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Dodge Neon, Plymouth Neon, Sedan
#210 of 1773 Copperhead...
Aug 07, 2000 (2:50 am)
That was kinda cold. If you don't believe my stories, I don't know what to tell you. The car my friend has is a 2000 Dodge Neon ES sedan, patriot blue with everything but CD, ABS, and sunroof. I wish it were more reliable, because I like it. But the Protege and Neon have different pluses and minuses. I am not trying to down Dodge, just voicing my bad experience. Isn't this forum for voicing experiences and opinions??? Well there you go then. Thanks.
#211 of 1773 626 vs neon size
Aug 07, 2000 (3:00 am)
The neon is 13" shorter but taller and wider. If you take the stats for length x width x height the neon is bigger then the 626. I realize niether car is a cube (although the 626 is close) this may be why the neon seems bigger then the 626. As for back seat size I've had 4 navy guys in the back of a rented neon going 20 miles to a hotel in Hawaii, yeh they asked to move both seats up a bit too. I didn't say the accord, corrolla, sentra?, or protege had poor reliability just that they are smaller then the chrysler competition. It seems strange the accord is always compared to the concorde when somebody is comparison shopping. This is because they are close in price not size, the Stratus is the accurate comparison but it being over $5000 less then a Accord I would expect it's reliability to be a little lower. Mabe if Honda made a car with size and power then it wouldn't seem so durable, oh wait that already happened, the Odyssey, an epic story of tragedy. Then when you look at common problems of accords (distributers) and how much the repair is (over $500) and the fact this leaves you stranded (unlike a neon headgasket that can go for months) they dodn't seem that great. A distributer seems minor compared to a headgasket but when you look at it closely the truth comes out.
#212 of 1773 Vocus reply to Copperhead
Aug 07, 2000 (4:09 am)
You like the Neon?
Follow me on this.
I think that okra is the one of the slimiest vegetables, on earth. It's consistency turns me off, and I don't like the smell. I prefer corn or carrots as they are of a different color, smell, and taste.I will never eat okra or buy it.
But you know something, I really do like okra, I'm only trying to voice my opinion .
After all of your posts, the last one to Copperhead from you has me wondering on the logic of your statement "I wish it were more reliable...,because I like it".
I have read several of your posts, and I come away with the feeling that you do NOT like the NEON.There is nothing at all wrong with that, you're expressing an opinion.I would challenge anyone to read all of your posts ,and say"yeah., deep down inside, this guy really likes Neons." I don't think they would.
I can't swallow (like okra's) your last post's message.
You have a right to voice your opinion,but try to be forthright.
Help me out here,deep down inside.., you really like the Neon?
#213 of 1773 Neon...
Aug 07, 2000 (1:44 pm)
I like the way the car rides, I like the design, and it has pretty good power and fuel economy. But refinement and reliability are way lacking. I just wish the mechanicals in the car were better and it was a little quieter and refined. Also, dealer service improvement would be greatly appreciated too.
Aug 08, 2000 (4:12 pm)
Of course you have the right to express your opinion,you may not like the Neon,and thatīs fine with me.
I agree it needs improvment,so all the cars,but I feel you overreact in your opinion.
Aug 09, 2000 (2:52 am)
Well I bought the Neon. I think i got ripped off..but of course that is my luck..there were so many numbers flying around I got confused. I think they paid of my piece of crap Honda..that was worth nothing...for all 2600..then I paid full sticker price...14175. Oh well.
I couldn't get the ES the payments were too high...but I am happy with the base model and they are putting in a Cd changer for no extra cost..so they say..well I just hope nothing goes wrong with the car.
#216 of 1773 Wilson26
Aug 09, 2000 (5:46 am)
Chin up, you got the car, and a new car is kinda nice to have.I know how happy I was to get a new car last May when I picked up my 5spd. ES.
Was it an auto or a 5spd.?
The options that the ES has are nice, but can be added (some!) later. Alloy wheels can also be added as many companies make them. Eventually you can get wider/larger wheels and tires.
Let me know how you like it.
#217 of 1773 alloy wheels/wilson26/mobay
Aug 09, 2000 (11:27 pm)
I got the mopar polished aluminum wheels from the accessory guide, the ones for 700 dollars for free. I ordered my neon with the factory alloy wheels and didnt get them (along with the cd player and light group) boy was I ticked off! I bitched to the general manager about how my order was all #$%#$% up and I said at least help me get some alloy wheels and he said just pick from the accessory guide and it's yours-talk about an early christmas!!! I felt like a kid again. Now my dealer was a 5 star dealer so I can tell you they will do ANYTHING to assist you if you are dissatisfied-they also sent me a ballon with candy!! Speaking of accessories, does anyone have the rear spoiler from the factory? It accents the neon really nice. Wilson26-you did great for a first time buyer,really you did. Be glad your crappy Honda is gone and you are now driving a new car! I would'nt mind at all if my neon was a base model, just all the more reason to accessorize it! Take care of it, new cars are too expensive today to abuse like alot of people do. Your 21 years old with a new car-BE HAPPY =^]. Oh by the way that price isnt too bad so dont worry you did ok. So what color is it? Hows it going Mobay?
Aug 10, 2000 (1:11 am)
I was having post buyers anxiety..that what if...feeling. You made me feel better.
I love the car. I can't wait to get my cd player. It is blue!
Aug 10, 2000 (9:35 pm)
I agree with you about driving on the back roads-I look for every chance I get to drive there. I'm only 29(not tooooo old)=^] but I still love country roads as well, I think the neon does too. And I also agree with you (scary isnt it?), about how people think of their cars today-only as transportation. Well some people arent like that, they care for their cars and treat them as an extension of themselves. It's a good thing we dont have Firestone's on our neons!! Theyre junk!! I dont know if wilson has a auto or 5spd. Maybe she'll read this post and let us know. That blue she has is a nice color. Have you seen any R/T's on the road yet?