Chrystler Neon, any good.

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Any good? Not really but they're decent enough for a runabout and I actually think they look quite good. 2000 W reg for < £1500 they're a good purchase
 
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Even Chrysler did not have the cheek to add a premium onto a car that had that pitiful auto box, mind you they could not believe how much they could sell all their old tat for over on this side of the Atlantic. Keep looking is the advice you need.
 
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Yeah the car sold for about $5000 new the other side of the pond which is probably all they are worth. In the uk they were getting about 3 times that hence why we are called 'Treasure Island'. They are decent enough for what they are which is a basic Astra size car. Don't expect any miracles but are less likely to have been boy raced..
 
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my dad had one, very comfy, decent ride, motored well enough and being a yank car the air con is ice cold :cool:

don't expect it to be an all conquering handles like sports car beast, cos it ain't but its up there with most other cars in the same class if you don't intend on ragging it wanting maximum performance its a very decent car, plus its less common and looks a hell of a lot better than most competitors
 
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We got one for £100.

Watch out for paintwork on the R reg ones and around that age, as there are known problems where the colour layer flakes off, leaving primer. That's why ours was so cheap.

Inside, they're really, really comfy, great A/C, lots of features.

However, the pedals are absolutely horrific to use (nasty feeling), and the driving experience is much more fun in my 1.1 fiesta. Not a massive amount of power, and it feels a bit wanting if you come to a hill on a motorway (usually need to drop a gear).

They do look alright for the money though.
 
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