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No tach in the Caliber! What gives?

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Old 02-28-2006, 06:22 PM
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In the Caliber that I drove, as well as in all the pics I have seen, there have been no tachometers. What gives? Will there be on in the production cars?
 
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Old 02-28-2006, 07:04 PM
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Default RE: No tach in the Caliber! What gives?

Well maybe it's just the SE's... as the Neon SE's didn't have tach's either...

Also, maybe that the exact reason for not having a tach in the SXT you drove... "pre production"... I can't see an SXT not having a tach, as it is supposed to be the model with all the features...

But who knows... let me ask you this... What's the point of having a tachometer in an atuomatic? Besides the obvious reason that if the it's reving high, somethings wrong. (I'd imagine you could hear that it's reving high.
 
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Old 02-28-2006, 10:09 PM
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The posters and pamphlets that I got from the Dodge dealer all show a tach in the dash. I like midnight said, only the SE does not include a tach in it. Both the SXT and R/T have Tachs.
 
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Old 03-01-2006, 03:43 PM
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Hi …
04StratusR/T, you are correct! The SE models do not have the RPM tachometers available. You do need to upgrade to the SXT or the R/T model to have this feature on the instrument panel.
Hope this helps …

Kelly S
 
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Old 03-01-2006, 10:19 PM
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I find that odd as the SE comes with a manual transmission (as long as you keep the standard 1.8 liter) and having a tach with a manual trans is very handy. I haven't seen very many cars with a manual that don't have a tach (not that I go out looking for any).
 
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Old 03-01-2006, 11:27 PM
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I find that odd as the SE comes with a manual transmission (as long as you keep the standard 1.8 liter) and having a tach with a manual trans is very handy. I haven't seen very many cars with a manual that don't have a tach (not that I go out looking for any).
It might just have upshift and downshift lights. Early 1st generation W-body Grand Prixs with the standard dashes only had shift lights IIRC.
 
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Old 03-02-2006, 12:13 PM
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Default RE: No tach in the Caliber! What gives?

My Neon SE is a manual and I have no tach... I have no problem shifting... It's about sound and the feel of the car... You youshift every day looking at the tach, you don't need to be driving a manual... Only thing a tach is good for is racing....
 
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Old 03-02-2006, 08:54 PM
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Default RE: No tach in the Caliber! What gives?

Well, that's a relief, LOL. At least you can get one with the SXT and RT. Personally, I think having a manual without a tach would feel just a tad weird, just for the fact that you never know for sure where you are.
 

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