darbowmach1 said:No, the SRT-4 is first of all affordable (20k), so putting this car on the market 4 years from now for lets say $14k or 15k will look like a bargain compared to other cars with the same performance levels. Unfortunatly i see 00 or 01 regular Neons selling for 7-8k and its sad. This car will be different like the way older cars such as the Sentra SE-R and the Civic SI hold their value (im just using these cars as an example not starting a "forum war"). Buying a SRT-4 will be a smart choice for anyone looking for a value priced performance car under 21k.
ohyeahwright said:I am also a bit concerned about this car holding it's value. Despite all that Dodge has done to set this car apart from the Neon, the two seem forever linked (ie: all the tv reports have called it the "Neon SRT-4.") Apart from this, cars are rarely good from an investment point of view, what with the quick depreciation of new cars leaving the lot. I hope the SRT-4 bucks the Neon trend though, but I'm not counting on it. Besides, I bought this car drive, not invest. :twisted:
Exhaust Depot said:I dont think it will hold its value unless they are very limited which I doubt because sales will be so good. 7500 is the limt for this year so they say. I know next year they will make a whole lto more.
Well, that should apply to the WRX as well then, by your definition.Slow5OH said:They're not going hold their resale value well at all. It's a turbo performance car and people will know that it has been well used. So basically you won't get jack for it.
With any specialty car, the deprecation is based on production numbers, demand from buyers, and current local supply of the vehicle.SRT-Hunter said:Do you guys think the depreciation on the srt-4 will be as bad as it is for normal neons??