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Tony Loiacono told us about the Dodge Neon SST, PT Cruiser SST, and Dodge Caravan SST, developed as a pilot program with Chrysler and Sam's Club (we confirmed its existence). The special cars were available to dealers in California and Florida, with a combination of "Style, Sound & Technology" options available. They could be shipped to any location, and had an 8 year, 80,000 mile warranty through five star dealers. Colors were generally red, silver, and gold.
The Neon SST had ground effects, a rear spoiler, TSW 17 inch wheels and Toyo tires, carbon fiber accents (including the dash, doorsills, and logos), dual exhausts with chrome tips, clear "tuner lights" in the back, and embroidered floor mats. Sirius satellite radio and vinyl seat covers were optional.
The PT Cruiser SST had a custom interior (brushed chrome interior dash), custom trim and billet parts, dual exhaust with chrome tips, embroidered floor mats, and ground effects.
The Grand Caravan SST took the Caravan or Town & Country EX and added two built-in five inch screens in the headrests, with headphones, a PlayStation 2 with DVD bundle, in-seat driver lumbar massage, entertainer labelling, embroidered floor mats, and burl wood interior dash kit.
The Dodge Intrepid SST had a rear spoiler, SST bumblebee-style rear stripe, dual exhaust with chrome tips, zebrano wood interior dash kit, logo doorsills, leather seats, and embroidered floor mats. Options were Internet connectivity and Sirius satellite radio.
The program seems to have been abandoned after 2003.
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