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Old 06-26-2007
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the srt4 is not a super car. its not an exotic. its not a muscle car.

its the best bang for the buck under $20k (when released)

and that statement is true. they won't pull a Cobra unless highly modified. They won't pull a Porsche or whatever else people think these cars compare to.

But they will stomp an Evo.....from a roll.

I should know. i have an srt.
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I'll race them all! I'd beat a majority of them with my impala, but even if I was in my 250 I6 30 year old truck and lost, I'd still laugh at them. Someone once said to me, "Think about it, If I beat a LS1 T/A with a Neon, they have to go home and tell their wife they got beat by a Neon! That must hurt"

To which I replied, "It could be worse, the Neon guy had to tell his wife he Bought a neon!"

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NEONs are stupid. If you want a fast car spend a little money and get a mustang, camero, trans-am, etc...

NEONs are for high school kids that want a muscle car but cant.
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^^^So true....lol.
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it really depends... how fat you are. the fatter u are, the slower your car is gonna move.
I'm 6 foot and weigh in at 135, i'm a skinny dude
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in what your truck it mustve been a neon with the srt4 ground effects package cuz no ranger would come close that car is to quick off the line
Dodge actually sells a 'SRT Design' Neon. It has the hood scoop, the wing, the dual exhaust but no turbo. The things that set them off are that they don't have the two rectangular scoops in the bumper, have the wrong wheels and don't have rear disk brakes. But at a glance they are very convincing, especially since each dealer only got a couple total to sell. My stepdad bought one to save on gas (HEMI=gas guzzler) but he gets tons of compliments from REAL SRT4 owners because they don't know its just a clever factory fake.
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I was going to type up something long but basically..

You're completely wrong.
At the end of the day, The soccer mom, whom has no clue about cars sees Andys Mustang and what.. parked next to it? Oh yeah.. a Dodge NEON!

In 20 years, Hemi Cudas, 440's, 340 6-packs.. Super-Bee's.. Dodge will be remembered still. The ' Neon ' will still be in the catagory of ' Litter ricer car with awesome fuel econemy '. Hell, at least the K-Car will have a better rememberence for the company as Lee Iacoca used it and a GVT bailout to keep Dodge a float.

Neon? Anyone remember those stupid comercials.. ' Hi! '.

For what it costs to rice out a neon, You could build a vintage car that will actually be worth something.
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in what your truck it mustve been a neon with the srt4 ground effects package cuz no ranger would come close that car is to quick off the line
I've smoked quite a few of those neons your praising. For the 20 grand to buy them, and then tossing another 15 at it to make it worthy, I would buy a 03/04 ' Terminator ' and actually have a car with a resale value. 600ponies and gobs of torque could be made with that type of cash.. And folks would see it and say ' nice mustang ', not ' nice rice '.
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it really depends... how fat you are. the fatter u are, the slower your car is gonna move.
ROFLMAO! Leave it to Dave to say something like that!
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"Think about it, If I beat a LS1 T/A with a Neon, they have to go home and tell their wife they got beat by a Neon! That must hurt"

To which I replied, "It could be worse, the Neon guy had to tell his wife he Bought a neon!"

~HJ
OH DAMN! You just Upped Dave! I'm plagerizing you weather you like it or not wench!
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the srt4 is not a super car. its not an exotic. its not a muscle car.

its the best bang for the buck under $20k (when released)
I'd rather a truck. Function before fashon.

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and that statement is true. they won't pull a Cobra unless highly modified. They won't pull a Porsche or whatever else people think these cars compare to.

I should know. i have an srt.
And that little rice box won't ' pull ' a JBL P.A. system like ANY basic truck can.

I honestly compare the Neons to their roots. The ' Reliant K-Car '. A disposable , economic little car that makes the former ' Dodge ' Parent company a great deal of profit.

Anyone ever looked into the build quality of a Neon?
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