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Old 12-02-2005, 04:07 AM   #1
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Srt-4

What are your thoughts on this car? Im considering getting one in a year or 2. Gotta love it. 230 ponies 2.4 turbo bucket seats, and a mean lookin grill (the front not the grill itself), plus lots of room for custom work.
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Old 12-02-2005, 04:55 AM   #2
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well, when people look and see "just another neon", in my opinion, they couldnt be more wrong.

i'd get one if i was going for that class of car. then again, i have a neon r/t, (and happen to like it, except it's not the quickest car out there...), so i may have a slight bias.
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Old 12-02-2005, 05:08 AM   #3
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well, when people look and see "just another neon", in my opinion, they couldnt be more wrong.

i'd get one if i was going for that class of car. then again, i have a neon r/t, (and happen to like it, except it's not the quickest car out there...), so i may have a slight bias.
You have a Neon? Welcome to the club. I get laughed at here for mine because I had neon tubes under the seats. The R/T is pretty quick I cant complain. Check out www.neontuners.com im on there too its pretty nice.
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Old 12-02-2005, 05:23 AM   #4
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um. that's advertising, it's gonna be frowned upon... i'd suggest taking it out.

so wait... do you have a neon, and want to upgrade to an srt-4? or you've just driven one?

i havnt driven THAT many cars...

only 9 that i can think of... and really only 7 of those that i actually "drove" on a real road.

EDIT: my point there was that i dont think i can say overall how "quick" the R/T feels to me... though it's probably the 4th on the list in terms of speed after a lincoln markVIII, mercedes... something430, and a ford taurus (so unfun to drive... gah...).

and the slower cars would be a toyota prius, jetta 2.0 (hardly drove it though, just learned how to shift on it), an old accord wagon (actually... not that slow, probably on par with the R/T actually), and a pontiac sunbird SE (my 1st car... oh how i hated that car...)

EDIT2: screw having points to what i say...

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Old 12-02-2005, 05:43 AM   #5
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What are your thoughts on this car? Im considering getting one in a year or 2. Gotta love it. 230 ponies 2.4 turbo bucket seats, and a mean lookin grill (the front not the grill itself), plus lots of room for custom work.

It's a very quick car, that's for sure. Not my favorite in the segment as I want a more rounded complete package than what the SRT-4 has to offer, but if all you want is speed, decent handling and 4 doors, go for it!
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Old 12-02-2005, 06:03 AM   #6
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Cool car, fast, just that I've heard that it has a bit more understeer than most cars though. Overall, I'd take it...
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Old 12-02-2005, 06:06 AM   #7
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What are your thoughts on this car? Im considering getting one in a year or 2. Gotta love it. 230 ponies 2.4 turbo bucket seats, and a mean lookin grill (the front not the grill itself), plus lots of room for custom work.

Newyorker's only ever going to have Neon's in his life. He's just praying that they come out with a Neon 5, so he can cart the kids around in 15 years.
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well then he'll be getting a dodge calibur... which is something at THIS point in time i wouldnt wish on anyone... maybe the srt-4 version will rock. and magically look nice...
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Newyorker's only ever going to have Neon's in his life. He's just praying that they come out with a Neon 5, so he can cart the kids around in 15 years.
Dont be mad because I like my car.
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Old 12-02-2005, 07:36 PM   #10
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Meh...there aight.

They can be unbelievably fast, I know. But they arent my style.

Very powerful+gobs of torque+FWD=racing from a roll.
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Old 12-02-2005, 11:52 PM   #11
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They are quick in their own right. Im just making a guess but I think they are on par with the S2000. Maybe a bit slower or maybe a bit faster.
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The Srt-4 is a pretty good car for the money but, you may also want to check out a Cobalt SS. Never hurts to cross look when buying a car and the Cobalt is almost identical in performance.

If you do purchase the Srt-4 be sure to upgrade and buy a mopar stage 1 or 2 kit. It'll up the hp to around 270-290
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They are quick in their own right. Im just making a guess but I think they are on par with the S2000. Maybe a bit slower or maybe a bit faster.

A bit slower than an S2000, that's a little optimistic to say the SRT-4 is on par with an S2000
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Old 12-03-2005, 05:27 AM   #14
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A bit slower than an S2000, that's a little optimistic to say the SRT-4 is on par with an S2000
Well its about time a "shitty neon" got some zip.
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Old 12-05-2005, 05:44 PM   #15
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Cobalt and SRT-4 in 2 different classes.

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The Srt-4 is a pretty good car for the money but, you may also want to check out a Cobalt SS. Never hurts to cross look when buying a car and the Cobalt is almost identical in performance.

If you do purchase the Srt-4 be sure to upgrade and buy a mopar stage 1 or 2 kit. It'll up the hp to around 270-290

The Cobalt SS and the SRT-4 are not even close to each other. The SRT-4 pushes out 230 horses and runs a 1/4 mile 13.9 sec,w/ a 5.3 sec 0-60. Cobalt SS only makes 205 hp, 14.9 1/4 mile w/ 6.4 sec 0-60. If you are looking for a nicer car on the interior and a daily driver, go with the cobalt. If you are looking for more performance for less money, SRT-4.
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