I don't want to come across as a smart-a**, Peg, but some of those Neons can eat your Fiero for lunch. And I'm saying this as the biggest Fieroholic around. I think they even make a racing Neon. Always though of it as a Ferrari for the Yugo crowd until I actually saw one in action. Amazing performance for such an ugly car.
Boilermaker--What are "crash bolts"?
Posts: 2683 From: Onalaska, WI, USA Registered: Dec 1999
Yep, my daughter's 95 Neon is the basic 131HP version of the 2.0. It's 0-60 would probably not be far off of my Formula.
I know they had a Sport version with a 150HP 2.0 (DOHC???). I've seen R/Ts... don't know if they are faster or just stickers though. Dodge likes to make sleepers... anybody else remember 175HP 2.2 Turbo Omnis in the 80s???
Considering they weigh about the same (2,500 +/-) as a Fiero... you probably don't want to drag race anything beyond the "plain jane" with a stock Fiero...
I have not a clue what a crash bolt is...
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Dodge has yet another neon that is coming out It is called the NeonSRT (I am not making this up). Received a dodge flyer in the mail and the specs are impressive 210Hp 2.0L 5speed limited slip nice wheel big brakes diiferent front spoiler.
Posts: 15796 From: N. Wilkesboro, NC, USA Registered: Nov 1999
HF6582 (how about deciphering that handle for us?)--I got the same thing in the mail a couple of weeks ago. Still just a couple ugly marks above a Yugo, but apparently much faster. I don't think I'd want to run across one on a dark dragstrip.
batboy--I'm not up on Dodges (haven't liked them since the early '70s), but I'm pretty sure racing an Expresso is like racing your grandmothers Escort. Wasn't that the no-power-but-supposed-to-look-cute-and-so-very-trendy version? Or maybe that was the no-power-very-economical-in-an-Escortish-way-no-frills-not-even-an-automatic-what's-the-point version. I-forget-now.
I don't know anything about the Neons, except that they're ugly and that the do quite well in their SCCA class. I guess for what they are, they're fairly quick. Here is my original post about this... ummmm... race(?).
OK, HF6582--Let's see...You live in a town named Hillsboro and you've set fire to a radio station 6,582 times. Oh, and you're cussing yourself for living up north. Dumb Stupid Northerner. Have I got everything right?
Jan 24th, 2000
Posts: 158 From: Bonne Terre, MO USA Registered: Mar 99
Monkey I think that close as we'll get to explaining it. I guess it should be changed to DSM (Dumb Stupid Midwesterner). Actually used to work for Hillsboro Fire District but I now live in Bonne Terre, MO
Posts: 1334 From: Indianapolis, IN, USA Registered: May 99
Correct, but the oem crash bolts aren't adjustable on the neon (according to my friend, again, I know nothing about it) so, he is looking for a different kind or replacement so that he can actually adjust them to get the alignment he needs.