2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
The raw amount of power this vehicle has in its small package is simply awesome. Never have I seen a stock torque curve in a car for around $20,000 like this one, and the upgrade options for the SRT-4 are also amazing. Consumers will love the fact that Mopar (Daimler-Chrysler parts division) produces factory upgrade kits for the vehicle. And in regards to the ever important fuel economy, you cannot beat a turbo I-4: Keep the vehicle out of boost when you are trying to conserve fuel and mash the throttle when you want to roast your tires. Simply put, this is the best car for its price.
Straightline performance, handling, fuel economy, and most importantly cost!
225/45/17 tires instead of the stock 205/50/17 tires would be a great improvement. Also, upgrading the suspension is a good idea, though the stock suspension is perfect for the stock power.