I am sure this forum will become a good source of information as well, from what we have been told both the CVT2 and World Engines have undergone the most extensive testing procedures DCX has ever performed.mkaresh said:Same company makes the CVT for the Nissan Murano, which has a far more powerful engine. So it should be safe with the 2.0.
Four months after I get 25 Calibers in my panel I'll start providing reliability info.
"Your first reaction to seeing the tach sweep past 4,000-5,000 is to ease off the gas."DodgeInfoCenter said:
Officially I cannot say whether it will compromise the engines lifespan or not, I simply do not know.GOT said:"Your first reaction to seeing the tach sweep past 4,000-5,000 is to ease off the gas."
And that's exactly what I did. Slightly unnerving to get near redline (where ever that my be... don't recall).
DodgeInfoCenter, Someone was posting that they were frequently taking their Caliber to 6000rpm and letting I stay there. Is that safe? Is having the motor reved up like that so regularly going to shorten it's life and reliability??? That concerns me.
Thats what I was thinking. I would have to test drive again to see what it sounds like at 6,000 RPM, see if it sounds like there should be "more"DodgeInfoCenter said:
8-9000, that's better than what I was thinking. So perhaps it's not as high relative to the redline.DodgeInfoCenter said:If the engine feels and sounds solid, perhaps the engines redline is higher then the gauge indicates (8-9,000).
I often take the 2.2L in my '02 Cavalier to 4000 sometimes 5000 (when spining the wheels on snow and ice attempting to climb and incline). Did the same with my /97 Cavalier and both seemed to have strong motors (but with only 115hp) redlining at 6000. I took the '97 to 100k miles and the '02 to 78k miles without a problem to the motors or tranny. Hope to be able to do twice that with the Caliber.DodgeInfoCenter said:Personally, I rarely see my vehicle tach go higher then 3500 and that’s when I am pushing it.
Ramsport47 said:I tested a Caliber 2.0 CVT last week, and the engine is very quiet and smooth at all speeds. I went to "start" it after it was already running because it was running so quietly. Thankfully, the salesman stopped me before I ground the starter....Oh...He knew the Caliber...I tested him