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Awesome news!!! I hope my local dealer gets an R/T that I can test drive. Soon my caliber will be on one of those trains or semis
 

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I am sure that will be the case with many dealerships. They will eventually have many people looking for Calibers and won't be able to keep up with demand at first.
 

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Another thing that bothers me about dealerships. When the press releases are over, no dealer has the brochures for said vehicle until almost 6 months AFTER its on the lots. Whats up with that? The official brochures should be published and mailed out the same day the press releases (official debut) happens. Thats will give people interested something to look at until the vehicles come in. That promotes sales and interest.
 

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OK I have three dealerships near me. The other day I went to the furthest one away and these people had "no information" about the Caliber. I am like WTF it is going to be on their lot in like 3 weeks.

That same day I went to the second closest on my way back and the only brochure they had was the single panflet that had the picture of the concept on it. I got talking and he said they don't know much about them and told him that an SRT-4 version just debuted at Chicago and he said that I must have been mistaken for the SXT version of it:rolleyes: I was like no, and this salesman, nice guy and all, had no information. I know moew about this car than that guy did. I felt like telling him about the site here, or just even LOG ON THE DODOGE WEBSITE! You think they would be more prepared and both were "Five Star" dealers, well at least the one that is closest to me know something about it, they knew there was an SRT-4 version and told me pretty much the exact date for release on the SE,SXT and R/T models and they are employee owned and not even "Five Star" (not like that means anything in my book)

Sorry for the rant....I feel good now because I know more about this vehicle then they know!:D:);):cool:
 

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hey guys

I can concur that xordox is correct. I drove that same gray sxt caliber last Friday at the same dealer rond point dodge chrysler et jeep in st hubert quebec

I was extremely surprised and anxious to try this car cause having recently smashed my 2004 sx r\t couple week ago I NEEEEEEEED A NEW CAR ....

This will be my third dodge after a 98 sport neon and the 2004 r\t and guys believe me this is not a NEON (lol)

The cvt is weird at first but will grow on most people you keep on hoping that the tranny will shit at one point but it never happens ...cool . incredible torque on takeoff feels like when you put a put a bit to much gas and a quick clutch release (sort off). and then never lets go

2.0 liter vvt much more silent than the original 150 high output not a bad feel but will definitively wait for 2.4 liter 172 ish

Suspension on sxt surprisingly tight and especially here in Montreal Quebec where the roads are freaking horrible we don’t call them potholes but more man holes!!! Suspension was good and didn’t hit as tight as on my r\t but chassis definitively more rigid then past neons.

Space inside is very good although higher seated then before which is very acceptable. Seat are comfortable, guys around 6.3 or even 6.5 will have good headroom and legroom which might improve with 6 or 8 way power driver seats.


rt awd caliber will be available soon 2-3 weeks from now. They’re currently not for sale - only using them for test drives.

anymore question just write back

pyro
 

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nope, they didn't even know what it was!

Walked into Village Chrysler and 3 of the 4 people I talked tyo looked at me like I was on something. I wasn't until One of The stock people overheard and mentioned that they was a brochure for it in one of the offices that I got some info.

I'm checking around to see if anyone has one yet

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I checked out my local dealer yesterday, they told me Tuesday-Wednesday they get a couple test drive cars coming with the rest available near the end of Febuary. They also said the SRT4 edition was coming standard with 250HP instead of 300HP and a 5-Speed transmission.
 

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Degas said:
I checked out my local dealer yesterday, they told me Tuesday-Wednesday they get a couple test drive cars coming with the rest available near the end of Febuary. They also said the SRT4 edition was coming standard with 250HP instead of 300HP and a 5-Speed transmission.
The dealer is incorrect, the Dodge Caliber SRT-4 will have Turbocharged Intercooled 2.4L I4 engine outputting 300hp. unfortunately the dealership product materials have yet to be produced.

Typically for a new model like the Caliber, it takes quite a few months in order to get everything ready to start assembling the SRT's in a large volume. Personally I don’t believe you will see large scale availability until later summer early fall or later.

As of yet we have not been provided any sort of official production / vehicle release dates.

Dan
 

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DodgeInfoCenter said:
Typically for a new model like the Caliber, it takes quite a few months in order to get everything ready to start assembling the SRT's in a large volume. Personally I don’t believe you will see large scale availability until later summer early fall or later.

As of yet we have not been provided any sort of official production / vehicle release dates.

Dan
Make it after November 2006 and you'll make me a very happy man.
 
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