Wow, that thread blew up so fast, I could'nt even post what happened! Anyway, my friend ended up not buying the SRT-4. After considering all the pros ans cons of both vehicles, he decided to pick up his brand new 2004 WRB sedan. After some serious thought (and reading all the response that the original thread generated) I realized that the SRT isn't a bad car at all. In fact, it has earned the highest level of respect that i can ever bestow upon a competator's car along w/ the likes of all EVO VIII's, and all other factory turbo performance cars. And like all of the vehicles that we love to "kill", it will provide yet another obsticle to overcome every time we are either at the street or the strip. After all, isn't it cars like the SRT-4 that keep us tuning and improving our own AWD machines?... Stage 3, here I come!