2003 Dodge Neon SRT-4 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
We paid over MSRP in April 2003 when these just came out. We weren't planning on a new car, but I was compelled by the performance and my wife had the same reaction to the styling. (Ours is yellow). We took a test drive, and the first thing we noticed is that this is NOT a Neon. The build was very tight. Special attention went into these cars. With limited production, Dodge wanted to make a statement. The SRT line was unveiled And we had to have it. Words to describe this car: Practical, economical, exhilarating, and reliable. We had to justify using this as a family car. A) the back seat was very roomy, and the trunk was spacious. B.) We get 29-30 MPG hwy and 25-26 daily driving.
Performance to economy ratio, stereo, styling, 4 doors, handling and price. You just can't find a better new car deal for any warm-blooded driver.
a.) It's hard to stay comfortable on long trips; the front seats are "race inspired" and leave little room for repositioning or for fitting a large rump, b.) No cruise control. Stay disciplined or you'll get tickets. c) Snow tires in 17" stink. Find some offset 15" rims that allow a larger sidewall