: so what does everyone think about an 05 SRT-4



Brizzal
02-06-08, 10:20 PM
yeah im thinking about getting one for a second car, DD. Whats everyone's opinions (other than its a dodge) :bonkers:

Rolex
02-06-08, 10:23 PM
I don't see many on the road around my neck of the woods. I've seen lots of videos online though, and it seems like they're a pretty fast little car. They already have the fart can and rice wing installd right from the factory too. :o

DILLIGAF
02-06-08, 10:25 PM
It's your money,do what you want.You'll be rollen in a Neon,they do run!

gary88
02-06-08, 10:29 PM
They're fast as crap, that's about it. Can be modded a lot for little $$$. Typical neon interior, but with better seats.

Should be a pretty good car for a DD, I approve.

Brizzal
02-06-08, 10:45 PM
i drive 100 miles round trip for college Mon-Thurs, the gas is crazy and the beating i put on the cady isnt holding up, plus im looking for that fun, fast car now ;)
what i can think of:
pros: fast, cheap, easy to mod, turbo, manual, not Japanese!
cons: neon body, compact car (still used to cadys), too many mods and its considered rice

eldorado99
02-07-08, 12:25 AM
I'm sure its a fine car and probably quite fun, but all the newer Neons I've been in (no SRTs though) I really really hated the interior. I'm used to crappy interiors, my Pontiac is a big plastic mess, but those Neon interiors reach a new level of bad design and construction IMO. Just my 2 cents...

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-07-08, 12:35 AM
Bad interior and it's a Neon, but man, what a sound (with the correct aftermarket exhaust) and holy shit it's fast! I <3 little nasty turbo Dodges. I approve!

Night Wolf
02-07-08, 06:40 AM
eh, the new Neon interior isn't all that bad IMO for an econo car... my friends have a '04? Neon SXT... its a nice little car.

I'd do it if they were in my price range and what I wanted.... one of the cheapest ways to go [really] fast in a newer car.

Blackout
02-07-08, 11:25 AM
Good choice of car. Starting for the 2004 model year they came with the MOPAR Stage 1 injectors stock as well as an LSD. Interior leaves a lot to be desired but with that car it serves its purpose. But they are extremely fast cars with a ton of aftermarket support and they handle very good as well. My buddy had a black 05 SRT-4 and we raced one night and his shifter came off from doing hard throws (typical problem) so be aware of that. If you want more info I would be more then willing to help you out and point you in the direction of some very good SRT-4 sites (I've been following them since before they hit the streets)

Lord Cadillac
02-07-08, 12:53 PM
For about the same money and a tiny bit more gas, you could have a C5 Corvette. Why are you even thinking about a Neon? If you're going to spend the money, get something nice.

gary88
02-07-08, 01:24 PM
For about the same money and a tiny bit more gas, you could have a C5 Corvette. Why are you even thinking about a Neon? If you're going to spend the money, get something nice.

The Corvette isn't as much of a daily driver in this case. The C5 interior isn't exactly desireable either...

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-07-08, 01:38 PM
C4 or bust.

Playdrv4me
02-07-08, 01:43 PM
The SRT-4 is alot of bang for the buck in a modern econobox. Being an 05 it will also be relatively reliable as well as being fast. An old Corvette doesn't really fit the mold of a reliable daily driver.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-07-08, 01:44 PM
Modern day Roadrunner.

AMGoff
02-07-08, 02:13 PM
Those Neons were good little cars... Diamler made a huge blunder by nixing it.

The SRT-4s are, as others have said, extremely good bang for your buck. With a power-to-weight ratio of almost 160HP/ton and a 0-60 time of under six second - there are certainly a lot worse choices out there for a daily-driver!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-07-08, 02:28 PM
If you buy one, resist the temptation to turn into a Douchebag. SRT-4 drivers are notorious for being the most aggressive, in your face drivers out there.

Lord Cadillac
02-07-08, 05:12 PM
The Corvette isn't as much of a daily driver in this case. The C5 interior isn't exactly desireable either...
What's wrong with the C5 interior? Compared to the Neon interior, it's a big improvement. I even found my C4 very comfortable.. There's plenty of room for two people.. Maybe it's not the best daily driver, though. I don't know.. Down South, it's a year-round car.. I'd definitely prefer a Vette to a Neon but that's just me.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-07-08, 06:13 PM
Yeah, but the insurance rates would be insane for an 18 year old, and the Vette rides like an oxwagen.

gary88
02-07-08, 06:35 PM
What's wrong with the C5 interior? Compared to the Neon interior, it's a big improvement. I even found my C4 very comfortable.. There's plenty of room for two people.. Maybe it's not the best daily driver, though. I don't know.. Down South, it's a year-round car.. I'd definitely prefer a Vette to a Neon but that's just me.

It could just be a personal thing of mine, but it looks to GM-bland. It even has the same head unit you would find in a Tahoe. I'm real picky about interiors, because well, you can't drive from outside your car. I could never stand the look of that steering wheel either. Looks like something out of, well, a neon. I guess that's enough ranting from me for now.

At least things have gotten better with the C6.

http://www.autobahnpower.com/images/ZO6interior.jpg

http://www.sportscarcup.com/cars/chevrolet-corvette-z06-interior.jpg

Brizzal
02-07-08, 11:32 PM
i know i want to get a V but im not ready yet...they cost double of an srt4. i can get an srt4 for around 13k with very low miles on them. im just having to many problems with the cady, and with me in college for the next 4 years i really need a reliable but fun DD. yea its a neon but damn are they fast.... im looking for a 4 cyl turbo, i dont like imports :\

gary88
02-07-08, 11:46 PM
You ever think of an Impreza WRX? Not as fast as the SRT, but still pretty fun to drive.

Or the WRX STi. Fast as crap, but in the $21-$26k range depending on year. That's close to used V money though.

Brizzal
02-07-08, 11:55 PM
You ever think of an Impreza WRX? Not as fast as the SRT, but still pretty fun to drive.

Or the WRX STi. Fast as crap, but in the $21-$26k range depending on year. That's close to used V money though.

yea id rather spend 13 on an srt4, if i wanted to spend 26k, it would be a V

FL01SS
02-08-08, 09:34 AM
If you buy one, resist the temptation to turn into a Douchebag. SRT-4 drivers are notorious for being the most aggressive, in your face drivers out there.

:yeah::werd::yup: That's the F-in truth! Don't get me wrong, those cars are pretty damn quick & a blast to drive, but I never came across one on the street when I had my SS that the driver didn't think he was John Force. Whether they pulled up beside me at a red light, or I approached them at a meet & great, they always had this "I'm better/faster than you" attitude. A youger guy in my old appartment complex had one & every time we would be leaving at the same time he'd have to try and race me. Of course I couldn't really back down either. I always pulled at least 2 cars on him from a roll and killed him from a stop from in front of our complex to the light about 3/4 mile up the road. Then he'd be all pissy & not look at me when he pulled up next to me, and then try it again next time he'd see me. I tried on a few different occasions to make small talk with him when I'd see him washing his car, & he was always stuck up. Which made it more enjoyable when I beat him.

I looked at 2 different 05s when I got rid of my Camaro, but the interior was just too bland & cheap for me and the back seat was too small for people to be comfortable. But if I was just after a DD, it would be a great car. I say go for it, but just remember that you don't have to insert your head immediately into your anal cavity upon signing the title!

Blackout
02-08-08, 10:45 AM
Also be ware of insurance for those things. They are expensive as hell to insure from what I hear

LS1Mike
02-08-08, 03:32 PM
Do it.

nikon
02-09-08, 02:51 PM
two of my friends had them, they're ok cars....fun to drive with the turbo......but personally I'd rather be in a diesel golf/jetta for a DD.....

Lord Cadillac
02-09-08, 04:46 PM
This is what you should get...

http://carad.ebayimg.com/i14/05/a/000/78/11/57bd_4.JPG
http://image3.autorevo.com/904/pics/239479_535fc6a4-377c-44c2-85a1-722291be5c8c.jpg
http://images3.ecarlist.com/photos/1174_65081/640/02.jpg
http://images3.ecarlist.com/photos/1174_65081/640/23.jpg

LS1Mike
02-10-08, 12:32 AM
two of my friends had them, they're ok cars....fun to drive with the turbo......but personally I'd rather be in a diesel golf/jetta for a DD.....

Don't do that...I don't even have the time or intestinal fortitude to explain, but when I married my wife she had one. Biggest POS ever. Period.

nikon
02-10-08, 02:22 AM
^^ I worked at a VW dealer...trust me I've seen my fair share of how big of a POS they CAN be....but for the most part if you take care of them they will last a long time....they get a bad rap from stupid people not changing their oil for 30k...and then they wonder why the motor blew up....diesel golf 5 spd I think would be a great DD...you really can't beat the mileage those puppies get.

LS1Mike
02-10-08, 12:46 PM
I tell you what that thing got 505.01 oil changes every 5 k, I very rarely drove it, so is wasn't hammeered on like all the other stuff I drive. Lets see, 02 TDI bought new, 2 auto trannies, two sets of glow plugs, one set of injectors 2 front wheel bearings, injector wiring haness, water pump, numerous little broken interior shit which I could over look. 20 dollar a gallon G-12 antifreeze, the oil I could only get at the dealer or on line. Ah an oh yes the dreaded carbon build up which VW knowes about and just about 80% of the TDI get it.
You have to pull the intake, exhuast cooler and spend six hours pressure washing it and chipping it out.
Dealer wanted 1100 bucks to clean it and then 500 bucks to reflash the computer which might fix it.
It is all related to a poorly designed EGR system. I had to do it at 32,000 miles and again at 78,000. It brought gas mileage down to a mere 35 MPG and driveability was horrible.
Ah the carnage
http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/2083/carbon1ql1.jpg
http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/756/carbonim5.jpg
I used to think it was just me then I headed over to TDIclub.com, it is everyone they all have the same problems. For them the gas mileage is worth the hassle.
Not for me.
They are no good. Poop I say.
Working for them and owning one are two seperate things. When I took it in to get the wheel bearing replaced. The Mechanic who drove it with me said and I quote "Wow you made it 85,000 miles and you still have this, unload it now."
That is what we did. VW can suck it.


Sorry for the thread Highjack, get the Neon, it is a cool little car.

lawfive
02-10-08, 01:20 PM
Stickers. You'll need lots of stickers.

Brizzal
02-13-08, 11:31 PM
ive been looking at the new 08 caliber SRT-4 at first i thought they looked like a chick car, but after i seen one in person they look really awsome. jet black FTW!
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http://images.autotrader.com/images/2007/12/27/235/583/3715783472.235583831.IM1.04.565x421_A.562x421.jpg
http://images.autotrader.com/images/2007/12/27/235/583/3715783471.235583831.IM1.03.565x421_A.562x421.jpg
http://images.autotrader.com/images/2007/12/27/235/583/3715783473.235583831.IM1.05.565x421_A.562x421.jpg

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-14-08, 12:17 AM
Buy that, and the deVille will be the beater car!

MauiV
02-14-08, 01:01 AM
Mazdaspeed 3 in the $17-18K range is a WAY better car IMO.

Doesnt have the all riced out look, the interior is very nice for the price and is 3100lbs with 263 horse.

Everyone I know that has driven one loves them. I have considered getting one for a daily driver and still may.

ejguillot
02-14-08, 01:02 AM
A Caliber SRT-4? Yuck! I'd rather have a Mazdaspeed 3, and for that kind of new $$$ there are a LOT of very nice 2-3 year old used cars. I'm pretty sure that for the price of a loaded Caliber SRT-4 you can find an 04 CTS-V.

Brizzal
02-14-08, 01:43 AM
man id love to have a V but im trying to stay with a car that gets higher than average gas mileage, i know the srt4 gets 20 city and a v gets 15 city. i dunno if it could be that much of a difference in gas between the two... the caliber comes with a lifetime warranty, but the v doesnt....my cady is going $60 a fill up

MauiV
02-14-08, 06:05 PM
Sounds like you want a Prius or a Civic Hybrid if that is whats gonna be the deal breaker.

Brizzal
02-14-08, 07:55 PM
Sounds like you want a Prius or a Civic Hybrid if that is whats gonna be the deal breaker.

yea right..... then ill be gay next to

Blackout
02-14-08, 09:38 PM
With the Neon SRT-4, owners report getting 25-30 mpg as long as you don't beat on it all the time.

ejguillot
02-14-08, 11:01 PM
The Caliber's lifetime warranty will go out the window as soon as you start doing any powertrain mods. And while I don't know you personally, from your Caddy's mod list, I don't think you'll be willing to leave the Caliber completely stock.

MauiV
02-15-08, 01:43 PM
If you get a V used from the dealer you can get if certified to 100K. The only way I would buy one stock.

Like I said though, if you want something not to bad on gas and still quick and fun to drive start looking into a used Mazdaspeed 3. Its a great car and best of all it isnt a Neon or a Dodge for that matter.