2004 Dodge Neon SRT-4 User Reviews

2004 Dodge Neon SRT-4 Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 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: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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"fwd" 8 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"suspension" 5 reviews
"interior" 5 reviews

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Johnny writes:
2004 Dodge Neon SRT-4 4 Dr Turbo Sedan Review
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Very fast, cheap, great sound, a lot of potential

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torque steer, in need of better handling

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I Love My Srt-4!!!! — FUN! i love this car! i wouldnt trade it for any other car! unless it was a really expensive one that i could quickly sell and use the cash to get another SRT-4 with lower miles and use the rest of the money to make it better and buy me a delicious burger from somewhere that wasnt fast food! BUT I DONT KNOW. i have a special bond with this car.... it can not be broken! Performance - this thing is a beast! it has a 2.4 liter intercooled, dual-overhead-cam, 16-valve, 4-cylinder enginerated rated at 230 hp and 250 torque ( although many say its been underrated at 230, meaning the horsepower is actually higher ) put those numbers to a car that weighs 2800 pounds and you get a rocket! speed is immediate! it will slam you back into the seats! braking is awesome! its actually at the top of its class! its actually is using bigger ABS disc brakes that were found on the dodge stratus.... slightly modified! handling is ok in my opinion. it can hold its own but wont win any ribbons anytime soon! luckily there is a lot of after market parts out there that will make it a worthy handler. but its good enough to give me my fix on mountain roads! Build Quality - its a 21,000 car made by dodge! i love dodge but these cars lack the build quality you find from toyota, honda and hyundai. but who cares! nothing major has gone wrong with this car in the 4 years that i've been lucky enough to have it. just normal wear parts. Appearance - either you like it or you hate it! i happen to LOVE IT! Cost of Ownership - take it easy on the gas peddle ( good luck ) and it will return good gas mileage. on a good day i'll squeeze 25-27 mpg highway driving. oh and it takes premium fuel. buying tires for this car is not fun! ( on your wallet! ) cheap tires are not recommended for this car so some good tires like BFG G Force tires will run you about 150 bucks a piece! ouch i know! maintenance isnt bad. especially if you know how to do your own oil change and change out he brake pads. Fun Factor - this car is really fun to drive! i promise! just send me a message if you ever want to take a drive with me! ;) ------- this car isnt for everyone! lets just say this.... this car is a beast and if not given full attention it will bite you on the butt! its fast, its crude and its awesome! lol this is NOT a good first car. this is NOT a car any teenager needs to be driving. this is NOT a car for any person that has ever called a toyota corolla "sporty" THIS CAR WILL KILL YOU! DONT GET IT! ;)

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Matt writes:
2004 Dodge Neon SRT-4 4 Dr Turbo Sedan Review
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5

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Fast, comfortable, looks good, doesn't feel cheap

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hard to work on, 4 doors

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It Is Fast, Fun To Drive, Comfortable And Reliable — I think that the SRT-4 is quite possibly the best of the sport tuner cars out there. Sure, it's not AWD like the lancer and Impreza, but it is much cheaper than either of those two and gives you an experience that is more than worth the price tag. The viper style racing seats hug you and the interior is arranged perfectly to accommodate the driver. It can run with the best of them, pinning you to the seat with surprisingly little wheel spin. An altogether perfect package put together by the SRT boys and Dodge.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Eric writes:
2004 Dodge Neon SRT-4 4 Dr Turbo Sedan Review
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rarety

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gasoline 91 oct :p haha

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Get One — its amazingly quick hugs corners and is fun to drive its all in teh turbo! haha and the gas mileage is alright when your not boosting :D and its quite a rare car now days if you see another on the street its like seeing family haha.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Matthew writes:
2004 Dodge Neon SRT-4 4 Dr Turbo Sedan Review
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4

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Powerful, well balanced, fade free brakes. LSD means great traction. Good power delivery.

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Motor mounts and suspension bushings should be upgraded.

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Dodge Nsrt-4 — It has high limits, high potential, has a strong powertrain, is well rounded, and fun to drive. Motor mounts and suspension bushings should be upgraded for true enthusiasts. Great power delivery / fast turbo spool. Build quality is decent, seats have some fabric blemishes and sunroof issues. About 27mpg with a mix of reasonable and aggressive driving. Very fun to modify to dial in the handling potential. Power is just too easy to obtain.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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SRTGuy writes:
2004 Dodge Neon SRT-4 4 Dr Turbo Sedan Review
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Very Much Potential, Wont see tails lights often when racing.

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gas sucks in a car that they say can get good milage if you drive slow, why would you want to do that with this car???

SRTGuy
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First Car I Saw When I Went Car Shopping, I Drove It And Bought The Car Three Days Later. — Never really saw them in my town. only seen maybe two and never got a close look at them. my truck was too much to fix so i went looking for a car, wound up seeing a Beautiful Black 04 SRT-4. i test drove it and fell in love. i once had a 98 eclipse GST, felt nothing like it. the most amazing car you can get for your $$$$. i have had my car for 5 months now and don't regret buying it at all. i only paid $12300 for mine from a Dodge Dealer with 2 year warranty. its a damn good price for a car that can keep up with a well over $25k STI. this Car has so much room for upgrading and i can honestly say i am very pleased with it. to all that want a car that don't like seeing the tail lights of others when racing, i highly recommend an SRT-4. Motor is astonishing, interior is not bad for the price, handling could be a bit better but again its a FWD car and the price you pay its not much to touch up the handling. if this car were to be rated on a 1 to 10 scale, i would personally give it a 10+.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Derek writes:
2004 Dodge Neon SRT-4 4 Dr Turbo Sedan Review
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$21,000 new for a factory high 13 second car.

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It has every available option, but the back doors have crank windows and cruise wasn't an option.

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Keep Up With Evosand Suburus For $10k Less. — I love my 2004 SRT-4.Everyone makes fun of it because it's a Neon, but that's ok. I have gotten as high as 31mpg with this vehicle, it looks nice, drives great, and has a comfortable interior. The performance is awesome and it's a great value. I have added a few bolt ons and it really shows some potential now.Can't wait till the 7/70 powertrain warranty is up. 400hp? 500hp? We'll see.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Nick writes:
2004 Dodge Neon SRT-4 4 Dr Turbo Sedan Review
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fast

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stage 3 cost too much for me

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Saweet — Fast quixk lil banger that only takes a small amount of cash to make it a very fast car. Mopar turbo kits are good for u ya if u like to go fast and eat rice all day long ya

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Bill writes:
2004 Dodge Neon SRT-4 4 Dr Turbo Sedan Review
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Good horsepower, great value, tight suspension makes for good handling in the corners, racing seats, responsive gearbox

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Cheapish build quality (it's still a Neon), tight suspension makes for some rough rides on bumpy roads

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Bill's Srt-4 — You get a lot of power for your dollar in this car. At stock (which mine is), it puts out 230 horseys. Acceleration is good, however the turbo-lag is quite noticeable. The suspension is tight on this car, which makes for good handling in corners, but a rough ride on bumpy roads. The build quality is a bit on the cheap side (it's still a Neon), but that's to be expected at that price point. The outside appearance it's quite nice, with the front fascia getting an upgrade from the standard Neon. However, the wing on the back is a bit much. Being a sedan, it fits 4 people comfortably, and there's plenty of room in the boot. Overall, it's a fun car to drive, and is probably one of the fastest in its price range.

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Dan writes:
2004 Dodge Neon SRT-4 4 Dr Turbo Sedan Review
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It was a sexy looking car, had power, fun to drive, and very appealing

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The only negative was having to use premium fuel, but with a turbo you have to for the most part!

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It Was A Great Car To Drive And Own. Would Buy One Again If I Had The Chance — It was overall a very fun and dependable car. Performance was the best bang for your buck. The appearance was outstanding and the car was great to drive. The interior was well thought out and i could not of asked for a better design. I would recommend this car to anyone who wants excitement and daily driver abilities as well.

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Seany writes:
2004 Dodge Neon SRT-4 4 Dr Turbo Sedan Review
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POWER! 4 doors, aggressive looks, great potential as a race car, bang for buck, viper seats.

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not enough traction for the power, suspension is a little soft, front wheel drive.

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Best Bang For Buck — The DOGDGE SRT-4 is one of the best bang for buck cars out there, with an underrated 215hp in 2003 and 230hp in 2004-2005 2.4 L inline four cylinder engine (its actual more like 240-250hp) and at the price of only $20,000 brand new there were few in its time that could compete. with almost no turbo lagg and 250 lb-ft of touqe at only 2400rpm till about 5500rpm the traction of the front wheel drive setup seems to be the bigges problem with this car. Dodge reported the top speed as 153 but many have hit more than 155 stock and 160 with only a stage one mopar kit and and intake and with a 0-60 time in 5.3sec it was second only to the Viper in Dodges line up when this beast rolled onto the streets. Many have been known to underestimate this car saying "oh its only a NEON" but most end up changeing the oppinions shortly after. another popular misconception is that the hood scoop is not fuctional, but it is just not in the convetional way, instead if driving air it the intake it drive cold air to the turbo to help keep it cool at high boost levels. Seats modified from the Viper hold you firmly in place as you take aggressive turns. the suspension is a tad bit lose for my taste but it is still very capable of taking those hairpin turns at descent speeds. With the ability to run the 1/4 mile in 13.8 sec with a capable driver, love it or hate it this is not a car to be taken lightly.

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2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4 Reviews

A Day Or Fun And Everlasting Enjoyment By JSRespress

The car is so appealing to the all of the five senses. It feels so powerful in your hands for such a small car, the symphony of notes bellowing from the engine and exhaust make your mouth water for sp... Read More

Very Fun Daily Driver And Great For Any Skill Level. By JSRespress

I disliked the price of performance parts and rarity or OEM body parts. The car itself, though was an amazing starter and has seen many roads and states and I love every moment, from cruising to showi... Read More

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2003 Dodge Neon SRT-4 Reviews

It's A Good Car For A Young Driver That Wants A Little Boost. By Nina

The neon is okay. The turbo gives it some speed, but it's nothing special. I'm more of a Cobra girl. We way overpaid for it. It's probably only worth half of what we paid for it now. The only coo... Read More

Srt4 By Joshua

its fast, but it looks like a neon. very fun to drive and has pretty good track times with a little bit of work it can be a very fast car and keep up with 80,000 dollar cars which is nice. Read More

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