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Old 08-06-2011, 07:30 PM
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Ok today i got offered a trade for my '01 ram 1500 QC 4x4 for a 2004 fully loaded 2004 Dodge neon SRT 4 i am extremely considering it cause.

i have a 2 year old that i take with me everywhere cause i am her only parent so getting her in and out easy is a must ... witch means i ain't working much these days like i was so the extra cash for fuel ain't there ether i have had an SRT 4 (fully loaded) before and i loved it but my now ex-wife now has it cause thats one of the things she wanted in the divorce

the problem is i love EVERYTHING about my ram except its fuel bill ... i loved the SRT 4 ... in my books there equal minus ones has a major fuel bill the other dont so im in a dead lock
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Old 08-06-2011, 08:23 PM
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also my oldest says i should do it cause she really likes the car and says this will help out with the bills ... but im in a dead lock on this !!! HELP ME PLZ i don't know what i should do
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That's one tough decision and I wish I could help. For me, I could not go back down to a car as I love driving my RAM so much. It really is a personal choice and if fuel is an issue perhaps the car would be a better choice for you.
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That's one tough decision and I wish I could help. For me, I could not go back down to a car as I love driving my RAM so much. It really is a personal choice and if fuel is an issue perhaps the car would be a better choice for you.
thats exactally it i dont wanna go back down to a car even tho i have owned an SRT 4 previously before my ram and i love my ram (looks, off-road capabilities, towing capabilities) and the reason i got the QC was for my getting my youngest in and also for camping family type things but is impractical cause im not working 65+ hour days ether ... only problem is i dont wanna sell my 24' jazz travel trailer ... im in a total dead lock i love my ram and have HUGE plans for it but i know those SRT 4 like the back of my hand the one my ex got in the divorce was running mid 9's in the 1/4 on 50 trim
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That is one tough choice. I have to agree with Rans, I couldn't go back down to a car, either, and it sounds like you've weighed the pro's and con's but like he said, you can always get back into a truck later when things improve. With the SRT 4, though, gonna be just as fun to drive and just as tough to keep your foot out of it lol, so how much gas you really gonna save?

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Do you have any pictures of the neon (engine bay?) The thing with the SRT4s is, they're great cars, fast, fun, handle great, can get 20mpg full throttle the whole time, and are very reliable.

BUT....people have a way of half-ass modding them and they really become a POS.

First, make sure its a clean and not rebuilt title. Than, drive it. Run through the gears and make a special effort to go into 3rd gear as much as possible as the gear selector in the trans is known for breaking with abuse for 3rd gear.

Also, if the guy told you he raised the boost and everything else, does it have a wideband o2 gauge? If it doesn't, I'd steer clear since he obviously wasn't worried about leaning out.

Basically...check the car out the best you can and make sure it isn't a hack-job like most of them actually are. Also, is it really a stage 3? The stg 3 got an upgraded turbo/wastegate, computer, map sensor, injectors, and I think thats about it. Should have the turbo toys in the center under the radio as well. The turbo should say Mopar on it and the computer should say for offroad use only.

I would do it if the car is nice, but, if anything seems a little off about it, keep the truck.
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My two cents worth. I personally would go for it. The srt-4s are awesome and at least around here are becoming harder to find in good condition. Driven sensibly it will save you money on gas and when things level back out you can invest in a hemi ram. Then you could have two awesome vehicles in the driveway.
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