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Old 08-11-2009, 11:23 PM   #1
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i wnat to buy a new car. i want something faster than the one iv got. and dont want to turbo it either cause it wouldnt be worth the 4K it would cost. i am thinking about an srt4. they are very fast but how reliable are they? how much worse will it turn than my car? i can pick one up for 9K with 40Kmiles.


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Old 08-11-2009, 11:27 PM   #2
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they are known to blow motors.... get an evo 8 or 9 and you'll be golden.... jsut don't plan on racing the evo... if you do make sure there are no cameras there or taht you have magnetic numbers to put on.. Mitsu is being a real bitch lately about racing and they will check vidoes on the internet to see if they can catch you.... but personally i'd go Evo
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is what you have to do is really ask yourself WHY you want a faster car (i went through the same thing)

sure the focus is not a 0-60 in 3 seconds but it will go well over any posted speed limit in the usa, if your wanting a faster car just for the heck of it (or to show off to friends) then your throwing your money away when i first got my focus i was a teenager in high school and i wanted something faster just to impress people (i think we have all this stage one time or another) i had a long talk with myself and decided to not go for something with a faster engine that i could not take any faster on highways then my focus and i get to keep my 36MPG, very glad i talked myself out of it and lever looked back

now if your a hardcore racer then no the focus is not for you, just some food for thought saving money fills so good
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:49 PM   #4
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yes , saving money sounds good. i just want that turbo engine, but i really do have a fun car for now, maybee if i can get 4-5K for my car i would buy a neon.
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:52 PM   #5
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jsut drop a jrsc in. or procharge it. al you ahve to do is beat the 240 whp mark and you can outrun neons no problem.
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:52 PM   #6
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they are known to blow motors.... get an evo 8 or 9 and you'll be golden.... jsut don't plan on racing the evo... if you do make sure there are no cameras there or taht you have magnetic numbers to put on.. Mitsu is being a real bitch lately about racing and they will check vidoes on the internet to see if they can catch you.... but personally i'd go Evo
Known to blow motors? Where are you getting this kind of information? The only cases I hear of the motors blowing is because the ones that are blowing are usually people building up the turbo but not reinforcing the internals one bit. And of course you're going to fry some motors when you do that. But if you stick with the Mopar kits you should be good as gold. Mopar offered a stage 2 and stage 3 kits with the SRT-4's. I would suggest buying one if you have the chance if a boosted car from the factory is something you are looking for. Just negotiate that price and I think you can knock it down a bit.
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Old 08-12-2009, 05:18 AM   #7
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I vote dont do it... but I REALLY hate the SRT4..... mostly because most of their owners are Douche Bags and they get real pissy when you call it a Neon.
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:31 AM   #8
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one of my friends got a 96 neon (1k) and a srt motor(3k) dropped the srt motor in the neon and made himself one fast car for 4k. you can always play that game, if your into it.
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I vote dont do it... but I REALLY hate the SRT4..... mostly because most of their owners are Douche Bags and they get real pissy when you call it a Neon.
Or if you hold your hand out your window straight down, Tell them about how easy it is for you're friend to make his 1G talon TSI faster lol.
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