Used Chrysler Neon Saloon 1999 - 2003 review

Category: Family car

Section: Our recommendations

1999 - 2003 review
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Our recommendations

Which used Chrysler Neon saloon should I buy?

If you are buying a car built before 2001, give the automatic a miss. Up until that point, Chrysler fitted a thoroughly unimpressive 'box with just three speeds. The four-speed unit that followed is a much better bet.

If you do want an auto, don't be tempted to pay extra, because they were a no-cost option when new. It's worth remembering that LX is the higher of the two trim levels. Lower SE-trim cars feel fairly Spartan, but LX models come fully loaded with leather trim, air-con, wood finish, alloy wheels and a six-speaker stereo. A well-maintained RT model could be worth a look. Along with a more powerful 150bhp engine, it has smarter alloy wheels and a body kit. Performance is reasonable, with 0-60mph time of 10.8sec. The handling is sharper, too. The private market is the best place to find a well-looked-after car.