2003 Dodge Neon Ratings

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Dodge Neon 2003
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    2003 Dodge Neon

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    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 0 years
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    2003 Dodge Neon - SE

    Pros: The Flame Red color is gorgeous.

    Cons: Front end is too low. There are about five blind spots.

    Advice: Good bang to the buck.

    I'm used to big cars, but my Neon is fun to drive. Negotiates tight corners very well. Hugs the road. Roomy front seat. My 6'2' son says he's very comfortable in the front seat. Good gas mileage.

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    2003 Dodge Neon - R/T

    Pros: cruise control

    Cons: transmission

    Advice: not a dependable car, cheap car, you get what you pay for

    transmission locked up @ 40,000 miles

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    2003 Dodge Neon - SXT

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    Advice: buyer beware

    I got this car in january 2005. Love it until today. Driving down the road with my family my car caught on fire. With 'the added safety feature' I had to crawl back into a burning car to get my 5 year old son out of it. Because after I turned off the engine and got out to get my son out of his car seat I couldn't open the doors. I had to get back in the car to unlock the back. Fortunately we were all fine. But I dont think I will own another neon again. There was no warning other that smoke right before the flames.

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    2003 Dodge Neon - SE

    Pros: None

    Cons: Engine, Transmission, Brakes, Suspension

    Advice: Do not buy a dodge, or especially a neon.

    This car has approximately 50K miles on it. It was purchased new with 13 miles on it. At about 35-40K miles the car hesitates, runs very rough and misfires badly. I have changed the plugs, wires, and ignition coil. The injectors are pulsing correctly as is the ignition coil firing correctly. I have yet to determine what the problem is but replacing all of that guarantees its an internal mechanical problem, either compression, valves sticking. Also I am hearing a ticking sound from it now also. Oil changed at 4K mile intervals. Please anyone else that has this problem contact me ASAP.

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    2003 Dodge Neon - SE

    Pros: Very comfortable to drive ... and, of course, I love the Red Flame color. Very striking when she's all shined up!

    Cons: The frontward slope of the back window makes it difficult to see when backing up. Gotta use those mirrors!

    Advice: Buy one. You will love it.

    I purchased my Neon SE over a year ago and I love it. It handles well, gets great gas mileage (30mph at last check) and it is comfortable to drive long distances. Although it is a compact car, it is very roomy. Tons of trunk space, and I love how the seats fold down to create more cargo space. The body style is very appealing, although the wheels look a little small in comparison to the car. All in all, I wouldn't trade it for any of it's pricey competitors. It's all the car I need and I love it.

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    2003 Dodge Neon - SXT

    Pros: handling

    Cons: to small of tires

    Advice: go with RT option and larger rubber

    A very fun car to drive.