Lots of positive surprises with this car. Expected good mileage, getting very good mileage, in fact, it seems to break the trend of newer American cars that are adding weight and girth these days and ...
Lots of positive surprises with this car. Expected good mileage, getting very good mileage, in fact, it seems to break the trend of newer American cars that are adding weight and girth these days and get fewer mpg, which, to me, makes no sense.
It is a very capable handler for a front-drive car, and very peppy for one in its category. My previous cars have been rear-wheel drive and on the sporty side, so for the Neon to impress me in this realm is actually quite amazing.
Comfortable on long trips, and I have taken plenty of them. I stop for gas and that's it. No, it's not a float-boat. You are "connected" to the driving experience, but it doesn't wear you out like some other buzz-boxes might.
I've seen comments about engine noise and really can't relate. Yes, it's buzzy when pushed, but drive the four-cylinder version of the "cutting-edge" Fusion (which is a really nice car, btw), and you'll see, the Neon is way quieter when you're punching it!
It offers many of the convenience features of my previous car that spoiled me, a Lincoln Mark VII! Yes, not really comparable, but the Neon has nothing to be ashamed of.
The warranty is one of the big reasons I bought it. Otherwise I would have bought a used, much "lower tech" car, something I knew I could fix in a pinch. But I think the Neon will be just fine in the long haul. It has given me no significant problems, and, as mentioned in other reviews, the stuff you need works, and works quite well.