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My bud just got back from Cali. I think he said it was in Irving. The school was put on by a company called RPM racing school, I think that was the name. He said that it was put on by them alone no Chrysler or PVO reps at all. They told him that when they get back they will be able to order the car. He is at work right now and said it isn't in the computer yet, but they are trying to send it thru by the sales codes to see if it will go anyway.

They got to race the car on three different tracks. they had a instructor in the passangers seat the whole time. He said that they told them what to do going in and out of corners and down the strait aways. It was all very structured and planed what and how they were to do things. One rule that they had was you couldn't go to third gear, no higher than second ( probably for speed safety). John said the car ran great and excellerated like a bat out of hell. The only problem he had was spinning the tires while powering out of a corner. He said it handled alot better than he thought it would have, and shifted very smoothly. They had two cars to compare it to a Civic Si and a SVT Focus. He told me after driving all three the SRT is in a totaly different class and should have had better cars to compare it with.

The scoop they were told abot availible parts are the three stages of turbo upgrades like we all know about and he said they were told that, ok are you ready race fans "The LSD will be a dealer option" John did tell me that he didn't notice any tourqsteer whatsoever, not even a hint. They were also told that 2500 will be the # of cars this year. I know everyone has been told different info we will see by summer how many will be made.

The main reason he called me was to get me another copy of the order agreement that I signed with the dealer, because unlike others, they were not told to sell it at MSRP and the talk between all the sales guys and some owners that were at the driving school was they are looking to make some money and mark it up as far as they can. And a big part of what is fueling that is alot of the dealers have sizeable lists of people with money down to buy the car right now. ( We wouldn't know any of those people would we?) Gotta go get that copy and he also brought back some other stuff for me from the drive. I know my info is different than some others that have been to SRT school so we will see. :wink:
 

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That's great that the LSD will be a dealer option. I'm sure that will make alot of people very happy. Thanks for the update. I'm not sure about everyone else, but I'll take any new information I can get.
 

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2500 a year!!! :shock:

There better be a lot more than that, or we'll see people buying this car at EVOVIII prices!!!

Damnit, I wanted one of these :cry:

-Danny
 

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it will be 5000 a year, but this year will be ~2500 because they began building them in the middle of the year. (car year)
 

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He told me 2600 but I wrote it down wrong. My bud gave me the book he got from the school and a sun glasses strap that says "SRT-4 Launch:RPM Driving School" on it. The book is preety cool, it has a few pages pointing out Handling, Breaking and Acceleration. Stats on all three cars that were compared, maps of the test tracks set up, an SRT-4 demonstration between the SRT-4 and the Porsche Boxter. He said the SRT beat the porsche by a car and a half.
 

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damn, i would love to get that handout!!
 

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Can you at least post some of the stats for the cars that were compared to it? Actually beggars can't be choosers. We'll be happy with anything... :lol:
 

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Optional LSD, impressive. I think the SRT's performance will improve by leaps and bounds with the addition of an LSD.

-Faast
 

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do you know's LSD it is? is it a mopar unit? or are quaife supplying them? hopefully...
 

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I would put up the bs flag but no time.....
Look, 2.500 This year? Alone? One dealer is not going to get only 2 cars.
I did a little estimation.
There is about 1000 dealers i would say. If each dealer got one of every color which means 4 cars per dealer. that would be 4000. And the "Production" number is 2500? So i really think thats all made up here on the most evil... internet. Some many rumors get started here. I can say dodge is going to make 13,000 and someone could beilive it and start telling everyone. I really think everyone went overboard on this. WE are the ones that raised this price of the car if these "guys" said "were going to raise price". I called the dealer today, they said they cant even make a reservation becasue there is no order information. And the dealer said around Late Feb Early March. so this is going way to far, and if the "crazed" people goto a dealer, they are only making matters worse. But the worse is if you "Put your name down" Because a dodge resarcher walks in, looks at that list, tells dodge then all of a sudden they raise the price, and "lower production"
So right now, im not going to trust anything except the darn greedy dealers. The info on here is going far beyond overboard.
 

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forgot to add...
I REALLY dont think dodge would let this car sell over 20,000 becasue then its not worth it, they would loose thousands of buyers, becasue you can just go down to a mazda with 220 hp, and under 20k. i wouldnt think dodge would want this to happen.
They even say it on car and driver
something like "if this were over 20k forget it, but for 20k its unbeatable for the bucks."
So again i say. Right now Dodge is F :!: :?: :!: :?: :!: :?:g around with people. Just playing the game.
 

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People just need to suck it up and admit they don't know anything. No one knows for sure how many they're gonna make and if you have one reserved, like most of you do, it shouldn't really matter anyways. Never trust your dealer! :eek: If Dodge is smart they will make as many as they can sell. After all, they're in the buisness to make money.

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People just need to suck it up and admit they don't know anything. No one knows for sure how many they're gonna make and if you have one reserved, like most of you do, it shouldn't really matter anyways. Never trust your dealer!

-Faast
Wow, someone said it. :D :D :D :D :D
THANK YOU Slow5oh :eek: :p
I mean, why would my SOUTH CALI (cali is one that gets the cars first)dealer say this from about july "We cant sir, there is not even an ordering form yet, but just keep trying back"
And even at the LA AUTO show, i asked ALL dodge employees there, they said noone will know the production numbers for a while.
 

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Slow5OH said:
People just need to suck it up and admit they don't know anything. No one knows for sure how many they're gonna make and if you have one reserved, like most of you do, it shouldn't really matter anyways. Never trust your dealer! :eek: If Dodge is smart they will make as many as they can sell. After all, they're in the buisness to make money.

-Faast

Hey, I have no problem claiming ignorance...but that's part of the reason I'm here -- looking for clues to the truth. I know you can't believe everything you read, but there are some nuggets to be harvested from the pile here...
 

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Croation said:
People just need to suck it up and admit they don't know anything. No one knows for sure how many they're gonna make and if you have one reserved, like most of you do, it shouldn't really matter anyways. Never trust your dealer!

-Faast
Wow, someone said it. :D :D :D :D :D
THANK YOU Slow5oh :eek: :p
I mean, why would my SOUTH CALI (cali is one that gets the cars first)dealer say this from about july "We cant sir, there is not even an ordering form yet, but just keep trying back"
And even at the LA AUTO show, i asked ALL dodge employees there, they said noone will know the production numbers for a while.

Croation, if you're in California, get your money together and keep close to a good dealership. From my inside sources (take it with a grain of salt) DC is trying to get a January release date for California and Florida. The mid-south should be getting vehicles around March. The Chicago/Cincinnati/Midwest should be getting them around April and the other parts should have them by May.

Just have that money ready and be ready to head to the dealership!
 

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i heard late february to early march for the detroit area, and thats from the lady running the display at the autoshow last week, she said that it wont be hard to get a SRT-4 all the dealer has to do is order em and she said she never heard such a thing about each dealer only getting 2-4
 

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The source I heard it from had cities written down with release months next to them. I believe Detroit was April, along with Chicago and Cincinnati. If I remember correctly, one of the May cities was in Colorado.
 

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BSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!

IM WAVING THE HUGE BS FLAG ON THIS ONE.

If and when someone proves this , I will insert foot in ass.
We in FL. know that a certain dealership, will be getting 4 units up front! + more during the year.

ALSO: The chrysler triging/driving session is in Homestead ,fl the 21st .....so Irvine?
 
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