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Old 09-25-2008, 07:54 PM
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make the wife happy get it fo her.
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:27 AM
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She drove it yesterday and liked it so I think I'm going to go for it. This caliber SRT-4 is perfect for here in Germany because of its size. With narrow streets in the villages and whindy back roads driving a full size car can be a bit of a pain in the arse, and driving the suburban I basically have to "Bully" my way around.
The SRT-4 is just what I was looking for too in a car, tons of power, great handling, ridiculous stopping power and room for the family (wife and 3 kids, 2 of which have to be in booster seats because of German Laws) and still room in the back for luggage/groceries/etc.
Dodges reliability rep was my biggest reservation as well, but with a 7 year/70K mile warranty I'll give it a chance and the SRT division does it right.
The second runner up, car wise, was the Subaru WRX and I just can't warm up to the looks of the new body style.
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:42 AM
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70K miles is nothing on the autobahn then again, we drove 2 hours to my grandparents every few weeks...

saw one last night on the way back from louisville, and i'd hit it (the accelerator, that is!)
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Old 09-26-2008, 11:58 AM
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Well it's official, be picking her up tomorrow...


285 Hp intercooled turbo 2.4 liter I-4, 3" stainless steel header/3" stainless steel exhaust/4" chrome exhaust tip, 19" polished alunimum rims, 13 speaker Bose stereo system, 13.9" front and 12" rear drilled and slotted rotors, 6 speed Getrag tranny, 155 mph topspeed (had it to 145 mph on the test drive ) and all the other beauty's that come with being an SRT-4.
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Old 09-26-2008, 12:42 PM
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nice, its not Euro spec is it? or does it pass US DOT specs too?
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Old 09-26-2008, 01:23 PM
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It's US spec, the none North American spec is rated at 303 Hp, no difference between the 2 versions engine wise, and since American Insurance companies are the only ones that calculate Hp ratings into insurance rates I'm guessing Dodge purposely under-rated the US spec version.
BTW, I forgot to mention that I'm getting this for my wifes Birthday present(which is tomorrow)...arn't I a great guy
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Old 09-26-2008, 01:26 PM
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nice, mines today. currently working on a dark timmy on ebay. 4 min left!

does she know about the car yet?
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Old 09-26-2008, 01:32 PM
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Unfortunately yes she knows, she just doesn't know that I'll be bringing it home tomorrow, she thinks it won't be here in Germany for a month.
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Old 09-26-2008, 01:38 PM
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ah, that should be a nice surprise!
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