Turn signals do not turn off automatically.
Brakes squeak constantly, worse after it has rained.
Clutch cable broke and could not be ordered from the manufacturer. My mechanic had to have one fabricated for me.
Emergency brake went out.
Bearing is going out at 148,000 miles. This has never been replaced.
Small electrical quirks that were annoying, but dealt with.
Check engine light always came on when it was damp outside, then went off when it dried off. Mechanic could find nothing causing this.
Driver's seat has torn.
Regular basic maintenance.
This vehicle has been the oldest vehicle I have owned (for the current year and model year) and has been the most reliable. The engine knocks a bit, but what do you expect at 148,000 miles?
My neon is a quick, cute little car, and with the smaller tires drives nicely in the snow. Easy handling, even without power steering!
No air was hard to deal with in the summer, but I was not able to find anyone who would be willing to install it in this vehicle (due to it being cramped, labor would have been atrocious!)
I was rear-ended in this vehicle by a Ford mini-van and there was not ONE BIT of damage on my car, while the van that hit me was smashed in on the front, and the truck that I was butted into had the hitch broken off.
My Neon got a little uncomfortable for long trips, and I would not recommend it to anyone with long legs (as a driver anyway), but it has served me well! It will be difficult to get rid of this vehicle, but since my family is growing, I need to trade it in. Once my kids are grown I will look at getting another Neon.