Last year I was contacted by a guy in Denver who wanted to sell his 2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4 that he had purchased almost 6 years ago, when his Father owned a used car dealership. He really had a hard time parting with it and changed his mind and then decided last month it was time to sell it and move on to a different vehicle.
It didn’t take very long for me to move this vehicle for him and he had it priced to sell at just $10,500. I had a number of calls on it right away, but like most of these fast cars, many of the people who called on it were not able to get financed. One couple from Colorado Springs called me though and they decided to trade in their Jeep Liberty and get the Dodge Neon SRT-4 as the daily driver for the husband. They were thrilled to get it and are not the proud owners of this unique vehicle.
One of the benefits of the Dodge Neon SRT-4 is that it gets great gas mileage for being a fast little car. It gets as much as 30MPG on the freeway, while still pushing 230hp under the hood with the 2.4l turbo-charged motor. This vehicle was only manufactured from 2003 to 2005, so they are becoming pretty rare. In fact, one of the mechanics that checked it out for me said that he would buy it back from my new clients when it has 200,000 miles, which was pretty wild.
Like the Subaru WRX, Subaru WRX STI, Mitsubishi EVO and other high performance cars, this vehicle has a “cult” following. I was talking with another auto broker earlier today and he said, “I can’t believe you sold that Neon?”, but he didn’t know this vehicle and how unique it is. These vehicles have a following, but you have to be aware of some of the issues that they have with them before you buy one. You have to make sure they are the right car before you start putting down $10,500 only to find out you need another $2,000 or $3,000 to make the vehicle “right”.
Enjoy the photos and if you see this vehicle driving down the road in Colorado Springs, you’ll know that you saw it here first on CoolCarGuy.com.
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