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Cons: BACK WINDOWS NOT AUTOMATIC
Advice: BUY ITFUN FUN FUN CAR!!! GREAT CAR FOR THE PRICE..LOVE IT!
Pros: Looks, Performance, Price
Cons: The base car is a Neon
Advice: Beware of upgrades that void warrenty!Car looks great, handles great, and looks cool. Waited for employee discounts to be applied to this vehicle in April 2005. At same time found a 2004 in 2005 and got another $1000 off. Told the dealer I wanted a different color so he took another $500 off to take a black one (I wanted a black one, really). Sunroof and side air bags, with dealer added mud flaps for $19900, INCLUDING TAXES AND PLATES. Very happy with cars performance so far. Beware of upgrades, even MOPAR parts. MOPAR Performance parts have NO warrenty, not even 12 months. Why would you want to mess up a 7 year warrenty? Livin loud sound system adds 30 lbs, bad for performance.
Pros: overall performance/handling
Cons: sits a bit to far from the pavement.
Advice: get it and humble some v-8 ownerstest drive sold me,saleman said go ahead have some fun. wrong thing to say. at 3000 rpm in third rolled on the throttle to about 5000 rpm the into 4th...wow!!! i have driven so called performance cars with 2x this sticker price that will not perform like this car will.
Pros: don't have one
Cons: the shifter needs to be shorter.
Advice: All i can say is buy one, you wont regret itwell i think this car is the bomb. It handles great and is really comfortable. I had raced an evo 8 one day with a friend of mine(my friend loves the evo 8) and we won. we could not believe it. the kid asked us what we had in it and we told him that everything is stock. So get a srt-4 its the best deal you can get. save $10,000 or more on the srt-4 over the evo 8 and wrx-sti. The srt-4 also goes great in the snow. I have been getting 28 - 31 mpg with the srt-4.
Pros: Performance and handling
Cons: The big wing on the back
Advice: Shop online for the car the 2004 still comes with the 7year 70k warrantyI drove a number of cars before driving the SRT-4 but after driving the SRT-4 no other car came close to the performance of this car.
Pros: turbo/brakes/handling/price and dodge makes the after market parts
Cons: should have come with short throw shifter
Advice: buy the short throw shifter makes a differencethe seats holds you in tight corners turbo kicks in fast very fun to drive exhaust sounds good i love down shifting throws your head back fast off the line and if you know how to drive her she will beat just bout anything
Pros: Crackling, burbling and popping from the exhaust
Cons: Subwoofer is weak
Advice: Drive carefullyTurn the key and a throaty drone barks from behind you from the dual mufflerless exhaust pipes. Step on the gas and the engine sounds like a monster being pierced with a spear through the heart- awesome. This car explodes off the line and handles like no other car. Let off the gas and the crackling, burbling and popping is hilarious entertainment for me every time. There is no other car like this car. It's not just the car- it's the technology.