• Apr 25, 2007
We just posted about this Dodge Caliber SRT-4 a couple of weeks ago and now we have some live shots to go along with the details. Jalopnik found pics of one sitting on a city street for all the world to see. Looks a lot like the photos we've seen already, but seeing one in the wild brings the reality of imminent production to a point. Chunky and mean, we can't forget that this little wagon is packing 300 hp. When we talked about the chats with the SRT team on CaliberForums.com, we were reminded that this Dodge will be a normal 2008 model year car, which means it will arrive "as the leaves change colors," according to one engineer. Unfortunately, the on-sale date can't be pinned down to a specific day this far out, so we'll have to be satisfied with an autumnal arrival. We're very eager for someone to get their hands on an SRT-4 to see how Dodge handles the torque steer issues that come with routing 300 horsepower through the front wheels. Click over to Jalopnik for several more photos in larger sizes.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      "So is it uhhh... still only available in Auto? Because if it is, then: LOL"

      Obviously your a tool and didn't look at the pictures, or even do your homework.

      "WTF is the deal with Dodge offering the base engine in AWD, but if you step up to the SRT nothing but FWD"

      Only R/T 2.4 Calibers get AWD, the 1.8 and 2.0 are not available with AWD.

      • 7 Years Ago
      it doesnt matter what u guys think about this car,,,,people will still buy it.......and it looks way better than matrix....

      plus if toyota would have done same thing to their matrix u guys would have loved it,,no matter how ugly they would have build.....

      also if jeep compass was that ugly why its beating Toyota Rav4 in sales in canada......because people dont care what u freekin guys think,,,,,everybody has their own taste.............
      • 7 Years Ago
      Thunder, expect to pay about $7k more, minimum, for the WRX which will not match the performance...and at least $10k more for the STI.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Maybe the 300-horse motor isn't available with AWD because the AWD components are wimpy and would shatter under the strain of actual power.
      • 7 Years Ago
      They're lack of creativity with the same generic every Dodge has-to-have-it front-end styling (like most other bland automakers) is also underwhelming.

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      I don't get this. No one ever slams:

      Audi
      BMW
      Mercedes
      Rolls Royce
      Bently

      To name a few for putting basically their signature grilles on their cars, What gives?

      Chrysler, while this grille works for your trucks in it present form, you could refine the same for your cars.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think it's more like everyone wants to be the next Audi A3 or Mazda 3. I wish they were.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I don't think alot of us are against Chrysler or Dodge. It's their styling that we are puking at.
      • 7 Years Ago
      #10 agreed with u................
      • 7 Years Ago
      #20.-- I don't think alot of us are against Chrysler or Dodge. It's their styling that we are puking at.

      Posted at 12:10PM on Apr 25th 2007 by judd

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      Like toyota, honda is really great,,,,,(look at camry ugly and worse quality,,,too many transmission problemssssssssssssss......
      • 7 Years Ago
      LOOKS BETTER THAN ANY HONDA/TOYOTA/HYUNDAI/KIA/MAZDA/VW/SUBARU ect,all new cars are chunky,they are all 5+inches taller than older car's,THIS CAR PUTS ANY IMPORT CAR TO SHAME IN ITS CLASS!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'd like Dodge to explain their logic in thinking the sport compact enthusiast wants a car they're supposed to be passionate about to look like a chopped and lowered minivan. They're lack of creativity with the same generic every Dodge has-to-have-it front-end styling (like most other bland automakers) is also underwhelming.

      Give us something cool like the Conquest or first generation Eclipse and reduce the weight to under 2,900 pounds, actually 2,500 pounds or less would be even better and make it look good.

      Otherwise I'll take the Lancer every time or even the new WRX (ouch) every time.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Great, so the ugly as Aztek car can go really, really fast now? Well, at leas that means it won't be in our field of vision for long, will be more of an ugly blur.
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