PT Cruiser Forum  

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > General PT Cruiser Discussions

PT Cruiser Forum


LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11 Mar 2006, 11:19 pm
mjb457's Avatar
Fanatic Cruiser
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bucks County,PA. USA
Posts: 953

[8)]Anybody drive the Caliber yet? How does it compare? [:I]
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 13 Mar 2006, 12:14 pm
quicksilverdon's Avatar
Obsessed Cruiser
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Felton, Delaware
Posts: 20,501

There are car magazine road tests... Motor Trend, etc., but I haven't read of a PT'er make a comparison.[:I]
"Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life,
nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."
Isaac Asimov"

'05 Limited Turbo Lite, (Silver, of course)4-wheel ABS, Sunroof, Spoiler. Mods: E&G Classic grill, K&N FIPK, BTG duals, rear lowered 1.5", LED washer lights, $20 catch can, Aoogah horn, Weatherflectors, Sunroof Deflector, Fuzzy Dice, rear logo flames, rear pinstripe graphic, Gen3 Taillights, rear sway bar, hood struts, Strut bar.
Traded in '02 Silver Touring Edition w/87,000 miles
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 15 Mar 2006, 03:55 am
Young Cruiser
Join Date: May 2005
Location: North Dallas, Texas.
Posts: 85

Tell ya what, I am drooling for the Caliber SRT-4
2004 TE Turbo Auto (Silver)
Mopar Stage 1 w/ Mopar BOV, Mopar CAI, 2.5\" Dual Outlet Heartthrob Cat Back Exhaust System, Gold Line lowering springs 1.50\" front and 2.00\" rear and APC Gen II Euro Tail Lights.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 15 Mar 2006, 12:20 pm
Obsessed Cruiser
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 27,747

Motor Trend's April edition (like QSD said) did a 3 page write-up on the new Caliber. Some interesting add-ons in the interior. The gove box is 2 tier and incorporates a beverage cooler. The optinal audio package includes flip-down Musicgate speakers (looks like a boom box). The 300 horse poswr versin won't be available till late in the year and WON'T have all-wheel drive. Estimated price for the SRT-4 is $25K.
Rules of the forum have been updated as of *07/07/2019* Please read them over.

- All decisions by the Moderator are semi-permanent, can and may be changed at his discretion but definitely will be the final word. Any action performed by the Administrator or Moderators are not to be discussed on the forum.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 16 Mar 2006, 01:48 pm
Regular Cruiser
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: London, Ontario, Canada.
Posts: 198
Send a message via AIM to Goldmember

Yes I drove one it was nice on the inside definately nicer than the Neon, I don't like the Exterior that much. There will be a 310hp SRT version available later in the year with all wheel drive. It was very quiet running and the doors seemed solid, I wanted to open it up, maybe next time
Boring Gold PT, oops that was 4 years ago
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 16 Mar 2006, 02:40 pm
Fresh Cruiser
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: .
Posts: 47

There will be a 300hp SRT version, available sometime around Spring 07. It will NOT be all wheel drive. It will be front wheel drive. This is to keep down cost. Supposedly the torque steer present with the current gen SRT4 has been handled. And don't worry about the lack of AWD, supposedly an SRT Caliber test mule handed an Evo it's ass when out and about for testing earlier...Also, it will be available with a 6 speed manual. No CVT is planned for the SRT. The 2.4 Turbo (World Engine) in these share NOTHING with the current 2.4. Nothing will easily bolt up, meaning no 6 speed swaps into the PT or current SRT4. These statements come from the SRT engineering team....
2004 PT GT -Stage 1, K&N Drop-In, Airbox Mods, \'05 Composite Manifold, AMX TTAB, NGK V-Powers at .040, Magnecore KV-85\'s, Mopar BOV, BTG Strut Bar, Mopar Rear Sway, Drilled/Slotted rotors, Hawk HPS Brake Pads, a few visual Mods, a coupla Road Runners, and a Partridge in a Pear tree......
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 17 Mar 2006, 01:11 am
Senior Cruiser
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Riverside, Ca, USA.
Posts: 1,372

Sure wish they made a model more like our GT cause I think it has a better platform and better handling and maybe greater gas mileage but I am afraid that the RT engine at 173 HP wont be strong enough for me and the 4 mpg it gets more than my GT wont make up for its lack of performance.
06 GT Auto, Cool Vanila Exterior, Presto Change O 3bl, Cargo Mat and Net, Billet Oil Cap, Yoko Avid 4Vs Tires, 03 GT Wheels, 4 Chrome Door Handle Screw Covers, MOPAR Mud Flaps, H&R Rear Sway Bar, Freedom Strut Tower Bar, Rear Door Sill Covers.
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The New Dodge Caliber! Sweendog13 PT Cruiser News and Rumors 22 14 Nov 2010 02:20 pm
Dodge Caliber SRT Pictures bigslim PT Cruiser News and Rumors 7 03 Apr 2006 10:50 am
Dodge Brand Goes Global skylight PT Cruiser News and Rumors 3 05 Jan 2004 07:16 pm
Dodge Unleases Most Powerful Production Pickup skylight PT Cruiser News and Rumors 11 24 Nov 2003 07:44 pm

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:37 am.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.