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jl2fast4u Jan 15, 5:44am - #374998 
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WOW. SRT-4...

Got to test drive an SRT-4 today, and it was amazing. We had 4 people in the car (my, my friend, two salesmen) and that thing still pulled so damn hard.

The interior and seats also felt very, very comfortable. My friend drove one the other day too and now he is thinking about getting one. This will definitely be my next car. Have any of you ever driven one?

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eric_h Jan 15, 5:46am - #374999 

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i drove one and i think it pulled harder then a wrx for sure, for the price you cant beat it, id be stoked to have one...its only a neon until one beats you... THEN its an srt-4

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celicatuner Jan 15, 5:48am - #375000 
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saw a TV show they upgraded the turbo and stuff on the car for about 10 grand including body mods it was a 370hp car. wrx or wrx STI? AWD also takes some HP away from the wheels cause you got more moving parts to push around, and the bas wrx has less hp than an srt 4. 20k for a 230hp car is awsome.
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eric_h Jan 15, 5:50am - #375001 

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yeah and thats been proven that the 230 hp is the actual wheel horse power equaling 250 at the crank

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jl2fast4u Jan 15, 5:53am - #375002 
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Originally Posted by eric_h
i drove one and i think it pulled harder then a wrx for sure, for the price you cant beat it, id be stoked to have one...its only a neon until one beats you... THEN its an srt-4


Is it really considered a neon? I mean, it has an upgraded body style of the neon, but the suspension and engine are totally different. If I ever got one I would probably drop that sucker too, because it's too high for me (especially in the back).

I'm going to start saving up now for a down payment for that car. Reasons I like it is because it's a 4 door (can bring all my friend with me places, etc.), it's cheap, it has an awesome amount of power, turbo can be upgraded while still under warranty, and looks aggressive stock (IMO it looks really nice stock except for the height).

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jl2fast4u Jan 15, 5:54am - #375003 
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Originally Posted by eric_h
yeah and thats been proven that the 230 hp is the actual wheel horse power equaling 250 at the crank


the 230 HP is the wheel HP?? DAMN! It also has a lot of tourque. grin

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VSGTS14 Jan 15, 5:59am - #375004 

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of course its faster than a stock wrx
mod the wrx and its still 10x better than a dodge

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R3DLIN3GT Jan 15, 6:05am - #375005 
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i test drove it also but ended up getting the scion tc instead because i decided i wont really be into the car in 5 years and the space was just not as good as the tc


yes, it still would be considered a neon, just like the dodge ram srt-10 is still a ram


its a great car without a doubt
it gets a thumbsup in my book
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LiquidG Jan 15, 6:05am - #375006 

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I test drove one, and the sucker pulls really hard, but the ride height feels like an SUV compared to the celica (which is already pretty high in stock form) and in general I don't like how the car connects with the road. Very fast, but I didn't feel like I was stuck to the road, like in most sport compacts that I have driven. With a good amount of suspension work the car could be really fun to drive though.
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jyboygenius Jan 15, 6:08am - #375007 
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I really wish they made it in AWD or RWD. What a shame it's in FWD.

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Polykarb Jan 15, 6:09am - #375008 

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SRT-4 Has shitty transmission, it comes from - you guessed it - The Eclipse.

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JAY-C Jan 15, 6:59am - #375009 
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Its a DODGE thumbsdown

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Rick Jan 15, 3:54pm - #375010 

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So yall like SRT-4s like me eh? Ill post a few videos of them here in Houston in the Videos section of this website wink
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eric_h Jan 15, 5:09pm - #375011 

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Originally Posted by Polykarb
SRT-4 Has shitty transmission, it comes from - you guessed it - The Eclipse.


where did you hear that, sport compact car and dodge say its a heavy built german designed tranny capable of holding 500 hp. also yes your insurance company will call it a 4 door neon but thats a GOOD thing, as for me it would be cheaper to insure then my celica gt believe it or not spineyes

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Rick Jan 15, 5:26pm - #375012 

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True...but i heard that they break down quite often. That was just a rumor though. I still love the srt-4
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robare99 Jan 15, 6:41pm - #375013 

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any way to jimmy that engine into a celica??? LOL
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2003cbgts Jan 15, 7:13pm - #375014 

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srt 4? nope ill pass.. dont care if it has 780hp.. thumbsdown
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eclipseturbogsx Jan 15, 9:41pm - #375015 

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i just test drove one today, to see all the hype was about. It pulls very hard. It has really bad wheel hop, even with the stock bfgoodrich tires. Also, it has very ugly interior. But that's all that's really bad about it. After i was done testing it , my celica gt felt really slow...lol..but, yeah it is a fast car...if the car holds up, then i think it's a really good deal. the one i was looking at had 15,000 miles on it and was 15,500 dollars which i think is a good deal. thumbsup
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Pnoy Jan 15, 9:57pm - #375016 
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wow on SRT but I don't think they have much to say about reliability. Sure they are a fast car but it's also faster down the drain. I don't like SRT but I sure do respect it for having so much power on a FWD car.

It makes me proud to think on why most japanese designed car are not really that fast yet it's holding it's value...oh yeah, because it's a reliable car. thumbsup
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ExNihilo Jan 15, 10:25pm - #375017 
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On balance I think I'd pass on an SRT. But they're OK, I guess.

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jyboygenius Jan 15, 10:35pm - #375018 
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Although I do think that the SRT-4 is extremely fast, it has some shortcomings that I think would make me overlook it as a potential buy.

1. My family is not a fan of domestics.
2. Interior is just lousy
3. Running that much boost can't be good for the engine.
4. It's not gonna preserve my last two points on my license.
5. FWD, and all the problems with performance from FWD.
6. Kinda ugly IMO

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TRDOTC Jan 15, 10:54pm - #375019 

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higher the boost and stuff...the shorter the enginee life...and why the hell would anyone want a f'ing DODGE NEON!! puke puke puke

These are ugly as hell. If your into power, save up for a Supra or an exotic...Celica is soo much better looking than a Neon...it looks like one so it is one thumbsdown
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drkramm Jan 15, 11:36pm - #375020 
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domestics suck .
you can pump any engine full of boost and get lots of power

imagine the warrenty claims in a couple years when all that boost starts blowign the motor apart

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VSGTS14 Jan 16, 12:25am - #375021 

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i just have to agree its so ugly

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eric_h Jan 16, 12:55am - #375022 

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yeah its ugly, but anyone who would buy one obviously isnt gonna get it for the looks cool

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RookieGTS Jan 16, 1:06am - #375023 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
of course its faster than a stock wrx
mod the wrx and its still 10x better than a dodge


I second that.
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eric_h Jan 16, 1:07am - #375024 

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^ and cost 10 grand more

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Clos Jan 16, 1:11am - #375025 
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i would step away from this car, bad tranni, engine will die at 70k not worth it. and its fucking ugly thumbsdownx10
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RookieGTS Jan 16, 1:12am - #375026 

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Originally Posted by eric_h

^ and cost 10 grand more


who cares if it costs 10 grand more, you will know where that extra 10 grand went when you bought the WRX! Quality!
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eric_h Jan 16, 1:16am - #375027 

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how about people who dont have that kind of money. they care.

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jyboygenius Jan 16, 1:45am - #375028 
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People who buy this car don't buy it for looks. That simple. Also, it's faster than many of the other cars in its price. Simple as that. Don't console yourself that other cars look better or can be modded to be faster.

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eric_h Jan 16, 2:00am - #375029 

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Originally Posted by jyboygenius
People who buy this car don't buy it for looks. That simple. Also, it's faster than many of the other cars in its price. Simple as that. Don't console yourself that other cars look better or can be modded to be faster.


well said thumbsup you can knock the car for being shitty inside or other cars CAN be faster but you wont buy any neon for luxury

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RookieGTS Jan 16, 2:02am - #375030 

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Stil a NEON!
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eric_h Jan 16, 2:12am - #375031 

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Originally Posted by RookieGTS
Stil a NEON!


u still dont get it, people who get one DONT CARE if its a neon or not, all they care about is how bad it can beat your car and cost less. if they cared if people called it a neon or were mad cause the car they spend way more on was slower mattered to them they would get something like an evo or sti.

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RookieGTS Jan 16, 2:14am - #375032 

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dude i understand... chill out Eric. Everyone has their own biased opinion and mines is simply stated as! I wouldnt by that POS!! If your gonna get a boosted car with quality, might as spend your money right and go all out. And personall I would put out the extra cash for a STI. But hey to his/her own right? Have a nice day Eric wave
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TRDOTC Jan 16, 2:15am - #375033 

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what do you buy for?? Looks, speed, both, quality?? Dodge neon's are low end cars...they won't last that long...and looks do matter to people no matter what even though they say they don't, thats bull, they want to look good. Cars are a part of a person 'place' in the world. Rich, poor, old people going for huge ugly luxury cars...neon or the new SRT-4 won't last that long so it is a poor investment into a car. The top brands for better, long term investments are Toyota, Honda puke Nissan, and Haundai puke Try consumer reports smile and even Saturn, yes Saturns last longer and are better then a neon. They last longer (I know a few people that have had one since 92 and have over 150k on it and still going strong (and that thing can boot lol)...i wouldn't buy one but i would over a Neon (which my ex girl had one)...god that car sucked lol...well, if you want one get one cause that is your preferance thumbsup

By the way...you could spend about the same or less on a used 300zx TT and it would tool on that..and it is such a better car thumbsup
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eric_h Jan 16, 3:47am - #375034 

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i understand what all of you are saying about it being a neon and i aagree and thats what kept me away form one, but the main reason people would buy one is speed for green and thats what the car is made for, nothing else

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hombredelassrtas Jan 16, 4:01am - #375035 

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i was realyl lookign into it when getting my gts. but i just coudltn really get past the styling and the horrible bad history of neons. it is fast as hell yet very unreliable.

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TRDOTC Jan 16, 4:02am - #375036 

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i know i agree with you Eric but that is why i posted i would spend the same money on a 300zx and i would be faster so they should buy them and have a better car smile anyways, time to go eat thumbsup
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G_celica Jan 16, 6:11pm - #375037 
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the headlight's on the neon look more awsome then the celica grin
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TRDOTC Jan 16, 6:50pm - #375038 

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lol, nothing beats a celica's healights, they are soo cool looking, nothing beats them, they are soooo hot and they go really well with the celicas body...anyways, personal opinions! thumbsup grin
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jyboygenius Jan 16, 9:48pm - #375039 
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Looks are completely subjective.

No one's gonna care how pretty your car is at track day.

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RetroJ84 Jan 16, 9:52pm - #375040 
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Originally Posted by eric_h
^ and cost 10 grand more
the sti would cost about 10 g's more but the base wrx is like 25k

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jyboygenius Jan 17, 12:48am - #375041 
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STI is close to 30K, not 35K. New WRX is about 24K

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RetroJ84 Jan 17, 1:10am - #375042 
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Originally Posted by jyboygenius
STI is close to 30K, not 35K. New WRX is about 24K


I never said they were 35k i was thinking more like 32k and that is about 10k more than the gay srt

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TRDOTC Jan 17, 1:59am - #375043 

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what is the point of owning a car that you can't show off with looks as well?? more people will see and notice it more everyday or near everyday then on the track...if you have the money then spend it on making a better car (ours) kick ass...or just buy a damn Supra or Dodge Viper or an Enzo! K, done with this topic thumbsup Everything is subjective by the way
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VSCelica24 Jan 17, 2:56am - #375044 

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also the more money you spend for the wrx it has quality ive heard bad things about the SRT but dont know if there true also I can agree up here ^^ it looks ugly as shit..IMO i wouldnt think about one, just save the money ud use from buying the SRT and upgrade the celica

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KickScrew Jan 17, 3:13am - #375045 

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I test drove one and wasnt impressed at all. Everyone is always saying how great they are. I was greatly disapointed. I also test drove the Evo and was far more impressed with that.
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eric_h Jan 17, 3:33am - #375046 

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did you get to unload the srt-4? i doubt you did if you werent impressed with the speed or else your expecting too much from it

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G_celica Jan 17, 3:42am - #375047 
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Originally Posted by G_celica
the headlight's on the neon look more awsome then the celica grin


i was just playing they look ugly as F**k puke celica headlights are super nice i mean awsome thumbsup grin
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