The Dodge Neon SRT-4 Was a Cheap, Fast 2000s Icon

2020.ápr. 9.
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The Dodge Neon SRT-4 was cheap speed -- and it was an icon of its era. Today I'm reviewing an SRT-4 ACR to show you what made the SRT-4 special, and I'm going to show you all the quirks and features of the Neon SRT-4. Then I'm going to drive the Dodge Neon SRT-4 and show you what it's like on the road.
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  • First time ever, Doug is dressed appropriately for the car.

    Ryan McInnisRyan McInnisNapja
  • We used to steal them to get to court... FUCKEN junk

    Corey KellyCorey Kelly2 napja
  • *Doug Neon*

    RooringNosRooringNos3 napja
  • 20:52 the srt4s beat evos and stis roll racing stock for stock.

    Elite ExposureElite Exposure9 napja
  • Coming from a srt4 owner (on my 5th one) your face when you got into the power is exactly why people love them. Its not luxurious, its not rwd or awd, it's plain, its hated, and all that is why we love it. Cheap speed, and its a really great car to learn on. It can have pretty good power and it dont weigh a whole lot 29ish00 pounds.

    Denzel PooleDenzel Poole11 napja

    somethingsocksomethingsock13 napja
  • Doug Neon

    Kosmo Kids TVKosmo Kids TV13 napja
  • Name me another front wheel drive car in early 2000s that got you 0-60 in 5.3 seconds stock? Who actually had the car stock for more than couple months? Yeah, it was ballz fast. I miss that car so much.

    MikeMike13 napja
  • Lol. 🤷‍♂️

    Skittle FabzSkittle Fabz14 napja
  • I can’t remember the last time I saw one of these. These were everywhere at one point.

    QuickStix26QuickStix2615 napja
  • Doug

    Ice_CreamIce_Cream16 napja
  • I thought I was the man with my lt1 6 speed. Trans am back in the day, then I kept getting destroyed by srt4s so I bought one and loved it.

    Christan HartleyChristan Hartley19 napja
  • Doug Neon

    PVPUnknown2011PVPUnknown201122 napja
  • I got an 05 Commemorative edition white with blue stripes #30 of 200 and 1 of 56 that came with a Sunroof, 6disc cd changer with sub 80K miles make an offer i gotta misfire and i'm tired of throwing money at it to fix it here's what i have done so far New Mopar OEM Cam Position Sensor New Mopar OEM Cam Sensor Magnet New Mopar OEM Idle Air Control Motor New Mopar OEM Oil Pressure Switch / Sensor New Oil Sensor Connector New Spark Plugs New Blue Granatelli Spark Plug Ignition Wires New Granatelli Ignition Coil Pack New Walbro 255 Fuel Pump MPX 3" o2 Housing Pipe *not on car MPX Shorty Antenna CBD C Pillar Covers Carbon Fiber *not on car CBD B Pillar Covers Carbon Fiber *not on car CBD Carbon Fiber Fog Light Bezels Mopar OEM window Belt Moldings *not on car New Black Version 1 LED Halo Headlights and bulbs New Black Depo LED Tail Lights and bulbs New DEPO Replacment Fog Lights and bulbs New Clear Sidemarkers and bulbs New Lower Control Arms With Upgraded Bushings *not on car New Mopar OEM Front Door Check Strap not on car New Mopar OEM Turbo Heat Shield Bolts *not on car New Mopar OEM 2005 Stock PCM Never Used *not on car New Mopar OEM Stock Wastegate Never Used *not on car

    The 1The 122 napja

    Chase NicholsChase Nichols23 napja
    • _Yes_

      RooringNosRooringNos3 napja
  • I have a 2004 neon se i love the car im in the process of restoring it while still driving it with 198k and i baught it for 500 dollars and never looked back love your videos seen almost them all

    TheVapingGamerTheVapingGamer24 napja
  • *THIS is the DOUG NEON SR... oh wait wrong video*

    HumorDashHumorDash25 napja
  • Ha ha, Doug Neon.

    Jenson GroffJenson Groff26 napja

      Jenson GroffJenson Groff26 napja
  • doug neon

    oscarchomposcarchomp26 napja
    • Sliphantom

      John BaconJohn Bacon26 napja
  • just bought my srt4 had 130k miles and no modifications and was owned by an older lady so it wasn’t driven like it was stolen😂 spent $3500 and i have never been more blessed

    Hannah HartHannah Hart26 napja
  • Doug Neon

    Dude with a mustacheDude with a mustache26 napja
  • D O U G N E O N

    Jaden leeJaden lee27 napja
  • Doug Neon

    duehfud bruhhduehfud bruhh28 napja

    EvilGeneusEvilGeneus28 napja
  • I see these all the time but the exteriors are always heavy modified

    Keyon KonceitedKeyon Konceited28 napja

    Swan HeroSwan Hero28 napja
    • D 0 U G N E 0 N

      John BaconJohn Bacon26 napja
  • There actually is a rear cup holder. You have to open the center console lid. It folds to the back seat and allows one cup. Lol

    Nick LarsonNick Larson29 napja
  • This dude crap on the pt cruiser gt which is the better of the srt4 motor. Douche 😐

    Alejandro RubioAlejandro Rubio29 napja
  • Doug neon

    Elder MaxsonElder MaxsonHónapja
    • D 0 U G N E 0 N

      John BaconJohn Bacon26 napja
  • Wouldn't the spoiler just ruin 0-60 times? Especially on a fwd?

  • It had 3 cup holder that’s easily something great

  • Doug is the type of guy that looks like a dodge neon

    A OA OHónapja
  • You mean Dodge not Chrysler 10:55 Doug.

    Isaiah V. LopezIsaiah V. LopezHónapja
  • *quirks and features intensifies*

  • Forgot the cup holder in the center compartment for back seats and also the coin holder and tissue paper holder to

    Meme MasterMeme MasterHónapja
  • Mesotheliomamobile

    Henry AtkinsonHenry AtkinsonHónapja
  • Doug Neon:

    Henry AtkinsonHenry AtkinsonHónapja
  • The 90s and 00s really had the ugliest cars

    Victor AsackVictor AsackHónapja
  • Your HP numbers are wrong. SRT4’s we’re putting down 220-244whp stock. Dodge underrated the power figures for insurance purposes. They knew young people would get slaughtered by insurance companies with expensive policies.

  • Mine has a molded trunk lid liner.

    Hue MongussHue MongussHónapja
  • Had mine for 10 years. Burnt some exhaust valves so i rebuilt the top end a year later the bottom end went out so i sold it. Got 2 reckless driving tickets in that thing. Ones on my HUworld channel if you want to see me be a fuckin idiot

    Operation 3SixtyOperation 3SixtyHónapja
  • Didnt this car fail safety tests. One reason why many were cheap.

    Stormtrooper 2323Stormtrooper 2323Hónapja
  • Now I want one! I remember when these came out I had just graduated from high school.

    Carlos MelendezCarlos MelendezHónapja
  • anybody know where to find the wheels for sale?

    Chan Mee YaeChan Mee YaeHónapja
  • Last of a clean one my ass I have a super rare super clean 68k miles like new SRT4 how can I add photos

    Delany GarzzilloDelany GarzzilloHónapja
  • 1:39 I guess there's a police watching this video suspiciously!

    Million WhyMillion WhyHónapja
    • I need some cheap speed too...

      Milo the weekend GuyMilo the weekend GuyHónapja
  • I heard those cars catching on fire by overheating

    Kevin RobertsonKevin RobertsonHónapja
  • I wanted one of those so bad, but i am a bigger guy and I didnt fit in the seats at all. which made me sad.

  • How much was the base cost in 2005?

    Jburick 912Jburick 912Hónapja
  • drinking game when he says "srt-4"

  • Cheap, fast cars never go out of style. Keep your electronic nannies and shove that 12" touch-screen up your butt! 🤘

    A Fool And His MoneyA Fool And His MoneyHónapja
  • lmao where i live there are like 6 stock srt4's

  • Love my skittle. 05 w/ 100k miles. 110% stock besides BC coilovers. Not even a stereo or tint. I’m leaving my gem the way it rolled out the factory. RIP Andrew (hybridkid), first SRT4 owner to be fatally claimed by its speed.

    GrafleGrafle2 hónapja
    • ThatCarGuy2 no sir. He was in his own SRT4. He was literally the first guy to die in an SRT4 from speeding.

    • In your SRT4?

  • You’re wrong! It’s just the srt-4!

    Robert ScottRobert Scott2 hónapja
    • No he's not

  • Alot of these where heavily modified and then crash and destroy

    Reggie GReggie G2 hónapja
  • Yeah a 40 year old neighbor had one of these 10 years ago. Modded the hell out of it and it was fun. Sold it to the high school kid down the street and wrapped it around a tree a few months later. It served its purpose. I would kind of like to add this to a collection of rag tag cars if I had the room.

    2 Steak Sandwiches2 Steak Sandwiches2 hónapja
  • Real srt4 enthusiasts know its a neon

    Zero TyronZero Tyron2 hónapja
  • had it been AWD it would've been sold to this day due to the even bigger success.

    Guillermo HernandezGuillermo Hernandez2 hónapja
  • I love these types of videos Doug!

    Justin BryanJustin Bryan2 hónapja
  • All those upgrades but no damn brake upgrade smh

    TurboEliteTurboElite2 hónapja
  • 500whp pt cruiser vs turbo honda civic.

    The solo mechanicThe solo mechanic2 hónapja
  • Would an srt4 fit into a 1999 Nissan Altima GLE? Who fuckin knows but I’m gonna try

    Growgang_ LCGrowgang_ LC2 hónapja
  • I bet Doug secretly likes the crank windows in the rear.

    TheRealE1337istTheRealE1337ist2 hónapja
  • This guys annoying

    KeapeerKeapeer2 hónapja
    • No he is very cool

      David GmxDavid Gmx2 hónapja
  • Lol, don't let an 2003 SRT4 owner hear you call it a 'Neon'

    SyDikoSyDiko2 hónapja
  • Do more brand new cheap compact garbage thats what you belong sitting in and look most natural

    TungstenCarbideProjectileTungstenCarbideProjectile2 hónapja
  • Seems like Doug is getting less and less willing to give cars low ratings when they deserve it. If a 15 year old Neon doesn't deserve a low Quality score then I don't know what does. This is one of the worst eras for one of the least reliable major car brands of all time. Yeah it is better quality than an 80s Lotus, but 5 is supposed to be average. That being said, if it had come from a brand without the horrible reputation I would have loved to have had one of these. I'm personally willing to ditch a few frivolous features if I can get more power and better handling for not much money. On the other hand, that's why I always buy used cars.

    Graham XGraham X2 hónapja
  • 2020 and I still want one of these. :)

    skinnysteve713skinnysteve7132 hónapja
  • I dont mind cost-cutting and cheap materials in cars like these. Its what makes them affordable, but they are still fun when you drive them. Nowadays we hardly have any cars like these left.

    Saltiest SaltSaltiest Salt2 hónapja
  • I used this car to race in NFS Underground in the very beginning in Career Mode and absolutely loved it, especially after installing the 2nd engine upgrade package, sounded better than the 3rd package. Awesome vehicle! :-)

    Tomas TothTomas Toth2 hónapja
  • What? No mention of the Stage upgrades.....Or anything else.

    Andrew ArmstrongAndrew Armstrong2 hónapja
  • Dug has officially jumped the shark - what a self important Jerk !!

    Mas TluobMas Tluob2 hónapja
  • What's next for this clown; the GEO METRO ??!! In the words of Bill Clinton: "You're time is UP" !

    Harry THarry T2 hónapja
  • Have you never been in a late 90s early 2000s economy car? They all had power windows in the front and cranks in the rear, nothing special its not that crazy

    I love CharlieI love Charlie2 hónapja
  • The early 20's guy started with this and thought he was really cool darting through traffic. In his 40's he bought the equally pos Charger and still speeds through traffic attempting to feel more cooler than he did with this car. But it's a pos also.

    Eric GunnisonEric Gunnison2 hónapja
  • You can't knock the quality too much if at 130,000 miles it's still running that strong and looking that good.

    Ellis ZEllis Z2 hónapja
  • I had a 2004 version of this car. I absolutely loved it. The interior was as you describe, but it was also the same as pretty much every American car of that time period, especially the Daimler-Chryslers. The cost cutting (shockingly) really *REALLY* kicked in after the Daimler acquisition. (Who would have guessed). Daimler did more damage to Chrysler that can really be articulated. But back to the car. I loved driving this car. I didn't have much notable torque steer (and I've driven a lot of performance cars, both FWD and RWD). I traded it for a RAM SRT-10. To this day, this will be the one car that I completely regret ever letting go.

    Ellis ZEllis Z2 hónapja
  • 15:39 kids you see that little weird piece of plastic in the top left... that's what we mean when we say ROLL the windows up.... and half the time the driver side one broke so you had to take the passenger one off for the driver. And pass it back and forth to your passenger to roll them up

    Stephano MartinezStephano Martinez2 hónapja
  • I have a 2005 SXT that I like that has been a good car.

    Marlin GreenMarlin Green2 hónapja
  • I’ve got them both 05 acr and 08 caliber srt4 my caliber has all the bells and whistles but the neon is is my favorite option

    Thejuggernaut 12Thejuggernaut 122 hónapja
  • This is one of the VERY FEW good things that came from the Diamler era of Chrysler. I think it's funny how Doug picks this car apart for it's cheap materials, etc. like it was a $50k car. Note to Doug, NO OTHER CAR HAD IT'S PERFORMANCE FOR ANYWHERE NEAR IT'S PRICE POINT. BTW Doug, Chrysler didn't "bump-up the power" in 2004, they just came clean about how much power it actually had. Even Sport Compact Car magazine commented on how the 2003 was putting more power to the wheels than the engine was rated for. I guess Chrysler thought no one would put it on the dyno. 🤔

    Ryan KochRyan Koch2 hónapja
  • With the amount of times my dad would start rolling up the window as I had my arm out the window in the back seat, I wish all back seats had manual windows. I actually prefer manual windows for that specific reason.

    Keevaro Rynn'larKeevaro Rynn'lar2 hónapja
  • Meth heads on a binge would have loved this car

    Rod FergusonRod Ferguson2 hónapja
  • I love my 1999 Neon

    Computer NostalgiaComputer Nostalgia3 hónapja
  • A fair assessment

    net-rioternet-rioter3 hónapja
  • The only thing that I wish my '05 Orange Blast SRT-4 ACR came with other than rear power windows was cruise control.

    William LeeWilliam Lee3 hónapja
  • i bought USDM cars when i first got here. now i know why these never get to export.

    OG DumplingsOG Dumplings3 hónapja
  • These cars had 230 wheel horsepower and were able to do 5.3 when it came to 0-60. Dyno it and it will display 265 or so brake horsepower

    civorebcivoreb3 hónapja
  • Also also the srt4 modle also cam with stages 2,3 Would bump horse power to 250 and 300 hp from the factory as well competing with the sti and evo. Along with the acr package

    Jorge GallegosJorge Gallegos3 hónapja
  • Doug is mad that the top of the line neon is lacking features. He doesnt realize that the acr has less features to save weight.

    Chris RthedriverChris Rthedriver3 hónapja
  • 8:33 when he can't keep a straight face, love it

    DavidDKLBDavidDKLB3 hónapja
  • Imagine if they did a Dodge Grand Caravan SRT-12 😂😂

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  • I couldn’t knock the SRT 4 neon for its cost cutting. It was exactly what I wanted. A stripped down light on gimmicks and more focus on performance

    Adam LemusAdam Lemus3 hónapja
  • Dodge as a whole used the cross-hair grill going back to the 80's.

    Steve KendraSteve Kendra3 hónapja
  • I have a weird lowkey obsession with this car

    DJ joshDJ josh3 hónapja
  • I would expect a car of sub twenty thousand new to have the lines of a Bentley as well. What sort of peon would ride in this monstrosity! This Neon of nightmares! Why do I see the screws?! I see them when I close my eyes at night! Oh the keys . . . Why do I taste the difference in color with every morsel of sustenance!!!

    SPD FRKSPD FRK3 hónapja
  • Hey Doug, buyer could always stick more speakers in that storage space.

    Steven E. SandefurSteven E. Sandefur3 hónapja
  • The gray key boot and black fob was also a problem on this era’s Grand Prix GTPs (Similar enough market). Ahhhh domestic cosmetic decisions.

    Dennis HoxterDennis Hoxter3 hónapja
  • The most interesting quirk and feature is, that they actually made 250 to 270 hp on the dynos, hp advertised was lower than what it actually made. I miss my black srt4 which i totaled into the back of a Jetta. RIP

    Elkyn CorrealElkyn Correal3 hónapja
  • This feels like an apple car of the 2000s.

    amarbir takharamarbir takhar3 hónapja