My 2009 Caliber SRT4
The Caliber SRT4 has given me highs and lows during ownership. While it is absolutely fast and fun to drive, it lacks refinement of interior, and is very hard to find parts (especially aftermarket) for because of being so rare. SRTs are known for cheap speed and nice sounding exhaust note (they sound like diesel trucks). However, the Caliber SRT4 takes things a step further with comfort and seats that cup you nicely during sharp turns. Handling is okay but this car really shines in a straight line. Plus, it has the space for family outings. A few things I've had issues with are the ABS control module, CV Axle, and transmission (from the previous owner wailing on it). Otherwise, the car has been a blast. Easy to speed in this car so beware. The interior is not great, cheap plastic. Gear throws are short but are just not as precise as other cars in it's class. Kind of clunky. The body style is great. The front end screams "FAST". However, it's not a young kid looking car. Mature adults look great in it. For the money, it's not a bad car to have. It definitely will put a smile on your face once you overlook it's cons. You'll take down V8 motors once boost kicks in. The "fun to drive aspect" and solid overall quality makes up for the undesirable interior and slight mechanical failures that may come up. Drive one and you will see. Have fun!