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I was on the Dodge site "building" my Caliber, and one of the engine options was a $3k gas/electric hybrid. Is this a reality, or just market testing? Anyone else confirm this?

The gas/e hybrid might be good for a little extra MPG, but if you can tweak when/why the electric assist engages, you could get a VERY REAL boost on the dragstrip or Solo2 course. It all depends on how it's tied in, but the first I heard of a potential gas/e hybrid was on the Dodge website.
 

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Deyeme said:
The gas/e hybrid might be good for a little extra MPG, but if you can tweak when/why the electric assist engages, you could get a VERY REAL boost on the dragstrip or Solo2 course. It all depends on how it's tied in, but the first I heard of a potential gas/e hybrid was on the Dodge website.
Interesting....
 

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PSIJunkie87 said:
The Gas/electric hybrid option is 28xx.00 but the turbo diesel is almost 5k?!?!?
That is the VW TD if I am correct. Those things can get 50 MPG, that kinda of MPG might make up for itself quickly.
 

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yeah but alot of people would not like the loss of performace even if at the end of the vehicle's life they would end up saving 600 dollars
 

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sr4tuner said:
I would just rather get a bad boost gauge and think i have a fast car.
thank you
LMAO. if you are looking to buy a performance vehicle, then you shouldn't be worried about gas mileage. my srt-4 has never got abouve 31 mpg and the only reason it got that good was because i wanted to see how good ot would be. i drove at about 70-75 and never in boost. usually i get around 27-28.
 

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srt364 said:
LMAO. if you are looking to buy a performance vehicle, then you shouldn't be worried about gas mileage. my srt-4 has never got abouve 31 mpg and the only reason it got that good was because i wanted to see how good ot would be. i drove at about 70-75 and never in boost. usually i get around 27-28.
Agreed, if your in the market for a preformance vehicle, your main concern should not be gas mileage. A buddy and I took a road trip this summer..average speed was about 140-150 km/k, and had no problem emptying the tank staying out of boost, at that speed within 3 hours.
 

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well.. i think the corporations are learning that people want both performance & at least BETTER gas milage, which is why they have the thing that shuts down cylendars in the hemi and other engines.
 

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well.. i think the corporations are learning that people want both performance & at least BETTER gas milage, which is why they have the thing that shuts down cylendars in the hemi and other engines.
^^^^ is correct.

I also don't think it is possible to have a performance vehicle have GOOD gas mileage, is't it one of those..."one or the other things"
 

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most people know its a one-or-the-other deal.. but if you think about it, the exotic cars already have some gas-saving things in them, like the cylendar shut down thing, where if u dont need em it wont use them... thats an effort to get better milage in a high-hp car.. ehh.. i'd like to see not a performance car, or a hybrid.. how about an efficient one?
 
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