Well I bought this car August 2004 for $2000 with the intention of just having a car to drive around (and learning how to drive stick). I added a few bolt-ons and some new headlights and did some custom LED things for fun.
Here's some pics of the custom lighting I did:
I took the one off the license plate after getting pulled over 5 times in 3 weeks for it while I was down in Texas.
And in April 2005, after a baseball game, I rear-ended a PT Cruiser on the freeway when traffic went from 60 to zero in like 50 feet, not much damage but enough:
Fixed that and got a green bulge hood from a DOHC and also a green bumper with the fog light holes. And then this summer in Texas a semi side swiped me and the trailer tire pretty much destroyed the side of my car, then drove off into the sunrise (hit and run):
This August I got new doors and a fender (plus lightly used shocks/struts and a set of clear taillights) for $150 and put that on, and had to replace my gas cover as well with one from the junkyard. So right now my car is 4 colored (white car, green hood and bumper, blue doors and fender, red gas cap).
Current mod list:
Altezza taillights (those are coming off)
TYC Diamond Clear headlights
Iceman cold air intake
52 mm throttle body (was 49 mm)
Unorthodox Racing underdrive pulley (the race version, no slot for power steering or air conditioning belt)
Mopar Performance PCM
Maddog short throw shifter
Booger bobble strut
Deyeme flex motor mounts
removed my power steering and air conditioning
Also got rid of all the blue LED things I made cuz of the po-po.
I ran a 15.708 @ 88.05 mph last time I went to the 1/4 mile strip.
Future plans include:
Getting rid of this pile...
Here's updated pics, warning they are ugly...
The "good" side of it if there is one...
Picked up another Neon for $1200 in excellent condition, check that one out too.