2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4 Has Just 2,900 Miles, Rare Orange Blast Paint

When you think about bidding for a low-mileage and relatively rare car, a Neon is probably not the first nameplate that comes to mind. Nor the second, third and so on. However, this one does stand out.

This is an Orange Blast 2005 Neon SRT-4 and it has just 2,900 miles (4,667 km) on the clock. According to its Bring a Trailer listing, only 1,800 Orange Blast Neon SRT-4s were produced for the final model year in 2005. This means you’re likely to drive a long way before seeing another one quite like it.

Compared to a base Neon, the SRT-4 comes with more aggressively-styled front and rear fascias, rocker extensions, dual exhaust tips, a large rear wing and 17-inch wheels with BFGoodrich G-Force tires.

Inside, there are Dark Slate Grey cloth sports seats with leather bolsters, power front windows, power mirrors and a special SRT gauge cluster with a 160 mph (257 km/h) speedometer and a 6,000 rpm redline on the tachometer.

The 2.4-liter inline-four cylinder turbocharged engine puts out 230 HP (233 PS) and 250 lb-ft (339 Nm) of torque – that’s 15 more horses and 5 more lb-ft (7 Nm) than a 2003 model. Power is sent to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox and the official 0-60 mph (96 km/h) acceleration time is 5.3 seconds.

The seller also says that this car features a Mopar Stage 1 upgrade with an updated PCM (Powertrain Control Module), though there’s no mention of an increase in power. At the time of writing, the highest bid was $13,000, with three days left until the end of the auction.

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  • Zandit75

    Could almost pass for a budget Subie!

    • Alduin

      No because this is FWD only.

      • Zandit75

        I was referring to the looks.

        • Alduin

          Ok.

  • IT WOULD HAVE BEEN SMARTER DRIVING IT AND ENJOYING IT RATHER THAN MOTHBALLING IT.

  • Mr. EP9

    Very orange.

  • kachuks

    During the height of the import craze, this thing came out of nowhere like a lion.

    If i remember, Sport Compact Car named it car of the year.

  • DM

    Why does this look so good??? I’m so confused.

  • Bash

    Looks good.

  • I always wanted one. Not sure why.

  • Alduin

    This was a great car back in the day. Too bad the safety rating was terrible. Dodge then made the terrible Caliber SRT as a replacement. They were going to make a Dart SRT but the regular Dart was so terrible they just discontinued it.

    • Kevin Cagle

      At one of the SRT events I attended the Mopar rep was there and we had all kind of questions about the next SRT. The caliber had not come out yet. Her reply was, ‘Ya, you guys are not gonna like it at all. That is all I am allowed to say at this point.’ She was right.

  • Scott K

    So it’s gently used garbage.

  • Tabs Luther

    wow, I want this.

  • Vassilis

    5.3 for 0-60 sounds a little optimistic.

    • Kevin Cagle

      Back in the heydey of this car, there was a young woman that put drag slicks on this car with no other mods and ran a 12.9 in the 1/4. This little Neon was stupid fast.

      • Vassilis

        I think the key part of that 12.9 were the the drag slicks. A top modern FWD hot hatch does 0-62 in around 5.8 and the 1/4 mile in around 14 with stock tyres. Based on that, I very much doubt a stock Neon SRT with 230 NA hp can do 0-60 in 5.3.

        • Kevin Cagle

          Ya, the slicks knocked a good second off. 13.9 was doable in stock summer tires as was 5.6 on the 0-60. Though the 5.3 is exaggerating the car was WAY overbuilt. It had forged and cracked pistons. That’s the kind of thing you normally only see in a race built motor.

  • TB

    I wouldn’t pay $13 dollars for this thing.

  • Red

    It’s awful and I love it

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