2004 Dodge Neon Overview

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4 Dr R/T Sedan
1 national listing
4 Dr SE Sedan
54 national listings
4 Dr SXT Sedan
158 national listings

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4.15 stars

Based on 30 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
One Of The Few Greats by Blair
 — I dont see why anybody would buy anything else for a daily driver, it has anything a normal person could ever want and cost just a hair over $9,000 with only 9,000mi on the clock. More than eneough po... Read More
Fun, Sporty, Good Handeling Car With Some Pep by Lori
 — Added Mopar body kit so it looks pretty sweet! Was disappointed that there wasn't much in the way of after market "bolt on" performance parts, but it is still fun to drive, gets great gas mileage and... Read More

2004 Dodge Neon Overview

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Based on 30 reviews

2004 Dodge Neon

The little Neon that could has gotten a bad rap over the years because of its poor reliability and numerous problems under the hood.  What doesn't get talked about is that in its subcompact class, it has always been the fastest, roomiest, and probably the most fun to drive of all of its competitors.  While short on creature comforts, it's long on power and handling.

Little has changed for the 2004 Dodge Neon.  Both the base SE and SXT trims feature a 2.0-liter, 132-hp engine matched with a 5-speed manual (or optional 4-speed automatic, which many drivers say doesn't take advantage of the peppiness of the engine).  The SE gives you basic features, but the SXT offers a lot more options and is probably the better value.  A Sports Package can be bought for the SXT that adds a spoiler and fog lamps.  The R/T is the performance sport model Neon, with a 2.0-liter engine that gets 150-hp combined only with the 5-speed and a sports-tuned suspension, steering, and special badging.

The Neon is a fast little subcompact, but its wide wheelbase gives greater stability and precise handling on the road.  Because it is so roomy, it works well as a starter family car, affordable and comfortable, with a fairly big trunk for storage.  There are not a lot of bells and whistles, because the 2004 Neon focuses on performance and practicality over luxury.  Complaints range from rough idling, a rear blind spot, loud road noise at high speeds, and a poor resale value.

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Dodge Neon Questions

Taharris
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This Problem Is Driving Me Crazy. I Have A 2004 Neon With 2.0 Automatic. My...

About 7500 miles ago my Trans line broke inside the radiator and caused the colong system to fil with Trans fluid. I shut the car down immediately and did not end up with coo Ant in the Trans. I repl...

8,891 views with 42 answers (last answer about a week ago)
Ken Salser
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I Have Replaced The Cam Sensor Twice And No Start Condition Exhists...have...

replaced cam sensor 2X...WTH

17 views with 6 answers (last answer about a week ago)
Wayne5051
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Camshaft Sensor

Have replaced 3 camshaft sensors and the timing belt. After replacement all's fine for about 6-8 days and then you get an engine check light, code it's always camshaft sensor.

6,651 views with 5 answers (last answer about a week ago)
NMLady88310
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Reprogramming A 2004 Dodge Neon

Looking for a car for granddaughter and found a 2004 Dodge Neon, 154,000 miles, automatic transmission. It needs to be towed to our local car dealer and they will reprogram the new computer in the ...

4 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)
carflipper2
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04 Neon Wheel Bearing Noise

Humming , buzzing noise at 30 mph on up to 60, too much tire noise after that ,veer to left goes away , veer to right its louder, have 5 spd, in neutral with motor idling noise is the same. is it my...

11 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)