Used Car - 2001 Plymouth Neon Sedan in Belair, Md

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    About This 2001 Plymouth Neon Sedan
    Vehicle Location:
    Belair, Md
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    4 Cylinder Engine
    Front Wheel Drive
    Fuel Type:
    Five Door

    Fuel Economy Estimates
    City MPG
    Fuel Efficient Vehicle 30+ MPG
    Highway MPG
    Combined MPG: 30 - Efficient 30+ MPG
    Estimated Monthly Fuel Cost: $74.17*
    *Based on $1.78 per gallon and 15k miles per year.
    Actual costs may vary.
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    Seller's Description and Comments:

    Located at D&D Motors in Belair, Md.  Call D&D Motors today at 301-729-3700 for more information about this vehicle.

    Vehicle Options:

    • 2.0l (122) Sohc Smpi 16-valve 4-cyl Engine
    • 5-speed Manual Transmission W/od
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • 83 Amp Alternator
    • 450 Cca Maintenance Free Battery
    • Front Macpherson Strut Suspension W/asymmetrical Lower Control Arms
    • Rear Chapman Strut Suspension W/dual Lower Transverse Links/trailing Links
    • Front/rear Stabilizer Bar/coil Springs
    • P185/65r14 All-season Touring Sbr Bsw Tires
    • Compact Spare Tire W/cover
    • 14" X 5.5" Black Steel Wheels W/bolt-on Full Wheel Covers
    • Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering
    • Pwr Front Disc/rear Drum Brakes
    • 12.5 Gallon Fuel Tank
    • Body-color Door Handles/body-side Moldings
    • Tinted Glass
    • Halogen Headlights
    • Remote Driver/manual Passenger Mirror
    • Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
    • Cloth Low Back Front Bucket Seats W/2-way Adjustable Locking Head Restraints
    • 60/40 Split Folding Back Rear Bench Seat W/head Restraints
    • Floor Mounted Console-inc: Storage Armrest
    • Front Cubby Box
    • Tissue Box Holder
    • 3 Front Cup Holders-inc: 1 Jumbo Center Cup Holder
    • Rear Cup Holder
    • 12v Pwr Outlet In Front Center Panel
    • Full Floor/cargo Area Carpeting
    • Front/rear Carpeted Floor Mats
    • Tilt Steering Column
    • Instruments-inc: Fuel & Temperature Gauges
    • Digital Trip Odometer
    • Warning Lamps-inc: Airbags
    • Seat Belts
    • High Beams
    • Oil Pressure
    • Brake System
    • Check Engine
    • Low Fuel Warning Chime
    • Rear Window Defroster
    • Electronic Am/fm Stereo Radio W/cassette-inc: (6) Speakers
    • Digital Clock
    • Cd Changer Control
    • Fixed Antenna
    • Locking Glove Box
    • Door Trim-inc: Padded Armrest
    • Front Door Map Pockets
    • Dual Visor Vanity Mirrors
    • Automatic Fade Dome Light W/battery Saver
    • Trunk Light
    • Dual Rear Coat Hooks
    • Trunk Internal Emergency Release
    • Driver/front Passenger "next Generation" Airbags
    • Front Height Adjustable 3-point Load Limiting Safety Belts
    • Rear 3-point Safety Belts
    • Child Protection Rear Door Locks
    • Steel Side-guard Door Beams
    • Front/rear Crumple Zones
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Am/fm Stereo
    • Cassette
    • Front Disc/rear Drum Brakes
    • Rear Defrost
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Floor Mats
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Pass-through Rear Seat
    • Cloth Seats
    • Bucket Seats
    • Power Steering
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Tires - Front All-season
    • Tires - Rear All-season
    • Temporary Spare Tire
    • 5-speed M/t
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • M/t
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Power Outlet
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Wheel Covers
    • Steel Wheels
    • Rear Bench Seat

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    2001 Plymouth Neon Review

    This car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale.
    2001 Plymouth Neon
    Value and practicality don't have to be boring.


    Completely redesigned and re-engineered last year, the Plymouth Neon offers a solid value among compact sedans. It's roomy, stylish and fun to drive. It's also far more refined than the first-generation Neon, which made a big splash when it was introduced as a 1995 model.


    Base price for the Plymouth Neon is $12,715. Air conditioning ($1,000), side-impact airbags ($350), four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, and aluminum wheels are all extra-cost options.


    Plymouth Neons all come equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 132 horsepower. A 5-speed manual transmission comes standard and we prefer it, but a 3-speed automatic transmission is optional ($600).


    Plymouth offers option package 21G ($1,820) that loads the Neon up with air conditioning, nicer seat fabric, head restraints for the rear-seat passengers, 15-inch wheel covers, a nicer looking instrument panel with a tachometer, power heated mirrors and power front windows, remote keyless entry with two transmitters, alarm, Sentry key theft-deterrent system, power door locks, central locking, power trunk lid release, four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, and traction control.


    Completely redesigned last year, the styling of this second-generation Neon evolved from the 1994-1999 models, but has been thoroughly modernized. The ovoid headlamps, for example, look familiar, but now feature jewel-like reflectors that add sophistication. The design of the front fascia is more integrated. A new tail lamp design along with more pronounced wheel arches offer a crisp, less rounded look.


    More significant is the change in the Neon's side profile. The base of the front windshield has been moved forward 3 inches. This major design change gives the car a more raked, cab-forward appearance. The aerodynamic redesigned windshield improves the Neon's ability to deflect water away and helps reduce wind noise.


    Overall, the Neon is longer and wider than pre-2000 models. It rides on a longer wheelbase with a slightly wider track (the distance between the front wheels). These changes make for a roomier interior, but they also smooth out the ride quality and increase stability at high speeds. The ground clearance has been raised slightly to accommodate longer suspension travel, which further improves ride quality. Yet the floor pan has been lowered, which significantly increases trunk space.


    The new body structure is much more rigid, which ultimately results in a smoother, quieter, more controlled ride. Full frame doors reduce wind noise and create a tighter seat of door to body. The latest sound-deadening technology helps isolate the cabin from engine and road noise.


    The interior of the Neon was completely redesigned last year and has been greatly improved. For starters, there's more of it. The bigger cabin offers more front hip room and more space for nicer seats. The driver sits a little higher than before for improved visibility.


    Back-seat passengers benefit the most from the larger interior with more head, shoulder and hip room. It's not a bad place to spend short- to medium-length trips. The trunk is significantly deeper than before. The rear seats split 60/40 and fold down for carrying additional cargo.


    Sporty gauges grace a redesigned instrument panel with a wide dashboard brow. Premium door trim and materials that are soft to the touch provide a richer appearance and feel. The interior comes standard with four cupholders and AM/FM/cassette with six speakers. Everything is easy to use and works well except the stereo: It sounds mediocre at best and the buttons small and hard to operate while driving.


    Driving Impression
    The new Neon rides smoother and quieter than before. There's less wind noise, less engine noise, less road noise and less vibration. The Neon seems quieter and more refined than Chevy's Cavalier.


    Chrysler redesigned the Neon's fully independent MacPherson-strut front and rear suspensions. The ground clearance was raised slightly to provide significantly more suspension travel. (Jounce travel was improved by 15 percent in the front and by 30 percent in the rear.) This greatly improves overall ride quality while decreasing the chance of bottoming under heavy loads. Softer springs and premium shocks give the Neon a smoother ride than before.


    Neon's redesigned single overhead-cam 2.0-liter engine feels more powerful than its predecessor. A new air induction system broadens the torque curve, which makes the car feel more powerful around town. A new exhaust manifold, cylinder head cover and timing belt cover, and attention to a myriad of details reduce noise.


    The brake pedal feels firmer. The brake system was redesigned for improved pedal feel. The thickness of the front brake rotors was increased and low-metallic linings were used to keep them from squealing. We strongly recommend the optional four-wheel disc brakes with ABS ($595). Whether slippery or dry, the antilock brake system helps drivers to maintain steering control in panic braking situations. This system comes with electronic variable brake proportioning for better stopping performance. The ABS option also includes traction control, which helps the driver maintain control when accelerating on slippery surfaces.


    The Neon rides nicely, handles well and is more stable than the old Neon. It's quite stable at high speeds. It soaks up road vibrations well and offers good acceleration and very capable handling.


    Re-engineered last year, the Neon is more sophisticated now. But it still offers value and practicality without being a penalty box. It's roomy and comfortable and it's fun to drive. The Neon offers a good value, but be sure to look past the base price. Air conditioning, antilock brakes, remote keyless entry, power windows and other conveniences we're beginning to take for granted are all extra-cost options.


    Model Lineup
    Neon ($12,715).


    Assembled In
    Belvedere, Illinois.


    Options As Tested
    option package 21G ($1,820) includes air conditioning, premium cloth, 15-inch wheel covers, tachometer, power heated foldaway mirrors, power front windows, remote keyless entry with two transmitters, alarm, sentry key theft-deterrent system, power door locks, central locking, lockout protection, power trunk lid release, four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, traction control, electronic variable brake proportioning.


    Model Tested
    Neon ($12,715).

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    15520 McMullen Hwy SW
    Belair, Md. 21502

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    Local:   301-729-3700
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    15520 McMullen Hwy SW
    Belair, Md. 21502

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