Dodge Caliber Sedan?

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

Eagle-eyed TTAC commentator CommanderFish saw this placeholder for a possible Caliber sedan on a Dodgy website. Heaven forfend?

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  • David C. Holzman David C. Holzman on Sep 13, 2009

    Robert.Walter, Thanks! The economist looking down is probably my late father, Frank Holzman, who was one of the premier experts on the Soviet economy. I think the first car he ever drove was an army Jeep, while in Ukraine during WWII, under the tutelage of someone who'd been a race car driver, and scared the piss out of him by getting the thing on two wheels on corners, and saying, "the trouble with these jeeps is you can get them up on two wheels, but you're never sure they're going to come back down." The first car he ever drove across the country was a 1950 Studebaker. Somehow or other, he managed to drive that thing from Denver to the WAshington State border in a day on what was probably the first of those trips, a distance of around 1,000 miles according to Mapquest. He had wanted to get to Seattle that day, which was an additional 250-300 miles, I think, but when the guy at the diner told him that the roads were not all that great, he started shaking like an aspen, and got a room for the night.

  • Miso_hot Miso_hot on Sep 14, 2009

    OH NO! i think i just threw up a little bit in my mouth =X

  • Stars9texashockey Stars9texashockey on Sep 14, 2009

    "Sassy?" What year is this?

  • Dmrdano Dmrdano on Sep 14, 2009

    The closest thing to the Caliber is the Matrix/Vibe, and they are also styled to give you the mini-sport utility look. Most vehicles in this class are intended to invoke images of "utility" more than "sport," and I think the look works for this purpose. Wish the rest of the car did. I don't expect a Jeep CJ to look like a sports car, so I wouldn't expect the Caliber to look like your typical sports car either. If the Caliber's functionality and mechanicals matched the ruggedness of the look, we would probably not be having this conversation. In the end, beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. Improve the mechanicals, lower the price a bit and improve the fuel mileage and those of us who can't afford an Outback would probably buy it.