If you are gonna do that wait around for the srt and retain your warrant still have mid 20 mpg and get 300 horses to carry you alonglebowski1 said:Any estimate on how much power / torque the CVT is good for? Im hoping on adding forced induction to bring HP in the 200's.
The exact tolerances of the CVT2 are not published but they are well above normal operating strain. Figuring out the correct balance in performance and durability is key.lebowski1 said:I'm glad there’s so much discussion already, I hope this leads to a strong aftermarket... Any estimate on how much power / torque the CVT is good for?
the fwd r/t will have a manual, its funny no one reads here. also, why would someone want part time awd with a fwd bias? its great marketing, but people who know will stay away.was98strat said:Well for me the R/T is a turn off. AWD is great, but the lack of an MTX turns me off. Until they offer the MTX matted to an engine larger than the 1.8 I'm going to be waiting on the sidelines. The SRT4 is a little to too much for me to justify!!
The problem is that "most people" don’t check Edmunds to see what might be offered on the Caliber. For the casual (majority) buyer, the first reference is our website. If the manual option hasn't been announced yet, it won’t be listed and thus not offered.sonicman said:i think most people see the 20k base for the r/t and run. what i dont understand is why no one's talking about the fwd r/t w/ manual that's coming in august. the awd has a worse power to weight ratio than the 1.8 according to edmunds. fwd r/t should retail at 18, which we all know means buy for around 16,500.
To be honest, I’m not interested in AWD vehicles either. For the amount the AWD would make a difference, I would rather save the money. AWD shines in poor weather or quick launches but rears its ugly head in driveline power loss, weight and the possibility of additional driveline component failure.Xtreme Thunder said:I don't see myself personally ever buying a ... AWD ... car... I like the FWD R/T w/Manual too, but I will have to see how deep my pockets are for the extra 4g's+- vs. an SXT.
haha.. why cant you just release the info that the fwd r/t is coming in august? you dont wanna potentially harm the awd r/t sales for the summer?DodgeInfoCenter said:I am sure many people will openly welcome the FWD models if they become available.
lebowski1 said:I'm looking to replace my gas guzzler, 2 door s-10 woth a more efficent, family friendly car and the Caliber RT AWD looks perfect.
I dont see much talk for the RT here. Do most of you want the stick without the AWD? Is the CVT a turnoff for the performance guys?
The CVT and AWD are the main reasons I'm getting the car.
Just looking for opinions.
We can say they'll be out in the summer but it’s not official. If we say something and it doesn’t transpire people often come back to us with a “you said…” argument. I don’t like to make promises or provide information unless it’s 100% true and confirmed.sonicman said:haha.. why cant you just release the info that the fwd r/t is coming in august? you dont wanna potentially harm the awd r/t sales for the summer?
you guys shoulda came out with the fwd r/t over the spring/summer when its nice out and then as winter was approaching hit them with the awd r/t, maybe with a small incentive like a few extra horses, then spring 07 launch the srt. just a thought