This car was so awesome the first day. I would personally still own one if i had room. It currently has 155k trouble-free miles. It does clunk a little over bumps, and as I've read elsewhere, it was a common problem with other Dodge vehicles at the time as well. The outside looked very sharp for an 05. The stero and speaker worked awesome too.
Although performance wise, the Neon is often compared the cars like the Chevy Cavalier and the Hyundai Elantra - it is a subcompact. The Dodge and Plymouth Neon were redesigned for the 2000 model year. Never got complaints from passengers. The drivers seat side bolster now has a hole worn in it from years of sliding in and out of the car. Even to this day, I would completely trust this Neon to drive to the West Coast. However, on long drives 1 hr or more this car is pure pleasure! The seats were supportive and durable. Update: We finally got rid of our Neon.
It has been driven multiple times from Ohio to Myrtle Beach. Side airbags none Wheelbase 105 in. In addition, a test of a vehicle from one model year may apply to earlier or later model years if the vehicle hasn't been significantly redesigned. Suspension Type - Front Data Unavailable Suspension Type - Front Cont. The placement of console and cup holders is a little awkward. At about 130k miles, the left rear wheel bearing began to go bad, but my guess would be that the notoriously bad Rhode Island roads did it in more than anything else.
The only real complaint I have about the car is that it has one of the worst turn ratios of any vehicle I've owned, including an extended-cab F150 truck. Finally, what might have been the most worrisome, transmission bucking at about 42mph, turned out to simply be a stuck solenoid. The inside is also mostly in good shape. Failed to get data, please try again. Mechanics are always suprised that it's in as good of shape as it is. I did recently have to have the timing belt replaced and that was probably the most expensive single repair I've ever had done to the vehicle. This rating applies to vehicles other than the specific model and body style tested.
I have the stripped down, crank window version I dont love the engine noise, cramped interior, sqeaky brakes. Failed to get data, please try again. I am going ro drive it as long as possible. No, but this is why I pay attention while I drive, but that's beside the point. Had mine for four years, got it at 65k miles, sold it at 125k miles. I have avoided 2 accidents with the awesome handling, quick response steering. With proper maintenance, I firmly believe the car will go to 250k easily, and there's no reason why other examples of the Neon wouldn't do the same.
It's just the rather poorly designed sway bar in the front end. The srt4 version is also a very fun car to drive that has a lot of pep to it. It just kept chugging along, and I was very sad when I finally sold the car in 2016. Injury measures Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. I've had this car longer than any other car 11 years now. 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. Forces on the left femur indicate that injuries to the upper leg would be likely.
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. Tested vehicle specifications Tested vehicle 2000 Dodge Neon 4-door Weight 2,659 lbs. Failed to get data, please try again. A left femur fracture also would be likely. Forces on both tibias indicate that injuries to lower legs would be possible.
I've owned a lot of muscle cars over the years as well, including a 2001 Mustang Cobra that I bought brand new, and this car is as fast or faster than all of them. The ratings of one vehicle often apply to other models if they are built on the same platform. If it bothers you, remove it. Tossable and a lot of pep on the accelerator. The Dodge and Plymouth Neon were redesigned for the 2000 model year.
I want to complain about all the little things in the car, like the dashboard that cracked from being in the sun every day, but I can't. Passenger — The dummy's head was hit by the intruding barrier, producing high head injury measures. Not that I'm actually out there racing except the one time I was able to take it to the track , but just knowing that I'd be moving from a faster car that's paid for and still operating good to a slower, albeit fancier and arguably more stylish, vehicle caused me to say no thanks. The rear passenger windows are manual, but really not a big deal. The car looks great on the outside -- mostly a benefit of being garaged for its entire life and me keeping it clean and ding free. First of all, the aggressive stance but inviting appearance is a mix that most compact manufacturers have attempted to imitate but have not matched e.
Would I want to get into a crash with it? No issues at all, just typical wear and tear parts. Then, it was wrecked the next day! Failed to get data, please try again. Best choice we ever made! This rating applies to vehicles other than the specific model and body style tested. But it never got stuck and just kept going. While there are a few shortcomings, they're more than made up for by the incredible awesomeness of this car. I have received a lot of positive comments about my car! Failed to get data, please try again. I would definitely buy a newer year model! Various small problems along the way, worst mechanical thing I had to deal with was timing belt at 110k.