• Feb 14, 2010

This'll end well. Follow the jump to watch the video.

Via the legitimately awesome cats at Hooniverse (bookmark those guys if you haven't already) comes today's humor interlude, captured on video for the Internet to enjoy forever and ever, Amen. In brief, it's a dude, his Dodge Neon, and a burnout gone horribly, irreversibly wrong. Prepare yourselves for wildly overwhelming feelings of schadenfreude after the jump.

[Source: eBaums World via Hooniverse]


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      invisiblepigeon3
      • 4 Years Ago
      Just confirms that the vast majority of people who drive cars like this are idiots. Like the idiot who financed a Neon at 23% and had rent-a-rims on it, with neon lights and a ghetto blaster stereo. I loved watching that tin foil hood pop up.
      • 4 Years Ago
      that should just buff out
      • 4 Years Ago
      "That's not gone well, has it!" [/topgearmode]

      As much as I love my little Neons, I'm embarrassed at what so many chumps out there do to 'em.
      • 4 Years Ago
      no matter what you do, its still a Neon
        • 4 Years Ago
        Look, Gruv... it's obvious that you're a big Neon fan (for whatever reason) ... but you might want to just accept that they don't have the greatest reputation in the car world. Just let it go.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah, I'm upset. It's annoying when people just jump on a hate bandwagon, without even thinking. Anti Believer, your car did not have 140hp. It had either 132, or 150, depending on if it was SOHC or DOHC. But seriously... I do NOT understand the neon hate. 150hp, 2500lbs, quarter mile in 15.5 seconds, 0-60 in around 7, and 35mpg if driven decently. I even received 43mpg once, while tooling along at 55mph. NOTHING available today matches that kind of performance/economy/price. They were GOOD cars. The interiors were garbage yeah, but they performed very well. If you don't believe me, go to an autocross even and watch an old ACR clean house.

        As for the Miata guy, props, miatas are nice cars. But I know TONS of neon enthusiast that own both. Keep this in mind:

        http://www.allpar.com/neon/neonacr.html

        "Car & Driver recently did a skidpad and autocross between a 1997 Cobra, Saturn, Neon, and Miata. On race slicks, the Neon was the *only* car able to pull over 1G of lateral acceleration."

        • 4 Years Ago
        Gruv,

        I run an SVT focus in a couple of SCCA autox regions. Ive got to say, Ive never seen a neon do very well. Ive only seen one which was an SRT4 with full coilovers bigger sways and RE-01s. Even then he didnt do that great because of all the over-steer. Neons might go okay at Autox but they arent that great. I like the SRT4s some. but I have a royal hatred for Chrysler's cheap A interiors and exteriors (and overall build and design cheapness). The couple of neons I have driven made me hate driving. Ive driven one SRT4 and that was pretty fun. But only in a straight line. It was fun to burn the crap out of the tires. :)
        • 4 Years Ago
        In Gruv's defense, throughout the 1990s, the DOHC Neon R/T was as close as the domestics ever got to an Integra or '91-'94 Sentra SE-R. It really was a good little set of wheels--0-60 in 7.5 made it about as fast as any of the sporty coupes (turbo Diamond Stars excepted), and it was a grippy little bastard too. So, credit where credit is due.

        Of course, a second-gen base model with mismatched rims, fake badging, and a plastic window... that's a different kettle of fail.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Initially, I wasn't going to post anything, but UCJR's comment elicited a response - however brief.

        UCJR, that was brilliant.
        • 4 Years Ago
        How many foot pounds does a neon with a blown head-gasket make?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Two extremes at play here. The Neon was a great handling car that was also quite quick for its time and segment, although 0-60 was more like low 8s, on a good day. They made great track cars due to their low weight, but as street cars they rode horribly due to the super stiff suspension, the interiors were made of the same plastics as a tackle box, and the engines were rough as hell. However, they were also cheap, which offset most of their weaknesses but also made them disposable. It seemed any Neon over a year old was already trashed and abused.

        I really don't know what this guy was going for, but it seems like he had no clue as to how to do a FWD burnout.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Taking a stand for oppressed Neons everywhere. I like it. Ranks right up there with noble causes like breast cancer, human rights, and AIDS.

        I find your ideas interesting and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I drove my former housemate's 03(?) Neon SXT and it was surprisingly un-horrible.
        More torque, quieter, and shifts better than my 00 Protege. Body also had a more solid drive and feel.
        • 4 Years Ago
        lol Gruv
        • 4 Years Ago
        Gruv:

        last time I checked - the RX7, 300ZX or any of their ascendants or decedents ever classes as "economy"

        accept it the Neon was an ECONOMY car. You can spend any amount of money you want, and make any car as fast as any other car. At the end of the day the neon has it's roots in economy. Sure a Civic Si might go fast (relatively speaking) with the proper mods.. but it's still a civic, a car that has its roots in 4 cylinder people carrying.

        Whatever this guy was doing in the video is retarded, whether it's for youtube hits, insurance money, or who knows what.
        • 4 Years Ago
        140, 132, 150... that's not a whole hp to get so excited over. The torque is more important and it didn't even match the hp.

        So did you go relax yet? If not please do us all a favor
        • 4 Years Ago
        Dude, shut up. You don't know what you are talking about. The first gen neons, when equipped with a 5spd, were faster than most civics/integras/mustangs of the same era, and they handled great. It was normal to see either a miata, or a neon taking top times at local autocross events; I've seen STOCK neon R/Ts absolutely destroy 300zx twin turbos, Rx7s, Supras, all sorts of stuff on a tight track. You know what the best part is? With about 1500-2000 in mods, you can make them run 13s, and still get over 30mpg, and look stock. There's nothing more satisfying than beating some guy who thinks "its just a neon" before you show them your taillights.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Gurv, who the hell cares about the performance of non-performance oriented cars? you need to stop taking your fanboy pills and get a sense of perspective.

        Most of the disdain for Neons is legitimately directed at their terrible reliability, safety, and paint quality. Who cares about the performance of an engine that seems like it could barely go more than 30K without blowing a head gasket under normal use...
      • 4 Years Ago
      He's smiling because now he finnaly has a good excuse to buy a better car!
      • 4 Years Ago
      What exactly let loose under the hood? Not knowing anything about Neons, I still find it unlikely that a rod would do that. I've seen a number of rods punch their way out of the block, but never up like that.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Back in the day, my 93 civic si hatch - no mods (5sp) and a 150hp neon from the same generationg- with its little hump on the hood -no mods either (5sp) - ran rather closely

      Now its 2010- guess which car is still running?

      Which car still has value?

      which car would I like to be seen in?

      which do u think saw the garage more?

      Forget about mods for a sec, bone stock - u wouldn't catch me in a neon - gti/integra/civic - no prob
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well, what you would rather be seen in is a personal preference. My neon is a '98 has 138K on it and is still running. It gets 40MPG. I don't care what YOU or anyone else thinks. I live in NYC and needed a fun cheap Daily Driver that was good on gas. It is the kind of car that will continue to run with eight million things wrong with it. I wanted something that I would enjoy driving...a throwback if you will...to a time when cars were simple and not overweight homogenized slugs. The best part is, it is simple and cheap to fix...unlike imports. It is also great in snow.


      • 4 Years Ago
      That is pretty epic fail...I even drive a neon this guy is seriously an idiot....and as for the viper neon race...that car was street driven to the tracks
      • 4 Years Ago
      The plastic in the window is a serious giveaway that this guy doesn't know how to take care of his car...
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is EXACTLY what I would wish for had this douche been making all that noise in his driveway on a Saturday morning.

      What I really expected to see was for him to spin out in that puddle and shoot across the street and hit a few parked cars.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I had a 1994 Sentra SE-R bought new, kept it 100% stock for 200k miles. Was a great car, then went to Miata's and wish I could have had the SE-R engine in the Miata. Both fun, cheap, easy to maintain cars.

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