Bought this car new. Have put 160,000+ on it. Car has held up VERY well and has been a blast to drive.
This is the only vehicle I've ever owned that I did not grow tired of after a couple of years. My wife feels the same way. Has to have the 5 speed manual transmission!
I bought my Neon three years ago at a car auction. As a high school student, it was my first car. Originally I was thrilled to have ANY car but my trusty Neon has turned out to be a great buy. I have had absolutely no problems and I have put maybe $300 in maintenance/repairs into it. It is an excellent car for any high school or college student.
I bought my Neon Sport new and have
nothing negative to say about it. I
did have a couple of problems (that
were covered by warranty) so it wasn't
too bad. The car is now 10 years old
with 280,000 miles and with the
exception of some color fading (just
on the hood and left front panel)which
no one can explain since the rest of
it looks new no other problems!
Great gas mileage. Getting 38 to 41 mpg highway and 29 to 30 here which is in some serious mountains -- traveling over two mountains twice a day with elevations from 900 to almost 4000 feet. Handles good and plenty of power for something that gets that good of gas mileage. Front seats roomy but small back legroom. Large trunk. Headlight lenses turned milky over the years and rubber gaskets around windows, etc. cracking. Easily shifts gears, paint not so great.