January 02, 2007

Today in Automotive History

1994 : Chrysler's Neon hits the road

The Plymouth 2000 NeonThe Chrysler Corporation introduced the Neon compact car on this day. The Neon, a sporty plastic-bodied economy car, quickly became a popular car, particularly among young drivers.

Posted by Quality Weenie at January 2, 2007 10:04 AM | TrackBack

I don't know whether to admit to this or not, but I was there. I was in charge of the "high strength" steel.

I've never seen a car go from concept to road as quickly as that one did.....

Posted by: Tammi at January 2, 2007 10:50 AM

I've driven a few, and it was a nice little car. Good starter car for the just out of college set.

Until they raised the price to the point you could get a car that was way the hell better for the same money. It doomed the Neon. The market for used neons is still pretty brisk though, people pick them up for their high school kids....

Posted by: Graumagus at January 2, 2007 01:09 PM