A fun car to own, but I needed a lot of things fixed early on..
Transmission needed to be serviced the day after I bought it. The car was not shifting at the proper speeds and RPM.
A week later, the climate control light went out and was replaced.
Also, there was a spark plug that was misfiring, so that was replaced, along with the wires.
A loose exhaust bracket was tightened on the same service date.
The windows are VERY leaky and loud at high speeds.
Engine is very loud at high speeds and RPMs (such as on the highway).
The brakes squeak.
Even though I have not owned a Neon for very long, I love the car already! All of the problems I have listed (with the exception of the last three, which are typical Neon characteristics anyway) were fixed under warranty, and I have not had a problem with them since. I had to take this car cross country on a move a few weeks after purchase, and it performed very well on the long drive, without so much as one service light coming on or a leak.
The car handles very well, with great maneuverability and braking.
All of the features (AC, cruise control, etc) work well so far.
Overall, very fun to drive, but since I have not owned it long I'll give an update review in a few months.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st October, 2001