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I liked the old srt-4 and was seriously thinking about buying one. So I was looking at some pictures of the calibur and it looks like an suv...? Isn't the srt-4 supposed to be a fast sports car? So wtf is up with this?
 

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Not an SUV....

Height is much lower than say a small SUV (Rav-4/CRV/Escape). That said, you ride much heigher than a 4cyl sedan. It's actually kinda trippy. The vehicle seems big, but when you pull against a SUV you are defintely the smaller guy.

I'd consider the Caliber a great crossover between a Sedan/Wagon/SUV.
 

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SRT doesn't always mean "sports car." The Street and Racing Technologies division of Dodge takes stock Dodge vehicles and tunes them to be faster. The Viper SRT-10 is an example of this, as is the Ram SRT-10. The Ram isn't a sports car, obviously. It's a tuned version of the Ram. The SRT-4 was a turbocharged version of the Neon. The Caliber SRT-4 is going to be the same thing, a turbocharged version of the Caliber.

No, the Caliber is not a SUV. It's officially a crossover, but it's more like a sedan. The Caliber SRT-4 is going to be pretty quick for what it is. 300 horsepower is nothing to sneeze at. :)
 

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Ribs said:
I liked the old srt-4 and was seriously thinking about buying one. So I was looking at some pictures of the calibur and it looks like an suv...? Isn't the srt-4 supposed to be a fast sports car? So wtf is up with this?


Now, you tell me if it is an SUV!:D:D:D LOL Um to answer your question, no it is not an SUV.
 

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These labels are becoming rather useless...everyone is trying to make mixed vehicles that involve two or more of the old "types". The Caliber is a miniwagon-SUV blend (higher then normal ride height, available AWD, somewhat large tires available for the vehicle's size, hatchback).
 

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have people just stopped using the word station wagon? i mean it's all the caliber, mazda protogé 5, subaru anything are. the matrix, vibe, mazda 3 are all still stubby stationwagons... but that's allthey are aren't they? hatchback, wagon, sport tourer it doesn't really matter what we call it, just that we like it. and i like it a lot!
 

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It's 4 inches taller than the Neon, 3 inches taller than the Mazda 3 and Ford Focus, 1 inch taller than the Magnum, 2 inches shorter than the Mazda 5 (a tall wagon), 2 inches shorter than the Vibe (!!!), and the same height as the Scion xA. Nope, not a suv.
 

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have people just stopped using the word station wagon? i mean it's all the caliber, mazda protogé 5, subaru anything are. the matrix, vibe, mazda 3 are all still stubby stationwagons... but that's allthey are aren't they? hatchback, wagon, sport tourer it doesn't really matter what we call it, just that we like it. and i like it a lot!
If any new "crossover" vehicle screams "station wagon!!" it's gotta be the Ford Freestyle.

Other than that one, I don't think crossovers or 5-doors look anything like station wagons. For example the Ford Focus has both a 5-door model and a wagon. You can tell the difference immediately.

And... just what makes an SUV.... an SUV, anyway....????
Is the new Jeep Compass going to be known as an SUV? All other Jeeps are SUVs. The Compass will have 4WD and off-road-ability, right?
 

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If any new "crossover" vehicle screams "station wagon!!" it's gotta be the Ford Freestyle.

Other than that one, I don't think crossovers or 5-doors look anything like station wagons. For example the Ford Focus has both a 5-door model and a wagon. You can tell the difference immediately.
fair enough. i still think my .50cal is a station wagon and i still will/love it.:D
 

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SRT doesn't always mean "sports car." The Street and Racing Technologies division of Dodge takes stock Dodge vehicles and tunes them to be faster. The Viper SRT-10 is an example of this, as is the Ram SRT-10. The Ram isn't a sports car, obviously. It's a tuned version of the Ram. The SRT-4 was a turbocharged version of the Neon. The Caliber SRT-4 is going to be the same thing, a turbocharged version of the Caliber.

No, the Caliber is not a SUV. It's officially a crossover, but it's more like a sedan. The Caliber SRT-4 is going to be pretty quick for what it is. 300 horsepower is nothing to sneeze at. :)
Better example.... SRT8 Jeep Grand Cherokee... furthest from a sports car you can get... lol
 

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Okay....here's the real terminology for what the Caliber is.....it's a sub-miniature minivan crossover station utility vehicle wagon sedan! :D Did I miss anything? In all actuality, it's a hatchback sedan ie station wagon.
 

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I've been watching for Calibers on the road and have seen 2 so far (1 silver, 1 orange). Today i thought I had spotted another one...I saw a black, sport-wagon looking thing off in the distance coming up a freeway on-ramp and thought "hey, caliber!". Then when I got up closer to it, I was way off - Porsche Cayenne. Sorta look the same from the tailgate.
 

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The Caliber is nowehere near the neighborhood of even maybe being somewhat of an SUV...whew, that was a mouthful.


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Xxsrt4xX said:
Okay....here's the real terminology for what the Caliber is.....it's a sub-miniature minivan crossover station utility vehicle wagon sedan!
LOL!! :D

In any case, I'm calling it = soon to be mine!!! :p
 

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Nice responses guys. And that picture really shows that it isn't that big. I guess I was just under the impression that the caliber srt-4 was supposed to be the replacement for the old neon srt-4. If it isn't then why did they stop making neon srt-4s!

By the way is it still possible to get a new old one or are they pretty much all sold out?
 

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By the way is it still possible to get a new old one or are they pretty much all sold out?
The Dodge dealer near me has several 2005 SRT4s on their lot. They look cool.
 

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Nice responses guys. And that picture really shows that it isn't that big. I guess I was just under the impression that the caliber srt-4 was supposed to be the replacement for the old neon srt-4. If it isn't then why did they stop making neon srt-4s!

By the way is it still possible to get a new old one or are they pretty much all sold out?
It IS the replacement. Dodge just went a different direction with chassis and body type as the Neon's sales were steadily declining.
 
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