Dodge Neon

Dodge Neon

There are 40 comments on the The Seattle Times story from Apr 11, 2007, titled Dodge Neon. In it, The Seattle Times reports that:

Air Conditioning , Power Steering. Sound System AM/FM Stereo. VIN: 1B3ES46C3YD725185 This 2000 Dodge Neon 4dr ES Sedan features a 2.0L L4 SFI SOHC 16V Gasoline engine. via The Seattle Times

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Mario Oviedo

United States

#1 Apr 28, 2007
i would like to know if i put a 98 Dodge Stratus 2.4 engine to a 98 Dodge Neon am i gonna need to do any changes to the neon ?

do i need to change the wiring?

please write me to my email: [email protected]
tina

Akron, OH

#2 May 9, 2007
I just bought a 2003 Dodge Neon SE from a used car place and the breaks squeak very loud. I took it back and they supposedly they replaced the break pads and rotated the rotors. Well they continue to make the sound and I took it back, they told me they cant find anything wrong with the breaks. But to make matters worse, the guy who sold it to me said that neons breaks are just louder than other cars. Does anyone have ant suggestions?
Mandy

Great Neck, NY

#3 May 12, 2007
Tina - that's bullshit. I've had an experience with one Dodge dealer that's so incredibly shady. I took my car for an oil change at a DODGE dealer, two days later the oil light came on, one month later my engine blew. I took it to them and they said I blew my sealant. It was total bullshit - they didn't put the oil filter in correctly and all the oil leaked out causing my engine to blew up. Don't trust them just because they are a Dodge dealer.
Mandy

Great Neck, NY

#4 May 12, 2007
Rather than writing to Dodge to let them know about my shitty experience with my Dodge Neon and getting some bullshit reply - I'm letting you all know exactly what owning a Dodge piece of shit is really like. First of all - I've replaced everything under the hood, at least once, some of which is to be expected. What's really sent me over the edge - I've replaced the motor two times. The first time, the rear main sealant broke, apparently Neon's are known for this, but no one thought to replace it for me for free. The second time - I TOOK MY CAR TO A DODGE DEALER FOR AN OIL CHANGE, TWO DAYS LATER MY OIL LIGHT CAME ON AND LESS THAN A MONTH LATER MY ENGINE BLEW. Then, my friend had the EXACT same thing happen to his SX at the SAME DEALER. So...FUCK DODGE. Remember this when you are considering buying a car and their low prices are tempting you - it's because their cars suck. I wouldn't take a DODGE if you GAVE me one PLUS a million dollars. When Dodge goes bankcrupt...this girl will only be feeling sorry for the poor employees that will be out of a job thanks to uppper managements' decision to make shitty cars!
kurt

Cedar Rapids, IA

#5 Jun 2, 2007
yea i have a neon and the brakes always make noise but nothings wrong with it
kurt

Cedar Rapids, IA

#6 Jun 2, 2007
i have the same car the brakes always maek that noise the cars fine
Jason

Columbus, OH

#7 Jun 20, 2007
Mandy! Your case isnt a shitty car case, its your shitty dealship! Lol might as well go to walmart to get you oil changed, at least then if they dont do it right they'll replace your engine on there dime (this happened to a freind of mine, they have bad lawyers). I would really never return to that dealership, they seem to do more bad then good to you car. I have had 2 neon's i bout new and put 120k on a 98 base model and 190k on a loaded 2001 Rt. If you have a good dealship like I have they will fix problems (never really had much at all) befor they result in a failure. The break squeeling well it happens to the best of us, try spraying them out at the carwash or use them a little hard now and then at a higher speed (of course obey all laws, lol)....

RIP Neon 1995-2006 :-(
rob

Simcoe, Canada

#8 Jun 21, 2007
I have 1995 neon scan code come up 32 egr system failure what doe's this mean ??
it's runing bad and smell gas when you start up
2003 dodge Neon

Elmira, NY

#9 Jun 26, 2007
Help!
Battery light came on in my 2003 Dodge Neon SXT. Battery tested and is good. Revved car to 2000 RPM and it died. Jumped it, got it home and wouldnt start. Jumped it again,Got it to start, unhooked battery, car died. Diagnosed as bad alternator. Replaced alternator, car still runs terrible. Engine shakes, sputters, idles rough. Code flashed is PO352 (something to do with the ignition coil). Replaced ignition pack- NO CHANGE!
Brandi

Jupiter, FL

#10 Jul 24, 2007
tina wrote:
I just bought a 2003 Dodge Neon SE from a used car place and the breaks squeak very loud. I took it back and they supposedly they replaced the break pads and rotated the rotors. Well they continue to make the sound and I took it back, they told me they cant find anything wrong with the breaks. But to make matters worse, the guy who sold it to me said that neons breaks are just louder than other cars. Does anyone have ant suggestions?
Hi Tina,

I had the same issue with my 2003 Neon, the brakes are metallic, which causes some break dust and makes them squeak really loudly. My boyfriend changed the 2 front brake pads and one rotor and then the squeak was gone, he just bought some higher quality pads. I took mine back to the dealer originally...and have since had a deep hatred for them.
Derek

Athens, PA

#11 Jul 27, 2007
2003 Neon, did you check your timing belt?
Alisa

Kansas City, MO

#12 Jul 27, 2007
I have a 97 neon and everything was working fine. Then one day my instrument panel quit working even the lights. So I have no speedometer, gas gauge, or temperature gauge. I checked all the fuses in the fuse box and under the hood they are all good. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Derek

Utica, NY

#13 Jul 27, 2007
That happened on my friends old Ford, I think you have to go into the dash and replace the bulb probably.
robert

Sudbury, Canada

#14 Aug 14, 2007
tina wrote:
I just bought a 2003 Dodge Neon SE from a used car place and the breaks squeak very loud. I took it back and they supposedly they replaced the break pads and rotated the rotors. Well they continue to make the sound and I took it back, they told me they cant find anything wrong with the breaks. But to make matters worse, the guy who sold it to me said that neons breaks are just louder than other cars. Does anyone have ant suggestions?
The brakes on the neons are not louder than any others. Check with another grage.
robert

Sudbury, Canada

#15 Aug 14, 2007
I have a 97 neon 2.0 litre. i have 135000kms on the motor. So far I have had to a little work on it. The stuff I have had to replace is just standard. I have had lots of negative feed back on the Neons. But I wonder if I got one of the few good ones. lol
Derek

Greenville, NC

#16 Aug 21, 2007
I meant the serpintine belt not the timing belt.

“Drive safely...”

Since: Nov 07

Newport, RI

#17 Nov 5, 2007
Neons are joke when you compare them to the SATURN AURA.

I have the new 2008 Aura...
BERNIE

AOL

#18 Nov 6, 2007
You are better of with an avenger or something...
ovivtopher

United States

#19 Nov 6, 2007
I'm thinking of buying a used 2005 Neon for my daughter who is just out of college. It's automatic and has 45,000 miles on it. Is this a reliable car? Will it cost her in repairs? How many miles can you expect to get from it? Are you Neon owners generally pleased with the product?
mopar man

Mc Lean, VA

#20 Nov 6, 2007
2003 neon sxt/brand new/no prob/semi hemi so fine

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