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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Engine Light On 2003 Dodge Neon

Ok I have a 2003 Dodge neon SE with little over 150,000 miles on it that was given to me few mths ago when friend decided get new car after this one overheated on hwy and tow driver said she neede...

Engine Light On 2003 Dodge Neon

Ok I have a 2003 Dodge neon SE with little over 150,000 miles on it that was given to me few mths ago when friend decided get new car after this one overheated on hwy and tow driver said she neede...

Replaced Transmission. Now It Won't Start. Any Suggestions?

Replaced manual transmission in 2003 Dodge Neon. Now it won't start. It started right after everything was put back together I then drive down the road a block and it died lost all power and will...

What Might Casue My Neon To Not Start When It Has Fuel Pressure?

The dash is indicating "fuse", the fuse that I replaced was the 20 amp P/OUT fuse. The battery has plenty of juice. The car cranks like it wants to start but it does not. It had been running fine afte...

New/used Car Need Help

so im getting a 2003 dodge neon soon and i want to know if i could bulk up the speed a little its got a 2.4L engine in it and it seems a little small for my tastes is there any way i can beef it up...