Purchased for highway driving.
By Sean on
Vehicle2005 Dodge Neon SXT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
ReviewI commute to work, 40 miles each way, so a car advertising high gas mileage and low pricing was key. I bought the car in October '06 when the weather was changing. It made it through the winter no problem; starts promptly, never overheats but I have noticed a few things about the car: Gas mileage advertised is for 60mph. Anything over that, kiss the 32mpg highway goodbye. Engine idles at 6k rpm when stopped, which causes a slight vibration in the cabin. Coolant gauge's normal range varies between top end of cold and first quarter line. Brakes squeak. A lot. Don't be fooled though, they work extremely well! Dodge transmission, expect problems! Already rough at 41.5k.
Best FeaturesReliable. Handles well. Fun to drive. Nice material chosen for seat cushions. Roomy! I'm a big guy too - 6'5, 250! CD player (Not MP3 CD player or multi-change). Nice sound system. Really good car so far, driven it 10k miles!
Worst Features5 speed automatic transmission. Tighter steering column (tends to shake, feel wobbly). Better seat design, can be uncomfortable on long drives.
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