Stevasaurus said:The difference between the two vehicles is that the SRT-4 was being targeted to a demographic that typically looked upon Neons as scum on the bottom of their shoes. The car had to prove itself. I remember when they first hit the lots and initially went nowhere until SCC named it Car of the Year and other media got on-board as well. Meanwhile, new Charger is coming from a platform with two very successful predecessors already, while having to fill the shoes of one of the most famous models in the brand's history. SRT-4 had to tap people on the shoulder and introduce itself. People have been anxiously awaiting Charger.
Exactimente. I always scoffed at the Neon's, though I did take a look at the R/T's when I was in the fourth grade, haha.
One day when I was looking at the Dodge site, I saw the little banner for the SRT-4, so I clicked on it and still wasn't sold by a Neon with a neato grill.I had to do a lot of reading to make sure that it wasn't going to be something that I could be outrun by a Civic in, and the only benefit was I would look Solar Yellow flashy while losing. It took some convincing, but I now have an SRT-4 in my garage.
I had to find it myself at the end of 2002 to read about when they would be coming out the next year, so I could get one when they first came out. They had to sell me on it, and they did an excellent job of it because it is an outstanding automobile. But all of us want more power. Sure they gave it more power for 2005. I love my 2003, but now want a 2005. They didn't need to give it more power, all it does is give the car more and more buzz. It all levels out if you get the Stage 3 kit and put in a limited slip in the 2003's.
I've been looking at Chargers for years and years now, and when I heard about the new ones coming out, I was ecstatic, they didn't have to sell me on it, I was sold. Though years ago when I saw the first concept with the four doors, they had already lost me as a customer. I'm not completely disappointed by this Charger, but only because after seeing the first concept my expectations weren't sky high.
Maestro-- With the GTO, although they look bland, I like them because they remind me of the Monaro in Australia. I figured it would be unique to see if you could graft on a Monaro facia and then put on HSV/Holden badges onto it. Just my crazy thoughts though... I have too many ideas...