Best Economy Car Late 90's
By micweb on
1999 Dodge Neon Sport 4dr Sedan
Sure, a Toyota or Honda might be more
reliable, but a used 1999 Neon will be
a lot cheaper. In reality, the 1999
Neon is highly reliable - they got all
the bugs out of this car originally
introduced in 1995. It rides and
handles like a much bigger car - it is
fast and safe. Good gas mileage too.
The 3 speed automatic isn't as good -
it needs the fourth speed. The 5 speed
is great, like a sports car.
Acceleration, responsiveness, good
handling, safe feeling, good brakes,
cruises at interstate speeds without a
Most of these, except the heavily
optioned versions, have manual outside
mirrors - you have to roll down the
windows to adjust. Since they have a
housing, once adjusted they won't get
whacked out of adjustment. But the
first time is a pain.