Am I missing something here? It's a new car, not a restoration, and it meets pretty much none of the modern safety requirements that other new carmakers have to conform to, yet it doesn't even have to cheat by only having 3 wheels? (wink wink)
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I'm going to both agree and disagree with you about the Neon...at the 1994 (I believe) Philadelphia Auto Show my friend and I saw the Neon when it was introduced and fell in love. He bought a 95 Sport in June 1994 and I custom ordered a 95 Sport in June 1995. My car was ordered from the factory as a 4 door sport with a 5 speed manual. I believe that I paid $13k, which for me was a high price at the time. I learned to drive stick on that car and I have to say that it was an amazing car for me. My car did have power windows (which never broke), and a basic interior, but it always looked new and never fell apart. I had a sunroof installed and that was about it. I loved that car. I went 72k miles before I needed to replace my front brake pads and 77k before I needed to replace my back brake pads! When the car was totaled early in 2002, I still had the original clutch! I had often said that if they made a convertible Neon I would have been simply bought another one. On a side note, my friend's car didn't fare as well as mine, and was plagued with problems from day one. I guess I was one of the lucky ones....now if I could only stomach life with an old Alfa spyder!!
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