I recently bought a decidedly not rusted '05 Neon (85k miles) to replace my tired old Spirit. I like the Neon so far, it's got a lot of little weird bits about it (the front reading lights, the rear cupholder integrated into the top of the console) that actually make a lot of sense when you think about them. From what little I've driven it, it's definitely quieter than the Spirit on the road, feels lighter and more nimble and has a much better engine/transmission combination than the 2.5/A413. I'm looking forward to getting better gas mileage too, I averaged high 20's at best on the highway with the Spirit and I figure I should average low 30's with the Neon without a lot of trouble. I am having some issues in the front end of the car, however. For starters, there's a vibration around 70 on the highway and a strong pull to the right. There's also quite a bit of noise over bumps at low speed which is coming from low down, most strongly on the passenger side (both sides are noisy). I haven't been able to check the little things like air pressure/tire rotation yet since the car isn't registered, I only drove it home after I bought it and I can't do anything other than 20mph down my dead end street for now. Poking around, the outer sway bar end links are new, the inner sway bar bushings are OK, and the sway bar has no slop with the front wheels on or off the ground. The rear control arm bushings look to be shot, though; I remember being surprised at how far down the front wheels hung with the car jacked up. The passenger side appeared to be torn in places up top while the car was off the ground. On the ground, I put a crowbar between the control arm and sway bar and was able to move the passenger side LCA quite a bit with very little force; the driver's side some, but not as much. The front suspension setup is kind of strange on one of these cars, but I assume that the rear bushing shouldn't be able to move at all if it's in good trim. My current plan on the rear LCA bushings is to remove the LCA, and burn the old bushing out with a torch. It seems like there must be a sleeve inside that I will need, since the more expensive Moog bushing on RockAuto has a sleeve in the picture and the cheaper Moog one does not. I'm figuring I'll pop the sleeve on some dry ice to shrink it, slide it in the bushing, leave it out in the sun for a while and then press it all in with a bench vise. I figure the front LCA bushings should be OK since they're of a more traditional design and only have 85k on them at any rate. I also know I need to do a timing belt sooner rather than later, and I figure that the motor mounts, at least the center one on the frame rail, should be done since I have to take them out anyway. RockAuto carries the "DEA" brand, are these any good? The mounts aren't bad per se, there's some vibration but not a lot (I drove a Neon that had a completely broken one(s) while I was car shopping and I'm not seeing anything nearly that bad). And will filling them with RTV make them last any longer? I've heard that on other sites, it seems to me like you wouldn't want to do that, but if the mount is subpar to begin with, the equation changes a bit. The vibration I mentioned above can be seen in the passenger seat and felt in the shifter, but I'm more inclined to think it will resolve with replacing the LCA bushings and that the motor mounts (especially the $90 transmission one, which you can only get from Mopar) wouldn't be a good use of my very limited finances at this point.