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Its good for me, Its good for you! by fox03 from windsor ON on 08/09/2012. Trim: 1998 Dodge Neon Competition sedan, Owned more than 10 years.
Pros: Comfortable interior, simple and easy to use all controlls. All mechanical window crank and door locks. Fuel economy Has been consistantly good. Easy to work on if you have even the slightest mechanical abilities. Parts are cheap when needed. The car now has 195000 KM on it and i bought it with 50,000 on it since buying it in 2001. Have had no major issues, all ive had to do is MAINTAIN the car. Simple things like brakes and tires have been needed, as those are meant to wear out. All factory front end parts, springs and struts still on the car with signs of little wear. Zero rust anywhere. Ice cold A/C. People need to maintain their vehicles properly!!!!
Cons: Automatic Transmission isnt desirable, would rather a 5 speed, but easy to drive in the city. Brakes could be slightly better against fading when braking hard. No cruise controll on this specific car. Nothing i dislike otherweise.
Overall review: Has been amazing to me, simply maintained the car changeing fluids on schedual. Water pump and timing belt every 100,000 km just to be safe. I plan to easily hit 300,000 KM with this car, at 195000 it doesnt even leak a single drop of oil from any seal or gasket! Will switch to a 5 speed if i come across one and install cruise from a donor car. Please dont complain that your neon is a hunk of scrap, because its not! Just take care of it or find a better mechanic whos going to tell you ahead of time about upcoming issues. This specific car still has all original engine components other than spark plugs, wires and water pump.
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