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The Suggested Retail value assumes that the vehicle has been fully reconditioned and has a clean title history. The Suggested Retail value also allows for advertising, sales commissions, insurance and other costs of doing business as a dealer. Most vehicles offered at this price have passed an inspection, and some may carry a warranty. Vehicle mileage is assumed to be normal or below normal.
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By Rick Popely
May 31, 2001
Vehicle Overview Chrysler launched Plymouth in 1928 as a low-price rival for Chevrolet and Ford, but the brand name will disappear at the end of the 2001 model year. The Neon will carry on as a Dodge model for 2002. DaimlerChrysler announced last fall that it would phase out Plymouth.
For its last season, Plymouths version of the Neon gets a handful of new features, including optional side-impact airbags for the front seats.
Exterior Like its Dodge twin, the Plymouth Neon comes only as a four-door sedan. It is available in base and LX price levels, the latter with standard fog lamps and heated outside mirrors.
Interior With a pair of front buckets and a three-place rear bench, the Neon has the usual accommodations for five people. The rear seatback is split 60/40 and folds to expand the trunks 13-cubic foot capacity.
Air conditioning is standard on the LX and optional on the base model. Both come with a tilt steering column, rear window defogger and a six-speaker sound system with a cassette player.
Under the Hood Plymouth Neons come with a 132-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine; Dodge also offers a 150-hp version of this engine. A five-speed manual transmission is standard, and a three-speed automatic is optional. Antilock brakes and low-speed traction control also are optional.