I recently bought this car, and knew the problems when I bought it.
The AC needs to be converted to R134A and recharged.
The rear windows are stuck closed, the window motor works fine, so this should be a simple fix.
I purchased a new serpentine belt the day I got back, a $20 fix, no big deal.
Cleaned up the battery and battery post, as they were slightly corroded.
I decided that I was getting nowhere in paying off my debt, so after a long hard decision, I handed the keys to my 2005 Dodge Neon SXT, back to the financing bank.
While out of town for a wedding, deciding to call some classified car ads and found this jewel among all the crap.
The engine and transmission are both running strong and at only 70,000 original miles.
The body was straight, the interior clean. The previous owner had all maintenance records, this car was more than well maintained.
The exhaust is clear, no black soot in the tail pipe, unlike my brand new Neon.
All interior and exterior lights work.
Gas mileage is great, average for the trip home from the wedding was 35 MPG.
Imagine this the previous owner was asking $700, Nada, Kelly Blue Book and Edmunds.com all assessed this cars value at nearly $2000. I paid $600, what a steal. No more car payments, insurance rates are beautiful, and not only that, I have a great car.
Not a beautiful car, simply an amazing one.
Did I mention the term Ford Tempo scared me, until I drove this car.