Yup. They are only building stuff they can sell in volume. My guess is too that the 2.4 turbo is gone. So there is nothing they can really stick in that comes close. They didn't just bolt a turbo on it and go boom back in 2003. They had a turbo engine that was engineered to handle the abuse. It was also spread out over the Neon, the PT, and the Mexican stratus. If you want an SRT vehicle it will be on a high priced vehicle they can turn a profit on.BrewSwillis said:Translation: FIAT has money problems in Europe.
FIAT's money problems are becoming Chrysler's problems in the form of development delays. Everything seems to be delayed.
Caliber was an OK car. The pre-refresh interior wasn't all that nice to look at or touch, the exterior styling was a bit chunky and truck-ish, and marketing couldn't decide if it was a car or a crossover, so the marketing message wasn't all that clear. Throw in the usual CVT2 complaints as well. It wasn't all that roomy or fuel efficient and didn't perform as well as it's competition - plus there was no sedan model, it was hatch only.TWX said:Meh.
Sometimes I wish that they'd get further along with the next model and all of its variants before they switch. I didn't follow Caliber, was it really so much a dud that they absolutely had to introduce the Dart when they did? I looked at a Caliber SRT4 at a used car lot, didn't drive it, but had considered it.
I've been told that a few GTs have been making their way down the line in Belvidere, so I won't take that bet.chewie402 said:Everybody who is surprised, raise your hands. I would be willing to bet we're at least two delays (and probably two model-years) away from seeing the Dart GT in showrooms....just my guess.