If you want small, then the Neon should be at the top of your list!
Minor problems only, including a paint bubble under the right rear window causing some of the paint to flake off. The corner of the cover passenger side airbag cover began to pop out, which was promptly taken care of. Other than those small issues, our Neon was trouble free!
For a sub-compact/compact, the car was great! It had good power, great gas mileage, and handling and bad reliability were never an issue. The one thing I didn't like about the car was that it was so bare-bones! No power windows, no power locks, cruise control, or even a tachometer! If I was forced to get another small car, I would definitely consider another Neon, especially the most recent style, they were a great improvement over the 95-99 style Dodge/Plymouth Neon's, which were excellent to begin with! If you need a small, used car just for one or two people, then the Neon should be at the top of your list.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th November, 2006