2004 Dodge Neon Overview

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4 Dr R/T Sedan
4 national listings
4 Dr SE Sedan
37 national listings
4 Dr SXT Sedan
143 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

jayel
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The Car Is Turned Off. The Lights Are Off But The Odometer Is Still Illumin...

the engine is off. the key is out. the lights are turned off but the odometer is still illuminated. Also, there is a beep when I accelerate which started 1 week ago. The odometer problem is new.

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jayel
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The Car Is Turned Off. The Lights Are Off But The Odometer Is Still Illumin...

the engine is off. the key is out. the lights are turned off but the odometer is still illuminated. Also, there is a beep when I accelerate which started 1 week ago. The odometer is new.

13 views with no answers yet
ladycygnus
30

Periodically Won't Start And Now...

Last year my neon, out of the blue, decided it periodically didn't want to start. I've since learned that it happens most often after a day or two of sitting when the temperature gets above 80 and the...

5,010 views with 7 answers (last answer about a year ago)
danandmary
5

Code 440 And 441 Also Car Will Not Go Into Overdrive

transmission fluid was recently changed however car still would not go into overdrive.I also have engine light on codes are 440 and 441

642 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 years ago)
danandmary
5

04 Neon Will Not Go Into High Gear

04 neon won't go into high gear. changed transmission fluid. (it tried to change after fluid was changed) gas cap looks ok. 112,000 miles....never changed timing belt. light on code 441 and 440. ...

457 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 years ago)