I still loved my 97 Neon. It had great reliability overall(head Gasket at 119k and windows that never sealed). I had tire wear problems with my 03 Neon R/T and my speedometer bezel was out of round. Again it was a reliable, fun car. If FCA ever offers a small sporty car I'll take a look, but I don't see that happening. The Abarth is too small.