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Post by theColonel » Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:14 pm

ckrock946 wrote:Had mine for over a year... and i love it. Can i be on the list? please? can i? :D
:lol: Welcome to our club, you're now #141 :thumbup:
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:19 am

caustic neon wrote:
Midnight_Rider wrote:
INVUJerry wrote: Can we get some pics of it? LOL
Give me some warning so that I'll have a box of Kleenex handy. :sad1:


you know those are happy tissues
neon pics are Gramps porn, :laughing3:
LOLZ :laughing3: . No, I meant that it would be sad to see a Neon with that much Honda cancer.
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Post by theColonel » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:00 am

Midnight_Rider wrote:
Midnight_Rider wrote:
INVUJerry wrote: Can we get some pics of it? LOL
Give me some warning so that I'll have a box of Kleenex handy. :sad1:
LOLZ :laughing3: . No, I meant that it would be sad to see a Neon with that much Honda cancer.
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Post by fixitmattman » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:49 pm

theColonel wrote:
Midnight_Rider wrote:
Midnight_Rider wrote: Give me some warning so that I'll have a box of Kleenex handy. :sad1:
LOLZ :laughing3: . No, I meant that it would be sad to see a Neon with that much Honda cancer.
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A quote within a quote within a quote.....

It's' like Inception on roids.

I don't have anywhere to host pics these days. Just image a white neon with no rocker panels, a silver hood, and a blue passenger door handle.
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Post by theColonel » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:11 am

fixitmattman wrote:A quote within a quote within a quote.....

It's' like Inception on roids.

I don't have anywhere to host pics these days. Just imagine a white neon with no rocker panels, a silver hood, and a blue passenger door handle.
:laughing3: :laughing3: :laughing3: :laughing3:
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Post by Toast » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:08 pm

My R/T's still going strong. Only 94k and I'm currently fending off the rocker rot. It's daily driven and I have no plans of getting rid of it. [-(
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Post by theGamer1989 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:55 pm

:cry:
Update: My trusty Neon has unfortunately lost her fight against rocker cancer (rust), it spread into the sub-structure, weakening the car overall. I put up a valiant effort against it, but it was all for naught.
Since she has become unsafe to drive, I guess you can say I really have driven my Neon till it "died".
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Post by fixit » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:19 pm

by definition a neon is unsafe to drive, mine only has 167k miles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqtqXcaJvDc

i'm seriously considering a safer daily driver
theGamer1989 wrote::cry:
Update: My trusty Neon has unfortunately lost her fight against rocker cancer (rust), it spread into the sub-structure, weakening the car overall. I put up a valiant effort against it, but it was all for naught.
Since she has become unsafe to drive, I guess you can say I really have driven my Neon till it "died".
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:30 pm

That was a 1GN crash test- here is a test for the 2GN.
http://youtu.be/Gb1XOUPcOtg

The Dart fares much better:
http://youtu.be/4-nXP39vjBA

...but I still feel safe in my Neon.
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Post by theColonel » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:28 pm

Midnight_Rider wrote:The Dart fares much better:
http://youtu.be/4-nXP39vjBA

...but I still feel safe in my Neon.
You know how to keep an automobile under control ... most crash test dummies lack that skill :lol:
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Post by occasional demons » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:09 pm

I think 1gns had the highest young/beginner driver fatality rate of any car.

But what did they expect when the neon was at the top of it's class for power, and inexperienced drivers? The Cavaliers of the same era weren't any better. They just didn't have as much power to get you in trouble as quickly.

Parents were also probably clueless as to the potential the neons had. "How much trouble could Susie possibly get into with it, ain't it cute?"
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:15 am

theColonel wrote:You know how to keep an automobile under control ... most crash test dummies lack that skill :lol:
Exactly. An unskilled driver can still be seriously injured in a car that gets five stars from the IIHS. I see so many stupid drivers who depend on their cars to make up for their lack of skill and common sense. :tardbang:
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Post by Boyscoutgonebad » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:14 pm

I did it, I might as well join the club


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Hopefully it doesn't stay dead.
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Post by UriahRR » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:37 am

The rust is spreading at an exponential rate :cry:
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Post by theColonel » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:45 am

Boyscoutgonebad wrote:I did it, I might as well join the club

Hopefully it doesn't stay dead.
:withstupid: ... You're now #142 ... I hope it's running again soon :thumbup:
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Post by caustic neon » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:38 am

this is twice mine has died, im gonna try and save her if i can

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Post by sleeper2gn » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:41 am

I've owned mine for 5 years now and I'm convinced I can keep her running for a long time to come. it's been my learning car in many aspects and I believe I can do just about anything with it. I'd like a number because I will drive my neon until it dies. for sure. :rockon:
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Post by theColonel » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:54 am

sleeper2gn wrote:I've owned mine for 5 years now and I'm convinced I can keep her running for a long time to come. it's been my learning car in many aspects and I believe I can do just about anything with it. I'd like a number because I will drive my neon until it dies. for sure. :rockon:
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Post by McNasty » Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:34 pm

I know I'm new to the 2gn family, but I've had Bill for 3 years, with plenty of (scheduled and unscheduled) maintenance. He's got 187,XXX and 11 rough years and I'm about to replace the tranny...

i can haz official status?
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Post by theColonel » Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:06 pm

McNasty wrote:I know I'm new to the 2gn family, but I've had Bill for 3 years, with plenty of (scheduled and unscheduled) maintenance. He's got 187,XXX and 11 rough years and I'm about to replace the tranny...

I can haz official status?
Of course ... you're now officially #144
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Post by Toast » Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:42 am

I think I'm going update this once a year as long as I own/drive the Neon. The R/T's still going strong as a daily driver with 99K. Had to replace the driver's side rocker panel but other than that it passed Pa.'s inspection and emissions. Good for another year :thumbup: Items for new year: passenger side rocker (getting a little soft) and timing belt/water pump.

How's some of the other people's Neons holding up?
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