its an uglified matrix/vibe w/all toyota engine choices (1ZZ-FE, 2ZZ-FE/GE possibly redesigned to get 2.0 liters, and 2AZ-FE) judging from this:Originally posted by basilisk4@Nov 18 2005, 11:18 AM
Looks like an uglified Matrix.
IMO i just think that they are sick and tired of being labeled with having poor gas mileage on their cars that have balls (ask uberingram about his srt4s gas mileage). i look at that page and what is typed on there, and i just cant see how dodge can take any ownership of this, it looks like it was all taken from Toyota... the VVT, CVT2 (which are on the prius hybrids), AWD... and the fact that the body resembles a matrix is all too coincidental...The best engineering minds from around the globe [aka, we hired engineers from Toyota Motor Co. in Japan] were brought together to design the Caliber's powerful new engines [which we bought from Toyota]. The World Engine family is a series of advanced four-cylinder engines with dual variable valve timing (VVT) [which means we got the Toyota engines that are VVTL-i, which we also added to the 2AZ-FE] in 1.8. 2.0, and 2.4 liter displacements that deliver world class power and efficiency [we just thought that restating what Toyota has done with these engines for the past seven or so years to make them look like it was our idea in the first place was an excellent marketing strategy].[/b]
Don't take me too seriously, I do drive a Neon after all. I hate the stupid thing. Hell, most of it isn't even American built. The rolling chassis and SRT motors are built in Mexico. The VVT motors are Hyundai built (www.allpar.com World Motor) with Chrysler funds.Originally posted by Ryan'sTc@Nov 19 2005, 07:51 AM
Sorry I posted that ***** ass garbage. Next time I will get your permission before I post uberingram. I was just posting the press release info not your sacred srt info. And if you wana go there the srt model looks like a mini van with a hood scoop.
2 door Camry with factory installed rice?The neon SRT-4 yes it is fast but yet stilla a neon at heart.[/b]
Too late. lolI cant really say to much bad about it[/b]
You are just full of contradictions, aren't you?But finally something good came out of dodge besides the Viper.[/b]
For 30,000 dollars it had damn well better be.I drove an STI thats impressive[/b]
RS's have weak trannies. Unless treated and/or replaced outright I would consider it trashed by now.i have driven a 1999 Impreza 2.5 Rs with a turbo running 9 PSI and 320 to the wheels thats impressive.[/b]
How so? All of my domestics have held up damn well. My dealer service is also way above par when considering the imports I've owned. I've taken my car back twice for snapped half shafts (wheel hop pwns me) with obvious mods to the car and the dealer replaces them no problem. I took my Mitsu in for a leaky water pump and they tried to tell me that my cat back exhuast caused the water pump to fail. Fu.cking please. My DSM's interior fell apart fast. It was by far the cheapest interior I have ever owned. My POS Dodge as you call it is fantastic. It has survived my daily abuse day in and day out without a single complaint or hiccup or major recall. Not bad for a first run car. At least our 04's didn't have moon roofs that exploded or fell apart.But there is something about american cars these days that i just dont like and i think it is the quality of how the car is made. Made cheap price jacked up and crapy customer service[/b]
Good choices.I will never own an american car unless it is one of these noted right here. Ford GT (ill never get one), Dodge Viper SRT-10 Coupe (ill never get one), Corvette C6 Z06 (possibilty but i will never get one), Saleen S7 (never get one), Shelby 427 Cobra (never get one), And last but not least a 1967 Shelby GT 500. Thats it anyhting i leave out Nope i didnt.[/b]
Love 'em. Me and my father restored a 46/47 Willys with the original 4 banger.Jeep wrangler (I know what you are thinking where the hell did that come from i just love jeeps and i will probably get one)[/b]