Chrysler Neon, What's up with them???

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SyahM

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Hey B00ne, you might want to check out cars from Malaysia - any Proton or Perodua :)
very small cute lil' car and el' cheapo price.

Edit: linky to their sites.
 

B00ne

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Originally posted by: vi_edit
Opel Corsa with monstrous 33kw :) - but I still lost my license due to speeding on the Autobahn in Germany (for 1 month)
here is a pic of one
Wow. Is that the Dual Overhead Hampster Cam, or the SOHC version?

Dunno its 1.2l/45hp, guess it's sohc then - thank god it's 1.2l. Ive driven a VW Polo with just 1l and 45hp and that one sucked (not the car though), consumes gas like a way bigger car (at least when driven like those need to be driven to get going :), so even for a city car a total f*ck up - well at least VW stopped to produce that version fast...


ps: I think the 16V is 1.6l and 100something hp - it's a go-kart (mine is 1800pound) :)

@Zemmervolt: :) I kinda know, was exchange student in the US too, but where I was Trucks were the main means of transportation :) But the Automatic thing wouldnt worry me automatics are just starting to become more popular now that u can shift urself and so - and 3 speeds I dont know if they could sell something like that...

Anyway no Neon for me - seem like way too low quality, hence the intriguing price :)
 

Spamela

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my son's GF has one, a late model year, too, & what a POS - rattles, interior stuff falling off, etc.
 

NFS4

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Unless you're a cheap bastard, spend the money on a decent car. I'm sure that you can find some QUALITY low-end cars over there in Germany.
 

B00ne

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well I just started to work have lots of other expenses now and and my car is prolly not gonna make the TÜV in march and I guess I wont have the cash for a real car by then. Yes, I have heard of rate payments in whichever form, but no I am a cash man - for a car anyway, I for myself think one shouldnt go into debt.
 

Thegonagle

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I've rented a couple 2000+ models. Better than a Saturn IMO. I would buy a used one (but not a new one). Some one year old ones with 25,000 miles are going for under $10,000. That's a good deal IMO.
 

Mavrick007

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Originally posted by: ncircle
has the Neon become the Pacer or Horizon of the mid to late 90's?
It's more like the K-car.. just a cheap poc.

I wouldn't say the vw golf is smaller, because I put more in my dad's golf than I could put in the neon. I would go with a good late model golf myself. Get one of the turbo diesels.
 

mztykal

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Originally posted by: Millennium
Originally posted by: minendo
It's a golf cart with a new plastic body.
Plus it is made of crap.
And people wonder where ignorance comes from. It's comments like that, that make the world go round.
 

mztykal

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Originally posted by: vi_edit
hmm so basically nothing wrong with them?
They go through head gaskets like George Clooney goes through women.
Only 1st-gen's, they fixed all bugs that were in the 1st-gen's are fixed. The 2nd-gen's are dope. :D

 

Mavrick007

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Evadman

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Originally posted by: LAUST
Originally posted by: yellowfiero
trannys suck.
LOL, did we start talkin about the Ram and I missed it? ;)
*smack*

Oh, wait... I agree with ya. Nevermind. :p

And that Neon... Umm, wow. Of course, at that stage, it's not really a Neon any more. Just has a Neon shell.
 

LAUST

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Originally posted by: Evadman
Originally posted by: LAUST
Originally posted by: yellowfiero
trannys suck.
LOL, did we start talkin about the Ram and I missed it? ;)
*smack*

Oh, wait... I agree with ya. Nevermind. :p

And that Neon... Umm, wow. Of course, at that stage, it's not really a Neon any more. Just has a Neon shell.
Plus once your warranty is up you are gonna be smart and get that thing built like a Sherman tank... RIGHT!!??!! ;)
 

Evadman

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And that Neon... Umm, wow. Of course, at that stage, it's not really a Neon any more. Just has a Neon shell.
Plus once your warranty is up you are gonna be smart and get that thing built like a Sherman tank... RIGHT!!??!! ;)[/quote]

Warranty? What warranty? :p

If I could find someone who could program an Allison computer and trans to work in my truck, I would be the happy camper!

You hear that Ford and GM will be working on a trans together? That is nifty. I hope they sell it to dodge :p
 

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