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I've had my SRT-4 for 2 years (55K Miles) and it's a great car, except the tranny that always sucked from day one.

I'm sure many current SRT-4 owners begining to think/justify/reason to themselves to buy the new SRT-4. I'd love to hear what those reasonings are to buy one or perhaps NOT to buy one?

Let's hear it guys...
 

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I simply can't just afford Charger SRT8 or 300C SRT8, so a Caliber SRT4 seems to be the next best thing, that is if the reviews and consumers rating are wonderful :)
 

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I simply can't just afford Charger SRT8 or 300C SRT8, so a Caliber SRT4 seems to be the next best thing, that is if the reviews and consumers rating are wonderful
That's a good point plus as the price of gas going up, it's hard to have a 6.2 engine. Today, I found a site that had lots of technical data about this car. This car seems to be way MORE advanced that the current neon SRT-4. Even if they ask $28K for it, it is still a bargin. I sat in an SXT the other day, the only thing I don't like, is the front dash is so high that you can't see the front hoot and road.

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For me.....the Caliber is a nice downsizing of the cargo carrying of a smaller sport utility..combined with a bit of sport look. I like the look of the Dodge Magnum wagons..and the Caliber has a bit of that look in it..almost in a mini-Magnum form.

I currently own a Jeep Liberty...it's my 3rd Jeep. I love the super ruggedness and "I don't care if I just ran over a stone wall...I'm in a Jeep" feel...but I'd like to make to move to something with better fuel economy.

I also like the cargo ability of the Caliber..as I'm a network consultant for small/medium businesses...so I often have to carry servers/workstations/network gear around. Since I travel a lot...back to fuel economy...it's not the best, but mid-20's is certainly better than mid-teens I'm getting now.

Getting divorced....so moving from something family sport ute oriented...to something a bit more sport oriented (enter mid-life crises as well)...the Caliber srt-4 fits in. I was shooting for the R/T originally...but after test driving an SXT...and hearing the R/T really wasn't faster...I like the car a lot..but I need more "oomph" off the line. The current 4 bangers with the CVT simply don't cut it. So I'll patiently wait for the srt-4...and hope they release an AWD version also.

It really is quite unique...It's sort of crossover like, a touch of mini-sport ute, a touch of hatchback..yet bigger, a touch of mini-Magnum wagon, and when the srt-4 comes out...a bit of sporting in nature also..well..quite a bit sporting. :D
 

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I like the Caliber SRT-4 a lot. Unfortunatly, I'm only 21. I can't possibly afford 2 car payments. So I will wait until my loan on the current Caliber is done, and then I will get my SRT-4. So then me and my wife will both have Calibers! I think it's really cool.
 

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What year is your Neon SRT-4? Many of the 03 and early to mid 04's had weak transaxles. Late late 04's and 05's had a better transaxle.
 

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What year is your Neon SRT-4? Many of the 03 and early to mid 04's had weak transaxles
March '04. I hope the Caliber SRT-4 will have a much better tranny and shifter.
 

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The Caliber SRT-4 is using a Tremic 6 speed transaxle, if I remember right. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. But either way, it'll be a kick ass powertrain/powerplant comination.
 

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SRT_Rocks said:
I've had my SRT-4 for 2 years (55K Miles) and it's a great car, except the tranny that always sucked from day one.

I'm sure many current SRT-4 owners begining to think/justify/reason to themselves to buy the new SRT-4. I'd love to hear what those reasonings are to buy one or perhaps NOT to buy one?

Let's hear it guys...
Because it's new and improved! I'm really starting to like the looks of the Caliber SRT-4 and the extra space is perfect for those trips I used to take up and down CA. I currently own a 04 Silver SRT-4 and am posted in London, England. The brits already snap thier necks at the first SRT-4 I can't imagine what it would be like with this one.

-Byebye
 

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Who gives a shit? The previous SRT-4 was just a neon and yet it handed countless, more expensive cars their asses. Same idea with this.
 

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Who gives a shit? The previous SRT-4 was just a neon and yet it handed countless, more expensive cars their asses. Same idea with this.
Sarcasm people, scarcasm

I just never heard anyone say that before and felt I had to be the first one to say it
 

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Great replies. The more I read the detail specs, the more impressed I get with what Dodge is offering.

I wonder if it would be safe to buy the first year of it or wait for the second year.
 

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I'm wondering if I hold out will they come out with an awd version?

-Byebye
I think that would be a great idea. Too bad they didn't build the R/T
AWD system beefy enough for the SRT-4's power. :mad:
 

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I think that would be a great idea. Too bad they didn't build the R/T
AWD system beefy enough for the SRT-4's power. :mad:
Any idea as to how much power the AWD system can handle in the R/T? I have one on order and would like to know how much it can handle if I do add some hp.
 

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I haven't seen any max specs. But there's a thread running around on the SRT-4 section of why. It might have the answer you're looking for.
 
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