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Average User Score
4.3 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 29 reviews
2005 Dodge Neon Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 29 reviews
Over the years, the Dodge Neon has seen some of its lead in speed, style, roominess, and agility wane as Honda, Toyota, and Ford have built more competitive subcompacts that last longer and offer more creature comforts. The 2005 Neon is the last year for this 4-door sedan, as Dodge prepares to release the 4-door Caliber wagon.
The R/T was dropped in 2005, leaving only the base SE sedan and SXT trims. However, the SXT was offered with an SRT Package, which added a lot of the sporty features of that car, minus the engine. Fog lamps, dual exhaust, a rear spoiler, and a hood bulge at least made the SXT look racy, even if it didn't act like it. Still, with the 2.0-liter, 132-hp, 4-cylinder engine, the Neon was no layabout. It was much quicker off the line than most subcompacts, and its unique suspension and long wheelbase helped make it easy to maneuver quickly and smoothly.
The 2005 Neon was an affordable starter family car as well, with room for four and such features as a 60/40 split rear seat. Good gas mileage also made it easy on the wallet. The Neon was always popular for its handling and the fun driving experience, which surprised many owners. Instant and easy acceleration made the 2005 Neon feel like an energetic roadster. Good availability of after-market parts made the Neon a fun car to tune as well. Low points included very loud wind and road noise, which Dodge never seemed to fix, a cheap-looking interior, few amenities on the SE, and a wide turning radius for such a small car.
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Dodge Neon Questions
Dodge Neon Cranks But Won't Start
It cranks but won't start. it has a new battery and the spark plugs have recently been changed. It seems to only do this when it gets cold. If I mess with it long enough by continually cranking it and...
2005 Dodge Neon Windshield Wiper Fluid Won't Work?
One day I tried to use my windshield wiper fluid and nothing came out. It is completely full with liquid. The wipers work just fine, I just don't hear anything when I engage the wiper fluid. Coul...
Where Is The Exact. Location For The Fuses For Turn Signal And Power Side M...
2005 Dodge Neon Se Wont Crank But Has Good Battery Power
05 neon se 2005 dodge neon SE wont crank but has good battery power 5speed standard could it be a fuse or relay or as simple as a clutch depress switch which is not on the floor of the car
My 2005 Neon Will Crank But Not Start Some Mornings.
The plugs are wet, so I can replace them and it will start fine for a few weeks then it will happen again. No codes, no lights, just chugges a couple times and then crank, crank, crank no start.