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    First SRT-4 experiance.

    Today was my first encounter with the fastar. Mr. Dodge got behind me at a light and was nice enough to let me hear his uncatted and back firing exhaust. No problems as I dont mind being revved and it didnt sound half bad. The light goes green and I take off like normal (Pay attention to this tid bit).

    He takes off behind me, and I assume he thought I was going to launch, but I didnt. I casual go into 3 and give it some gas (Probaly went 10 over speed limit if that) but none the less pulled away (This was by no means a race but I got some distance on him).

    We then get caught at another light but I have another car next to me and the neon behind him. I think at this point the other car knew what was going on (The SRT was still gassing it up at me and letting me hear all the power unleashed under the hood). I again leave casual and get up to speed. I get into third and by this time the SRT is beside me and he takes off rather quickly toward the next red light. I didnt pursue and just casual came up to the next light.

    He was stopped at the light and it turned green so I rolled through in second gear. I got up to normal speed for the road and shifted into 5th gear. He stayed nose to nose with me the whole time (I assume waiting for me to take off). I did my normal driving and just dealt with the uncatted dual monsters and bov music for a bit. We then come to a 2 lane 4 way stop.

    I look over at him and say something to the effect of "I cant race you my car is to slow". He asked "what's wrong with it". At this point I wish I was more sarcastic on the fly as I would have said "It's only a subaru" or "It has 4 doors it's not a race car". I replied to his question "I'm not sure what's wrong". I told him I'm not much on racing anyway and said see you later and again casual drove off. I shifted into second just in time to see him leave the line and take off rather quickly. I got up to speed limit and he was pretty much out of sight around a turn.

    I didnt mind the cat and mouse games, but I got the impression that he wasnt a car enthusiast but rather a pro drag racer. The dodge sounded like he had some basic mods and it did take off rather quickly. I'm not sure how the wrx would have stacked up since I refuse to launch my car, but judging by the way he was taking off I think I might have been able to hold a car lentgh most of the race.

    This is the first time I've ever encountered a "semi equal" car in the wrx so I figured I'd write about it. The dodge owner was cool when I spoke to him and he appeared to have a fast ride. If I had this car about 2 years ago all bets would have been off, but I have a much higher appreciation for it.

    I think from now on I'm just going to start telling people like this at lights that "I only race in the snow sorry" and leave it be. I do like to have fun in my car and I drive it faster then most mini vans, but I'm not into beating on it for the sake of winning a race. I enjoy just driving my car around like a grandma just as much as I do full boost in 3rd gear. Either one brings a smile to my face. And being this is the first time in over 2 weeks I've gotten to drive the car it was even better.


    Sorry for the long rant.......but what else is off topic for?



    Cliffnotes: Got lined up next to a srt-4 several times. I took off and the car seemed really fast. The slow wrx was no match for the fastar and I didnt even attempt to race him. SRT-4 seemed like it would have put atleast a length on me without a launching, but it wasnt the place or time to see. My new saying for anyone who wants to race on the street is going to be "Sorry I only race in the snow".
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    Nice death !

    At least the dude wasn't a total jerk about you not wanting to race. Big props to you or doing the right thing!
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    race any srt4 with an unskilled driver around corners and you will whoop it......i need motor mounts so god damn bad for it
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    There's no point in racing an SRT-4. You will lose to teh fast4r by definition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by speeddemon200
    race any srt4 with an unskilled driver around corners and you will whoop it......i need motor mounts so god damn bad for it
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    Just jjjcurious... (god damn, my "j" key just actually ****ed up...) What is everybodies gripe with the SRT4? Is it just because its a Dodge? Are the owners you have met ****s? Whats up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRX AutoXer
    Just jjjcurious... (god damn, my "j" key just actually ****ed up...) What is everybodies gripe with the SRT4? Is it just because its a Dodge? Are the owners you have met ****s? Whats up?
    There is nothing wrong with it and I think everyones grip is just that the car is so cheap and so freaking fast. But yeah, a lot of the owners are douche-bags.
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    +1 ive met a few nice owners tho i think alot of gripe between owners is how it gets compared and the two vehicles realy arent that alike actually both are realy different...it gets realy old when srt-4 owner loves to show off there 40-100 skills but will never race from a dig...

    people say the srt and the wrx is the new camaro vs mustang genre but honestly i dont think its compared correctly...evo vs sti...much better rivalry...srt vs cobalt thats a lil more like it


    the wrx is a drivers car...the srt is a rocket where one way is the only way

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    Quote Originally Posted by DTR rex
    There is nothing wrong with it and I think everyones grip is just that the car is so cheap and so freaking fast. But yeah, a lot of the owners are douche-bags.
    Ok I can understand that. I was just curious.
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    yup

    There are a lot of SRT owners out there who are way to eager to race. I was like that for probably the first 3 months I had the car. It was the first "fast" car I'd owned. I was trying to race 350Zs, WRXs, mustangs, u name it. But i've calmed down now. And it is quite annoying when someone is trying to instigate when u'r not in the mood. I get revved on by stangs n camaros all the time. And because of the car's reputation, i get really random car's trying to get me in the stop light wars: Accord V6s, old turbo volvos, just unassuming characters.

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    meh ! my p00ps do corners better than a srturd4

    i'm sorry u met one i wouldnt waste my time on entertaining one!
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    Eh my friend got a new ACR SRT4 last year, got like 1500 miles on it and then rolled the **** out of it down a canyon. I will say, it is a VERY safe car when tumbling down a canyon 6 times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DTR rex
    There is nothing wrong with it and I think everyones grip is just that the car is so cheap and so freaking fast. But yeah, a lot of the owners are douche-bags.
    I have no problem with cars that are quick and cheap, I highly doubt anyone else does but the fact that theyre cheap makes the easily available to more youngsters who think theyre the the sh!t and eventually ppl like me just want nothing to do with them. (the fact that they were spawned from the all mighty neon doesn't help either )
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