The Neon SE is a significant step up
from the Geo it replaced. I drive it up
and down the eastern seaboard once a
month to visit my daughter, and the car
performs well on the highway. The cargo
room is immense for a car this size, and
it has a lot better pickup than other
cars I test drove. The biggest problem I
have is the gear ratios. I have a manual
tranny, and I find that I am constantly
looking for a 6th gear once I get to
around 70 on the highway. The engine
noise can be significant at higher
speeds, but the exceptional audio system
easily overcomes it. I've put 71.5K
miles on in 2.5 years, and the only
problems I've had were from accidents --
which were easily fixed.
CD Changer, Cruise. Sunroof is a fun
touch. ABS has saved my bacon on a
couple of occasions.
Regear to better ratios. Road/engine
noise needs to be reduced. Better
lumbar support for long drives needed.
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.