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

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Doug DeMuro

Πριν 6 μήνες

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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Elder Maxson
Elder Maxson Πριν 3 ημέρες
Doug neon
swoll1980 Πριν 3 ημέρες
Wouldn't the spoiler just ruin 0-60 times? Especially on a fwd?
FalseBroadcast Πριν 4 ημέρες
It had 3 cup holder that’s easily something great
A O Πριν 4 ημέρες
Doug is the type of guy that looks like a dodge neon
Isaiah V. Lopez
Isaiah V. Lopez Πριν 5 ημέρες
You mean Dodge not Chrysler 10:55 Doug.
Raviswatching Πριν 7 ημέρες
*quirks and features intensifies*
Meme Master
Meme Master Πριν 7 ημέρες
Forgot the cup holder in the center compartment for back seats and also the coin holder and tissue paper holder to
Henry Atkinson
Henry Atkinson Πριν 9 ημέρες
Henry Atkinson
Henry Atkinson Πριν 9 ημέρες
Doug Neon:
Victor Asack
Victor Asack Πριν 9 ημέρες
The 90s and 00s really had the ugliest cars
Grafle Πριν 10 ημέρες
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.
Hue Monguss
Hue Monguss Πριν 13 ημέρες
Mine has a molded trunk lid liner.
Operation 3Sixty
Operation 3Sixty Πριν 16 ημέρες
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 GRpost channel if you want to see me be a fuckin idiot
Stormtrooper 2323
Stormtrooper 2323 Πριν 16 ημέρες
Didnt this car fail safety tests. One reason why many were cheap.
Carlos Melendez
Carlos Melendez Πριν 16 ημέρες
Now I want one! I remember when these came out I had just graduated from high school.
Chan Mee Yae
Chan Mee Yae Πριν 17 ημέρες
anybody know where to find the wheels for sale?
Delany Garzzillo
Delany Garzzillo Πριν 18 ημέρες
Last of a clean one my ass I have a super rare super clean 68k miles like new SRT4 how can I add photos
Million Why
Million Why Πριν 20 ημέρες
1:39 I guess there's a police watching this video suspiciously!
Milo the weekend Guy
Milo the weekend Guy Πριν 19 ημέρες
I need some cheap speed too...
Kevin Robertson
Kevin Robertson Πριν 21 ημέρα
I heard those cars catching on fire by overheating
Z32_workshop Πριν 22 ημέρες
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.
Jburick 912
Jburick 912 Πριν 23 ημέρες
How much was the base cost in 2005?
lalos Πριν 25 ημέρες
drinking game when he says "srt-4"
exc911ence Πριν 26 ημέρες
Cheap, fast cars never go out of style. Keep your electronic nannies and shove that 12" touch-screen up your butt! 🤘
Rallienth Πριν 26 ημέρες
lmao where i live there are like 6 stock srt4's
Grafle Πριν 29 ημέρες
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.
Grafle Πριν 10 ημέρες
ThatCarGuy2 no sir. He was in his own SRT4. He was literally the first guy to die in an SRT4 from speeding.
ThatCarGuy2 Πριν 11 ημέρες
In your SRT4?
Grease Monkey
Grease Monkey Πριν μήνα
Gyest cars ever made along with the civic! To bad these kids dont know what its like to drive real classic car
Robert Scott
Robert Scott Πριν μήνα
You’re wrong! It’s just the srt-4!
ThatCarGuy2 Πριν 11 ημέρες
No he's not
Reggie G
Reggie G Πριν μήνα
Alot of these where heavily modified and then crash and destroy
2 Steak Sandwiches
2 Steak Sandwiches Πριν μήνα
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.
Zero Tyron
Zero Tyron Πριν μήνα
Real srt4 enthusiasts know its a neon
Guillermo Hernandez
Guillermo Hernandez Πριν μήνα
had it been AWD it would've been sold to this day due to the even bigger success.
Justin Bryan
Justin Bryan Πριν μήνα
I love these types of videos Doug!
TurboElite Πριν μήνα
All those upgrades but no damn brake upgrade smh
The solo mechanic
The solo mechanic Πριν μήνα
500whp pt cruiser vs turbo honda civic.
Growgang_ LC
Growgang_ LC Πριν μήνα
Would an srt4 fit into a 1999 Nissan Altima GLE? Who fuckin knows but I’m gonna try
TheRealE1337ist Πριν μήνα
I bet Doug secretly likes the crank windows in the rear.
Keapeer Πριν μήνα
This guys annoying
David Gmx
David Gmx Πριν μήνα
No he is very cool
SyDiko Πριν μήνα
Lol, don't let an 2003 SRT4 owner hear you call it a 'Neon'
TungstenCarbideProjectile Πριν μήνα
Do more brand new cheap compact garbage thats what you belong sitting in and look most natural
nIveK66 Πριν μήνα
A lot of the negative asthetic points are to save substantial weight. Screws not covered. Cheap plastic interior peeices that snapped together without screws. Rear manual windows. Rear bumber clips not covered. No trunk liner. All of that adds up to a lot less weight and cost too!.... Then they added a 12 inch Kicker and wasted all of the weight they saved.
Graham X
Graham X Πριν μήνα
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.
skinnysteve713 Πριν μήνα
2020 and I still want one of these. :)
Saltiest Salt
Saltiest Salt Πριν μήνα
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.
Tomas Toth
Tomas Toth Πριν μήνα
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! :-)
Andrew Armstrong
Andrew Armstrong Πριν μήνα
What? No mention of the Stage upgrades.....Or anything else.
Lakeshore Strangler
Lakeshore Strangler Πριν μήνα
Shitty car.
Mas Tluob
Mas Tluob Πριν μήνα
Dug has officially jumped the shark - what a self important Jerk !!
Harry T
Harry T Πριν μήνα
What's next for this clown; the GEO METRO ??!! In the words of Bill Clinton: "You're time is UP" !
Stimulants i like
Stimulants i like Πριν μήνα
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
Eric Gunnison
Eric Gunnison Πριν μήνα
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.
Ellis Z
Ellis Z Πριν μήνα
You can't knock the quality too much if at 130,000 miles it's still running that strong and looking that good.
Ellis Z
Ellis Z Πριν μήνα
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.
Stephano Martinez
Stephano Martinez Πριν μήνα
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
Marlin Green
Marlin Green Πριν μήνα
I have a 2005 SXT that I like that has been a good car.
Thejuggernaut 12
Thejuggernaut 12 Πριν μήνα
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
Ryan Koch
Ryan Koch Πριν μήνα
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. 🤔
Keevaro Rynn'lar
Keevaro Rynn'lar Πριν μήνα
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.
Rod Ferguson
Rod Ferguson Πριν μήνα
Meth heads on a binge would have loved this car
Computer Nostalgia
Computer Nostalgia Πριν μήνα
I love my 1999 Neon
net-rioter Πριν μήνα
A fair assessment
William Lee
William Lee Πριν 2 μήνες
The only thing that I wish my '05 Orange Blast SRT-4 ACR came with other than rear power windows was cruise control.
OG Dumplings
OG Dumplings Πριν 2 μήνες
i bought USDM cars when i first got here. now i know why these never get to export.
civoreb Πριν 2 μήνες
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
Jorge Gallegos
Jorge Gallegos Πριν 2 μήνες
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
Chris R
Chris R Πριν 2 μήνες
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.
DavidDKLB Πριν 2 μήνες
8:33 when he can't keep a straight face, love it
Adobe After Effects Projects
Adobe After Effects Projects Πριν 2 μήνες
Imagine if they did a Dodge Grand Caravan SRT-12 😂😂
Adam Lemus
Adam Lemus Πριν 2 μήνες
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
Steve Kendra
Steve Kendra Πριν 2 μήνες
Dodge as a whole used the cross-hair grill going back to the 80's.
DJ josh
DJ josh Πριν 2 μήνες
I have a weird lowkey obsession with this car
SPD FRK Πριν 2 μήνες
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!!!
Steven E. Sandefur
Steven E. Sandefur Πριν 2 μήνες
Hey Doug, buyer could always stick more speakers in that storage space.
Dennis Hoxter
Dennis Hoxter Πριν 2 μήνες
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.
Elkyn Correal
Elkyn Correal Πριν 2 μήνες
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
amarbir takhar
amarbir takhar Πριν 2 μήνες
This feels like an apple car of the 2000s.
Ashley Πριν 2 μήνες
14:25 That Hook behind the center console has a purpose the center console flip all the way back and that hook thing holds it in place that way people on the back seat have a cupholder and a little storage. I have a 2003 neon R/T and I thought that was the coolest feature on the car 😂😂😂
Ashley Πριν 2 μήνες
I just got to a sketchy neighborhood when I want cheap speed 😂😂😂
Warrio Πριν 2 μήνες
all the edgars and jose's had this car back in the early 2000s
Sebastian Jacobs
Sebastian Jacobs Πριν 2 μήνες
Depends where you live, edgars and joses in my area drove civics and integras, these were more Brads and Connors cars.
Dylan petrovic
Dylan petrovic Πριν 2 μήνες
That was such a bad car
Mike Hyde
Mike Hyde Πριν 2 μήνες
Someone needs to get him a clean 1gn Neon ACR to test out. with all the Deletes lol
Martinez !!
Martinez !! Πριν 2 μήνες
I was watching Doug when i saw this.i thoght nothing out of it.then i realised my neighbor has a stock neon. Should i steal it?its gray though!😞
evilocomments Πριν 2 μήνες
The most "extreme" cost cutting of putting power windows only on the front... damn if only you knew how cars in Europe are, you'd know that a LOOOOT of them have only front power windows
rikka the conure
rikka the conure Πριν 2 μήνες
i wouldnt call it a neon. not only does it not say neon on the entire car or title, but the fanboys will attack you. not my fight but just a warning
Bradley Frank
Bradley Frank Πριν 2 μήνες
When people actually “drove” their cars. Oh the good old days. Now everyone is texting on their phones and driving is a secondary function.
Exposed Πριν μήνα
U mean back when ur parents were saying the same thing ur saying now about your stereo systems and cds?
Denzel Poole
Denzel Poole Πριν 2 μήνες
Cons= cheap everything lol, and is still a neon. Pros= cheap, quick, drivers car, bargain, 1 of the best 4banger exhaust notes, and not many left. I have owned 6 of them and no matter what anyone says, if you drive one you will see why people still love them regardless of it being "still just a neon".
Guy Πριν 2 μήνες
This would have been the perfect car for me when I was young, if it wasn’t so stupid looking
Jacob Hoffman
Jacob Hoffman Πριν 2 μήνες
There is a dealership here in Wisconsin that has a 17k mile commemorative edition for 24k
Ростислав Никулин
Ростислав Никулин Πριν 2 μήνες
I'll tell u more, if u could install on regular neon cruise control, it was not available on srt4. Nevermind u never drove it
Ростислав Никулин
Ростислав Никулин Πριν 2 μήνες
U are a morron
Ростислав Никулин
Ростислав Никулин Πριν 2 μήνες
Yes it's srt-4. It doesn't have anything in simular with neon. Just drive it
DVJFan Πριν 2 μήνες
Why doesn’t Doug review the 03/04 Terminator Cobra 😫
Spy Red Team
Spy Red Team Πριν 3 μήνες
The reason why they don’t have the best quality is because you knew they wanted to make the cheapest fast car so they tried to make it light weight
Eugenia Vasquez
Eugenia Vasquez Πριν 3 μήνες
Their was a cup holder for the back seat under the arm rest you flip it back exposing a cupholder for the backseat😃
Jeff Pospy
Jeff Pospy Πριν 3 μήνες
Typical Chrysler hate Doug gives on every review.... need to stop living in the past. Dodge was #1 in JD Power this year. And they build cars that smoke Lamborghinis.
Ron I
Ron I Πριν 3 μήνες
This car was a sleeper!!! Lol 😂 until you was in its rear view mirror lol
Crushi: Original Indie Artist, Producer & Musician
Crushi: Original Indie Artist, Producer & Musician Πριν 3 μήνες
if you open the center console all the way there is a cup holder upside down in there and a travel tissue spot.
Jim Lawn
Jim Lawn Πριν 3 μήνες
These old Neons are faster and better than than this review may fully report...I rolled a 2001 R/T...3 rolls down an embankment off of 26 Mile Road in Rochester, MI. The car was totaled. I landed on my wheels. I was belted in and not injured at all...In fact I was able to power it back to the pavement and made it home to my driveway (approximately a quarter mile)...albeit crushed and missing windows while rolling on two rims. I miss that car and would love to have it again!
Crushi: Original Indie Artist, Producer & Musician
Crushi: Original Indie Artist, Producer & Musician Πριν 3 μήνες
My nieces and nephews couldn't figure out how to open the back seat windows in the late 90s when they were kids.
Crushi: Original Indie Artist, Producer & Musician
Crushi: Original Indie Artist, Producer & Musician Πριν 3 μήνες
Yep, all this information checks out. It's true. All of it. Very good journalist, youtuber, reviewer. I still drive my 2001 Dodge Neon with... 60,000 miles in 2020... it's paid for and works (although I'm fixing the power steering)
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