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Dodge claims that the SRT-4 will be the fastest production car under $20,000 when it debuts early in 2003. There's little reason to doubt that as this Neon-based hot rod will hit the streets with a turbocharged 2.4-liter DOHC in-line four-cylinder that boasts a healthy 205-horsepower and 220 pound-feet of torque. With a reported 0-to-60 time of 5.9 seconds and a top speed of 148 mph, the SRT-4 will be the second-fastest product in the Dodge lineup behind the mighty Viper supercar.
 

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I wouldn't trade my RS for one, but I have to admit it looks pretty good. Is the "4" supposed to designate AWD, the number of cylinders, or what?
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It's got a decent sized engine. it's got a turbo and it looks pretty good. it's got potential.

unfortunately it doesn't have AWD and it's a domestic.
there are some people on this board who say that the neon is a decent car. yhough I'm not saying that it's better than a subaru :)
 

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If I was into torque-steering front drivers, I would've kept my 97 Eclipse GS-T. AWD would've made this car a threat to the WRX, but now...
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This car will be a headgasket eating machine! The NA 2.4s eat them so I can't imagine how bad a turbo variation will be. The same thing happenned back in the day with the Mopar 2.2 and 2.5 turbo motors.
 

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not a huge fan of Dodge, but i gotta admit the car and numbers do look good. if you go to the Dodge website you can see more pics of it - and you'll notice the RS type wing on the back :bot:
 
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tasteycow said:
I wouldn't trade my RS for one, but I have to admit it looks pretty good. Is the "4" supposed to designate AWD, the number of cylinders, or what?
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It's the # of cyls... hense the viper rt-10, the Ram srt-10, etc...
 

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uhhh...yeah, okay. Mopar has been using this same motor in a Stratus body for years in Mexico. The headgasket problem isn't there (on the 2.4turbo). The headgaskets on the 2.2/2.5's were a problem, but careful torquing and CORRECT gaskets more than made up for the problem.

You have to remember that they have more experience in forced induction motors than alot of other companies.

The first neons had a 0-60 time second only to the Viper in the complete chrysler lineup. This is a natural progression and an answer to the large public demand for them to bring that motor up north.

It IS STILL a domestic motor though.

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This car will be a headgasket eating machine! The NA 2.4s eat them so I can't imagine how bad a turbo variation will be. The same thing happenned back in the day with the Mopar 2.2 and 2.5 turbo motors.
 
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