Recent Topics
Ford 4.6L Durability?
by Auae85
Yesterday at 11:00 PM
Mercedes Benz High Mileage Badges
by Snagglefoot
Yesterday at 10:46 PM
Lawn Tractor Tire Sealer
by 97K15004WD
Yesterday at 10:01 PM
Fireworks Stores
by Warstud
Yesterday at 09:36 PM
1994 Ranger fuel tank/frame cleanup & NOS part
by 01rangerxl
Yesterday at 09:27 PM
Koreans top J.D. Power qlty; Ford, GM, FCA make strides
by wemay
Yesterday at 09:18 PM
How Fast to Run a ZeroTurn Mower
by Gebo
Yesterday at 09:10 PM
Bosch 3300 C&P Yamaha FZ-07
by bmwpowere36m3
Yesterday at 08:49 PM
My FIL in hospice
by fdcg27
Yesterday at 08:41 PM
Spraying Polyurethane
by Texican
Yesterday at 08:37 PM
Dehumidifier icing
by Kestas
Yesterday at 08:37 PM
Diesel lube in Petrol Engine
by Ducked
Yesterday at 07:46 PM
New key programming cost
by 92saturnsl2
Yesterday at 07:27 PM
When you help someone and its time to walk away
by RazorsEdge
Yesterday at 07:09 PM
Sightly overfilled oil..ok or drain?
by flinter
Yesterday at 07:08 PM
Wheel says 50 mph max
by pda1122
Yesterday at 06:54 PM
15w40 Maxlife in Motorcycle
by Brian553
Yesterday at 06:39 PM
BITOGer in Ottawa/Orleans Canada area ? ...
by Papa Bear
Yesterday at 06:36 PM
Old Engine SOUND
by MasterSolenoid
Yesterday at 06:06 PM
ProMotive PH 2500 CUT OPEN
by car51
Yesterday at 04:54 PM
Newest Members
yamahaboy125, Turboholic, TrpNY, bcj, Ilia
65282 Registered Users
Who's Online
27 registered (ctechbob, billt460, dishdude, AnthemBassMan, crazy_raccoon, earlyre, 1 invisible), 815 Guests and 45 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
65282 Members
67 Forums
285683 Topics
4767773 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 >
Topic Options
#4589211 - 11/29/17 07:04 PM any experience with 2005 Dodge Neon?
sirgerman Offline


Registered: 10/18/09
Posts: 294
Loc: Salt Lake City Utah
Is the 2005 Dodge Neon SXT any good ? is the engine and transmission decent ?
my neighbor is selling a 2005 Dodge Neon SXT with only 64,072 miles for $3,750, should I take a look ?

Top
#4589223 - 11/29/17 07:11 PM Re: any experience with 2005 Dodge Neon? [Re: sirgerman]
WobblyElvis Offline


Registered: 09/23/14
Posts: 1345
Loc: Toronto Canada
According to carcomplaints.com it's not the best.
https://www.carcomplaints.com/Dodge/Neon/2005/

Top
#4589226 - 11/29/17 07:13 PM Re: any experience with 2005 Dodge Neon? [Re: sirgerman]
daves87rs Offline


Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 16963
Loc: Michigan
Wait, there are still Neons out there? crackmeup

Seriously, by this stage though they were a pretty solid little ride. Engine and trans are pretty basic, but with some love, should hold up just fine....
_________________________
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

Henry Ford

Top
#4589228 - 11/29/17 07:14 PM Re: any experience with 2005 Dodge Neon? [Re: daves87rs]
sirgerman Offline


Registered: 10/18/09
Posts: 294
Loc: Salt Lake City Utah
Originally Posted By: daves87rs
Wait, there are still Neons out there? crackmeup

Seriously, by this stage though they were a pretty solid little ride. Engine and trans are pretty basic, but with some love, should hold up just fine....



how often the timing belt has to be replace ?

Top
#4589229 - 11/29/17 07:14 PM Re: any experience with 2005 Dodge Neon? [Re: sirgerman]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2740
Loc: Wet side WA
_________________________
2004 Toyota Corolla 121682
Out: QSUD 5W-30 Purolator One 5030
In: Valvoline ML 5w-30 TG4967 117530 2-8-18
2006 Duramax 74047
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73752 4-22-18

Top
#4589230 - 11/29/17 07:15 PM Re: any experience with 2005 Dodge Neon? [Re: sirgerman]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 17116
Loc: Ontario, Canada
The engines are OK. You might need a head gasket down the road though. Was really common on these engines and frequent in early ones. Not hard to do at all. The price is a bit high for the age unless it's loaded.

Change the trans fluid every 30K miles with a new filter is my recommendation.

The timing belt is called for around 60,000 miles but you can easily go 100,000 no problem and the belt will still look like new. It's not very difficult to replace either.

My dad's manual trans 1995 Neon he bought for $200 went to 200K Miles with just a head gasket when he bought it with 100,000 miles.

My dad is a mechanic and worked for Chrysler. I know a lot about the Chrysler product line and specifically this line. smile


Edited by StevieC (11/29/17 07:19 PM)
_________________________
'15 Dodge Journey - 90,000 KM's - SSO 5w20
'06 Hyundai Santa Fe - 535,000km - SSO 0w30 (R.I.P)

Top
#4589236 - 11/29/17 07:16 PM Re: any experience with 2005 Dodge Neon? [Re: sirgerman]
Nick1994 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 10108
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
As I've mentioned in your posts before, stop looking for "low miles" cars. It's meaningless especially when it's tied to junky cars. I always scratch my head when you search for cars because it's like you're purposely looking for the worst car. Oldsmobiles, Neons, Volvos, Cobalts, Ford 500s, Pontiac G6s, etc.

Are you afraid of Japanese cars? It sounds like you just need basic transportation, coming from a Saturn. Look into cars that are known for reliability like a Camry, Corolla, Civic, Accord, Yaris, etc.

And erase "low mileage" from your brain
_________________________
2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 79k PU 5w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 228k M1 AFE 0w30 & Wix
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 146k M1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra

Top
#4589243 - 11/29/17 07:22 PM Re: any experience with 2005 Dodge Neon? [Re: sirgerman]
simple_gifts Offline


Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 11945
Loc: Middlesex County CT
+1

a corolla with 3x the mileage will cost the same or less and still be a better car to own.


Edited by simple_gifts (11/29/17 07:23 PM)
_________________________
2004 Prius; 92K ML Syn 5W-30
2007 Yaris 68K 0w-40 Castrol
2006 B2300;130K;ALM


Was driving an ox cart; Now on the USS Enterprise

Top
#4589251 - 11/29/17 07:29 PM Re: any experience with 2005 Dodge Neon? [Re: sirgerman]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21192
Loc: Orlando, FL
Originally Posted By: sirgerman
Is the 2005 Dodge Neon SXT any good ? is the engine and transmission decent ?
my neighbor is selling a 2005 Dodge Neon SXT with only 64,072 miles for $3,750, should I take a look ?


Take a look, if its clean I'd buy it.

Auto or manual transmission?

Top
#4589253 - 11/29/17 07:31 PM Re: any experience with 2005 Dodge Neon? [Re: sirgerman]
eyeofthetiger Offline


Registered: 11/18/17
Posts: 683
Loc: South Carolina
I once bought a brand new 2004 Dodge Neon. But it wasn't an SXT, it was an SRT-4. It was exceptionally stupid fun, and exceptional at nothing else. I wouldn't buy a lesser model. But if I did, I wouldn't pay that much for it. Regardless of the mileage, this '05 SXT isn't worth much more than $2000 IF it has been well maintained and needs no repairs


Edited by eyeofthetiger (11/29/17 07:31 PM)
_________________________
2017 Ford Fiesta 1.0T - Valvoline SynPower 5W-20, Motorcraft FL910S
1988 GMC K1500 4.3/700R4 - Supertech 15W-40, Fram TG3980
1986 Ford Ranger 2.0 - uhh

Top
#4589264 - 11/29/17 07:38 PM Re: any experience with 2005 Dodge Neon? [Re: Nick1994]
sirgerman Offline


Registered: 10/18/09
Posts: 294
Loc: Salt Lake City Utah
Originally Posted By: Nick1994
As I've mentioned in your posts before, stop looking for "low miles" cars. It's meaningless especially when it's tied to junky cars. I always scratch my head when you search for cars because it's like you're purposely looking for the worst car. Oldsmobiles, Neons, Volvos, Cobalts, Ford 500s, Pontiac G6s, etc.

Are you afraid of Japanese cars? It sounds like you just need basic transportation, coming from a Saturn. Look into cars that are known for reliability like a Camry, Corolla, Civic, Accord, Yaris, etc.

And erase "low mileage" from your brain


I am not afraid of Japanese cars, I know they are better than any american car, the problem is the cost more money, I love my Saturn ( 189000 miles nothing major and I get 38 miles per gallon ), is getting too old.I try to find a good deal that all

Top
#4589267 - 11/29/17 07:40 PM Re: any experience with 2005 Dodge Neon? [Re: sirgerman]
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 15696
Loc: OH
Too much coin for too little car.
If you think you might want it, wait until it sits for a few months and offer a couple of grand, unless some hapless fool gets there first and pays near 4K for the thing.
Could happen.
_________________________
17 Forester 12K MSS 0W-20
12 Accord LX 86K PP 5W-20
09 Forester 95K M1HM 10W-30
01 Focus ZX3 118K PP 5W-20
96 Accord LX 104K T5 10W-30
95 318i

Top
#4589298 - 11/29/17 08:13 PM Re: any experience with 2005 Dodge Neon? [Re: sirgerman]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 32635
Loc: ME
I had one after my saturn died. Same exact everything, a 2005 SXT.

Saturn got 40 MPG, neon did 28.

I got it at 150k and immediately did the timing belt. Head gasket went at 155k so I had to rip all that timing belt stuff off again. mad

It drove nice, had a very nice stick shift, and sounded cool for a 4 cyl.

It was a very forgettable car. I barely have any pictures of it.

The AC barely worked. I think it was a clogged orifice tube. The pipe under the hood got cold but nothing else. I never fixed it.

Rust ate it very quickly, was kind of a junker from that perspective. All the way from the rockers up the rear quarters.

They say Lee Iacocca invented it so it could be built for $4000 and the rest would be profit. I tend to believe this.

Top
#4589305 - 11/29/17 08:18 PM Re: any experience with 2005 Dodge Neon? [Re: sirgerman]
madRiver Offline


Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 3537
Loc: New England
Originally Posted By: sirgerman
Is the 2005 Dodge Neon SXT any good ? is the engine and transmission decent ?
my neighbor is selling a 2005 Dodge Neon SXT with only 64,072 miles for $3,750, should I take a look ?


A Honda Civic is miserable enough. These are just low rent Chrysler versions of the Honda Civic that are more fun to drive and in 2005 extremely dated in design back to 1990's.

Any good nope. $3750 is a ton of money for this car.

Top
#4589311 - 11/29/17 08:25 PM Re: any experience with 2005 Dodge Neon? [Re: Nick1994]
maverickfhs Offline


Registered: 12/28/16
Posts: 1984
Loc: VA
Originally Posted By: Nick1994
As I've mentioned in your posts before, stop looking for "low miles" cars. It's meaningless especially when it's tied to junky cars. I always scratch my head when you search for cars because it's like you're purposely looking for the worst car. Oldsmobiles, Neons, Volvos, Cobalts, Ford 500s, Pontiac G6s, etc.

Are you afraid of Japanese cars? It sounds like you just need basic transportation, coming from a Saturn. Look into cars that are known for reliability like a Camry, Corolla, Civic, Accord, Yaris, etc.

And erase "low mileage" from your brain


+1 million. Purchased an 06 Civic last year with ~190K miles from 1st owner and immaculate maintenance history for peanuts. Knocking on real wood, still running like a champ at ~198K. Civics/Corollas are reliable and economical.

Yes, maybe I am biased smile
_________________________
2006 Civic EX 200K/AT
2006 Acura TSX 177K/AT

Top
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 >