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Old 11-26-2004, 02:35 PM   #1
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SRT-4 or GTI?

I am about to get my first car. I am going to mod it a little bit at a time. I really want an SRT-4 but I heard insurance is a bitch. If that isn't a good car for starters then I guess I'll get a GTI.

Which car is the best for a first car? (I am still going to be modding) WHY?
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Old 11-26-2004, 05:43 PM   #2
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if u are serious about modding/learning and tuning get the SRT, i've seen on honda-tech a guy was running 23 psi on stock internals pushing like 380hp.....


now i'm not suggesting u do that, but imo the srt 4 is more of a tuners car, and if i had the choice i would go with it.
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Old 11-26-2004, 08:37 PM   #3
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srt 4.. i would like to see more of these on the streets
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How is insurance?
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How is insurance?
how long have u been driving? accidents? if u want to know just go into a dealer and get a quote, if u do this post up how much it is
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I already did a quote from progressive and the SRT-4 insurance is $277.73/mo
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Damn...my 350hp+ Eclipse GSX costs me around $80US/month for full coverage including $2 million US liability in Vancouver.
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Damn...my 350hp+ Eclipse GSX costs me around $80US/month for full coverage including $2 million US liability in Vancouver.
crazy, how many years safe driving u have?
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6-7 years in Canada

13 years total since I was 15

I pay around $1400 CAD or so each year to ICBC

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He's got a '91.
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both cars are nice. a guy i know bought a srt... pretty sweet! stock turbo... doesn't the GTI also have stock turbo?? i think it does.. i dunno.. they both really nice cars. my friend who bought the srt said they easy to work on and its a really nice smooth ride but he only says its easy to work on cause hes a mechanic. haha. i hope this gives you some kind of information thats usefull.
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Yeah, I know at least as an option a turbo is available on GTi's..
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Considering your choices are both relatively quick for a first car, your best bet is to pick the car you want and go to a driver training course.

In the end you can get into trouble with any car so just make sure you learn the limits of the car in a controlled and safe environment first.

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And don't forget - he's from Houston and they don't have government controlled insurance like we do with ICBC. A single, young, first time driver is big $$$ in the US for insurance.
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wait for the new mk5 GTI if u can. the 2.0L FSI Turbo will own and it's setup a lot better off the lot than the current GTI.

btw to clarify there's a 1.8Turbo and a 2.8L VR6 engine. both are good engines but the turbo is more of a tuner's as mentioned. the it's all about what ur looking for.. you're looking at 2 very different cars imho
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the thing about the srt-4 is it will always be a neon. if you sell the gti a few years later. you still get some money back. a neon you may have to pay to sell it. if you sell it for less than your payments are.
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srt is bullshit. Dodge only made it to compete agaisnt subaru. Dodge didnt have any other production cars to compete with subaru so thats why they made it. I would get the sti over the srt.. my 2 cents
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srt is bullshit. Dodge only made it to compete agaisnt subaru. Dodge didnt have any other production cars to compete with subaru so thats why they made it. I would get the sti over the srt.. my 2 cents



The VW GTI and the SRT are in a similar price range.

The STI is $20k Cdn more expensive than an SRT.
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SRT-4

It is dissapointing not to see more on the streets. There are only a handful of them in vancouver.
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This SRT-4 will cost you an arm and a leg over the long run. Dodge has a horrible reputation for honoring their warranties, and the depreciation will kill you.

Other than that, it would be a great fun little car. Just don't keep it very long, if you care about saving your money.
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This SRT-4 will cost you an arm and a leg over the long run. Dodge has a horrible reputation for honoring their warranties,
Bull. I find VW is worse off with later generation vehicles.
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SRT-4 has some pretty bad torque steer

and LSD would be essential
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