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(Yahoo)   This 68-mile Neon is the last Plymouth ever built and it could be yours   (news.yahoo.com) divider line
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6 days ago  
Whats wrong with my neon?
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6 days ago  
I kinda miss my old 98' neon sometimes.

I bought it because it wasn't black, white, red or silver.
 
6 days ago  
"The car is stored in a climate-controlled garage, but there's some corrosion visible on the muffler "

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6 days ago  
I remember going to Road America to watch the CART races the year that they first started the Neon racing series.

I never laughed so hard at racing ever before in my life.
 
6 days ago  
I can't own it, because I'd never pay even a grand for a 20 year old GM car.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
I don't need that because I DRIVE A DODGE STRATUS!!1
 
6 days ago  
Imagine being the last guy to die in Vietnam....
 
6 days ago  

arrogantbastich: I can't own it, because I'd never pay even a grand for a 20 year old GM car.


What's your MOPAR budget tho?
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
Pacer and Gremlin owners watch with interest.
 
6 days ago  
Spent its life in a climate-controlled garage, still rusts.  Sixty-eight miles on the clock, mint condition apart from the rust, and selling for a third of its sticker price.

Couldn't ask for a better memorial to Plymouth.
 
6 days ago  
It belongs in a museum
 
6 days ago  
I am SO getting a kick out if these replies....

/Best. First Date. Ever.
 
6 days ago  

Dinodork: arrogantbastich: I can't own it, because I'd never pay even a grand for a 20 year old GM car.

What's your MOPAR budget tho?


You know, it's even less!
 
6 days ago  

Salmon: It belongs in a museum


more emphasis needed!
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6 days ago  
I had a buddy with one from maybe 99, 2000?

It was actually a surprisingly decent car for the price point. It was right before we really figured out how to squeeze stuff out of engines at a cheap price, right before you expected, or mandated stuff we take for granted today.

Anyway, it was a trooper of a car. I had a Grand Am a year or two younger, and that car took an insane amount of abuse.
 
6 days ago  
Not even an SRT... at least that engine made power. Until it twisted through a rusty frame after being dropped from 6000k rpm for the 1000th time
 
6 days ago  

Dinodork: arrogantbastich: I can't own it, because I'd never pay even a grand for a 20 year old GM car.

What's your MOPAR budget tho?


Never buy a car from a company that gets its nickname from the spare parts department.
 
6 days ago  
I had a 95 Neon.  That thing was quick, roomy, great on gas, and it went through snow as good as a Dodge Omni:  unbelievably good.
 
6 days ago  

Dr Jack Badofsky: I had a 95 Neon.  That thing was quick, roomy, great on gas, and it went through snow as good as a Dodge Omni:  unbelievably good.


Its funny. I had a early 90s ford escort, and that thing blew through snow like it was nothing. I picked up people who got stuck in their jeeps, broncos, etc, who had chains and what have you, in my shiat ass escort in vermont. Once you got a feel for how it slid a bit, that thing was a blast to drive in it.
 
6 days ago  
Indeed I could own it.  I won't buy it, but I am capable of doing so.  If I feel like flushing $15,000 down the toilet it sure as shiat won't be on a 2001 Plymouth Neon.
 
6 days ago  
Hi.

 
6 days ago  
I rented a shiat ton of those (mostly Dodges) back in the 00s. I liked their racing series, what I watched of it. The car rental places near me never  bought base models, so they were sportier than an econobox you were expecting. I drove the shiat out those on TX, LA, AR, OK and NM highways. But $14K? fark that noise BoT. As always, you remain weirdly BoT.
 
6 days ago  
and honestly, if you were willing to sit on it for 30 years, i don't think its a terrible investment. Its probably one of the last real econoboxes.
 
6 days ago  

mybluemake: I rented a shiat ton of those (mostly Dodges) back in the 00s. I liked their racing series, what I watched of it. The car rental places near me never  bought base models, so they were sportier than an econobox you were expecting. I drove the shiat out those on TX, LA, AR, OK and NM highways. But $14K? fark that noise BoT. As always, you remain weirdly BoT.


BaT
 
6 days ago  

LineNoise: and honestly, if you were willing to sit on it for 30 years, i don't think its a terrible investment. Its probably one of the last real econoboxes.


Yea its have to be exactly the right person.....good luck with that.

Would be more fun to buy one for 1000.00 and modd the hell out of it
 
6 days ago  

SpaceMonkey-66: LineNoise: and honestly, if you were willing to sit on it for 30 years, i don't think its a terrible investment. Its probably one of the last real econoboxes.

Yea its have to be exactly the right person.....good luck with that.

Would be more fun to buy one for 1000.00 and modd the hell out of it


If i remember right you had plenty of folks make track cars out of them because they shared a lot of stuff with things you could get cheap aftermarkets on. I know they had an RS line, which wasn't anything special, but was the same concept of them just slapping on stuff from the next line up that they shared parts with, and did have true performance stuff, at least as far as a dodge\plymouth did at the time.
 
6 days ago  

Teddy Brosevelt: Indeed I could own it.  I won't buy it, but I am capable of doing so.  If I feel like flushing $15,000 down the toilet it sure as shiat won't be on a 2001 Plymouth Neon.


I bought an '01 Neon (in '03) and spent about 7200 on it as a second car to shuttle the kids around. Drove it for a year and sold it for 7100. It wasn't fancy (manual windows), but it worked and nothing broke, so I was happy with the experience.

Wouldn't get another one, though.
 
6 days ago  

LineNoise: I had a buddy with one from maybe 99, 2000?

It was actually a surprisingly decent car for the price point. It was right before we really figured out how to squeeze stuff out of engines at a cheap price, right before you expected, or mandated stuff we take for granted today.

Anyway, it was a trooper of a car. I had a Grand Am a year or two younger, and that car took an insane amount of abuse.


Yeah my buddy had one. It's a mixed bag. Heater was stuck in the "on" position (and this was Phx), replacing the alternator required taking off the passenger's side tire, and it was really just a body on wheels with an engine, a way to get around.

BUT...

He put  450,000 miles on it, and it spent its days parked next to sulfuric acid tanks, and the vapor alone pitted the shiat out of the paint. But that goddamn car gave my buddy everything he needed from it.
 
6 days ago  

arrogantbastich: I can't own it, because I'd never pay even a grand for a 20 year old GM car.


Wut?
 
6 days ago  
I had a '98 that I paid $600 for off the back lot of an already shady used car lot. I got a solid 2.5 years out of that thing until it said, "fark it, I don't want to hold this oil anymore" as I was on the interstate.
 
6 days ago  
I bought my bright blue neon 2 door with 48,000 miles for around $4000. It finally died more than I cared to fix at 180,000 miles. It got me places and was comfortable.  I even miss it sometimes.
 
6 days ago  

gameshowhost: Hi.


What these uncultured swine are ignorant of:

The Neon SXT could WHIP THE SHIAT out of any 'rice burner' in its class.

/Your 'awl-mitee' Civic Si? Heavier, slower. Also, looks like it was designed by accountants and their secretaries.
//Mazda 626? Nice looks, but has the top end of Keira Knightley... and the acceleration of a snowshoe race on the beach.
///IMO: Mopar's best all-around vehicle next to the Eagle Talon. Just... perfect. Spiritual predecessor to the 'ST' Fords.
 
6 days ago  
How much are they going to pay me to take it?
 
6 days ago  

Professor Science: Spent its life in a climate-controlled garage, still rusts.


In Florida, though.  You gotta get a pass for that.  You get  200% of your daily allowance of sodium just from breathing, in that state.
 
6 days ago  
It doesn't look to be anywhere near as long as the headline claims.
 
6 days ago  
Oh god. The 90s nostalgia crew will slobber all over that manual transmission and someone will end up paying $25,000 for it.
Whomever takes ownership will take it for a drive and realize that nostalgia is just a memory filtered through the colander of time.
Driving a 25 year old Plymouth will ruin whatever sweet memories you have of your childhood.
 
6 days ago  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: Oh god. The 90s nostalgia crew will slobber all over that manual transmission and someone will end up paying $25,000 for it.
Whomever takes ownership will take it for a drive and realize that nostalgia is just a memory filtered through the colander of time.
Driving a 25 year old Plymouth will ruin whatever sweet memories you have of your childhood.


In that case, probably right.

Had a few say that about my 73 ford truck though, they were mistaken.  Theres a show for every foot.....
 
6 days ago  

Mad_Radhu: Dinodork: arrogantbastich: I can't own it, because I'd never pay even a grand for a 20 year old GM car.

What's your MOPAR budget tho?

Never buy a car from a company that gets its nickname from the spare parts department.


"The best cars ever, that you'll build yourselves."
 
6 days ago  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: Oh god. The 90s nostalgia crew will slobber all over that manual transmission and someone will end up paying $25,000 for it.
Whomever takes ownership will take it for a drive and realize that nostalgia is just a memory filtered through the colander of time.
Driving a 25 year old Plymouth will ruin whatever sweet memories you have of your childhood.


If you're gonna steal from RCG, the least you can do is credit him.

I can say positive things about the Neon:

The SRT a horrible place to be, but at least it was fast for the money.

The regular Neon was only the 3rd worst car I've ever rented (no 2 was some kind of Renault mini-minivan, no. 1 was the Ford Aspire)
 
6 days ago  

Salmon: It belongs in a museum


You're probably joking, but we've got museums all over Detroit that display cars with less impressive provenance than being the Last Plymouth Ever Built. It's a bland econobox, to be sure, but still pretty cool just from a historical standpoint.
 
6 days ago  

Jedekai: next to the Eagle Talon


One of my bigger regrets is i couldn't get a Talon when you could get one new and they were in their prime.

Man what a car for its time and price.
 
6 days ago  
And the head gasket already blew out.
 
6 days ago  
As far as economy cars of that era go, if it were a 2003 Toyota Echo with 68 miles on it, I'd rather buy that.

/And I'd still be driving it in 2041.

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6 days ago  

DaAlien: Bovine Diarrhea Virus: Oh god. The 90s nostalgia crew will slobber all over that manual transmission and someone will end up paying $25,000 for it.
Whomever takes ownership will take it for a drive and realize that nostalgia is just a memory filtered through the colander of time.
Driving a 25 year old Plymouth will ruin whatever sweet memories you have of your childhood.

If you're gonna steal from RCG, the least you can do is credit him.

I can say positive things about the Neon:

The SRT a horrible place to be, but at least it was fast for the money.

The regular Neon was only the 3rd worst car I've ever rented (no 2 was some kind of Renault mini-minivan, no. 1 was the Ford Aspire)


Who, or what, is RCG?  I'm sure I heard that phrase somewhere (I'm not clever enough to think that up), but I don't know where.
Anywho, the worst car I ever rented was a Chevy HHR. Rattled like crazy.  The panel gaps were so wide, you could drive another HHR through them. The radio didn't work. The temperature control didn't work. It was either Max cold or Max heat. Just cheaply built. Of course, it was the only car they had left aside from their luxury models, and they wouldn't upgrade me.
My family hasn't owned an American car since 1981. They're all garbage. The last American car my father owned was a 1980 Oldsmobile Toronado diesel. Broke down 4 times in 6 months. It was finally towed out of our driveway, it's been Toyota ever since.
 
6 days ago  
Had a barney purple one
Bought it new

It overheated on me driving it home from the dealer.
 
6 days ago  
FTA: ...hoping the car will go to someone who can appreciate its place in automotive history.

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He'd give it a good home.
 
6 days ago  

arrogantbastich: I can't own it, because I'd never pay even a grand for a 20 year old GM car.


Plymouth is not a GM brand.
 
6 days ago  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: As far as economy cars of that era go, if it were a 2003 Toyota Echo with 68 miles on it, I'd rather buy that.

/And I'd still be driving it in 2041.

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I had an '05 Scion xb with same JDM Toyota engine as the Echo's and it was still running great when I traded it at 195,000 miles last January. I wanted to hit 200k but couldn't pass up on a good deal for a family car.
 
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