I'm the old guy, 56. But I'll bet others my age will like this car too.
Actually, with my kids gone and just the wife, myself and our dog this car is perfect! No longer need a mini-van.
Seems life is a circle. My first car as a single person was a '62 VW Beetle. At the time it was perfect. I like having a car small enough to park and get good mileage and still able to haul enough stuff.
During my career I travelled to Germany many times (rented BMWs to go 200 KPH on the A8 Autobahn
) and witnessed that the most popular cars were the size of a Golf. The Caliber fits the bill. Americans really don't need to drive F-250s.
Besides, I keep cars a long time. I kept my '90 Acclaim for 14 years. Who knows how much gasoline will cost ten years from now.