Before the Mopar performance world was focused on the Hemi-powered Dodge Challenger and Charger, it was the Dodge Neon that put the SRT name on the map. Offered from 2003 through 2005, these front-drive sedans packed enough power in stock form to allow them to compete with a great many rear-drive muscle cars, but thanks to the Mopar Performance stage kits, owners could add a ton more power with factory support – leading to 355 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque on 100-octane race gas when properly equipped.
In addition to being quick, the Dodge Neon SRT-4 was very affordable, which has its upsides and downsides. The key downside is that lots of people used their SRT-4 for racing purposes and racing can take its toll on a car. When you take into consideration the amount of abuse that many Neon SRT-4s took coupled with normal attrition over the past 20 years, it has become very hard to find one in good shape – but they are out there. In fact, the car shown here is very clean and tastefully modified, and you can buy in it Indiana today for $13,000.
The Electric Blue 2004 Dodge Neon SRT-4 shown here is being sold by owner Jake Mullinix, who lives near Kokomo, Indiana. With 71,500 miles on the odometer, this 19-year old car has obviously been driven sparingly and it shows, both inside and out – top to bottom. From the paint and trim to the leather and carpeting to the undercarriage, this Neon is incredibly clean, as is shown in the pictures here.
As you can see from the pictures, this Dodge Neon SRT-4 has aftermarket wheels and the familiar with spoiler has been removed, but the car comes with the factory wheels and the original trunklid with the spoiler in place (shown at the end of the piece with the factory wheels, trunk and spoiler). In addition to the visual changes, this Neon SRT-4 has a host of features to increase the performance capabilities. It has an aftermarket camshafts, a front mount intercooler, an E1 turbocharger, Stage 2 Mopar fuel injectors, Stage 2 Mopar PCM, Stage 3 Mopar fuel rail, Mopar lowering springs and a Mad Dog short throw shifter.
We don’t have exact power numbers for this Dodge Neon, but we can make some loose estimates for anyone who is shopping for a clean SRT-4. The Mopar Stage 2 kit consisted of the PCM and injectors to yield 265 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque while the Stage 3 kit added a unique turbocharger and some other items to lift the output up over 310 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque (the optional Turbo Toys and exhaust system were required to hit the biggest advertised numbers from the Mopar kits). This car has those same Mopar injectors and PCM, along with an aftermarket turbo as well as aftermarket camshafts, so it is likely making more than the Mopar Stage 2 kit and possibly more than the Stage 3 kit. In any case, the odds are good that this car is making in the 300+ horsepower range, making for one quick compact sedan.
If you are shopping for a clean Dodge Neon SRT-4 and you like the modification list of this Electric Blue car, look up Jake Mullinix on Facebook for more information.