The Truth About Cars » Dodge Neon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:30:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Dodge Neon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Junkyard Find: 1999 Dodge Neon Sport http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/junkyard-find-1999-dodge-neon-sport/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/junkyard-find-1999-dodge-neon-sport/#comments Mon, 28 Sep 2015 13:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1181642 When Chrysler went all macho with tough car names, it was partly an attempt to expunge the marketing memory of the cute and happy ads for the Neon. The Neon was much better than its wretched Shadow/Sundance predecessor, but still enough of a disposo-car that junkyards teem with them today. Mostly I walk right by […]

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When Chrysler went all macho with tough car names, it was partly an attempt to expunge the marketing memory of the cute and happy ads for the Neon. The Neon was much better than its wretched Shadow/Sundance predecessor, but still enough of a disposo-car that junkyards teem with them today. Mostly I walk right by […]

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Junkyard Find: 1996 Plymouth Neon Expresso http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/junkyard-find-1996-plymouth-neon-expresso/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/junkyard-find-1996-plymouth-neon-expresso/#comments Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:00:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=669282 The Neon sold in respectable numbers during its 1995-2005 production run, most Detroit cars in high-turnover self-serve wrecking yards are 12-15 years old, and so you’ll see many, many Neons in such yards these days. Most of the time, Neons are just junkyard background noise to me as I look for interesting cars to photograph […]

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The Neon sold in respectable numbers during its 1995-2005 production run, most Detroit cars in high-turnover self-serve wrecking yards are 12-15 years old, and so you’ll see many, many Neons in such yards these days. Most of the time, Neons are just junkyard background noise to me as I look for interesting cars to photograph […]

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Question: Will Cuteness Always Equal Sales Death In America? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/question-will-cuteness-always-equal-sales-death-in-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/question-will-cuteness-always-equal-sales-death-in-america/#comments Thu, 21 Jun 2012 17:20:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=449729 One of the key lessons learned by American automobile marketers in the 1990s was: friendly cars flop, aggressive cars sell. Have they learned this lesson too well? The Neon should have been a home run for Chrysler, with its all-Detroit, no-Mitsubishi-or-Simca ancestry and Civic/Corolla-beating bang-for-buck specs. This was not the case, and the Neon went […]

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One of the key lessons learned by American automobile marketers in the 1990s was: friendly cars flop, aggressive cars sell. Have they learned this lesson too well? The Neon should have been a home run for Chrysler, with its all-Detroit, no-Mitsubishi-or-Simca ancestry and Civic/Corolla-beating bang-for-buck specs. This was not the case, and the Neon went […]

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Junkyard Find: 1998 Dodge Neon R/T http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/junkyard-find-1998-dodge-neon-rt/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/junkyard-find-1998-dodge-neon-rt/#comments Sat, 25 Feb 2012 14:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=432045 Self-service junkyards, which tend to price parts based on type rather than vehicle of origin, don’t tend to get many “factory hot rod” cars of semi-recent vintage. Such cars usually get snapped up by specialty yards or shops at the auctions where big self-serve yards get their stock, so I did a double-take when I […]

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Self-service junkyards, which tend to price parts based on type rather than vehicle of origin, don’t tend to get many “factory hot rod” cars of semi-recent vintage. Such cars usually get snapped up by specialty yards or shops at the auctions where big self-serve yards get their stock, so I did a double-take when I […]

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And the Winner Is… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/and-the-winner-is-17/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/and-the-winner-is-17/#comments Mon, 18 Jul 2011 05:00:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=403389 Zero black flags, zero mechanical problems, and consistent quick laps around Gingerman Raceway’s track all weekend: the formula for the Skid Marks Racing Neon’s victory in Michigan on Sunday. Team Skid Marks’ lead was never very comfortable, once the team took the lead position mid-Saturday, but the Neon managed to keep a few laps ahead […]

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Zero black flags, zero mechanical problems, and consistent quick laps around Gingerman Raceway’s track all weekend: the formula for the Skid Marks Racing Neon’s victory in Michigan on Sunday. Team Skid Marks’ lead was never very comfortable, once the team took the lead position mid-Saturday, but the Neon managed to keep a few laps ahead […]

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Detroit Irony Day One Wrapup: Neon Leads, Chevette Diesel Still Running, Rent-An-Impala Hits Track http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/detroit-irony-day-one-wrapup-neon-leads-chevette-diesel-still-running-rent-an-impala-hits-track/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/detroit-irony-day-one-wrapup-neon-leads-chevette-diesel-still-running-rent-an-impala-hits-track/#comments Sun, 17 Jul 2011 03:41:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=403256 By the end of the day’s session at Gingerman Raceway, fewer than half the entrants’ cars were still moving under their own power. Hot weather and a punishing race course spelled doom for head gaskets, transmissions, brake calipers, and other critical components, while dehydration and fatigue led many drivers to make errors in judgment that […]

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By the end of the day’s session at Gingerman Raceway, fewer than half the entrants’ cars were still moving under their own power. Hot weather and a punishing race course spelled doom for head gaskets, transmissions, brake calipers, and other critical components, while dehydration and fatigue led many drivers to make errors in judgment that […]

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Detroit LeMons Day One Over: Snow, Madness, Neon Leading http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/detroit-lemons-day-one-over-snow-madness-neon-leading/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/detroit-lemons-day-one-over-snow-madness-neon-leading/#comments Sun, 17 Apr 2011 03:26:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=391575 The temperature dropped to freezing, the wind hit 50 MPH, and the rain turned to snow at the Campaign To Prevent Gingervitis 24 Hours of LeMons. Cars spun out in record numbers, and broken cars had to be repaired in frostbitten conditions that would have appalled the harshest Gulag commandant. The battle for the overall […]

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The temperature dropped to freezing, the wind hit 50 MPH, and the rain turned to snow at the Campaign To Prevent Gingervitis 24 Hours of LeMons. Cars spun out in record numbers, and broken cars had to be repaired in frostbitten conditions that would have appalled the harshest Gulag commandant. The battle for the overall […]

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