2005 Dodge Neon Overview

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2005 Dodge Neon Overview

Over the years, the Dodge Neon has seen some of its lead in speed, style, roominess, and agility wane as Honda, Toyota, and Ford have built more competitive subcompacts that last longer and offer more creature comforts. The 2005 Neon is the last year for this 4-door sedan, as Dodge prepares to release the 4-door Caliber wagon.

The R/T was dropped in 2005, leaving only the base SE sedan and SXT trims. However, the SXT was offered with an SRT Package, which added a lot of the sporty features of that car, minus the engine. Fog lamps, dual exhaust, a rear spoiler, and a hood bulge at least made the SXT look racy, even if it didn't act like it. Still, with the 2.0-liter, 132-hp, 4-cylinder engine, the Neon was no layabout. It was much quicker off the line than most subcompacts, and its unique suspension and long wheelbase helped make it easy to maneuver quickly and smoothly.

The 2005 Neon was an affordable starter family car as well, with room for four and such features as a 60/40 split rear seat. Good gas mileage also made it easy on the wallet. The Neon was always popular for its handling and the fun driving experience, which surprised many owners. Instant and easy acceleration made the 2005 Neon feel like an energetic roadster. Good availability of after-market parts made the Neon a fun car to tune as well. Low points included very loud wind and road noise, which Dodge never seemed to fix, a cheap-looking interior, few amenities on the SE, and a wide turning radius for such a small car.

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Cooling System

I have a 2005 dodge neon sxt. I can hear gurgeling in the radiator res. The temp guage moves just stays in the middle. Also...my upper radiator hose stays cool. What do you think it can be? 127,00 ...

Haven't Figured It Out

When my 05 nsrt4 broke. I was doing a pull . When shifting into third it was grinding . I thought it was just me but when it did it went in like nothing . When I let go of the clutch, rpms fell to ...

Dodge Neon Won't Start

Timing belt broke so we replaced it car started up just fine let it run and it suddenly died started up again ran and then died again now when it turn the key to the on position it clicks but it w...

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04 Dodge Neon Overheating Problem.

My neon has overheated a couple times, I thought it might be thermostat but fluid isn't leaking while car runs. But a short time after driving and turning off car it leaks but I haven't caught it ...

I Have A 2005 Dodge Neon. I Just Replaced The Spark Plugs And Thermostat. T...

My car has been running with the temp in the red, I thought changing the therm would fix that but that only worked for a day. I read about something called burping my car on hear. Should I try th...