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R3DLIN3GT
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Jul 26, 9:34pm - #233469 
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

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Jul 26, 9:43pm - #233470 
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

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Jul 26, 9:46pm - #233471 
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


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Jul 26, 10:06pm - #233472 
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

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Jul 26, 10:13pm - #233473 
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

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Jul 27, 8:04am - #233474 
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...

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Jul 27, 1:58pm - #233475 
^ yea thats one choice too

but its about 24,000 right?

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Jul 27, 2:02pm - #233476 
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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Jul 28, 8:51am - #233477 
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...

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Jul 28, 8:55am - #233478 
I'm not really a fan for the SRT-4, I think its kind of ugly and the interior looks cheap.

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Jul 28, 11:21am - #233479 
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.

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Jul 28, 11:23am - #233480 
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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Jul 28, 11:24am - #233481 
srt 4 puke ugly pos!!

stay away from domestics! domestics = puke


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Jul 28, 11:32am - #233482 
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?


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of those speedchips! I figure if 1 gets me 20hp then 10 will get me 200hp!
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Jul 28, 11:33am - #233483 
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.

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Jul 28, 12:11pm - #233484 
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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Jul 28, 1:02pm - #233485 
Originally Posted by Mike00
but the engine is bulletproof.

no engine is bulletproof... rofl

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Jul 29, 2:35pm - #233486 
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.

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Jul 29, 8:54pm - #233487 
no neon

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Jul 29, 9:14pm - #233488 
Get a s2000 or G35, 350Z Celica gts!... thumbsup

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Jul 30, 6:27am - #233489 
get a tC and wait for Turbo


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Jul 30, 7:15am - #233490 
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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Jul 30, 10:52am - #233491 
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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Jul 30, 10:53am - #233492 
Originally Posted by sho
imagine walking to ur car every morning n looking at that ugly ass neon.

rofl

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Jul 30, 11:42am - #233493 
Never fails to make me laugh that people on a Celica site ask what car they ought to buy. thumbsup

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Jul 30, 11:47am - #233494 
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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