I was surprised and upset by the Page 1 picture and the Page 30 story on the souped-up Dodge Neon SRT in your Nov. 22 issue.
The Page 1 caption said, 'The Dodge Neon SRT - with a supercharged, 208-hp, 2.0-liter engine - is a concept intended to show young male drivers what they could do with their own Neon' (italics added).
In the Page 30 story, I found again that everything was for 'young male drivers.'
I know that women aren't the biggest market for aftermarket products, but to exclude us totally - even in print - is insulting, almost sexist. Many women love cars and set them up with aftermarket products.
Maybe instead of excluding us, performance market companies should cater some things to women, and maybe high-end automotive magazines should realize the diversity of their audience and write appropriately.
LEAH VAN BOXTEL
Green Bay, Wis.
The writer is a student at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She is an employee of Van Boxtel Ford in Green Bay and is the daughter of the owner.