Car is a blast to drive and outperforms many cars that cost more than twice as much. I have owned two SRT-4s and have found them to be very reliable. On the downside, the interior looks cheap and there are various squeaks and rattles. These surfaced very early on. Build quality - particularly the paint leaves something to be desired. Mechanically, I've had no issues. The SRT-4 has many practical features and has been great as a daily commuter and is not bad on long trips. For the tuner crowd, the SRT-4 is well supported by the aftermarket and there are plenty of performance upgrades available.
This car was bought as my daily driver after I moved to the UK. Stock it has great power and handling. After about a month though modified it slightly. Increased hp/tq. Now it is my daily driver and track car. I take it to the track atleast once a month & put down over 300 hp & 350 tq (13.0 sec at 110 mph in 1/4 mile) on stock turbo. Mods are fairly priced. So far this has been the best car I have ever owned. 2 yrs, track days once a month, over 300 whp and you know what the best part is, it runs with zero problems everyday. Reliability is outstanding. People joke about "it's a Dodge" or "it's a Neon" but in the end my Neon is more reliable than their own cars.
Turbocharged, 4 doors, decent gas mileage, interior is pretty good for less than 20k car, decent layout, lots of storage, and 3 cup holders.
Slightly leaner tune, wider tires (atleast 7" wide), Mopar Stage 1 springs should be considered standard, full size spare tire
This car is one rocket right out of the box. I can't believe the real power this thing puts out. I love the looks on the faces of the other brand owners when you smoke past them on the road. I live in an area with a lot of Mustang owners, and now a lot of sad Mustang owners. This car is one fun ride. Just hop in and get it on. Best bang for the buck hands down.
Power and handling.
Tires stink as they sound like a mud tire on a 4 wheel drive truck.
Great vehicle, only cost me $21,950 and has been worth every penny. The power it delivers matches that of a mid priced sports car and can easily fit four adults. Comfort is great and so is the ride quality. Iit is not luxuriously smooth, but is equal to your compact four door cars on the road today.
I purchased a commemorative edition version, one of the last made. I had wanted this car for some time. I like Dodges, and when they came out with this car it was exciting. If you want a quiet car, a super luxurious cushy car, look elsewhere. If you want throw you back into your seat and scream down the road at astonishing speeds with a throaty exhaust, this is the car for you. This is the fastest FWD car ever built, and at the time, fastest new car you could buy under 25k. I highly recommend this car to anyone looking for a run reliable quick car. You'll find most people with problems have them from doing poor modification jobs.
Boost gauge, unbelievable heater, motorized sunroof with privacy panel. Kicker sound system with 6 disc changer and 8" sub. SRS air bag seats (these were an option, the viper seats are also excellent however) car easily fits 4 adults, 5 is pushing it but less than an hour is fine. White faced gauges
I immediately installed BWoody Hbrace and traction bars and realistically dodge should have considered this to eliminate wheel hop on hard acceleration from a dig. Stock tires can be very annoying on long trips, perhaps the KDW's were not a wise choice, excellent performance, but noisy.