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Post by Mr Josh Zombie » Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:05 pm

w00t someone likes the cobalt!
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Post by Paul56 » Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:57 pm

It is interesting how some folks bash certain cars.

I'm willing to bet their knowledge about those same cars is also very limited.

At one time I had a low opinion about Neon's. I'm not certain what that opinion was based on because I knew very little about them at the time.

I've now owned a Neon for a little over a year and that opinion has changed dramatically. My only regret now... not being able to purchase a NEW Neon with ZERO miles on the odometer.

They were and are great cars... the fact that there are so many of them on the road still today is testament to that. I see them all the time in the Ottawa area.
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Post by J-Villa » Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:10 pm

honestly...if i could get a brand new r/t with no miles....it would be the only car i would buy brand new...
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Post by Mr Josh Zombie » Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:14 pm

if i could buy a brand spanking new, no miles SRT...


well, i wouldn't be driving a cobalt
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Post by jetas » Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:12 am

Paul56 wrote: At one time I had a low opinion about Neon's. I'm not certain what that opinion was based on because I knew very little about them at the time.
I was exactly the same before mainly because i was more into Impalas and Caprices. I remember wen a friend of mine wanted a NSRT4 and i talked down on it without knowing what they wer capable of. And funny shit is that she never got the neon, i did :shock:
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:49 am

There are quite alot of douchebag SRT owners, as there are with any other make/model on the road. Its just lame that everyone gets grouped into that because of a few select people. Lack of knowledge and jealousy forms these lists.

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Post by Chris04sxt » Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:04 pm

jetas wrote:
Paul56 wrote: At one time I had a low opinion about Neon's. I'm not certain what that opinion was based on because I knew very little about them at the time.
I was exactly the same before mainly because i was more into Impalas and Caprices. I remember wen a friend of mine wanted a NSRT4 and i talked down on it without knowing what they wer capable of. And funny shit is that she never got the neon, i did :shock:
I was the exact same way also, until I was in need of a car with better gas mileage and also to not be putting 18k miles a year on my 12k a year lease. Now I love my Neon.
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Post by heyitsstock » Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:40 pm

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Post by Knight » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:41 am

It does suck about the stereotype and how you get grouped in a class because one kid thought he was a hot shot and treated other owners as shit. That is the only part I am gonna regret about buying an SRT in dec/jan, is that rap I am going to have to take with it. I've owned neons since I've had my license, and the SRT as my dream car since my sophomore year in high school. I am hoping once I get mine, I can hopefully change the image for some people as I will be very humble about my car ;)
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Post by bone-yard-racing » Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:15 am

The worst thing about SRTs(all of them) is 25% of the owners :D Seriously I have wanted an SRT-4 since 03 when the first one showed up at a dealer here and when they slapped an acr badge on one that made it I had to have one then I got on SRTforums and it has been a downward spiral of 1gns ever since :lol:
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Post by CrashTeam » Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:03 am

"The meaning of the word douchebag has changed since President Douchebag..."

"The world has spoken and they want 4 more years of DOUCHEBAG!!!!"

"Now now my competitor Senator Date Rape ran a good clean campaign..."

I don't mind being a D-Bag, I will still own a reliable 100% factory turbo charged car while they will still be begging Honda to release a sports car with more then 200 Ft lbs of Torque...

I will admit though, If I couldn't have another Miata, I'd own a S2000
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Post by measy27 » Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:28 am

Stock for stock, Name any honda/acura that can out accelerate an SRT4. The only one i can think of is the 90K NSX which still only runs 13's, 12's on a good day...
Maybe a newer S2K running high 13's.....

SRT4>Honda/Acura

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Post by OverDrive418 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:43 pm

If d-bag means driving all over the road like a friggin crackhead then IDK, I've seen more d-bags in Hyundai Littleshits (the small ones, whatever they're called) and Honda S2000s than I do in SRT-4s. Hell I even think their are more d-bags in Astrovans than SRT-4s.
Maybe they meant the 2003 SRT-4s? I'm sure the folks who bought those up were mostly d-bags at first! Other than that most SRT-4 guys I've met or seen have tried to keep their cars under the radar so to speak.
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Post by LowNSlow » Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:51 pm

measy27 wrote:Stock for stock, Name any honda/acura that can out accelerate an SRT4. The only one i can think of is the 90K NSX which still only runs 13's, 12's on a good day...
Maybe a newer S2K running high 13's.....

SRT4>Honda/Acura

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:28 am

If anyone has ever bought an SRT4 for its luxury, they are stupid.
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Post by LowNSlow » Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:33 am

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:39 am

:laughing3: I guess I am pretty predictable.
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Post by w0158981 » Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:05 am

man i want an srt-4 so bad, even after i've worked so hard on my car i'd give it up in an instant for an srt-4 like some one said on that forum "its the baddest motha in the tuner world" i just hope when i do get the cash i'll get one that doesn't have a ton of clicks on it.
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Post by contagious18 » Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:07 am

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Post by 01NeonR/T » Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:42 am

I am guilty of said douchebaggery if I think about it. Just today I was driving my brother home from work (while I fix his PT Turbo in my garage) and a loaded (with 4 people) Civic zooms right past me on one of the merging lanes in the carpool lane. Well this guy (lowered with a fartcan) is driving fast and I tail him. When the lane exits I blow by him in much the same fashion he did me and he attempts to weave in and out and catch up. Mind you my Lexus is not all that powerful, but I thought it was enough to outdo his civic, and it was, as he got real small in my rearview, so I slowed and exited my exit, only to see him come up behind me then pass and rev his mighty fartcan as he does. So I think I'm guilty of of being a douche in that respect. Although I am getting better at it, this was the first time I drove like that since I lost my Neon.

My old R/T was pretty nice even with the crank windows in the rear. I wanted to do a power conversion to it, but... I wrecked it. There was a lot I wanted to do.. but couldn't. I beat up on the car pretty bad and it still ran fairly well up until its demise. I had a differential problem and it ate quite a bit of oil, but I put well over 50K on it (bought it at 93K, wrecked it at nearly 160K) with many of those miles being driven hard. I even spun a rod bearing when it ran out of oil and I didn't check. Even so, if faced with buying another Neon, I would buy an R/T like my old one or even an SRT-4 in a heartbeat. But I'm getting out of FWD Sport Compacts for now. I need to restore my Supra...
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Post by OverDrive418 » Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:54 am

I didn't see Lexus on the list but you do sorta fit the criteria (in that episode at least), but not as much as the guy in the Civic. There's a reason Civic is on the list and that guy has made sure it stays there!
Besides I think you have to be a consistant d-bag to be on the list, not just every once in a while when you get a while hair.

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