I bought my lemon....I mean Neon in 97'
off of a lease. Problems began to
surface immediately. I replaced the
passenger power window. The brakes
made these ungodly noises. It sounded
like a garbage truck but this is
normal. My battery cable
disintegrated, followed by water
flooding the rear passenger cabin's
floor every time it rained (bad weather
stripping). Luckily this was under
warranty. After the warranty, no major
problems until 85,000mi. The head
gasket blew leaking oil into the
radiator, plugging it up. I sold it
for way less than it was worth. It was
fun to drive and race around in, but
not reliable and very disappointing.
Fun to drive, great on gas, peppy and
fast, comforable seating, looks great
cheap door trim (too much thin
plastic), good sound system but not
durable (speakers blow out), blinding
dashboard reflection - very dangerous,
aluminum head gasket - come on!
Actually, just use better parts to
build a car.
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