Getting firsthand information from an actual car owner is one sure way to get an idea of car performance once it leaves the lot. Autobytel features real consumer reviews that give the unbiased experience of a car.
Pros: Great power
Cons: Needed new tires after 12000 miles, who knew.
Advice: Great car, deal with the dealers and get even more bang for the buck!I am simply amazed that you can buy a car with this much perfromance and fun with so little money. My hat is off to dodge! This car has great power, handeling, and it come well appointed. The viper seats are a nice touch too. I play with online quoting ... and walk out of the local dealer with a new SRT-4 for only 18.5K. Mopar also makes all kinds of goodies for more power/fun. All this and still able to get better than 24MPG ... how can you loose!
Pros: the big balls/confedent handeling/racing seat
Cons: crummy knobs in console
Advice: BUY IT!!!!! im gettin rid of my brand new vehicle for it.This car definatly gives you confedence when it comes to taking turns, and straight line peformance, you cant beat it withouth dishing out another $5000-10000 easily. only thing is the interior, but if your into peformance like i am, it doesnt matter. the seats are awsome, the stereo's awsome, its loud and fast.what more can you ask for?
Pros: Low RPM torque across RPM range and boost/vacuum gauge showing details of turbo
Cons: Seats are not comfortable if you have large width shoulders
Advice: Jump on it in 3rd gear at 2600-3000 RPM and feel + watch the boost kick in to 15psiThis super-modified Neon has all the right stuff. Torque at low rpm, consistent torque curve from 2400-4800 RPM, comfort that isn't stiff and bone-jarring on bumps at both low and high speed, superb handling for a front wheel drive car, the availability of Stage I-II-III upgrades to HP and torque that come from Mopar (to avoid warranty issues, at least for early stages). And, it surges like one of Chrysler's old favorites, the 1970 Cuda 340 that I restored and sold cause babies were on their way.... I again venture into Mopar performance territory.... with better handling than that Cuda.
Pros: Power to Spare
Cons: smaller gas tank.....
Advice: 'If you wanna drive fast, be prepared to shell out the cash...'Upon first entering the vehicle, you will need to slide the seat all the way back, for the seats cover your sides snuggly for those sharp, banking turns. After moving the seat up, your left foot presses down on the clutch, not too loose, not too firm...just right. When you start er' up and hear the growl from the mufflerless pipes, you'll grin slyly. You will want to toe the accelerator, too much and she'll bust loose and spin the rubber. Notice that in shifting, a little 'distant', takes a little getting used to. Once you hit third gear, rpm's at 56 grand or so and shifting into 4th, you'll be hooked. Down shifting is fun, with all the burbbling and choking of the exhaust. Interior is a little plain, but who cares? You will be too busy laughing to yourself as you notice all the heads turn your way as you drive down the road.....
Cons: Down-shifting into 1st gear often takes some work to get the stick in the right position.
Advice: Do your research and make sure the SRT-4 is right for you. If you eventually buy it, you will thank yourself for doing so.The car handles like an absolute dream. Acceleration is quick and powerful, handling is sharp and responsive, and the brakes can stop the car on a dime. Shifting is very smooth in this vehicle, and despite the car being manual it is solid enough for even drivers new to stick-shifting to learn. The car has an awesome 'off-the-line' start, and an awesome suspension keeps the handling tight yet smooth.
Cons: the seats aren't all leather, but are two-toned w/leather and cloth, I prefer all leather, but the seats comfort is 10 out of 10, they're Viper Seats
Advice: go get one now!Best car under $21,000.... easily!!!
Cons: shifts vague from second to third.
Advice: Put in a short throw shifter. I plan to.Pure sports car. Very spartan inside. You get what you need,no bells, no whistles. Great sound system though.I love the way it handles and it is very forgiving if you don't floor it in a curve.Otherwise you get wheel hop and loss of control.