2000 Dodge Neon Overview

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2000 Dodge Neon Overview

The Dodge Neon got a redesign in 2000 to address some of the road noise and mechanical problems that were driving customers to foreign subcompacts. But this redesign meant the 2000 Dodge Neon lost some of its sportiness that made it so fun to drive.

The coupes are gone, as is the R/T, and only a Highline and ES sedan remain. The 2000 Neon was given a longer wheelbase, increasing the interior room and trunk space of the already roomy subcompact. Body-wise, the longer wheelbase and redesigned suspension and steering, along with stronger sway bars, increased stability and handling. The twin-cam 150-hp engine was axed, so the 2000 Neon only came with the single-cam, 2.0-liter, 132-hp either in a five-speed manual or the sluggish 3-speed automatic. Traction control was finally an option.

Outside, the Neon lost some of its distinct design and moved closer to the homogeneity of all subcompacts. It still retained its oval headlights, but lost some of its curves. The windshield was angled forward, like the Intrepids, and ground clearance was raised in the front. The frameless windows, which let in so much road noise and burglars, were replaced with framed doors. More interior features were offered as options, but the base model Highline still came with very few standard conveniences.

Despite all of Chrysler's efforts, the same complaints still plague the 2000 Neon. Owners are unhappy with annoying road noise and a terrible repair record (still with the head gasket!). The high rear deck still impedes visibility and there is significant brake squeal. On the positive side, drivers love the roominess, particularly the headroom, and the large trunk. They say the 2001 Neon is fast off the line, handles smoothly, and is stylish to boot.

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Trassmision Fluid In To The Water

Good morning! I have a neon 2000 and it just happen that the transmission fluid is going to the water, i noticed like 3 weeks ago that the cap and water had a pinky milk cream, do you know the aver...

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Won't Start

So my buddy has a 2000 dodge neon that hasn't ran in 5 years, I've replaced the fuel pump and relay got rid of all the old gas and out stp fuel treatment in it. I also replaced the spark plugs (due...

17 views with 3 answers (last answer about a month ago)

2000 Neon

Hi I have a 2000 neon. Tonight I just went and had two different tires and rims put on the front both driver and passenger . Now all of a sudden on my way home when I turn the steering wheel RIGHT...

17 views with 7 answers (last answer about a month ago)

Oil Light Stuck On

Oil light stays on had oil change and the. Light still. Remains on tried disconnecting battery and reconnect it that. Didn't work either so how do I get the oil light to go off

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No Start But Cranks

I have a 2000 neon it died suddenly and the check engine light came on and now it cranks but it won't start there is spark also

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