2003 Dodge Neon Overview

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2003 Dodge Neon Overview

The 2003 Dodge Neon now comes in four trims, the base SE, the best-buy SXT, the high-performance R/T, and the fastest, sportiest SRT-4. The ACR and ES trims were dropped in 2003. As the base model, the SE still does not offer many standard features, and you'll have to pay extra for air conditioning and side airbags, but it's an adequate choice if you're looking more for affordability than comfort. The SXT offers a lot more standard features for little extra cost. Both trims feature the 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder, 132-hp engine and 5-speed manual transmission. The sportier R/T has a sports-tuned 2.0 engine (to 150-hp), suspension, and steering, with badging, stripes, 16-inch wheels, and leather trimmed steering wheel and gear shift.

In 2003, the Neon got a minor facelift to its front and rear moldings, door handles, and grille. The hood was lowered and the tail and headlights were tweaked slightly. The SXT features body-colored moldings for extra style.

As always, the 2003 Neon is praised for its large interior. 60/40 split rear seats add extra cargo room. Headroom, legroom, and seats are all comfortable for four adults. There is also good availability of aftermarket parts for interested tuners. Engine power, first-off-the-line performance, and easy handling around curves and in rough conditions are oft-overlooked features of the Neon that distinguish it from other compacts. Criticisms center on squealing brakes, poor performance with the 4-speed automatic, and an inadequately sized gas tank.

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rtoddlaw
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2003 Neon Repeatedly Blows Fuse To Panel Lights And Tail Light. Suggestion...

I have a 2003 Dodge Neon that repeatedly blows fuse number 15, which covers the circuit for both the dash panel lights and the tail lights. I changed the multi-function switch and that didn't fix the...

3,433 views with 7 answers (last answer about a week ago)
lovefool212
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Gauges Going Crazy When Starting The Car

407 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
Elizabeth1993
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Brake Problems!

I have a 2003 Dodge Neon Sxt my brakes went out. We changed the front brakes, the back brakes are fine, but i still have no brakes! Someone help please!

22 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
Darin Hopping
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Still Overheating

dodge neon sitting on slight incline with radiator cap off continues to spit out water and air every time I try to add water...don't want it to overheat...

19 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)
Darin Hopping
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2003 Dodge Neon Overheating

can't stop car from overheating..drove 70 miles the first time....no problems since then can barely make it around the block...new water pump, thermostat. when trying to fill the radiator with water...

23 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)