Was suprised at the performance of the Neon. The fact that the rear windows aren't power doesn't bother me at all because I have a little one that could hit the down button a lot easier then she could roll one down manually. As far as gas mileage goes, I probably average 30 mpg and I drive more city than hwy, doing almost 3000 miles a month. For a nice car, but low payment, a Neon is well worth it.
The gas mileage, good braking (no nose dives if you know what I mean), and the interior molding is a nice touch as well as the standard LATCH system.
Standard 4-wheel ABS brakes and maybe an avalible power driver's seat on the sxt and srt-4.