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Dodge Neon SRT-4, Exterior, Sedan
#115 of 528 Dave Smith motors
Nov 30, 2002 (11:21 pm)
they are in Kellog, Idaho of all places but do a ton of business over the phone. That town pretty much looks like one huge Dodge dealer! Seeing as how Dave Smith is a 3 hour drive, the closer dealers will almost always match Dave Smiths pricing. The PT initialy was an exception for the closer guys, and this neon may be the same, but Smith kept the $300 over invoice the whole time on PT's including the limited "Dream Crusiers". The dealers likely do have a clue about the srt-4 (heck it's been featured with a full road test in every major automotive publication) they just always are trained to sell what they have on the lot right this minute. I don't think that they did end up in the computer ordering system on Monday as told, they haven't tried calling me back at least! Remember that an invoice deal on a $20,000 car is only about a $1000 savings so don't shop 2000 miles away to save $700. Then again don't pay $3000 over MSRP as some folks have envisioned!
#116 of 528 Thanks for the info
Dec 01, 2002 (2:49 pm)
Thanks for the info hersbird. Will have to continue hounding my local dealers until they have a clue. Anyone get pricing info on the upgrade packages yet? I doubt they are out, but just thought I'd ask. BTW, just a noobie question but what is a "farms" rebate. I've heard this term before but I don't know what it is.
Dec 03, 2002 (8:45 pm)
Our local farm bureau costs $40 a year to be an assiciate member (good enough for the $500 rebate, and other deals from other companies) and you only have to be a member for 30 days to qualify. You could order today, join the farm bureau today, and by the time the car came in you'd qualify for the $500 rebate. The Farm Bureau also uses the membership fees in many productive ways.
PS. The SRT-4 may not qualify as Dodge is technically not calling it a Neon. It's it's own new line. I realize it's really still a neon with upgrades, but Dodge may use that as an excuse to flake out on the extra $500 off!
#118 of 528 Electrical problems with your car?
Dec 19, 2002 (12:37 pm)
My son has a 2001 R/T since last june with just 7000 miles on it, and the car suddenly began having problems.
You could drive the car and suddenly it was dead.
Yes no energy at all, after a couple of minutes the energy was back and several more times.
It visited the dealer SEVERAL times and the dealer changed the battery three times, I have to tell you that while performing several tests to the battery no faulty codes were observed, but since lately Chrysler is having trouble with batteries we decided to change it, but it wasn't the solution.
Well chrysler ASKED US FOR MORE TIME to repair the vehicle, (The car was back at the dealer since july, so until last week they kept asking us FOR MORE TIME!!!).
Well they finally decided to change the MAIN FUSE BOX with all the harness, they also replaced the starter and baterry harness plus the PCM, now the car is running with no problems, BUT I had to take it to ANOTHER DEALER, so they would place all the harnesses where they should be, put all the screws and clips, etc..etc... of which many were missing.
I hope the car will NOW work fine, because my son drives it a lot on the highway, and when it dies there is no power steering or brakes, and no energy at all!!
We know now this is not the first Neon with such a problem, but Chrysler service dept. Plus customer relations dept. at Chrysler STINK!!
#119 of 528 wrong place to put this yosito!
Dec 19, 2002 (12:55 pm)
your son's car is a regular Neon R/T, which is a completely different car than the new Neon SRT-4.
you probably want to post in the regular Dodge Neon board to vent your frustration.
#120 of 528 Neonīs electrical Gremlins.
Dec 20, 2002 (9:43 am)
Thanks, but anyway the SRT-4 is still a NEON, so potential cusomers should read this before.
And iīll now paste this and post it in the Neon forum, thanks and take care.
Dec 21, 2002 (8:53 pm)
It is NOT A NEON!! The only part this car has related in any form to a neon is the shell. So do your homework.
Dec 22, 2002 (8:19 am)
It looks like a Neon on the inside and outside .. and everyone refers to it as the Neon SRT4. Hmmm...
Dec 22, 2002 (12:45 pm)
Mr. Anonymous. Tell be what part does the SRT have from previous neons? This car was built by PVO. Same engineers that built the Viper, Prowler etc..
Dec 22, 2002 (12:53 pm)
By the way chrysler said to everyone to stop calling it a Neon because it is not.