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New Car? #233469 Jul 26, 8:34pm Jul 26, 8:34pm
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New Car?
im looking into a new car and im interested in the Dodge Neon SRT-4, i really dont like the looks of this car but i love the engine which is the important part

if you disregard the looks of the car...do you all think this will be a good new car for the price

i want to get the best car for performace that is under 22,000 and im thinkin the neon will be best

i have my celica as a daily driver and i want something alittle more fun and powerful for the weekends

is this choice good or should i look into something else?
any suggestion and comments are welcomed smile

Re: New Car? [Re: R3DLIN3GT] #233470 Jul 26, 8:43pm Jul 26, 8:43pm
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neon is fast. but other than that there is nothing great about it.
i would rather get a wrx, which is around same cost, since there are more wrx out in the market than srt.
wrx has more mods and cheaper mods and its allwheel drive.
srt is front wheel drive i think. all-wheel drive is much more fun and faster.
i would go with
-wrx
-evo8 rs(rs version is 5k$ off)
-rx8

Re: New Car? [Re: Jae] #233471 Jul 26, 8:46pm Jul 26, 8:46pm
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o yea i love those cars you listed but i m thinking i can only spend 22,000 or less and the cheapest out of those is i think the WRX which is 25,000

i was planning on the 350z enthusiast trim but after looking at all the factors i need to save some cash

Re: New Car? [Re: R3DLIN3GT] #233472 Jul 26, 9:06pm Jul 26, 9:06pm

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SRT-4 is definatly a badass car. Very fast and mods are available. I tuned one can smoke any normal car on the road. The suspension leaves something to be desired though. Still a good car thumbsup

Re: New Car? #233473 Jul 26, 9:13pm Jul 26, 9:13pm
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ehh stay away from domestics such as a neon, go with import, rx8,350Z,evo8 etc... I dunno but its your choice homie. Whatever you choose im sure you know why you chose it! thumbsup

Re: New Car? [Re: R3DLIN3GT] #233474 Jul 27, 7:04am Jul 27, 7:04am
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Originally Posted by R3DLIN3GT
i have my celica as a daily driver and i want something alittle more fun and powerful for the weekends

maybe you should have bought a GTS instead of a GT... rolleyes

do VW GTI 1.8T, it's so easy to run that thing fast...

Re: New Car? [Re: ragingpaseo] #233475 Jul 27, 12:58pm Jul 27, 12:58pm
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^ yea thats one choice too

but its about 24,000 right?

Re: New Car? [Re: ragingpaseo] #233476 Jul 27, 1:02pm Jul 27, 1:02pm
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Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
Originally Posted by R3DLIN3GT
i have my celica as a daily driver and i want something alittle more fun and powerful for the weekends

maybe you should have bought a GTS instead of a GT... rolleyes

do VW GTI 1.8T, it's so easy to run that thing fast...
that would be something to look into there. neons may be fast, but theyre only fast for like 40,000 miles.


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Re: New Car? [Re: csheriff] #233477 Jul 28, 7:51am Jul 28, 7:51am
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GTI 1.8T is less than $24000. and SRT-4 doesn't have a nice engine, it's the Turbo charger that makes it fast...

Re: New Car? [Re: ragingpaseo] #233478 Jul 28, 7:55am Jul 28, 7:55am
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I'm not really a fan for the SRT-4, I think its kind of ugly and the interior looks cheap.

Re: New Car? [Re: ragingpaseo] #233479 Jul 28, 10:21am Jul 28, 10:21am
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Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
GTI 1.8T is less than $24000. and SRT-4 doesn't have a nice engine, it's the Turbo charger that makes it fast...


Perhaps the dumbest quote I've seen. The Turbo makes it fast but the engine is bulletproof.

Re: New Car? [Re: CelicaPrincess] #233480 Jul 28, 10:23am Jul 28, 10:23am
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rx-8 is under 22K? wow must be really crappy then. Like no A/C. I say WRX is a good idea. My cousin is looking into new cars to and he narrowed it down to:

mitsubishi lancer ralliart
scion tc
mazda 3

i think he should get a wrx but he's afraid it won't be reliable. He's gonna be doing payments by the hair by working a the gas station so yeah... but he makes $320 a week.


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Re: New Car? [Re: Mike00] #233481 Jul 28, 10:24am Jul 28, 10:24am
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srt 4 puke ugly pos!!

stay away from domestics! domestics = puke


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Re: New Car? [Re: CaLiGTS] #233482 Jul 28, 10:32am Jul 28, 10:32am
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I would stay away from Neons. I had one and after like 45,000 miles all I had were problems. Also the rear windows are not power, which I think looks really cheap. I would look into the VW Golf GTi 1.8T as mentioned earlier or a used 350Z. The car doesn't have to be brand new does it?


My car is gunna be 10x faster than yours...haha... I'm gunna buy like 10
of those speedchips! I figure if 1 gets me 20hp then 10 will get me 200hp!
Re: New Car? [Re: CaLiGTS] #233483 Jul 28, 10:33am Jul 28, 10:33am
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having a car is not all about Performance. even though thats only wut you want, you gotta have a car that looks good, especially ur driving it during the weekend. srt-4 is basically ugly and crappy looking inside. it is fast, but doesnt have anything more than that. doesnt handle, doesnt look good... why dont you wait a little longer and save some more money until christmas and then get urself something better like an evo or a wrx. at least they look good, they perform better and are head turners.

Re: New Car? [Re: stefanoc] #233484 Jul 28, 11:11am Jul 28, 11:11am
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yea i was thinking of an srt-4 but i realized that its a pos domestic and itll only last for a couple years... save up a lil more and buy a Z or sumtin


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Re: New Car? [Re: Mike00] #233485 Jul 28, 12:02pm Jul 28, 12:02pm
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Originally Posted by Mike00
but the engine is bulletproof.

no engine is bulletproof... rofl

Re: New Car? [Re: ragingpaseo] #233486 Jul 29, 1:35pm Jul 29, 1:35pm
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If you want something just for the weekends id save up and get a higher class of sport car. Or you could get an older corvette or muscle car. Why buy something for the weekends thats only slightly better than what you have now. Youll kick yourself after living with that neon interior for a month.

Re: New Car? [Re: AdamVIP] #233487 Jul 29, 7:54pm Jul 29, 7:54pm
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no neon

Re: New Car? [Re: R3DLIN3GT] #233488 Jul 29, 8:14pm Jul 29, 8:14pm
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Get a s2000 or G35, 350Z Celica gts!... thumbsup

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Re: New Car? [Re: Virtuous_One] #233489 Jul 30, 5:27am Jul 30, 5:27am
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get a tC and wait for Turbo


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Re: New Car? [Re: CelicaPrincess] #233490 Jul 30, 6:15am Jul 30, 6:15am
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Originally Posted by CelicaPrincess
I'm not really a fan for the SRT-4, I think its kind of ugly and the interior looks cheap.


i agree...it may be fast, but at the end of the day--you've still got a neon thumbsdown


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Re: New Car? [Re: Traviesa86] #233491 Jul 30, 9:52am Jul 30, 9:52am
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i would rather get a slower car that looks good then get a ugly ass neon.imagine walking to ur car every morning n looking at that ugly ass neon.


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Re: New Car? [Re: sho] #233492 Jul 30, 9:53am Jul 30, 9:53am
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Originally Posted by sho
imagine walking to ur car every morning n looking at that ugly ass neon.

rofl

Re: New Car? [Re: ragingpaseo] #233493 Jul 30, 10:42am Jul 30, 10:42am
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Re: New Car? [Re: ppeddy] #233494 Jul 30, 10:47am Jul 30, 10:47am
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There are lots of nice cars out there that are reasonably fast for that price.

The Neon is of HORRIBLE build quality. It'll depreciate twice as quickly as any import... you're going to hate looking at it, and the interrior is uncomfortable and cheap. You'll be in the shop just as much as on the street, too.

Look at a GTS, GTI VR6 or 1.8t, RSX-s... heck, I'd even rather have a Mustang GT than a stupid Neon.


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