I puchased the car new in May 98.
Was'nt sure about the stripes until it
arrived. Had them painted on later.
Performance/price ratio is unbeatable
by any mfgr. Excellent ride for
performance oriented suspension.
Changed to composite head gasket due to
oil leak at rear of engine. Use Mobil 1
5/30 with no oil consumption since
initial 1 qt in 1st 1k miles. 28/36
MPG. I have surprised many a Honda VTEC
or Mustang GT owner. Body fit & finish
excellent. Braking system excellent.
Considering adding 03 SRT-4 to my
Excellent PRICE/PERFORMANCE ratio.
Other's perception of lack of
performance makes their education
easier. Those wonderful stripes. The
sound from the cold air
intake @ 7k RPM. Exhaust system
that other neon's look up to. Too much
brake for this car. Crisp, precise OEM
Change trans ratios to allow 0-60 with
1 gear change. 15" or 16" wheels.
Lose the substandard OEM Goodyears.
Raise the MPH limiter to 140. Lose the
cheesy OEM intake system. Front window
sealing needs some help too. (Strong
crosswinds remind me of being in a
small airplane in flight)