I've owned my dodge neon for just about four years now. I bought it brand new off the lot. It's a sxt model with an automatic transmission. The past two years, I've been commuting eighty plus miles a day to work and home again. With the exception of a new battery and four new tires, my neon drives and performs well. I do all the maintenance my self. My neon has a few squeaks and rattles which is normal for the amount of miles it has, but it continues to serve me well.
I'm a big guy, so I appreciate the roominess of the cabin.
The suspension could be smoother. After driving a while, the transmission shifts abruptly after a stop. It could be a lot smoother.