2005 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0 from North America
Awesome car and very low cost to buy and run. Will keep it for years
Paint is starting to clip on the hood in the center.
Front brakes squeak if when they are wet (rain, car wash, puddles etc.)
Kingpin on the swaybar has broke and been replaced twice. Normally after hitting a pot hole pretty hard.
Serpentine belt tension pulley bearing went out. The belt was damaged and both pulley and belt needed to be replaced.
I have had the car for three years now and have done almost no maintenance during that time. I figured that I should put a little money into it before driving it from Utah to Florida. I got the timing belt changed (it was still the original belt at 130000 miles) and clutch disc replaced. Mechanic said that everything else looked great: motor mounts, belts, wires, etc. However, he said that the brakes might need to be changed in a year. Keep in mind that I have done almost no maintenance on this car other than the normal oil changes in 3 years.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th June, 2016
6th Sep 2008, 22:43
My 2005 SXT Dodge Neon is having problems idling. It starts fine, and dies. If I hold the accelerator down slightly, it runs fine. After a few minutes, it idles fine. I think the IAC needs cleaned like yours did.
Could you explain in more detail the modifications you made to the exhaust and intake to improve mileage? I would really like to know about that!