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We Look At The SRT That Shook Up The Tuner World...

Probably one of the most beloved Dodge//SRT vehicles from the past two-decades has to be the Neon-based SRT-4. At the time of its release, the  SRT-4 was the fastest, most powerful vehicle in its segment and attracted young performance enthusiasts to the performance brand. With a 2.4-liter turbocharged 16-valve DOHC engine with ( 215 horsepower for 2003 (230 horsepower for 2004 & 2005) and 245 lb.-ft. (250 lb.-ft. in 2004 & 2005) of torque under its hood for the impressive price of $21,000 USD (with inflation is about $29,165 in 2019). 

The compact performance Dodge Neon SRT-4. (MoparInsiders).

At 2,970 lbs. the compact SRT-4 was a rocket on the street. Only available with a heavy-duty NVG T850 five-speed manual, the SRT-4 was a pure driver’s car. The SRT-4 was the perfect car to introduce Dodge//SRT performance to a younger generation, as at the time the brand did not have the current muscle car portfolio it does not when the SRT-4 came to market in the 2003 model year.

The compact performance Dodge Neon SRT-4. (MoparInsiders).

With just over 20,500 units built in its three years of production, the Neon-based SRT-4 was a high success. The Dodge//SRT brand tried to continue the SRT-4 success with the introduction in 2008 of the Caliber SRT-4. However, the Caliber-based performance model never had the success of the Neon-based predecessor, with just over 5,500 Caliber SRT-4 being built in a two-year production run.

The compact performance Dodge Neon SRT-4. (MoparInsiders).

It’s been 16 years since the Neon SRT-4 made its debut and with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) focus moving away from small and mid-size cars to trucks and SUVs, Mopar collectors have been smitten about snapping up SRT-4s for their garages. The demand for good condition Neon SRT-4 models for collectors has even overshadowed the other legendary compact-turbocharged Dodge, the Omni-based Shelby GLHS in some instances.

The compact performance Dodge Neon SRT-4. (MoparInsiders).

President of the Canadian Mopar Club and a good friend to MoparInsiders, Jovita happens to be one Mopar collector that is super passionate when it comes to the SRT-4. How much so? She is the owner of not one, but three of the turbocharged SRT-4. We recently caught up with Jovita and three SRT-4s on the streets of British Columbia, to get reacquainted with the turbocharged Dodge.

The compact performance Dodge Neon SRT-4. (MoparInsiders).

With its unique looks that include an aggressive front-end with dual-nostrils in the upper grille for additional cooling, a tall body-color rear spoiler, and with a performance stance, the SRT-4 still looks good on the road today. So let’s take a look at the Dodge//SRT vehicle that set the compact tuner world on fire. Jovita takes us on a quick tour of three SRT-4 models and shows us just how cool the SRT-4 is 16 years after its initial debut.

The compact performance Dodge Neon SRT-4. (MoparInsiders).

Neon SRT-4 Production Numbers:

2003 Dodge Neon SRT-4 Production Numbers:
Colors: Production Numbers:
Black 816
Bright Silver Metallic 619
Flame Red 733
Solar Yellow 1,031
Total Production Numbers: 3,199
2004 Dodge Neon SRT-4 Production Numbers:
Colors: Production Numbers:
Black 2,696
Bright Silver Metallic 2,039
Electric Blue 2,421
Flame Red 2,050
Total Production Numbers: 9,206
2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4 Production Numbers:
Colors: Production Numbers:
Black 2,763
Flame Red 2,186
Orange Blast 1,800
Stone White 1,669
Total Production Numbers: 8,418
Dodge Neon SRT-4 Total Production Numbers:
2003 = 3,199 2004 = 9,206 2005 = 8,418 Total = 20,553

 

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Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only a Co-Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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