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Fastest American Cars Under $25,000?
« on: December 29, 2008, 06:08:41 AM »
If you know of some more please list them here...

2008 Dodge Caliber SRT4
Those who say a wagon can't be fast haven't met the 2008 Dodge Caliber SRT4. It can do 0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds, and its 2.4-liter turbocharged engine is just 15 horses shy of running with a 2008 Ford Mustang GT. That's right: the Caliber SRT4 has 285 horsepower at its disposal. Even better, it starts at $22,435.



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2008 Chevy Cobalt SS Turbo
After biting our tongues for the last few days while (accurate) speculation surrounding the successor to the Chevy Cobalt SS Supercharged bounced around the web, we're finally able to come clean. This is the turbocharged 2008 Chevy Cobalt SS, and it's being introduced to the world at SEMA this week. Chevy went to great lengths to ensure that the SS badge means more than what it had become in recent years.

Coming in at 260 HP / 260 lb-ft, the SS/TC gains a full 55 horses over the now-defunct SS/SC. Power, of course, is sourced from the same 2.0L direct-injected, turbocharged, intercooled sledgehammer found under the bonnets of the Pontiac Solstice GXP, Saturn Sky Red Line, and forthcoming Chevy HHR SS. The GM Performance Division was tasked with making sure the improved Cobalt SS is well-sorted, and :moe: Heinricy and company dialed in the FE5 sport suspension on the undulating twists and turns of the NŁrburgring Nordschleife. The result, says GM, is a track-capable suspension that's still comfortable on the street, and which helps mitigate FWD performance foibles like torque steer.

It starts at $24,730.



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The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most donít think that anymore.
Bondfreak13 07/28/09 09:05 PM

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Re: Fastest American Cars Under $25,000?
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2008, 08:52:46 AM »
ABOUT TIME YOU POSTED SOMETHING NEWS WORTHY!!!!!!!!!!!! :pilot:
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Re: Fastest American Cars Under $25,000?
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2008, 07:08:00 PM »
Still waiting for you.   ;)

Not since I picked up my old 200 HP 89 Chrysler Lebaron in 90  have I seen new cars going this cheap.  I bet you can easily get 9k off on one of those...
The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most donít think that anymore.
Bondfreak13 07/28/09 09:05 PM