I'm the original owner of the Neon and
I will admit that during the first two
years, this car suffered through a lot
of problems. Some examples are blown
head gasket after 9 months, clouding
paint after one year, and factory
sunroof breaking EVERY summer ( three
times during the third year ).
However, after these "teething"
problems, the car has turned out to be
a reliable, thrifty, comfortable and
fun little car.
Comfortable and roomy interior. The
engine is a little rough around the
edges ( Honda and Toyota engineers need
not run back to the drawing board ) but
it's relatively quick and economical.
Better paint quality. I have
the "lapis blue" paint and it's
cracking and peeling on the roof,
quarter panel, and trunk lid. Chrysler
will not acknowledge that there is a
problem with the factory paint not
adhering to the primer. Improve