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I'm 20 and have had my Neon since last spring. It's my first car guy car and I've learned a lot from it. It's fun seeing my friends not know what these cars are, especially when they are car guys too. My generation didn't grow up with these cars or even know what a Neon really is.
 

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I'm 20 and have had my Neon since last spring. It's my first car guy car and I've learned a lot from it. It's fun seeing my friends not know what these cars are, especially when they are car guys too. My generation didn't grow up with these cars or even know what a Neon really is.
Thats interesting, my car will be 20 years old next May!
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Thats interesting, my car will be 20 years old next May!
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It's interesting to think I am interested in a car as old as me, meaning I wasn't really old enough to know these cars growing up or old enough to notice them. I didn't get into cars until I was around 13, so no one my age knows these cars until I show it to them. I really got interested in these when looking for my first car to be a sports car, but something cheaper. I saw these on a list and watched a video on them and fell in love, mainly because of the exhaust sound. Took me over a year to find one I liked and trusted.
 

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It's interesting to think I am interested in a car as old as me, meaning I wasn't really old enough to know these cars growing up or old enough to notice them. I didn't get into cars until I was around 13, so no one my age knows these cars until I show it to them. I really got interested in these when looking for my first car to be a sports car, but something cheaper. I saw these on a list and watched a video on them and fell in love, mainly because of the exhaust sound. Took me over a year to find one I liked and trusted.
It is fun having a fun and unique car like these! Today will be my first day driving it from winter storage, gonna be gr8!
 

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Make sure you can monitor knock after winter storage. If you cannot, you should not enter WOT until you refuel the vehicle. Fuel degradation can induce detonation.
Good advice, I didn’t know that. I stored it with Very little e85 with Lucas fuel treatment in it. Then I added about 3 gallons of fresh e85 before driving. It ran gr8!
 

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Still have mine after 19 years. Giggles was born on Tuesday, March 11th 2003 at 9:40 AM ( have the build sheet)
Still on the original clutch after 34K miles.
Still have the original tires and rims ( I am running the ACR BBS rims with the KDW2's )
No motor or tranny work done.

Never going to sell.
 

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There are still several around here, probably due to this being a Stellantis (formerly Chrysler) factory town.

Mine will be 17 years old on August 17th.
 

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Still have mine after 19 years. Giggles was born on Tuesday, March 11th 2003 at 9:40 AM ( have the build sheet)
Still on the original clutch after 34K miles.
Still have the original tires and rims ( I am running the ACR BBS rims with the KDW2's )
No motor or tranny work done.

Never going to sell.
Rolling around on 19yr old tires is a little concerning.
 

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Rolling around on 19yr old tires is a little concerning.
I know a lot of people hated the KDW2's, but I have a fondness for them. That being said, these Continentals are far superior when it comes to grip in the corners. In the last week or so, just for snits and giggles, I threw the car across a couple of open cloverleaf exits and pushed her hard, far harder than with the stock kdw2 tires, and the continentals held onto the road like a baby on a nipple. There is a little sacrifice when it comes to steering response, because the sidewalls are marginally softer, but I'll take it considering the ride is far better and quieter.

If the KDW2s were still being made though, who knows, I might have my 4th set of them on now lol

I do have one KDW2 on a factory rim in the garage, I plan on mounting it on the wall. Might even find some way to turn it into a clock haha.
 

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I've got those same tires. Awesome for the price. Michelin pilot sports are better but won't fit our 6 inch wheels
Pilot Sport All Season 4's will. I did have them on the OEM rims before, but no pics before I swapped them over to the 17" Empire rims.

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I have a set of OEM SRT rims with Extreme Contact DWS for comparison; no contest. The Michelins are far superior. Disclaimer - yes, these are the all season variants. I have AS3s on the SRT8, and at this point, any new performance tire purchase will be a Pilot Sport of some variation for me... unless they screw it up.

Thinking back, I've also ran:
- OEM KDWs
- Ventus V12s
- Kumho Escta ASXs
- Cooper Zeon RS something or another (they were utterly forgettable)
- General GMax AS03s
- Continental WinterContact SI (dedicated winter)

While I was not a fan of the volume the KDWs generated as they wore past the 1/2 mark on the way to EOL, my memories with them were good. Probably distorted by time at this point though.
 

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Pilot Sport All Season 4's will. I did have them on the OEM rims before, but no pics before I swapped them over to the 17" Empire rims.

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I have a set of OEM SRT rims with Extreme Contact DWS for comparison; no contest. The Michelins are far superior. Disclaimer - yes, these are the all season variants. I have AS3s on the SRT8, and at this point, any new performance tire purchase will be a Pilot Sport of some variation for me... unless they screw it up.

Thinking back, I've also ran:
  • OEM KDWs
  • Ventus V12s
  • Kumho Escta ASXs
  • Cooper Zeon RS something or another (they were utterly forgettable)
  • General GMax AS03s
  • Continental WinterContact SI (dedicated winter)

While I was not a fan of the volume the KDWs generated as they wore past the 1/2 mark on the way to EOL, my memories with them were good. Probably distorted by time at this point though.
The all season Michelins are the same price as the continentals. Next time I might try a set.
 
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