Lol, that's why my "rubber" antenna didn't stay on my Caliber for more than 3 days. Damn thing "bends" too easy, and has this fugly droopy look. Changed mine out for 12" steel black euro, looks so good... people ask me " did that antenna come with the car?" I even had the steel 6", but reception suffered sorely. All in all, I've had 4 antenna's until I found THE RIGHT ONE.