Originally Posted by Hans
Originally Posted by bonnie94ssei
I wouldn't get a Neon, even if it was the SRT-4.
I got my *^ owned by one of those at the track
Yup, and now the Cobalt SS is whoopin on the SRTs at every turn. Gettin some back for the GM boys!!
BB, if you like the way your Neon drives and want to keep your fuel mileage but with some better pickup, try finding either a Shadow ES or Duster with the 3.0 V.6.
If you can find one with relatively low mileage(under 120k), they're a great little car. My brother'*(which is a horrible example of the breed, as my brother bought it from a junkyard for $300) gets around 30mpg, will do a 14.9, and shares most of the suspension with the Neon, as it is the car that the Neon was later based on.
The one major change my brother made was to swap out the Duster'* A604 automatic trans(same auto as your Neon) for the 5-speed that came with the 4-cyl, a pretty easy swap, but not something you'd do unless you were going for a track car.