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post #106 of 214
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Originally Posted by skyline889
I heard the SRT-4 is an amazingly fast car (13.9 sec 1320 right?), with an equally throaty exhaust, and makes huge benefits from Mopar's upgrades and basic bolt-ons. However, I also read that the older models had an insatiable appetite for burning rubber when not equipped with an LSD (Though I think Dodge installed a Quaife on the newer ones?). I've only seen a couple locally, but they do look pretty fast. Shame Dodge didn't try to make the SRT-4 look more appealing than the standard Neon though, better sleeper I guess.
With a decent driver, yes, sub 14 sec 1/4 miles are possible. 03' models came with the open differential but the following 04-05 have the LSD. The still are a bit tricky to launch: 2200rpm, feather the clutch a bit. Yeah, the looks are a bit to be desired but for a ~$20k car that can do 0-60 5.5 sec it sure is fun to drive. I really wanted an Evo but they were just out of my price range at the time.
post #107 of 214
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Originally Posted by krmathis
18 years old waiter/student owning a BMW 760i? Hmmm...
His parents probably got it for him. It's not that uncommon, though I can't really imagine ANYONE actually using a 760 as a daily driver. You're supposed to be driven in one of those, not driving it!
post #108 of 214
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Originally Posted by milkpowder
His parents probably got it for him. It's not that uncommon, though I can't really imagine ANYONE actually using a 760 as a daily driver. You're supposed to be driven in one of those, not driving it!
I've actually seen quite a few here, all of them driven by the owners (Or who I assume to be the owners, since they're the only ones in the car, or have a front seat passenger) One of the teacher's at school uses his as a daily driver, he parks his 760iL on campus everyday. I've also seen a lot of S500/600s and the new S550s being driven by the owners. Maybe the culture is different here? I think Clarkson on Top Gear said that Americans are among the few prefer to drive than be driven in luxury cars (Maybach episode).
post #109 of 214
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Originally Posted by skyline889
I've actually seen quite a few here, all of them driven by the owners (Or who I assume to be the owners, since they're the only ones in the car, or have a front seat passenger) One of the teacher's at school uses his as a daily driver, he parks his 760iL on campus everyday. I've also seen a lot of S500/600s and the new S550s being driven by the owners. Maybe the culture is different here? I think Clarkson on Top Gear said that most Americans prefer to drive than be driven (Maybach episode).
Different culture I think. In Asia, cars cost a whole lot more, so I think the people who can afford them usually have one or more chauffeurs. For example, a MY07 S500L in Hong Kong cost USD$200k without options Cars are EVEN more expensive in Mainland China, Singapore, Malaysia, etc because of the crazy registration/road tax.
post #110 of 214
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Originally Posted by skyline889
The Sub flat fours sound ridiculously mean (In a good way) when routed through a nice exhaust. The throaty growl the flat four produces has to be one of the nicest exhaust tones I've ever heard, very distinctive too. I've heard WRXs or STis equipped with the HKS Carbon-Ti, Perrin catback, and 5Zigen fireball, and they all sound amazing. The BOV can be a bit rambunctious on the STi though, a little too ricer-esque for me, I'm not a big fan of the "psshhh". If you're looking for some good bolt on mods, the AVO Stage 1 is a pretty good bargain and will keep your car running reliably, though of course voiding your warranty. It'll put you up to around 240hp at the wheels. One of the local guys here is running this set-up, and I must say, it can keep pace with the STi. Of course there's always the XS engineering XS21-0720, good for 500hp at the flywheel...
Well, any parts that get put on my car are going to be from SPT, and I'll be able to get 20% off parts and service. My warranty will be safe and sound

I'd be able to get a full turbo-back exaust system, intake, springs and a sway bar (I think), and a short-throw shifter. We'll see though, bills gotta get paid first. I'm pretty happy with the car as is, it's an absolute blast to drive.
post #111 of 214
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Originally Posted by Bob A (SD)
Actually it isn't as bad as one might think. We're not "Northern Tier" and are often said to be in a "banana belt" in the shadows of Mt. Rushmore. We're semi-arid with less than 17 inches of rain and 37 inches of snow per year. I usually have it on the road between April and November. I've taken a couple 4k road trips with it too and have found it comfortable and a great deal of fun.


How about putting up a Mugen hardtop bubble on for the colder weather?
Although it's a 6k upgrade for carbon fiber http://www.kingmotorsports.com/category.aspx?cat=8

post #112 of 214
$2,800 isn't bad considering Honda charges $5,000 (I think) for their hard top
post #113 of 214
Mugen make such nice mods!
post #114 of 214
I'm blessed living in a country with 100% import tax on all cars (not kidding).
Alas i do not have a car. Public transportation for the win!
post #115 of 214
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Originally Posted by w1ned
How about putting up a Mugen hardtop bubble on for the colder weather?
Although it's a 6k upgrade for carbon fiber http://www.kingmotorsports.com/category.aspx?cat=8


Nah. A convertible is meant for top down driving. It's bad enough that the tonneau cover won't fit in the trunk. Pass on the bubble. Besides I have wheels for the winter around here (Subaru) plus another toy for straight line fun ('73 Dodge Challenger)


post #116 of 214
Lol, I just noticed that fr4c has "FTW" on his pants. If that is def his car, then he's def FTW. LOL. Anyway, he does live in Norway. They have very high per capita income IIRC. That might very well be his ride.
post #117 of 214
the BMW 760i is actually my fathers, but since he is away on business trips most of the time, I just alternate between my daily drivers. I usually dont take this car out (due to gas prices), but since gas prices have gone down recently, I decided to take it for a spin.

I acutally sold my EVO because it was kinda impractical as a commuter car, again on the basis of gas and insurance. now I kind of regret it as they're going to stop production of the MR's. Now I drive an 06 Altima 3.5SL, which is more practical for my daily uses. Heres a quick snapshot from my phone, so sorry for the bad quality. I just brought her a few weeks ago:



You can see our Honda Odyssey behind it (we're getting our driveway repaved) Team Odyssey
post #118 of 214
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Originally Posted by harkamus
Lol, I just noticed that fr4c has "FTW" on his pants. If that is def his car, then he's def FTW. LOL. Anyway, he does live in Norway. They have very high per capita income IIRC. That might very well be his ride.
Maybe - tho the plates on the car are def. not Norwegian!
post #119 of 214
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Originally Posted by Torm
Maybe - tho the plates on the car are def. not Norwegian!
I live in the states guys Plus its a new car, so no plates yet, just the ones that came from the dealer.
post #120 of 214
Here's my car I've been rebuilding for the past 3 summers.

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