I bought this Neon as my first car, and as a teenage guy I wasn't sure I wanted such a wimpy car. Well, I have had it over a year now, and I love it to death. I have had two small problems with it, the starter motor gave out, and the power locks are giving out. Other than that, it has been a great car. I love the stock sound system, the 6X9's in the back are awesome, but I did put in a new head unit, and now it sounds even better. I also put new hubcaps on becuase the stock ones where hideous. (the graffiti interior pattern is also very ugly, but seat covers can fix that). Great car if you want to put a little bit of creativity into it.
Love the sound system, none of my friends can believe that the speakers are stock. The car handles beautifully, and I have got it moving pretty fast on long enough stretches. Great on gas.
More power under the hood. The 2.0 is killing me. Also, mine has power locks, but not power windows, that would be nice.