2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4 User Reviews

2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4 Review Ratings

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  • Performance: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
  • 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:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 34 reviews
"speed" 34 reviews
"power" 31 reviews
"turbo" 17 reviews
"fuel economy" 16 reviews
CONS
"fwd" 12 reviews
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"build quality" 4 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"high maintenance" 3 reviews

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2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4 4 Dr Turbo Sedan Review
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5

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Great car, just don't expect it to be a luxurious car

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Not really anything, just not for everyone

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Awesome Car, But Don't Set Your Expectations Too High — Awesome car, fun to drive. It is "all business" though, so don't expect any extra creature comforts. This car is comfortable and does good as a daily drive, but it will leave something to be desired if you are expecting a high tech luxury sport compact. All together the performance of this car far exceeded my expectations upon test driving it. The power is definitely there, even in the low RPM ranges (especially impressive for a 4 cylinder.) The handling is great, and it's a blast to throw around corners. The braking is amazing, it stops from 60-0 in about 116 feet, which is on par with Lamborghini The build quality.... well it's a Neon. That is all I am really going to say here. (cheap plastic, squeaks, rattles, road noise etc...) I think the car looks great, although it is what I call a pissed off teenager car, so it likely won't appeal to the older generations. As far as cost goes, it is pretty high maintenance if you are doing it right. Only take premium, needs new spark plugs just about every oil change. Only use fully synthetic oil (I only used Mobil 1.) The car was very reliable up to 100,000 miles, however the turbo, valve cover gasket and water pump all failed on me at the same time my clutch went out (that part was expected, this is normal for just about any manual car.)

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

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Richard writes:
2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4 4 Dr Turbo Sedan Review
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5

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super quick. Excellent sleeper

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No bluetooth, Feels really unstable over 100 MPH

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Wow, Just Wow — This car is my all time favorite car. I've owned more then a few and If I could make it happen I would buy another one in a heartbeat. There is something about driving this car and looking at the peoples faces as you blow by them in a Neon on steroids. Good times and great fun

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

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nategaytan writes:
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4

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Pocket Rocket! Fast spooling, fun to drive.

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FWD sucks. No top end. Need to put more money into turbo.

nategaytan
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Fun, Reliable, Thrasher. — I owned this car for 5 years and it ran great throughout. Although I never spent a lot of money on mods, stock turbo had a lot of power. This car did what I asked it to. I will definetly miss it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dbags writes:
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It handles nice, and is great on gas. Costs are not that bad, and they are not really an eye sore. So to speak. Over all. Has not been a bad car to own.

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Small. Not much balls. Excels slowish, Not much of a man car unless modified.

Dbags
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Over All Impression Of The Car Is Fair. — Like a lot of things. Dislike a little. Its not a bad car over all. It's small to fit in to smaller places. This has came in handy a lot of times. I don't really have to much bad to say about the car. It's not a power car. But it works....

Primary Use: Family transportation

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jshaw239 writes:
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5

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Great performance for the $ spent.  Good economic gas mileage as well

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No cruise Control

jshaw239
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Second One Owned — Best performance car for the $ spend. Fun to drive, good handling. Surprises many people with the performance. Good looking car as well with the spoiler and hood scoop. Tight to work on the engine but that is normal now days of course.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Philip writes:
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nothing

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everything

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It Sucks — this car is fast but to much money in it. it sucks for a daily driver but I still use it every day. If you have the money to put into a car buy one if not dont waste your time with the Srt-4.

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

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4

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Quick, Fun, Cheap, Turbo, Exhaust Note, Upgradability

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Gas Mileage, Maintenance Cost

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A Day Or Fun And Everlasting Enjoyment — 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 speed. I Love it.

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

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JSRespress writes:
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Exterior and Interior aesthetics.
Out of the Box power.
Price

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Fuel Economy

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Very Fun Daily Driver And Great For Any Skill Level. — 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 showing off when necessary.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nathan writes:
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good fuel mileage

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under built

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If You Don't Have Anywhere Important To Go — Good performance great fuel economy poorly built nice appearance great to drive roomy interior oem parts are cheap and readily available front seats are too low retail manufacture selling price too high for quality of car this car is fun to drive, great hiway car once all the factory parts have been replaced with high priced aftermarket parts this is a good car should have bought a celica or a tiberon, same price

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Katelynn writes:
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Small, compact, easy to navigate.

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I lose my car all the time! It hides behind huge trucks

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Amazing Car, Definately Recommended For A College Student. — All Neons leak when it rains. They all leak through the back taillights because the seal isn't tight. This is easily fixable. Gas mileage is absolutely amazing, about 35 on highway. Maintenance isn't too bad. It doesn't do too bad with acceleration, the brakes squeak all the time though which is also common with neons. Handling is amazing. When I hit two coyotes this summer, the front bumper flexed and slightly cracked so the build isn't too bad. I love the interior of it, its what I look for, its nice and clean.

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2003 Dodge Neon SRT-4 Reviews

Great Childish Fun, But Probably Asking For It (whatever That May Mean) By NFaoliu

After I graduated high school in 2005, I was determined to get a nice car to start off my adult life. Unbeknowngst to my parents (and obviously against their wishes), my best friend and I took off to... Read More

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

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2004 Dodge Neon SRT-4 Reviews

Dodge Neon Srt4 By Omar

I have a few mods and still adding. Check out my garage and see details. Carbon fiber hood. The power this thing has will leave you smiling and it's just so fun to drive. Haven't had a car like th... Read More

Cant Be Beat For Under 10 Grand By Ben

I haven't ever taken it to the track but the acceleration, power, and sound are addicting. As far as quality I love the bare bones approach at performance though its a little loud on the highway an... Read More

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