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2000 Pontiac Sunfire GT Convertible

“Storm Trooper”

2002 Dodge Neon R/T

“Flame Red”

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About “Storm Trooper”

My boyfriend got tired of my driving my all-original, low mile 1986 Firebird in all kinds of weather and traffic, so on the anniversary of our first date, he surprised me with the down payment on a car he had found at a local dealer that he thought I'd like. I'm not too crazy about white, but as for the rest of the car, I'm there! A small, sporty convertible with an automatic and low miles is just what I'd have looked for if I knew I was looking for a car! I saw his logic because, just earlier today, I almost got clobbered in my Firebird by some lady in an Explorer who was talking on a cell phone. She ran a red light and if I hadn't nailed the brakes she would have put an end to my car..... and maybe ME!

(I had originally called this car "White Fire" until a Motortopia friend said that it's front end reminded him of a Storm Trooper from "Star Wars". I had to agree, and I liked it so much that I changed the car's name!)

About “Flame Red”

This is my first car, it’s my baby! It was given to me by my parents the day I got my licenses. When I got it, it had the wrong size tires the floor mats where wore out and worst of all someone had sprayed undercoating all over the engine bay. After replacing the tires and the mats, I spent many many hrs cleaning all the undercoating off. The chemical I was using took the paint off in some spots on the inner fenders, so after the cleaning was done I painted those spots. It now has just over 60,000 miles on it and it only goes out on sunny days. This car is very rare, it is one of only 1,226 Neon R/T's built in 2002. I have added some tasteful mods to it, and I will never get rid of this car it means the world to me!!! I can't stand it when it’s dirty, I'm always cleaning it, most people think I'm nuts. All that cleaning pays off though because whenever someone sees it they are like "Wow that thing looks like it just came off the show room floor!" I will be the first to tell u it’s not perfect however. There are some dents and scratches, especially on the front bumper. Someday I might repaint the bumper, but it will never be perfect because it’s always gonna be driven and enjoyed!!!


Specs for “Storm Trooper”

2.4 Liter twincam 4
Automatic Transmission
GT Package
I'll have to look up the horsepower and torque

Specs for “Flame Red”

2.0L high output Magnum engine
Power: 150 hp
Torque: 135 lb/ft @ 4400 rpm
Acceleration 0-60: 7.6 secs
1/4 mile: 15.8 secs
Top speed: 129 mph (governor limited)
Skid pad: .86 g
600 ft slalom: 60.5 mph
Curb weight: 2559 lbs
Braking 60-0: 122 ft
Coefficient of Drag: 0.342
Wheelbase / Length: 105.0 in. / 174.4 in.
Pounds Per Horsepower: 17.1


Factory Options for “Storm Trooper”

GT Package
Power windows
Power Locks
Power Top
Power Mirrors
AM-FM-CD-Stereo with 6 Speakers
Fog Lights
Keyless Entry
Anti-Theft System
Glass Rear Window with Defogger
Cruise Control

Factory Options for “Flame Red”

2.0-liter SOHC high-performance engine

R/T Package:
High performance 5 speed manual with 3.94:1 gears
Sport suspension (with front and rear stabilizer bars)
4 wheel disc brakes
16 inch silverstone aluminum wheels
195/50 VR16 all-season performance tires
dual outlet muffler with brushed stainless steel tips
traction control
quick ratio steering rack
140 mph speedometer
door sill extensions and rear spoiler
low-back cloth bucket seats
leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
fog lights
power front windows
power mirrors and power door locks
sentry key theft-deterrent system
keyless entry with 2 transmitters
security alarm
air conditioning


Mods for “Storm Trooper”

As far as I know, it's completely stock. I haven't had time to do anything on it yet!

Mods for “Flame Red”

Mopar short throw shifter
Eibach lowering springs
Tokico struts
Euro tail lights


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