Year(s): 2004-2005

Say what you will about the Neon—it's ugly, built for sorority chicks, and just plain stupid—but when you stuff a 230hp turbocharged four-cylinder in the engine bay that could do 0-60 mph in 5.3 seconds, you found yourself with a compact that could shame the likes of M3s and S4s. Well, at least in a straight line.