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2000 Dodge Neon

2000 Dodge Neon

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$1,094 — $4,718 USED
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5 Seats
31 MPG
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2000 Dodge Neon Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
Dodge’s small car is larger for 2000, both in exterior dimensions and interior space. The redesigned Neon went on sale last spring as an early 2000 model and, like the previous generation, is available in identical form and prices at Dodge and Plymouth dealers. In addition to being larger, the new Neon has more standard equipment and is presented as a sporty yet more mature successor to the original, which was sold during the 1995-99 model years.

Marketing executives describe the 2000 model this way: Whereas the old Neon said, “Hi,” the new one says, “Hello, how are you.” Low-speed traction control is among the new features, teamed with anti-lock brakes as an option. Dodge is DaimlerChrysler’s performance-oriented division, and in late 1999 Dodge added a high-performance 2000 Neon R/T model that isn’t shared with Plymouth. The R/T has a 150-horsepower engine, sport suspension and tires and racy exterior trim.

Interior
Passengers have more room in the new Neon, with Dodge claiming increases in all interior measurements. Neon has a pair of front buckets and a three-place rear seat. Cargo volume increases from 11.8 cubic feet to 13.1, and a 60/40 split folding rear seat is a new standard feature. A cassette player, rear defogger, four cupholders and floormats are other new items on the standard equipment list. A dashboard-mounted, four-disc CD changer is a new option.

Exterior
The original Neon came in two- and four-door s...

Vehicle Overview
Dodge’s small car is larger for 2000, both in exterior dimensions and interior space. The redesigned Neon went on sale last spring as an early 2000 model and, like the previous generation, is available in identical form and prices at Dodge and Plymouth dealers. In addition to being larger, the new Neon has more standard equipment and is presented as a sporty yet more mature successor to the original, which was sold during the 1995-99 model years.

Marketing executives describe the 2000 model this way: Whereas the old Neon said, “Hi,” the new one says, “Hello, how are you.” Low-speed traction control is among the new features, teamed with anti-lock brakes as an option. Dodge is DaimlerChrysler’s performance-oriented division, and in late 1999 Dodge added a high-performance 2000 Neon R/T model that isn’t shared with Plymouth. The R/T has a 150-horsepower engine, sport suspension and tires and racy exterior trim.

Interior
Passengers have more room in the new Neon, with Dodge claiming increases in all interior measurements. Neon has a pair of front buckets and a three-place rear seat. Cargo volume increases from 11.8 cubic feet to 13.1, and a 60/40 split folding rear seat is a new standard feature. A cassette player, rear defogger, four cupholders and floormats are other new items on the standard equipment list. A dashboard-mounted, four-disc CD changer is a new option.

Exterior
The original Neon came in two- and four-door styling, but the 2000 model comes only as a four-door. The wheelbase (distance between the front and rear wheels) increases an inch to 105 and overall length grows nearly 3 inches to 174.4. Styling evokes a kinship to the original Neon, but DaimlerChrysler designers say they tried to give the new model a more substantial appearance.

Under the Hood
A 132-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder is the only engine (until the R/T model arrives), and it comes with a choice of five-speed manual or three-speed automatic transmissions.

Performance
The new Neon is more substantial than the original, feeling impressively solid over bumpy pavement. It is slightly roomier and just as fun to drive as the original. Unfortunately, it is just as loud, too, and the engine makes quite a ruckus in hard acceleration.

 

Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.0
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Exterior Styling
(3.8)
Performance
(4.0)
Interior Design
(3.6)
Comfort
(3.7)
Reliability
(4.1)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

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(5.0)

Most reliable car I have owned.

by Courtneymitchem17 from New Baden, IL on August 20, 2019

This car has met all of my needs. It is very roomy and liable. It drives great. The trunk is a good size as well. I have not had a problem with it! Read full review

(5.0)

Bought it brand new 18 years ago!

by Fryerchick75 from Kennewick on July 18, 2018

I still drive this car every day! It's a 155,000 miles and could use a paint job. It's a great car and my family gets around in it just fine after 18 years. It's great on mileage and good for road ... Read full review

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Neon received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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