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333k Neon....Miles that is...

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Post by JeffM » Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:32 pm

And people said neons would never last passed 100k.
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Post by theColonel » Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:33 pm

and to think my car has a mere 140,000 miles ... maybe I can drive it for another 200,000 :lol:
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Post by sidepipe87 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:40 pm

There's no pics of the odometer... I say typo. 133k or 33k maybe...


I wanted this car. but then I saw it's missing the oil cap. I'll pass.
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:59 pm

It's close by me, I can go investigate the mileage if you'd like for proof and take a picture of the odo.

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Post by Adam G » Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:15 pm

I call bs....figured the body would rot off with all the salt
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Post by sidepipe87 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:15 pm

LilSparkPlug wrote:It's close by me, I can go investigate the mileage if you'd like for proof and take a picture of the odo.
please do! I wish I was closer... I'd buy it.

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Post by LilSparkPlug » Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:17 pm

I'll try to sneak over there tomorrow, not sure if they'll be open. I'm intrigued by it.

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Post by Paul56 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:20 pm

LilSparkPlug wrote:I'll try to sneak over there tomorrow, not sure if they'll be open. I'm intrigued by it.
The owner kept it clean... but the signs are there for the mileage.

Curious the dealer has no shot of the odo, but one of the radio.
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Post by Mat00ES » Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:47 am

I wonder if the timing belt has been done
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:53 am

JeffM wrote:And people said neons would never last passed 100k.
My '95 1GN had 121K on it when I traded for my first 2GN in '02. My Dodge mechanic said that it was like new due to my following the maintenance schedule religiously.
sidepipe87 wrote:There's no pics of the odometer... I say typo. 133k or 33k maybe...
I'll bet that CM finds that the odo reading in the ad is correct- the $1,995 asking price gives it away (I've seen Neons of that vintage going for $4K to $7K frequently).
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Post by esteinmaier » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:04 am

I've had 2 first gens around the 200k mark. Doesn't really surprise me. The motors will do it if well cared for. Now the suspension, on the other hand, will need every bushing on the car replaced. But for that price, it may be worth it. Good car to buy for an enthusiast that's going to end up rebuilding the motor anyway and upgrading the suspension.
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:17 am

I may not get out of here today to check on it. Too many trees down. I know the people at the dealer, we've been buying cars from them since the 80s so the chances of it being wrong are slim, but I still want to see it with my own eyes. :)

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Post by INVUJerry » Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:28 am

There's a user on here whose wife's neon has 400k on it and going strong.
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Post by theColonel » Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:39 am

sidepipe87 wrote:There's no pics of the odometer... I say typo. 133k or 33k maybe...

I wanted this car. but then I saw it's missing the oil cap. I'll pass.
Out of curiosity ... Why would you want this car :?:
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:58 pm

Because the body is in sound shape, talk them down to $1500, throw a $200 engine in it and possibly a $200 trans and you're good to go :)

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Post by theColonel » Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:15 pm

LilSparkPlug wrote:Because the body is in sound shape, talk them down to $1500, throw a $200 engine in it and possibly a $200 trans and you're good to go :)
I can't imagine why anyone would pay that much for the shell. About two months ago, I was offered a complete
2001 Neon Highlines that needed an engine for $100.00. Body, paint, and glass were all in great shape, but the
owner wasn't willing to pay for installation of another motor.

I didn't need another car, so I passed.
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Post by sidepipe87 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:39 pm

theColonel wrote:
sidepipe87 wrote:There's no pics of the odometer... I say typo. 133k or 33k maybe...

I wanted this car. but then I saw it's missing the oil cap. I'll pass.
Out of curiosity ... Why would you want this car :?:

I hope you're joking?...... It's a solar yellow 5 speed with a good body that runs for $2000.... Idk about down there, but up here that's a good price. I've wanted SY ever since I started looking for my first neon. Like CM said, even if it needs a tune up I will have a spare engine here soon with 60,000 miles on it. I don't have room for a 3rd neon or this would be mine.


Cheap, haggard 2000's can be had anywhere for cheap. This is 3 years newer, 5 speed, and a color that is fairly rare and I'd love to have.
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:41 pm

I wish I had the cash I'd snag the little guy too, although our third neon cannot be yellow, I've already been told that :rofl:. But I love my SY....wouldn't trade him for anything :)

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Post by theColonel » Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:54 pm

LilSparkPlug wrote:I wish I had the cash I'd snag the little guy too, although our third neon cannot be yellow, I've already been told that :rofl:. But I love my SY....wouldn't trade him for anything :)
Maybe I should export cars to "yankee land" ... with no road salt, we don't have the rust problems down here,
but the lousy roads take their toll on the structure. I've spent a fortune having the Stratus front suspension
rebuilt ... I'm no mechanic, so high mileage cars are expensive to own :(
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Post by ThatKevin » Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:55 pm

333xxx miles? nooooo, fo realz?

Maybe 333xxx km's ..

300,000 miles = 480,000 km

I love my neon and all but it's not making it until 480km :rofl:
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Post by occasional demons » Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:43 pm

Not that hard to believe.

Especially if the PO had a lot of highway traveling. The car is almost 9 years old, possibly over 9, depending on the build/sale date. My father put over 300000 miles on both a Dodge Omni, and a Dakota in about 5 to 6 years each, and both were still running when sold. Other than standard tune up/wear stuff, the Omni went through two transaxle rebuilds, but the engine was all original. The Dakota only got a clutch, which still falls under wear items.

As long as it was kept clean, and cared for, it is totally believable. Like said, the price tag is a god match. A car that clean with only 33,000 miles would bring $5000 to $8000 here.
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Post by Adam G » Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:02 pm

wheres the oil cap?
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Post by SC62391 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:15 pm

Adam G wrote:wheres the oil cap?
Probably doing a little maintenance while taking pics.
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Post by sidepipe87 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:54 pm

^ lol that's optimistic.

Bill, it looks like an early 03 from the picture of the rear bumper... so it was probably built in '02. I don't think 333k is unbelievable, but with the car as clean as it is that's crazy... especially being that it's a neon. Hell I see them with 30k beat to shit. Someone must've really loved that thing :shock:
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:51 am

I'm really hoping to get out there to investigate this little guy some time this week.

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Post by acr4 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:04 am

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Post by theColonel » Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:25 am

:) My curiousity got the best of me, so I called Kyle Lamoureux, the salesman. He says that the car actually has 333,000+ miles.
The previous owners lived in western Massachusetts ... 40 miles from anywhere, and obviously took good care of the car.
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:37 pm

Some 2GN'er needs to buy the car and give it some love.
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Post by occasional demons » Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:08 pm

If I had the $ and the time....




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