2002 Dodge Neon Overview

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2002 Dodge Neon Overview

More reshuffling takes place with the 2002 Dodge Neon, as it gets a new base model and an SXT trim. The SE and ES trims still exist, but were sold to fleet companies and not to the general public. The SXT is essentially the ES with a rear spoiler and some extra options. All models, except the performance-oriented R/T and ACR trims have a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder, 132-hp engine. The R/T and ACR have a performance-tuned version of this at 150-hp.

Also new in 2002 is a 4-speed automatic, which replaces the weak 3-speed option. All models still come standard with a 5-speed manual, which is preferred for maximum engine and acceleration performance. A slightly redesigned grille appears in 2002.

The 2002 Neon gets high marks for its handling in tough road and weather conditions. Although the redesigned suspension and longer wheelbase make the car more stable and nimbler, some critics feel it sacrificed its unique look from the first generation of Neon. Still the roomiest sedan in its class, with extra head and legroom for backseat passengers, it continues to fall short on convenience options. Owners complain about a lack of cupholders in the back seat and no power rear window option. While the easy maneuverability and awesome engine power earn many fans, a cheap-looking interior, and headache-inducing road noise are big detractions. While repair issues are still mentioned, they don't seem to be as numerous as with the previous generation of Neons.

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No Power To Ignite Engine

my 2002 dodge neon sxt will not turn over. i have power but when i turn the key nothing happens what is your suggestion/

Dodge Neon

So my car say most of winter. When I drove it again on the same half a tank it ran good. Had is almost empty but not empty and it runs and does. I let it sit then it starts up and dies. Should I pu...

Radiator Replacement

I need a replacement for a single fan radiator but i cannot find the right one.manual transmission and no AC.the fan assembly wont fit on the replacement.I attached picture of the original radiator...

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2002 Dodge Neon Transmission

My daughter's speedometer quit working and quit shifting into third gear and overdrive at the same time. Any fixes?

Ignition

We lost the engine key, is there any ignition with a key or any advice. Affordable