It has no problems getting around town or moving at highway speeds. Rolling down the windows makes you stick to the seat and sweat like a pig. But I can't really complain, the car has treated me very well so far, and I still have no regrets. The fit and finish is great and there isn't a single squeak or rattle. Thank you gfor trusting FixYa. I did not know that the compressor is that expensive. At 210,000 miles the car lost 4th gear, skipping 4th wasn't that big a deal, but then fairly quickly 3rd went out, followed by 5th, and then 2nd.
I will be doing all the work myself, so it's not a big deal to me. Rear seat passenger space is cramped, though, and the suspension isn't designed for a really heavy load--I've had five people in it but you have to take the speed bumps really slow. If you have a major leak, you will want to fix it first then charge the system after correctly evacuating and pulling a vacuum on it. It easily has another 10,000 miles on it. Despite having always been here in Massachusetts, it has almost no rust. They basically put more freon into your system which should make it colder for a while.
Replaced starter, alternator, plugs, wires, cap, rotor. I had a bad experience with an American-built Honda Civic once, which shows me even more how low our quality control is here in the States. I have no plans to get rid of it until it is a complete death trap- lol. You're going to need 2 people to do this job, because the dash is too bulky to move on your own inside the car. They're usually around 25 dollars or so, and you can get them at any place like wall-mart, autozone, etc. I'd just leave it and use the old classic.
Swap the pump fuse over with the horn fuse and see if it'll kick over. I happen to think that the gauges are not the most acurate but they do work. I was really looking for a manual, but I just couldn't pass up an offer like this. The paint is a little faded, and the clear coat has come off in a few spots, but nothing real major. It easily has another 10,000 miles on it. I had always had good luck with Honda's before that Civic, and they were all Japanese-built.
The interior is in surprisingly excellent shape, it almost looks new, no joke. If not chances are your fuel pump is faulty. Get back to me if you need more help. No accidents and only 2 owners. Especially after getting a better look at the old radiator when I took it out, it was in very bad shape.
The engine is very quiet and smooth. Check the horn, just get a wire and directly connect it to the positive pole of the battery and connect it wire to the positive terminal of the horn, it should activate the horn, if not the problem is the horn and you have to replace it. General Comments: The car itself is great for highway use and more. Now that the cold weather has really set in here in New England, and I'm waking up to temperatures in the teens, I've put the heat to the test. Taking apart the dash really doesn't require any special tools.
This is actually my first Toyota. Overall the handling is acceptable. You will have to remove the support brace from the vehicle in order to get the heater box out. I don't think I mentioned this in my review, however I have fixed it and it is now running even smoother. I will be driving it up to Vermont to visit family this July, and I really can't wait to see how it does for gas mileage on the highway.
I must say that I disagree, I think it has pretty decent acceleration. I couldn't be happier with it! The Neon tells you about all the bumps. I installed an aftermarket Kenwood Audio system in it, and even with the factory speakers it sounds great. For its ease of maintenance, the availability of inexpensive parts, and always passing the smog with only one replacement of the oxygen sensor in 2007. Has decent pickup and will cruise at highway speeds without feeling like it's about to fall apart. This car continues to amaze me! I replaced the master cylinder and the problem remains the same.
Most have a gauge with yellow, red, green and blue on it and they indicate where your system is charged to and where you should be. I'd be happy to help! On a side-note, all the Geos that we've owned Metro, Prizm, Tracker have all had door handle issues. I presume the guage works, it is just that the light stays on. I've very much enjoyed my time with this car, even if I've only put 18,000 miles on it. In order for it to brake I have to press it down all the way and the brakes go from hardly braking at all to locking the wheels. It ended up costing me a tow, a new alternator, new starter fuse not sure? I have never had any problem with its Mechanics. I bought the car knowing this.