Dodge has raised the prices of its pickups, Subaru has pinned higher stickers to its Imprezas, and Chrysler and Audi have priced new top-of-the-line cars.
The compact 2003 Dodge Dakota pickups and the full-sized Ram 1500/2500/3500 models have jumped $195. Dodge Durango 4x4 SUVs also are up $195, as is the 4x2 Durango SLT. Other Durango two-wheelers have been reduced $75 and $80.
Four Subaru Impreza sedans and Outback wagons have been increased $225 for 2004, and the Impreza 2.5 RS sedan has been hiked $1,120. A premium package will be offered on the 2004 Impreza WRX sedan. It includes a moonroof, heated front seats, windshield-wiper de-icer and heated exterior mirrors.
The premium-packed WRX is $26,545 with manual shift, $1,000 more with automatic. The prices include the destination charge.
Chrysler's heralded Crossfire sport coupe, which will be introduced this summer, will wear a $34,495 sticker with six-speed manual and $35,570 with five-speed automatic. Both prices include the $875 inland freight charge. Aside from transmission and tire options, the Crossfire is fully equipped.
Another newcomer is the 2003 Audi RS6, powered by a twin turbo V-8 that develops 450 hp. The U.S. debut of the RS6 is slated for July, and the price is $82,700.