2005 Dodge Neon Consumer Reviews

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2005 Dodge Neon
4.2
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CROSS COUNTRY DREAM!!!

by from PRESENTLY...SOUTH CAROLINA on August 6, 2006

I HAVE HAD THIS CAR SINCE 1/20/06. FROM THE START, THE CAR HAS PERFORMED TO ALL EXPECTATIONS. IT IS FUN TO DRIVE, SPORTY LOOKING AND "EXCELLENT" ON GAS MILEAGE. I AM DRIVING ACROSS COUNTRY FROM IDAHO ...
I HAVE HAD THIS CAR SINCE 1/20/06. FROM THE START, THE CAR HAS PERFORMED TO ALL EXPECTATIONS. IT IS FUN TO DRIVE, SPORTY LOOKING AND "EXCELLENT" ON GAS MILEAGE. I AM DRIVING ACROSS COUNTRY FROM IDAHO TO FLORIDA AND HAVE AVERAGED 38 MILES TO THE GALLON. (THIS IS WITH THE CAR FULLY LOADED AND WITH THE A/C ON ALL DAY LONG!) THE INTERIOR IS VERY COMFORTABLE AND EASY ON THE EYES. VERY ROOMY ALSO. I HAVE THE SXT WITH ALL THE EXTRAS. THE CD PLAYER PUTS OUT EXCELLENT SOUND. THE A/C WAS AT A CONSTANT FREEZING LEVEL INSIDE WHILE IT WAS 90 TO 102 OUTSIDE.(DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE COUNTRY) THIS IS MAKING THE TRIP VERY COMFORTABLE SO FAR! (I'M IN S.CAROLINA RIGHT NOW) OVERALL THE CAR IS VERY RELIABLE AND I HAVE NOTHING BAD TO SAY ABOUT IT. IT HAS PROVEN ITSELF OVER AND OVER AGAIN. GOOD DEAL FOR THE MONEY ALSO! I WOULD RECOMMEND BUYING THE CAR TO ANYONE....
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this car is the best

by from lakeland, Fl on December 21, 2009

This car never stops surprising me i bought the car brand new back in 04 now it has over 105,000 niles on it never a problem. i mainly used it for work back when i first got it making deliveries drivi...
This car never stops surprising me i bought the car brand new back in 04 now it has over 105,000 niles on it never a problem. i mainly used it for work back when i first got it making deliveries driving it all day and night in some cases. the car hasn't let me down now im driving it more like i would a truck, dribing down roads that you would want to take a 4x4 down, of course not to bad of roads as to not sink the car. All the time i hear about people saying that their neon is breaking and having issues when they first get it, i dont believe its dodge's fault i have taken care of my car and its still going strong.
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Excellent

by from indiana on October 8, 2010

This car is excellent i use to have one of these and it was one of the best cars i have ever driven i traded it in for a lexus i kind of regret doing that but this car is perfect and the specs are ter...
This car is excellent i use to have one of these and it was one of the best cars i have ever driven i traded it in for a lexus i kind of regret doing that but this car is perfect and the specs are terrific as well i would recomment anybody to buy this especially first time drivers
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Not Bad for the price

by from NJ on June 1, 2009

I bought my used 05 neon cause of sky rocketing gas prices that made my 04 ram hemi undrivable. I never relized gas prices could effect you this much. This neon was a one owner bought it with 24,600 m...
I bought my used 05 neon cause of sky rocketing gas prices that made my 04 ram hemi undrivable. I never relized gas prices could effect you this much. This neon was a one owner bought it with 24,600 miles and now have 40,000 on it now, had no problems with the car. Mpg i average 32-34 hwy with auto,cruise set @ 62 mph and slow accell. The car rides nice for a small car. I still think of the imports but so far have no reason to change. I will be moving and the commute will be 140 miles a day i am not sure if it will last in the high mile range of 300,000 as the imports but for the price can't complain. I guess you have to look @ the money you save compare to the imports any car is a gamble in my opinion. I have researched all the cars,honda,toyota,nissan,ford all seem to be in a 4-5 star field not one is perfect for me they all have there flaws. One thing is true the rear brakes squeal when it rains but they dry out fast,seats do stain from any liquid but not harsh, mirrors are a little small and no rear pwr windows offered and the auto trans is not smooth all the time sometimes is confused what gear to be in but not to bad. other then those complaints not to bad. 05,auto,sxt model fully loaded.
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Dodge neon

by from California on November 28, 2011

Great car, ...so good in fact, I bought two, one white and one orange. Purchased one new, the other used. The best features are the ease of use, quick acceleration, better than Ford Escort for compar...
Great car, ...so good in fact, I bought two, one white and one orange. Purchased one new, the other used. The best features are the ease of use, quick acceleration, better than Ford Escort for comparsion.
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better than i expected

by from northwest indiana on January 13, 2009

ive had my 05' neon for roughly four months now and have not experienced any major problems. i sold my f-150 due to skyrocketing gas prices this summer and now that they are down again i have a little...
ive had my 05' neon for roughly four months now and have not experienced any major problems. i sold my f-150 due to skyrocketing gas prices this summer and now that they are down again i have a little remourse. the ride is decent, the speakers are awefull, mpg's could be a little better and the seats for some reason stain from any liquid, even rain water. but over all not to bad. it does the trick. the faults are minor and that is to be expected, keep in mind your not buying a luxury sedan.
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Dodge Neon SXT

by from Tampa,FL on December 31, 2010

Great car, easy to drive, you save money with gas. Perfect for city. I had a dodge neon, never had any problem with it.
Great car, easy to drive, you save money with gas. Perfect for city. I had a dodge neon, never had any problem with it.
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Great Car and service

by from LA (Not Los angelos) on April 19, 2008

Got this car brand new in 2005. Best choice we ever made! This car was so awesome the first day. Then, it was wrecked the next day! But, the dealership took care of us, even coming to the scene of the...
Got this car brand new in 2005. Best choice we ever made! This car was so awesome the first day. Then, it was wrecked the next day! But, the dealership took care of us, even coming to the scene of the accident and helping us out with where to go and what to do. We got it repaired in two weeks, and it runs like it's never even been in a wreck! Have had it now for 3 years and its never been better. Freezing cold A/C, hot heater, and just an awesome sound system and CD player make this a great buy! Too bad they stopped making it........I would definitely buy a newer year model!
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Great car for the money

by from Sanford, FL on August 18, 2006

2005 Dodge Neon SXT As far as comfort, this vehicle got my 5 star rating. I drove just over 4 hours to Miami and another 4 back. In other vehilces my neck and back tend to hurt after about 1 hour but ...
2005 Dodge Neon SXT As far as comfort, this vehicle got my 5 star rating. I drove just over 4 hours to Miami and another 4 back. In other vehilces my neck and back tend to hurt after about 1 hour but in the Neon I got home without any back or neck pains. The car has good performance and I think the acceleration is moderate. The shifting is smooth but from 2nd to 3rd is more noticeable. This car handles better than any other I have ever driven and can take corners at high speeds with great traction. The styling and design is great for the price of the car and it comes with a few cool features. It's a great car for it's price and if you were considering buying one, I say go for it.
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Excellent car!

by from on July 23, 2011

I bought this car new in 2005 and have loved it ever since! It now has 73,000 miles. This was my second Neon. I have never had any issues out of this car. It goes 1-60 mph VERY quickly! Perfect first ...
I bought this car new in 2005 and have loved it ever since! It now has 73,000 miles. This was my second Neon. I have never had any issues out of this car. It goes 1-60 mph VERY quickly! Perfect first car, easy to drive very smooth. Excellent factory sound system. Infant car seats do not fit in the back set well at all, but all others are fine. Interier is easy to clean.
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