I was wandering around the AAFES car lot in Vogelweh yesterday and two particular cars caught my attention. The first was an Inferno Red Caliber SXT Sport with CVT. The price on the sticker was $17K. Sitting next to it was a yellow Ford Focus SE with 5sp and similar options. The price on ths sticker for the Ford was $19K. That's a $2K difference, even with the Caliber having the auto transmission (which usually costs extra on all cars). If you were to equip the Ford with an auto, the price could easily be more than $3K difference. It makes me wonder why anyone would even bother buying a Ford Focus when they could get much more car for $2K-$3K less with a Caliber similarly equipped.