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They sold about 23000. I used to see a bunch back in the day. Not so much anymore. For those srts still functioning, what is the age group of the current drivers? I'm on the older side. I figure young people are more concerned about the latest phone instead of keeping a 15 year old car on the road. Your thoughts.
Actually 25,303 SRT-4s were built. The "23000" quote "came from a company corporate suit who had no idea what they were talking about." This statement came from the SRT/PVO team.
 

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As far as the answer, I think we brought this up a couple of years ago. I'm too lazy (or simply don't know how currently with this new format haha) to look it up. I'd estimate around 4,000 or so, and of those, probably 1/4 are sitting in the garage in need of work.
 

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Screw electric... give me my catless turbo, I don't care if the tesla is faster than my car, the tesla has no heart, no soul.

I love the smell of high octane exhaust in the morning.
 

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Nice save. This srt4 is the second longest car I've owned after my 93 honda accord. Still fun to drive. Not as fast against other cars today as it was in 2004 but still enough to get you into trouble. I'm fortunate I'm able to have the srt4 in the garage. The paint looks almost brand new as well as the interior. My honda sits outside and the paint is shot. Still runs well however. I'm curious what the landscape will be like 5 years from now? Maybe 1500 to 2000 srt4s road worthy?
I don't know that we'll see the same percentage decline from here on out. On another thread we are talking about the Neon in general being officially rare, based on the general "15 year lifespan" of any car platform. It's 2021, so a car built in 2006 would rarely be seen based on that lifespan. It generally holds pretty true, although in the southern states it may be closer to 20 years (removing the rust and bad weather accident factors).

Because Neons are already rare, the SRT4 is that much more rare, and the prices have actually been going up in the last year. It is tough to know if this is simply the market itself for used cars being nuts, or if there is to an extent a genuine collectability to the cars that is beginning to grow. 2 years ago prices were 2k to 8k on the online sites, it is more than double that now.
 

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I wonder if that Wisconsin dealership is still trying to sell that low miles commemorative edition srt4 for 25k?

I still think it would be funny to go in front of the dealership owner's house in my commemorative at midnight and do burnouts, if for no other reason than to have him freak out and call the police thinking someone stole his precious overpriced car right out of the showroom LOL
 

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I'm really concerned about what will happen when our cars approach 30, and 40 years old. The muscle car era benefits from heavy vinyl and metal, and any plastic'ish bits are also heavy and thick, plus there are so many aftermarket suppliers to replace almost anything you could think of on a 68 mustang, a 69 charger, or a 69 camaro.

I don't trust that there will be much out there in 2045 to replace parts on an 05' SRT-4 :(

I'm very thankful that the plastic (especially engine bits like hoses and connectors) is miles ahead of the late 80's early 90's cars. Vacuum hoses on those things just disintegrated after about 8-10 years.

Last year I was trying to get a part out for a buddy off of an old shadow we had, it even sat in the shade at our farm for the last 20 years, albeit outside, and the electronic plug in broke into minuscule pieces when I tried to push on it to separate it, this obviously under the dash, where you can't really blame UV light.

I just hold onto faith that the plastic in the SRT4 is a lot better, and somehow maintains... fingers crossed?
 

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I'm still so tempted to find one with a blown motor, maybe bad interior, but really good body and transmission, and buy it if under 2k. The rest you can replace or deal with, but a rusted/wrecked body or screwed up transmission will be difficult to overcome. Would give me something for parts at the very least, or maybe, if I'm really nuts, build up a high hp SRT-4, considering I'll never go beyond a mild 325ish hp stage 3 on my CE.
 

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Rolling around on 19yr old tires is a little concerning.
I know a lot of people hated the KDW2's, but I have a fondness for them. That being said, these Continentals are far superior when it comes to grip in the corners. In the last week or so, just for snits and giggles, I threw the car across a couple of open cloverleaf exits and pushed her hard, far harder than with the stock kdw2 tires, and the continentals held onto the road like a baby on a nipple. There is a little sacrifice when it comes to steering response, because the sidewalls are marginally softer, but I'll take it considering the ride is far better and quieter.

If the KDW2s were still being made though, who knows, I might have my 4th set of them on now lol

I do have one KDW2 on a factory rim in the garage, I plan on mounting it on the wall. Might even find some way to turn it into a clock haha.
 
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