Not a good car
Distributor, and wires/plugs had to be replaced quite early, after leaving me stranded on the road. Warranty covered it, plus the rental for the weekend.
Some other engine light issue was covered by warranty, but my weekend was shot again bringing it to the dealer.
Brakes always squeaked; the dealer couldn't fix them and said, "It's typical" and to live with it.
Automatic transmission seemed like it needed an overdrive. The engine RPM was quite high on highway travel.
For a small car, the fuel economy wasn't the greatest.
I guess I should have spent the extra few grand more and bought a Honda or VW.
I sold this car at 60000km. The VW dealer said he could not give me much for it as a trade-in because he would have a hard time selling it. I had the car for only 3 yrs and it totally depreciated big time. I feel like I almost gave it away, and still owe the bank money.
I bought an Oldie '93 VW Golf diesel and an old '91 Honda Accord for the price I got for my newer Neon. Both cars I've had for longer than I had owned the Neon, and no issues other than new brakes and other simple wear items.
How is it that I bought a new car and it was in the shop all the time? Buy used quality, and no issues other than tires and brakes.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th December, 2008