The Truth About Cars » Dodge Caliber http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:27:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Hammer Time: Can A 1994 Dodge Viper Bite You In The Ass? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/hammer-time-can-1994-dodge-viper-bite-ass/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/hammer-time-can-1994-dodge-viper-bite-ass/#comments Thu, 10 Sep 2015 13:00:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1161682 Monday morning. Auction time. I have 116 vehicles in front of me and a 21-year-old supercar that’s making me think back to the days when truck engines in car bodies were still all the rage. This 1994 Dodge Viper is a bit different than most of those you don’t see on the road these days. For starters, […]

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Monday morning. Auction time. I have 116 vehicles in front of me and a 21-year-old supercar that’s making me think back to the days when truck engines in car bodies were still all the rage. This 1994 Dodge Viper is a bit different than most of those you don’t see on the road these days. For starters, […]

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Quote Of The Day: The Golden Fleece http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/quote-day-golden-fleece/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/quote-day-golden-fleece/#comments Thu, 08 Jan 2015 22:23:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=974194 Today’s Quote of the Day actually comes from someone I know, with a used car question. “this guy im sleeping with wants to sell me 05 caliber 125k [77,000 miles] for $6k. Good deal?”  You don’t need to be a North Georgia used car salesman to know that this is a deal that delivers a 5-6x […]

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Today’s Quote of the Day actually comes from someone I know, with a used car question. “this guy im sleeping with wants to sell me 05 caliber 125k [77,000 miles] for $6k. Good deal?”  You don’t need to be a North Georgia used car salesman to know that this is a deal that delivers a 5-6x […]

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Review: 2012 Jeep Patriot Latitude http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/review-2012-jeep-patriot-latitude/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/review-2012-jeep-patriot-latitude/#comments Sun, 24 Jun 2012 16:13:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=449171 If you didn’t know any better, you’d think the Jeep Patriot was the Cherokee reincarnated; the last utilitarian Jeep with solid axles, four doors and a real back seat. Instead, this boxy “baby Jeep” is the most unlikely offspring of the Chrysler/Mitsubishi alliance that gave birth the “plastastic” Caliber and the Compass (aka the Lady […]

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If you didn’t know any better, you’d think the Jeep Patriot was the Cherokee reincarnated; the last utilitarian Jeep with solid axles, four doors and a real back seat. Instead, this boxy “baby Jeep” is the most unlikely offspring of the Chrysler/Mitsubishi alliance that gave birth the “plastastic” Caliber and the Compass (aka the Lady […]

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Question: Will Cuteness Always Equal Sales Death In America? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/question-will-cuteness-always-equal-sales-death-in-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/question-will-cuteness-always-equal-sales-death-in-america/#comments Thu, 21 Jun 2012 17:20:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=449729 One of the key lessons learned by American automobile marketers in the 1990s was: friendly cars flop, aggressive cars sell. Have they learned this lesson too well? The Neon should have been a home run for Chrysler, with its all-Detroit, no-Mitsubishi-or-Simca ancestry and Civic/Corolla-beating bang-for-buck specs. This was not the case, and the Neon went […]

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One of the key lessons learned by American automobile marketers in the 1990s was: friendly cars flop, aggressive cars sell. Have they learned this lesson too well? The Neon should have been a home run for Chrysler, with its all-Detroit, no-Mitsubishi-or-Simca ancestry and Civic/Corolla-beating bang-for-buck specs. This was not the case, and the Neon went […]

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Pre-Production Review: 2013 Dodge Dart http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/pre-production-review-2013-dodge-dart/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/pre-production-review-2013-dodge-dart/#comments Mon, 11 Jun 2012 16:23:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=447929 The last time Chrysler made a serious attempt at the C-segment was in 1995 with the Neon. High initial sales were soon followed by less-than-stellar crash scores, a redesign that put off buyers, the death of the Plymouth brand, and the unholy offspring that was the Dodge Caliber. With Fiat needing to add a “40 […]

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The last time Chrysler made a serious attempt at the C-segment was in 1995 with the Neon. High initial sales were soon followed by less-than-stellar crash scores, a redesign that put off buyers, the death of the Plymouth brand, and the unholy offspring that was the Dodge Caliber. With Fiat needing to add a “40 […]

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Dodge To Allocate Darts Based On Caliber Sales http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/dodge-to-allocate-darts-based-on-caliber-sales/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/dodge-to-allocate-darts-based-on-caliber-sales/#comments Mon, 11 Jun 2012 14:33:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=448369 Dodge dealers looking to get their hands on the 2013 Dart are in for a bit of a surprise – their allocation of the new compact sedan will be based on how many units of the wretched Caliber they sold before the car was killed off. Chrysler wouldn’t comment on allocation policies, but dealers have […]

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Dodge dealers looking to get their hands on the 2013 Dart are in for a bit of a surprise – their allocation of the new compact sedan will be based on how many units of the wretched Caliber they sold before the car was killed off. Chrysler wouldn’t comment on allocation policies, but dealers have […]

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Review: 2010 Dodge Caliber SXT [Updated Interior] http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/review-2010-dodge-caliber-sxt-updated-interior/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/review-2010-dodge-caliber-sxt-updated-interior/#comments Wed, 24 Mar 2010 16:42:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=350204 For a moment, turn away from the uncertain prospects of Chrysler’s Fiat-directed future and consider the subject of this review as nothing other than one entry in the popular five-door hatchback segment of the North American compact car market. That’s what I had to do, anyway, in order to rationalize driving and writing about a […]

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For a moment, turn away from the uncertain prospects of Chrysler’s Fiat-directed future and consider the subject of this review as nothing other than one entry in the popular five-door hatchback segment of the North American compact car market. That’s what I had to do, anyway, in order to rationalize driving and writing about a […]

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