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IMO i hope it does't make it into any more cars than already planned.
I mean its a good engine, capable of some great power, but the bigger cars should get different engines.
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I mean you don't really want a situation like nissan?
the vq35 is in almost everything.
Murano/maxima/altima/350z/g35/g35coupe
ridiculous!
 

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The idea of using the same engine is as many cars as possible is a good idea. It allows the manufacturer to produce them in greater quantity which brings down cost for them and consumers. It also brings more people into using and modifying them so there can be more aftermarket and OE performance parts. Also the more people with the same engine the more likely all the problems can be found and fixes put in place to correct them without finding out the hard way. Usually the manufacturer that uses an engine so widely will also spend more money and development time to build the engine right ( even if it cost a little more ) if it plans on staking so much in one or two engines.
 

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The idea of using the same engine is as many cars as possible is a good idea. It allows the manufacturer to produce them in greater quantity which brings down cost for them and consumers. It also brings more people into using and modifying them so there can be more aftermarket and OE performance parts. Also the more people with the same engine the more likely all the problems can be found and fixes put in place to correct them without finding out the hard way. Usually the manufacturer that uses an engine so widely will also spend more money and development time to build the engine right ( even if it cost a little more ) if it plans on staking so much in one or two engines.
I understand what you are saying and they are valid points.
But I am of the belief that the engines the manufacturers sports car should be different.
I was looking breifly at the 350Z before, almost got one, but I really didn't like the fact that it was just a semi-tuned version of the VQ (not even a high state of tune as there are 375+hp VQ crate motors in japan). Of course thats not the only reason why I didn't get it, im also very fickle when it comes to cars. After looking in depth at the 350 I decided not to get it, and put some $$$ down on an evo, but some circumstances came up with my current car so I had to wait. Now that the STi is coming out, im going to wait and see how that is before I make a decision between the two.
Sorry for the ramble back to the topic. Would you be thrilled if the 2.4turbo made it into the Caravan? I mean the demographic for minivans most people don't mod them; so its not really incentive for aftermarket manufacturers. And plus some guy in a caravan can come up to you and say "hey! we have the same engine!" I know I wouldn't like that, not that its a really big deal, but it just ads to the sports car feeling.

On top of that the reason why i dont think they will use the 2.4turbo in those other applications is that people have become used to six cylinder (or more) cars in certian price segments (yes there are always exceptions). But think, no one would buy a charger with a turbo4, or a mustang GT (hehe they tried :lol: ).
 

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i know what you're saying with sports cars should have their own engines. like GM with the corvette. you won't see the top of the line vette motor in anything but a vette. after a few years it'll be handed down to the F bodies.

on the other hand the corvette is a purpose built car and costs at least 40g's. the SRT's lineage is from an economy car. please don't think i'm knocking your car guys i'm looking to buy one myself and my parents already have a reg neon anyway.

point is the srt isn't a corvette. it costs alot less and is aimed at a market that can spend alot less. for this reason it is best to share drivetrain with other cars. besides in 7-9 years when these cars are old news you can pop them out and swap them into other smaller cars. imagine the sleeper affect of one these in a reliant or something.
 

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DCX has plans ifd the Razor should be produced to used the A855 in it , the Stratus Turbo sedan and possibly but not certain maybe another Turbo Mini
 

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Who cares what others think if the same engine is used in a minivan, truck or station wagon. Corvettes use the same basic engine as trucks in the past as have most of the Muscle cars and pony cars. They are many times much closer than the PT and the SRT. The SRT 4 doesn't fit most definitions of Sports car as it is a 5 passenger 4 door with FWD. It is a sport compact and very sporty but taken as it is consider it a great car for the money with a good engine regardless of what other cars use the engine. I don't think you will see too many people complaining that own Vipers that the SRT truck uses the same basic engine.
 

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no Turbo 2.4 is now in Jeeps

The base Jeep Wrangler and Liberty motor is now the DOHC 2.4l.

Hmm, swap an SRT/PT Turbo manifold/turbo assembly onto a Wrangler and build a turbocharged Jeep!
 

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I think it would be sweet to have our motor in a Mini van :lol: :lol: :lol: could you see the look on the other soccer moms faces when it lights up a big smokey burnout pulling out of the elementary school parking lot :shock:
 

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Ma Mopar put the 2.2/2.5L Turbo in nearly every passener car in its lineup from 1984-1992.

Daytona, Laser, Omni, Lancer, Reliant/Aries, T&C Wagon, Caravan/Voyager(in 89/90), Lebaron, New Yorker, Shadow/Sundance, Shelby Charger, Spirit/Acclaim...im sure im leaving some out. Basically every platform got the turbo motor as an option.

Believe me this is a good thing - it will make getting parts much cheaper...
 
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