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well i notice alot more pick up and speed than the 2.0 se that i test drove, this had everything but the sound system upgrade and leather. the heated seats were awsome and the interior had the red inserts which i thought looked really good with the black. as far as the autostick: wierd- since it is the cvt tranny it doesnt shift right? well when you use autostick it shifts but stays in high rpms so you have to shift again right away. which i thought was a little awkward, the doors still opened and closed "cheaply" all and all i was a whole hell of a lot more pleased than i was driving the se. so now i have to figure out if i want to spend 22,000 on a caliber or buy an audi a4 used for 23,000 hmmmmm.....

*edit*- this was the AWD model
 

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Sounds like I am getting the R/T FWD then!! Glad to hear that it had more pickup, not that I complained about the 2.0, just wanted more. I can't wait till I test drive a R/T FWD, but looks like I will be waiting a while!:( I really am in no rush though.
 

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Audi??? Aren't those like gussied up VWs? And don't VWs have about the worst reliability out there?
 

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Audi??? Aren't those like gussied up VWs? And don't VWs have about the worst reliability out there?
Audi = VW = bottom-feeder reliability.

I had a 2000 VW Beetle for 3 years and only 18K miles. During that time it had 6 electrical failures. :eek: Totally unacceptable!

It reminded me of my first wife; beautiful but totally unreliable.

Caveat Emptor!
 

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Vision67 said:
Audi = VW = bottom-feeder reliability.

I had a 2000 VW Beetle for 3 years and only 18K miles. During that time it had 6 electrical failures. :eek: Totally unacceptable!

It reminded me of my first wife; beautiful but totally unreliable.

Caveat Emptor!

hahahaha... that's the way a VW should be called: bottom-feeder reliability...
 

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Vision67 said:
Audi = VW = bottom-feeder reliability.

I had a 2000 VW Beetle for 3 years and only 18K miles. During that time it had 6 electrical failures. :eek: Totally unacceptable!

It reminded me of my first wife; beautiful but totally unreliable.

Caveat Emptor!
you wanna hear about trouble with a 2000 bug? check this out.
 

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I think the reliability for Audis is quite a bit better than the VWs... although it still is in question. I must admit, I drueled over the Audi A3 with the dual-sky system. Looked flippin sweet.
 

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I think the reliability for Audis is quite a bit better than the VWs... although it still is in question. I must admit, I drueled over the Audi A3 with the dual-sky system. Looked flippin sweet.
Sorry but Audi = VW. Pick up the April-06 edition of Consumer Reports. Compare the A4 to the VW Passat. Both the same; very poor.

The A3 is too new for reliability data.

I do love their designs, if only they could make 'em reliable! :rolleyes:
 

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Consumer Reports is biased beyond imagination.

Audi does = VW though. They both suck. :p
 

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Hahaha...misfires..deserves it for buying a "Peoples Car"..
 

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+1

Interoir pictures would be nice if you could get some. :D
 

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Sounds like I am getting the R/T FWD then!! Glad to hear that it had more pickup, not that I complained about the 2.0, just wanted more. I can't wait till I test drive a R/T FWD, but looks like I will be waiting a while!:( I really am in no rush though.
There is a FWD R/T? Not according to Dodge's page anyways. I thought there was going to be a FWD, does the page need to be updated?

Regardless I've seen SXT's (no R/T's in small town AZ) at the dealership and I liked the car(wagon). Don't know if I'd prefer a 1.8 so I can have a MT or not. Nice car, it's certainly growing on me. I recomended one to a family member Sunday, they checked it out and bought one Monday.
 

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There is a FWD R/T? Not according to Dodge's page anyways. I thought there was going to be a FWD, does the page need to be updated?
There will be an R/T AWD (all wheel drive) and a R/T FWD (front wheel drive... I write it out because it's confusing to me... why didn't they simply go with FWD and 4x4???).

The R/T AWD has a worse power/weight ration than the SXT (which is 19lbs/hr). So the R/T must have a lot better power/weight ration than them all.

Those 18s do look nice!
 

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coldshock said:
There is a FWD R/T? Not according to Dodge's page anyways. I thought there was going to be a FWD, does the page need to be updated?

Regardless I've seen SXT's (no R/T's in small town AZ) at the dealership and I liked the car(wagon). Don't know if I'd prefer a 1.8 so I can have a MT or not. Nice car, it's certainly growing on me. I recomended one to a family member Sunday, they checked it out and bought one Monday.
Dodge is slow updating their site!!! If you have a Caliber brochure and you go to the "Caliber Buyer's Guide" page you will see that there is listed under that 1.8L and 2.0L:


R/T FWD

2.4L DOHC 16V DUAL VVT 4-CYLINDER/ 5-SPEED MANUAL
2.4L DOHC 16V DUAL VVT 4-CYLINDER/ CVT2 W/ AUTOSTICK


BOTH LATE AVAILABILITY!!!:D:):):D
 

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cvt beetter or manual?
 

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That's purely a matter of choice. You'll get better acceleration and gas mileage out of the CVT.
 
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