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Old 01-11-2006, 06:04 PM   #41
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From what I understand, you're getting the car for free correct? If so, why don't you put it aside and leave it to rust. Then buy a nice used Bonnie for the man, that way if you need to visit your future father in law, you can drive the Neon and he'll never suspect a thing
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Selling the Neon is also NOT an option. My fiance likes it, and it'd probably hurt his dad'* feelings if we got rid of it. I am well aware of the REALLY CRAPPY accident ratings, and both me AND his father have warned him to be careful
That only works if everyone on the road around him is careful too...
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Actually, that little motor is pretty peppy for an econo-car. Of course if you have the automatic, it'* gonna be dog slow(@#*% MOPAR trannies). If it has the stick, it shouldn't be too bad.

But the Neon does shine in the twisties. There'* very few cars on the road for anywhere near the price that can do what the Neon can do in the really hard corners. They're born auto-crossers.
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But the Neon does shine in the twisties. There'* very few cars on the road for anywhere near the price that can do what the Neon can do in the really hard corners. They're born auto-crossers.
Short wheelbase...
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It'* an automatic, but it manages to be somewhat peppy. It'* an aftermarket transmission, if I remember correctly.

IF I HAD HAD MY CHOICE in a gas-efficient car for him, he would be in a Honda. I know those are up there on the hate list too, but they're safer and more reliable. The crash test ratings are almost up there with our beloved Bonnevilles (well, not MY Bonneville. Mine'* a tank and will withstand most anything).
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I don't think Hondas are on the hate list.

I had one before.. it was reliable while I thought it was self destructing on me. Since then i appreciate each one of them as they pull up next to me and give me a laugh.
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funny little tidbit.

i was driving on i88 tonight, and up the road i see all these police cars with their lights on and 2 lanes blocked off. so i slow down to get over and what do i see...

a red dodge neon with the front end completeley destroied. looks like some crap got pushed into the pass compartment. the other car was some ford truck with minimal damage to it driveable from the scene.
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This is why I drive a Chevy K1500 Silverado with an extended cab and a long bed. If anything manages to get through that thing...

Well, folks, my fiance'* dad brought the Neon home with him, and it'* at his farm awaiting a license plate and insurance. I will pray every time he leaves for work
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