I owned my 05 Neon for almost 3 years and drove the heck out of it! Purchased at 7800 miles and wrecked 2 weeks ago at 54000. I have driven this car as a daily commuter as well as our main travel car. I drove it cross country last summer. I have to say this car is amazing! It has never had any problems, any at all. It drives well has good handling and response. Cup holders have great placement, I love the arm rest. My model had power windows in front only- I saved about $500 and not once did I miss having power back seat windows. I did replace the tires and brakes at 53000 but they said I would have had a few months left. I got about 24-27mpg city not great but highway 33.
Easy access air and radio controls- cute styling, interior and exterior very decent for all those miles, super comfy seats - even after driving and driving, great cup holder placement, arm rest was great. We had 3k equity in this car with a 2.5 years of payments left and no down payment --excellent
Paint -- did have small areas of missing paint and small rust spots.