn writes:
2003 Dodge Neon 4 Dr SXT Sedan Review
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its good on gas

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no power windows for the back seats

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Its A Fun Car To Drive — I thought the acceleration on it was great for an automatic, stock car i can keep up and even beat a few 6 cylinders. the breaking could of been better but i was cheap and always used the cheap pads. the handling was average and i would say the build quality too never really had any major issues with the repairs just regularly changed the oil but used mobile 1 fully synthetic i think that helps alot for keeping the engine in tip top condition my neon has 140k on it and is still running strong and is pretty quite i think as well

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mike writes:
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Gas Mileage

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Not sure

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Good Starting Point — Basically it works, starts when I need it to, gets me from point A to point B. It is cheap to own, low insurance, low maintenance, easy to work on. I find it fun to drive, for what it is.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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J'Rico writes:
2003 Dodge Neon 4 Dr SXT Sedan Review
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fun and family

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not too fast

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Neon — 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 vehicle that if you keep up with can last a while. In my opinion it looks pretty good. At most depending on which package you got you'll need an upgrade in the wheels area of the car. The gas is excellent and everything is good. It's a very fun car to drive. This was my first car bought brand new off the lot.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2005 Dodge Neon Reviews

Great Gas Mileage By jhadjison

Yes I like they look of the car, but I did not buy it for the look. It is a good second car for me. I always felt safe in it, and it handled well. If you take care of it, it should remain a reliable c... Read More

It's Cool And Zippy. Get's You Where You Want To Go With Ease. By Joshcars

It vibrates more than other cars of it's kind. Other cars of it's kind get slightly better gas mileage. But,it does save a lot in gas and it 's very reliable. The styling of the car is a bit funny but... Read More

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2004 Dodge Neon Reviews

Excellent Compact Car, Very Low Maintenance, Great 2nd Or Commuter Car. By CAR314

The Neon has great gas mileage and very comfortable for a small car. Took this car on several trips from San Diego to Denver (over 1200 miles) and was very comfortable. It is also very good in the sno... Read More

Errrrrrrrrrrr By JBoyUTI783

Spent over $2500 fixing this car myself in parts......one things gets fixed another breaks......or leaks.....or falls off.....or disappears.....now that I am attending UTI I now have my own access to ... Read More

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2002 Dodge Neon Reviews

2002 Acr. By helluvaengineer

It was a fun little car to drive. It came with the adjustable suspension which was either moderately comfortable or extremely hard. Cornered very well and even made it through a couple Atlanta "blizz... Read More

Tiny Engine Knocking Peice Of Junk By buickmantim

I disliked everything I bought it cause its all the bank would give me I had it 6 months enough to build some credit than I bought a sexy fast Buick!! the oil pan feel out at 45000 miles the engine le... Read More

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2001 Dodge Neon Reviews

Great Transportation Or Teen Starter Car Parts Are Plentiful And Fairly Inexpensive By Steve

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

Good Car For Anyone Who Like Quick 4 Doors. By Raul

2001 Dodge Neon R/T Overall pretty good for a 4 door 4 cylinder car. Its pretty quick off the line but kinda slow on the long run. Hoping to build it up a lil bit maybe put a Turbo in it. Not a Highwa... Read More

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2000 Dodge Neon Reviews

Outstanding By William

what I like about this car is it fast and great on gas. the negative about it is it get the problem in a bad spot having to find a solution to trying to find were the problem is coming from Read More

Omg This Car Has Been A Curse Upon My Life By ihatedodgeneons

I bought my neon about 14 months ago. From the moment I bought it I have had to pour money in to repairs. I bought it for $1500. I've spent at least twice that in repairs. It's got 155,000 miles on it... Read More

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