2004 Dodge Neon SRT-4 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
Bought this car site unseen on the recommendation of Mopar God Rick Ehrenberg. Huge leap of faith that paid off BIG TIME. Never regretted anything. Except maybe the upgrade to Goodyear Asymmetric tires, because the car is now twice as fast in corners and the fun factor is diminished. Need to drive at extremely dangerous speeds for same thrill. Car will accept full throttle upshifts without problems. Wonderful warranty. Minor turbo problem resulted in complete assembly replacement. Worn syncros, likely due to excessive driver exuberance and fatigue, resulted in warranty rebuild. Total cost of this service? $100! No better warranty possible! CV joints remain in good condition despite abuse.
Amazing handling. Faster than most people are capable of driving (I'm professional). Still chirps tires on 3rd upshift. Actually does 240km/h (but scary under car air lift). Surprisingly good ride for so stiff and capable suspension and low pro tires (40's) If you like to drive you'll love this car.
Hydraulic clutch travel is irritatingly long. Shifter throw too long. Wider seats for those with larger backs or hips. It feels like a child's seat. Normal sized people love them though. Power windows should be on rear. Biggest improvement would be continued availability!