You should test drive an SRT-4 once, you might not see it as just a neon any longer...lol. I have had a regular Neon R/T, and now own an SRT-4, trust me the two can not be more different as far as driving goes, in every form. If the Charger R/T is anything like the 300C (test drove one when they first came out), the SRT-4 will set you back in the seat every bit as much as the Charger R/T will.DAYTONA_R/T said:now granted I have not paid much attention to the SRT-4 at all, mainly because deep down it is still a neon (not cared for the neon since it was introduced)..... but from what I have seen in articles... its times are not that far off of the charger R/T, so in reality it would come down to the driver.....
GLHS837 said:Daytona, you shoud try to get a ride in one, you just might be surprised My snobby Porsche owning friend certainly was.
Naaa, it's all good. Us SRT-4 owners are used to people not giving our cars any respect. Is why we usually have to earn it. I understand what you are saying, and respect that. It's not for everybody, and that's why it's great there are so many different models out there. Hey, at least you are keeping it in the Dodge family!DAYTONA_R/T said:Dont have any urge or reason to... now I wont sit here and say its a POS that does not perform or anything like that... it just does nothing for me... as I said, I have disliked the car since it came on the market... I will not go into other points of view I have on it, because it will just turn into a flame war between me and you guys that own them.... and will leave it at that.. we all have our own points of view on everything...
Ya, I like the idea of thatBig Country said:Naaa, it's all good. Us SRT-4 owners are used to people not giving our cars any respect. Is why we usually have to earn it. I understand what you are saying, and respect that. It's not for everybody, and that's why it's great there are so many different models out there. Hey, at least you are keeping it in the Dodge family!
I will say this, Charger R/T owners (and it's sister cars) that come up against an SRT-4 with somebody who actually knows how to drive it, are gonna be surprised to see it running door to door with them.
steel guy, I think the results you speak of are linked directly to the easy launching ability of the LX cars. With the autostick, and traction control, it's simply a matter of mashing the pedal and going. Anybody can do that (will be a little different in the SRT versions). Not so with the SRT-4, where you actually have a clutch, a tricky launch, and have to be able to shift gears extremely fast (preferrably WOT shifts) to get the best 1/4 mile time. A so so driver in an SRT-4 will lose to a Charger R/T in the 1/4, I don't doubt that. Hence the reason for the results you speak of most likely.
Bottom line is this. Both cars drive differently, and are also built for different purposes (they really shouldn't even be compared to each other), but in the end, they are both pretty fast, and great automobiles. Now if I can just hold off until the Challenger is released.