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I passed by a VW Thing today, and couldn't help but notice a passing resemblence of a VW Thing and the Caliber. Anybody else think so too, or am I off my rocker?
 

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other than 4 tires, I don't see the resemblence either.

Now if you said Pontiac Vibe/Toyota Matrix, I could see some similarities.

J
 

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Yeah, I don't see it either... two vehicles designed for totally different purposes...
 

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I think what he is getting at is the fact that the front fenders are exposed and taper into the sides vs just having the hood completely cover the fenders/wheel well. I know, but its a stretch.
 

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I don't know.. I can imagine worse things to be compared to. The VW Thing was a unique and cool vehicle. If I found one of those before I bought my '75 Bus I would have gotten a Thing instead to restore.

And the Thing is pretty much anything but cute too...
 

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rcompart said:
I think what he is getting at is the fact that the front fenders are exposed and taper into the sides vs just having the hood completely cover the fenders/wheel well. I know, but its a stretch.
I think that's part of it... and that the fenders are at the corners.

Also (besides the obvious) both cars share a rather bold and blunt styling similarity. The Thing is bold-&-blunt out of simplicity and necessity (it was a war machine). The Caliber is bold-&-blunt for design's sake and to give it an aggressively appealing look.
 

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dude you got passed by a VW thing!!! They have 46 HP and 72 Ft-Lbs !!! Im not even kidding, Iv driven one before!!! I hope you mean you saw one!!!
 

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I think its unanimous. You're off your rocker...lol. The thing was one ugly car. The caliber ain't.
 

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black-sxt-sport said:
dude you got passed by a VW thing!!! They have 46 HP and 72 Ft-Lbs !!! Im not even kidding, Iv driven one before!!! I hope you mean you saw one!!!
That's the funniest thing I've read in a while!!! I damn near woke my wife up laughing so hard. I was thinking the same thing, but you said it so much better than I would've. You is one funny mo-fo!
 

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I saw similarities in the hood not going over the wheels, bold & blunt styling, some of the lines, etc. Maybe I am just crazy, it wouldn't be the first time.

As far as me getting passed by one, no, I passed it, it was parked. ;)
 

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Harley said:
And NOT pinging, right? :rolleyes:
Mine still pings too :mad:

black-sxt-sport said:
dude you got passed by a VW thing!!! They have 46 HP and 72 Ft-Lbs !!! Im not even kidding, Iv driven one before!!! I hope you mean you saw one!!!
Haha, my motorcycle has 3x more power, that's pathetic!
 

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Lol my dirtbike makes the same HP.
 
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