Not perfect, not terrible. I love it
Turn signal switch replaced at <10,000.
Alternator replaced at <10,000.
Battery replaced at <10,000, 20,000 and 40,000.
Brake cylinders replaced at <20,000.
Tires replaced due to dry-rot at 20,000.
Brakes replaced at 25,000.
Transmission rebuilt at 32,000.
Currently has paint chipping off bumpers, hood and roof, spark plug wiring harness has a short, speedometer/odometer malfunctions intermittently, and turn signal switch needs replacement.
Being that this car belonged to my grandmother before I started driving, my Neon didn't get much use until just the past three years. When I got it, it had a lot of problems, mainly due to neglect. After fixing those problems, the car ran perfectly.
Aside from the problems listed above, the car has been very reliable. My grandmother and I have invested only $3,000 in repairs for this car in the past nine years.
Handling on this car is incredible. I've managed to swerve out of many a sticky situation.
The car rides low to the ground, which can make going over speed bumps hell.
The engine has a lot of pep and the car can accelerate very quick. I've noticed the pedals seem a bit loose, however.
The gas pedal has a hair trigger and the brakes stop on a dime, though sometimes they can be a bit slippery.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 2nd March, 2003