2004 Dodge Neon Overview

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4 Dr R/T Sedan
1 national listing
4 Dr SE Sedan
49 national listings
4 Dr SXT Sedan
182 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

Nicolel17
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Overheating??

I Have A 2004 Dodge Neon First It Overheated Then It Started Cutting Off Now It Won't Even Start Up It Just Keep Making A Tricking Sound Can Anybody Tell Me What's Might Be Going On??

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Dodgeprobs
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Dodge Neon Tensioner Pulley

My dodge neons power steering belt has recently came loose and it come off but did not break I had a friend take it off the rest of the way and while he took it off he told me the reason it came o...

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How I Know The Water Pump Is Bad

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Rusty Ausborn
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2004 Dodge Neon Problems

My neon just start tonight. When I took off it got too 50 mph an it won't go faster than that u can floor it an it just cuts out spits an shudders only after 50 mph everything else is fine does any...

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Shawn Jones
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04 Dodge Neon

2004 Dodge neon, stick shift! When you put car in neutral it started to Rev up to around 3000 rpm, not revs as high as 5000 rpm and cuts off when I try to take off! Thoughts? Thanks in advance

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