My first car was a Dodge Neon. I loved it, at first.
The first year was a blast. I had my first new car, I had the freedom of the open road, and I had no problems to speak of.
The second, third, forth, fifth, and sixth years...not so great!
It started out innocently enough with my air conditioning unit dying. Well $1000 later I thought I was good to go. Nope the head gasket blew, the struts died, the brakes were a nightmare, the air conditioner died again, and the alarm system I had put on this puppy, well lets just say it didn't work because the front hood was a little too easy for thieves to open up.
I was in the garage with this car every six months for four years. I finally called it quits when the starter died. I initially ran out and bought a new starter for my boyfriend to install for me, but then decided to give the car to a friend if they installed the starter and call it a day.
I am so glad I am not driving that evil car. I have been much happier with my new economy car...my Honda Civic.