i purchased my neon spring of 99. 2.0
SOHC 4 5spd. has good power, i have
not exp. any major problem, 2 biggies
though, 1 paint pealing, has primer
issues with certain colors, mine is
white, 2 valve cover seals for spark
plugs eroded away, causing oil residue
in spark plug section easy fix. car is
great to get around town in, it is fun
to drive. although on long road trips
(500+mil) seats get uncomfy, and fuel
tank is small. good gas milage though.
sound system is not bad. trunk is good
size, two sets of golf clubs and
suitcase no problem. summary great
point a-b car or first car. watch the
paint. i love this car.
i own the base model, there are no
features. but if you must know for a
stock stereo it is nice.
use better primer, use better primer,
use better primer!
Since I was 15, I wanted a Neon. At the
age od 20 when I finally got a license
and save dup I purchased one. It was a
2 door 1997. My Neon was perfect. It
was there whenever I needed it; for
late night food runs or appointments at
the salon. I didn't have any real
problems other than getting new spark
plug wires. It took me from Alabama to
Miami and back on several occasions. At
67,000 I was in an accident where my
Neon was hit. It was totalled, but it
helped me to be able to walk out ok.
Thanks, Neon. I'll miss you.
I loved it all- especially the cold ac.
The wind noise during long distances is
annoying but can be fixed by turning up
I was extremely happy with my little
Neon.I bought the car at a time when I
didn't have a lot of money to spend. Up
until today, I was amazed at how
reliable this car had been. Never a
problem. Today I took it in to have it
checked and it turns out the vehicle is
not worth repairing.I would have to
spend thousands to fix it. So after
years of reliability, the one time it
needs work (head gaskit among other
issues)it's a major repair. My car is
One of my favorite cars, (I have 7)
Never lets me down. Bought used at
43,000 miles. In 35,000 miles I have
fixed..... NOTHING! I do my own
maintenence, oil plugs, etc. It's
faster and handles better then my
antique Italian sports car!
(No, it's not a Fiat!) My only
complaint is wind noise, so far I've
been too lazy to adjust the window
angle so it's my own fault.
Tightness! (except the window seals)
Improve the steering knuckles. (noisy)
Keep making it!