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Old 03-30-2011, 09:58 AM
 
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^^^ Exactly. Whats funny is even the new Focus has Torque Vectoring to help put the power it has down.

Did I mention the Focus RS in Europe!
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Woodland Park, CO
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Would anyone drive a Caravan with a 360HP HEMI and AWD? Really wish Dodge would give the Caravan R/T some real HP.

I have one kid and the Durango/Magnum work fine for me, but if I had 3 kiddos, I definitely could see a minivan in my garage. 283HP is not bad for a minivan but 360HP would just be too much fun.

Subaur also makes great performance vehicles. I wish they would make the Legacy GT with an automatic and bring back the 2.5T in the Outback.
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i-QqjLLjO8
here is all the new fun cars that still get good fuel economy and look awsome too
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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the G8 is gone along with the pontiac brandbut the Camaro is based of the G8 platform and with the tuner and aftermarket you get a badass car like this with 559HP at rear wheels.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNcZeqG082A
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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To the OP, and to add to a few posts already, there is more HP on the market today than ever. Just because they don't have a POS Cobalt with power doesn't mean there aren't powerful, fun cars to drive today.

Mustang V6 with 300 HP? V8 with 412 HP?

Mazdaspeed3 with 263 HP?

Corvette Z06 or ZR1?

Veyron with 1001 HP?

CTS-V with 556 HP?

On and on.....
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Old 03-30-2011, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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No more Pontiac G8 or even Pontiac for that matter.
There is still talk of bringing the G8 back as a Chevy (Impala?) SS. Anything that Pontiac could do the Chevy SS brand could do.

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No more Cobalt SS, Caliber SRT4, Acura RSX
I won't miss those with the Evo, WRX, Mazdaspeed3, GTI and Genesis Coupe around. Plus I'm sure a Cruze SS is in the works.

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Dodge Magnum, Toyota Supra, Jeep SRT8
Durango replaces Magnum in spirit, although I see what you are saying in that it isn't a true wagon, don't think that we'll see anything like that again for a while. Jeep SRT8 might come back, there is rumor that they are testing a Hemi powered Wrangler. As far as the Supra goes, I don't think Toyota is going to ever build it again. The GTR is the one to beat in that segment and if they can't top it in performance it would be an embarrassment, so they went radically upmarket with the LFA so the two cars occupy different markets. Maybe someday they'll finally release that car they've been working in with Subaru for what feels like the past ten years, but it is something more akin to a Gen coupe competitor.

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Are we heading back to the no HP generation?
Absolutely not, this is the best that it has ever been.

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Old 03-30-2011, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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That's dodge neon srt-4.
Just as an FYI, there was also a Caliber SRT-4:







Cheap interior, but a fun car.
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Old 03-30-2011, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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Just as an FYI, there was also a Caliber SRT-4:
I saw one of those for the first time last week that didn't have dealer plates on it. I wonder how many were actually sold.
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Old 03-30-2011, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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Only about 2000 over 2 years. No marketing. The owners love them, though. Pretty fast and easy to modify.
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Old 03-30-2011, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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It's good to see Chrysler/Dodge actually putting money into interiors. Look at the interior of the Caliber. It's awful. Looks like the interior of the Town and Country van we traded in a year or so ago.

I guess there is stuff out there. I forget about Mazda even still existing. Not sure how I forgot them. The Speed3 looks great!
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