My Neon is the first car I've ever had and I love it. It's as standard as it comes, no power windows or locks, no overdrive, and it had been a rental car as well. I've had this car since 2001 and I have not had one problem with it. The obvious things like spark plugs or changing a bulb in a light but that's it. It gets me where I need to go, and it looks good in the process. I would recommend Neon to anyone, and I'd buy another one if given the opportunity.
Handling, the look of the exterior, the comfort, and the reliability.