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I an looking at buying a Neon

I am looking at buying a Neon. Here are the issues with it.

1. to turn on the heater, radio, turn signals you must turn the key backwords.

2. they bypassed the safety so the car can be started while in drive.

What is wrong with the car and is it worth buying???


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That does not sound like a good deal unless you're getting it for about $100.Something definitely wrong with the ignition.Bypassing the safety is never a good thing although I am not sure what the safety starting system is on that car.If you live in a state which requires car inspection,it will never pass unless you know someone.If you do decide to replace the ignition,you will end up needing 1 key to open the doors,and the other key to start it.If you do want to but it and fix it though,I would call a dealer and a couple of shops to get an estimate on repair for the ignition,and get an idea on what is wrong with the safety feature.You may want to do that anyway and depending on what that and the car total,you can check out blue book values online for free.Their idea of low-average mileage,although wrong for most,is about 6K-7K miles per year.Good luck!

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Buying a car that has wires cut n connected like that is asking for a FIRE and tons of other problems......also , you cant drive a car with the key backwards, so how u gonna stay warm when u drive

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