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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-02-2003, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Intrepidtious/LibertyKJ is now POS_Neon

OK, after saying I would get rid of the Jeep and then saying I wasn't....I finally did.

I traded it in and got a 2001 Neon. I know, I know. Econobox/shit/crapbox. BUT, no more car payments and it gets great gas mileage. It only has 17,000 miles on it. So, I also keep the factory warranty for another year. I pick it up on Thursday morning.

I've come to that point in my life that everyone comes to (if you haven't yet...you will) That certain things become more important then others. Getting a house is VERY important to me right now... so for the next few years, I don't care what I drive as long as it gets good gas mileage (my commute is now 100 miles a day) and has a radio that plays the traffic every 10 minutes. (Boy, I AM getting old!)

Anyway, here's my take on the walkaround and test drive.

Nice looking car for a econobox. Looks like a mini 2nd Gen Intrepid. Inside, the controls are well laid out and the seats are comfortable and supportive. The dash looks like it is a better quality then my Jeep (interesting....) Funny thing is, the seats have the same EXACT pattern that my Intrepid had...pretty comfy. I was pleasantly surpised by the interior room and ergonomics (again, comparing to other domestic econo cars I've driven).

The drive: OK, this thing is not pretending to be anything but an economy 4 banger. It's slow. It's agonizingly slow. BUT, I was surprised at the stiffness of the body structure over bumps and rough roads, not one rattle (can't say the same for my Jeep). It's a tank. I took it on the parkway up to 80mph and no shimmying or wandering...it tracked straight as an arrow. Stomped on the brakes, no darting or pulsating.

So....in the end, I no longer have car payments. I now have a fuel efficient car that will be driven 100 miles daily without breaking the bank. I can't go offroad anymore and I can't drive any faster then the Geo Metros that will most likely be passing me. But, it's just a commuter car for me (no JoeKD intakes for me!)...on the weekends we'll be using the Accord (with all the leather and goodies) for our "drive around town" stuff.

Oh, and in tradition of the Intrepid and the Jeep.....it's Green.

It looks pretty much like this (ugly, but who cares?) except it's green



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Time for a new signature!...again!
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-02-2003, 07:11 PM
 
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sounds like you need to figure out how to get ATC in there and change some LED's to Blue.
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Thats not bad at all buddy! I dont care what people say about NEONS. I think they're cool cars. Very roomy.
Make sure you get the intake for it...it improves horse.....I mean mileage = )
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Hey Anthony, as long as it's green and your happy, that's all that matters. Enjoy the ride.
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Actually, the one thing it does need is a factory CD player. I don't do the "cassette tape" thing!

I kept my basslink as well....hmmmm.

I wonder if this has a PCI bus like the Intrepid...(visions of EVICs dance in me head) Time to find a Neon board! NOT!
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Actually, the one thing it does need is a factory CD player. I don't do the "cassette tape" thing!

I kept my basslink as well....hmmmm.

I wonder if this has a PCI bus like the Intrepid...(visions of EVICs dance in me head) Time to find a Neon board! NOT!
...and you could keep track of your super mileage with an EVIC!!!!
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yea.. that would be sweet if you could get an Overhead Console of some sort in there... that is something the NEONS are missing.
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hmmm..I wonder just how many 2nd gen parts are interchangeable
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I've actually always liked the way the Neons looked. Don't know too much about them though. If I had a Neon, just for shit & giggles, I'd get a fart can.
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See line in sig.

Well, regardless, congratulations on the new purchase, and good luck with it, nice to see you're keeping the Chrysler as the brand of choice.
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wow, that sure is a surprise. Good luck with the new vehicle. You probably have enough spare parts around to mod that neon into a 2nd gen intrepid
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Congrats! Been there, done that. I had a green 95 Neon, got it to keep car payments low and avoid speeding tickets.
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Nice Neon. Tint it!
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Congrats on the Neon, I think they are great little cars, it should serve the purpose nicely. Keep us up to date......as my wife is thinking of trading her van for one.
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I smell an SRT-4 conversion
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