2004 Dodge Neon User Reviews

2004 Dodge Neon Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 20 reviews
"ride" 14 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews
"brakes" 3 reviews
"in snow" 2 reviews
"noise" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Carpediem224 writes:
2004 Dodge Neon 4 Dr SXT Sedan Review
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4

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Very practical.  True Gas Saver.  Sleek and stylish also

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Wish it had a little more power under the hood.

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Perfect Starter Car With Great Gas Milage. — I love this car. It took good care of me and i took good care of her. Very reliable and trustworthy. This car is well maintained and provided me with years of enjoyment and comfort. I would recommend this car to anyone (well maybe someone under 6ft tall!)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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CAR314 writes:
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Great handling especially in ice and snow. 30 mpg + on the highway mid 20's in town. Comfortable interior even on long trips. Low maint.

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Road noise is a little more the higher priced cars but that is to be expected.

CAR314
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Excellent Compact Car, Very Low Maintenance, Great 2nd Or Commuter Car. — 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 snow as we ran into several heavy snow storms in the mountains and had no problems. The compact size makes it easy to park in tight spaces, and get around town. The four cylinder has more the enough power to make merging into freeway traffic easy. I would recommend this car to anyone looking for economical and reliable transportation. Especially students, a young family, or someone looking for a commuter car.

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JBoyUTI783 writes:
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Gas mileage

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Breaks down all the time

JBoyUTI783
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Errrrrrrrrrrr — 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 finding out exactly what I am missing, all that is left is checking for ohms bolts and amperage to make sure everything in getting the applied readings via manufacturers specification, gotta love shop key and all data......

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Tammy writes:
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it works

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brakes are squeely when its cold or wet out

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Blue Dodge Sx 2.0 2004 — its my second car, first car got in an accident in the beginning of 2011 during winter. This one drives well and is good on gas, everything works, but it is all manual, which is okay with me, just gotta make sure people lock their doors when they exit.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nikki writes:
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It's lasted a long time!

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I've put a lot of money in to replacing parts! :(

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Kinda Pricey! — Sorry this is the only photo I have of my car at the moment, but I will take another one soon. (I was actually taking a pic of my Jack Russell "Ruckus" in his Santa suit...and he was NOT amused!) Anyhoo....I own a 2004 Dodge Neon. It's ok on gas and has been a "pretty good" car, though I've had to put a lot of money in to repairs & maintenance, on top of kinda pricey car payments and FC insurance. But what'cha gonna do? Gotta have a ride! All in all, it's been a good car, though I was not very happy with having to start putting money in to repairs after only having it for 6 months, and it was only two years old when I bought it. Oh well...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Antonio2330 writes:
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5

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It's a good reliable car if maintained properly.  Has plenty of aftermarket parts available to customize.

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It does have its quirky mechanical issues sometimes.

Antonio2330
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Fun Little Car. — I love the car it fits my needs as the only driver. Easy to do minor mechanical jobs such as spark plug and wires, engine oil, transmission fluid, brakes, drive belt. Plenty of fandom behind its legacy from three generations.

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jerkydirk writes:
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4

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It's looks and all the luxury items
Trunk is quite big

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roadholding and cabin noise average
Small gas tank

jerkydirk
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Excellent Value For The Money — Like the good fuel economy,but dislike the long gear ratio of transmission, easy to park at any parking spot, the interior colour and the exterior colour match excellent, this small car, with all the luxury, is an ideal ladies or studenst car. .

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marine4life06 writes:
2004 Dodge Neon 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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Very dependable vehicle. Little maintenance required. Good looking sport design that anyone can drive.

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The gas mileage could be a little better for a smaller car. Should have bought one with cruise control.

marine4life06
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Overall It Is A Good Car. — i bought this car new in 2004 and drove it for 4 years prior to handing over to my daughter for college. She still drive it today. the only problem she has had is the moonroof motor went out after it was about 5 years old. The engine (like alot of Dodges) has a clicking from the lifters when you start it up until it warms up. I have noticed this in alot of the dodges I have owned. The back seat is not designed for grown ups as any smaller vehicle. Good truck space for a smaller car. I would definitely recommend getting cruise control as the long trips tend to be even longer without cruise control. I would recommend this car to anyone that is looking for a sporty ride or another family car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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like others american cars it's devalued rapidly, so it's a good second hand car

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there's too much of these on the road

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Take The Time To Find A Good Second Hand Car — this car have a great look, it's confortable and nice to drive, good suspention, got place to do mechanic maintenance!, easy to clean and maintain clean, spacy interior and good storage compartment. it's have a good noise form motor, hand brake its in good posotion to do snow-handbrake motion, cluth is'nt heavy and have a good range

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hagger19 writes:
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Fuel Efficiency, reliability , great space for the compact car

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hard to clean fabric -- stains easily.

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Great Student Car — I drove this car through college and beyond! It has been very inexpensive to keep up. Drove it to SC from MI on 3 tanks of gas (90 bucks)! Seats got some saltwater on them from the surfboard (yes, it fits in the car) and will not come clean -- which is very frustrating. Other than that, I love this thing! Only reason we are getting a new car is to have room for a growing family.

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1995 Dodge Neon Reviews

It's An Ok Car For A Beginning Driver. By Alan

This car has been good to me. I found it sitting behind my old landlord's rental property and it had a bad motor in it. I swapped that out and am still fixing things on it. I still cannot complain abo... Read More

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1996 Dodge Neon Reviews

Good For Back And Forth. By shaggy1981

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Nice Little Toy To Beat On By Benjamin

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1997 Dodge Neon Reviews

Awesome Car By Josh

awesome car fast nitrous 43 miles to a gallon paints chipping off very quick at the draw stick shift is the way to go interior of car is clean some times car is the best i have ever owned in my life Read More

Cheap And Fun Way To Get From Place To Place By Cody

accelerates very nicely, brakes exellent, handles like a hot wheels. very few things go wrong with it except for scheduled maitanence, no squeaks or rattles. looks somewhat sporty, interior could lo... Read More

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1998 Dodge Neon Reviews

Fun By purplebush

i like the ease of use and repair excellent on gas as long as you can fight the need to bury the throttle to the floor overall a great car for beginning enthusiasts or veterans wanting a change of pac... Read More

Its A Good Car By Brad

The performance works well, and the build quality is great. My car was garaged all its life for racing and it even still has the fire extinguisher in it. The appearance is good with only 2 doors and... Read More

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1999 Dodge Neon Reviews

Not A Bad Starter Car, Ready For Something Else By Schus8507

this car has been good to me, learned to drive in this little car. overall it's well worth the relatively low price. most salvage yards have more than enough neons sitting around to keep her on the ro... Read More

Winter Beater And Long Distance Driver. By Tater343

I like that I only paid scrap prices for a vehicle that runs and drives and its only major problem is the alternator and power steering belt has a high pitched screaming noise whenever you start, drop... Read More

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