Though its obvious the vast majority of consumers would like AWD despite the extra cost, we can still understand why Dodge didn't go down that road. The spirit of the original SRT-4 was embodied by a car that anyone could buy, and the more hardware that gets bolted onto the SRT-4, the higher its price will be. While we all might be willing to buy an AWD Caliber SRT-4 for $26K-28K, we don't believe Dodge is willing to sell them for that much in deferance to the original purpose of the car, which is cheap, fast fun. Will it be a bear to control? Most likely, but we'll manage somehow.
Don't forget to vote in our other Chicago Auto Show-related poll, in which we ask what type of impact the 2007 Toyota Tundra will have on the U.S. full-size truck market.