I have owned 2 brand new Neon's. The 97 had a recurring popping in the front left suspension, but it never had tire wear and I put 58k, otherwise trouble-free miles on it. Should never have sold it. The 03 is still in service with my son after 150k miles and everything still works-including the a/c which is unheard of in Arizona. My 90 Shadow was heavy, slow and only got 28 mpg on the highway. It was a damn reliable car, but I wasn't satisfied. The Neon and new Dart are world competing cars. Maybe not everyone's flavor, but compared to the competition, will be very good. Let's not forget that the Omni/Horizon were designs bought from Volkswagon, and as someone who owned 3-2 brand new, a damn fine car. Instead of cursing Chrysler for not producing what you want, why not celebrate that they are still here to be making cars. I was brought home from the hospital in 1968 in a 63 Valiant my dad bought new and drove for over 200k trouble-free miles before it got totaled. Coronets, Valiants, Darts, Chargers, Barracudas, Satellites, Polaras, New Yorkers, K cars, you name it, I and my family have owned and loved them. Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth are in my DNA. I'll take a FIAT derived Dodge if it saves the company I would bleed for and that has been so good to me.