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    Dodge Caliber SRT-4 finally coming this fall

    It's taken about a year and a half to get the Dodge Caliber SRT-4 to market, but by September the newest and smallest SRT vehicle will be available for purchase. Chrysler's turbocharged 2.4-liter world engine will still boast a best-in-class 280 HP and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. All that power to the ...

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    Dodge returns to the Land of the Rising Sun

    While (potential) buyers sniff around The Chrysler Group, DaimlerChrysler is still working to keep the brand in fighting shape for its (potential) future owner, announcing that Dodge will return to Japan after a 5-year absence. Four models have been announced to go on sale through its local ...

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    Chrysler recalls more than 68k 2007s

    If you own a 2007 Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep listen up, because you're likely affected by Chrysler's latest recall. DaimlerChrysler is bringing home more than 68,000 vehicles to reprogram balky brake computers. The 11 affected models are 2007 versions of the Sebring, 300, Charger, Magnum, Caliber, ...

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    Spy Shots: Dodge "JC49" Crossover

    You never know what you'll see while sitting high up in a tree. Case in point is this crossover from Dodge that KGP photographers caught while, um... rescuing a kitten. Known internally as the "JC49", this CUV based on the Dodge Avenger/Chrysler Sebring platform is news to us. Apparently it's meant ...

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    Jeep Patriot pricing announced

    Sheesh, it's about time... Pricing on the Dodge Caliber-based Jeep Patriot has been announced, with the first Patriots rolling off the line in Belvedere set to arrive in dealerships around January 1. The news, which comes a little later than the fall launch plans Chrysler announced previously, ...

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    South African website names "gayest, straightest, and sexiest" cars

    And to think, VW/Audi is at the forefront of marketing its vehicles to LGBT audiences... In the latest round of assigning sexuality to vehicles, the Audi RS4 has emerged as the "straightest" car around in the "Alternative Car of the Year" poll, conducted by Wheels24, a South African online ...

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    Holy... Safe! Could coarse car ads attract FCC attention?

    In its quest to clean up television, could the Federal Communications Commission go after automotive advertising? USA Today wonders how the cuddly-wuddly FCC may react to some of the in-your-face commercials currently being shown in your home. The story cites Volkswagen's "Safe Happens" Passat ...

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    Startech tunes, accessorizes the Dodge Caliber

    Brabus' tuning arm for American-branded vehicles, Startech, has started paying attention to Dodge's entrant in the European marketplace: the Caliber. The Euro Caliber, as you already know, can be had with Chrysler's VW-supplied 2.0L CRD. Startech's new control module, when installed, bumps peak ...

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    Dodge hoping it has the right Caliber of car to succeed down under

    Three decades after sampling their last shrimp from the barbie, the Dodge boys are heading back down under. Choosing the new Caliber as their first offering, the Chrysler group plans on introducing a new model every six months for the next couple of years to reestablish Dodge as a contender in ...

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    The guys at have come up with a list of the 7 best "college cars" -- the best available rides for current college students or new grads who have to work within a limited budget. To make the list, each car had to have a base price of under $16,000, be fuel-efficient, and offer good ...

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    Caliber appeals to females despite 'un-cute' ads

    When Dodge made it a point to distinguish the new Caliber from its older, weathered sibling, the move to the "It's not cute" marketing slogan was in stark contrast to Neon's "Hi" ad campaign.Whether or not it's working is still in question, but it seems that people harboring the "X" chromosome are ...

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    Dodge being closely watched in the UK

    Chrysler Group's boss, Joe Eberhardt, issued an ultimatum regarding the automaker's future in the UK. If Dodge products do not succeed at a high level by 2009, they will pull out of the UK market entirely.Dodge is counting on two specific models to guarantee success across the pond. The first is ...

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    Dinner and a movie with Dodge

    If your weekend plans involve taking a significant other to dinner and a movie, be forewarned you may find a third wheel tagging along. Dodge is debuting a new 60-second ad in 20 theaters to promote the 2007 Caliber, hoping the combination of overpriced popcorn and pretzel bites will make its new ...

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    Caliber kickin' @$$ in sales

    It turns out that the Caliber's been laying the smack down when it comes to sales in its first five months on the market. In May, for instance, the Caliber was the best selling car in Dodge's lineup with around 12,500 units sold. According to AutoWeek, dealers are selling Calibers as fast as the ...

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    Stratus and Sebring gone for good

    Last Thursday DaimlerChrysler's Sterling Heights Assembly Plant ended production of the Dodge Stratus and Chrysler Sebring sedan and convertible when an Inferno Red Dodge Stratus rolled off the line. Since 2,000 a total of 1,308,123 vehicles have been built, and the SHAP is currently being ...

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    Dodge Caliber ads get interactive on TV

    Though automakers are shifting millions of ad dollars to the Internet, they have not neglected the old boob tube. Dodge, Turner Media Group and EchoStar along with its DISH satellite TV network have teamed up to bring one internet feature--interactivity--to Dodge's new TV-based Caliber campaign. ...

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    Chrysler plant adding another 1,000 jobs

    Back in March we reported that Chrysler's Belvidere, IL plant that produces the Dodge Caliber, Jeep Compass and Patriot models was hiring back 1,000 workers who had been idled in order to fill a new second shift. Yesterday the company reported it was adding a brand new third shift to keep up with ...

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    Dodge Caliber launches in Europe

    The Dodge Caliber has entered the global C-segment ready to battle with Europe's hottest five-door hatchbacks. Chrysler is arming its smallest vehicle with a list price that comes in at an estimated 10-percent below its competitors. Over here we're already familiar with the Caliber's chunky ...

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    Dodge Caliber seen as pivotal to DCX's overseas growth

    DaimlerChrysler appears bullish on the overseas fortunes of its new Dodge Caliber. The automaker expects to move in excess of 20,000 units outside of North America in 2007. That may not sound like a great deal in light of the fact that the econo-crossover will be launched into approximately 100 ...

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    VW supplying DCX with TDi diesels

    Both Volkswagen and DaimlerChrysler are well known for being practically the only two companies interested in offering diesel powerplants for passenger vehicles here in the U.S. That's why the news that VW is set to supply its native neighbor with 2.0L TDi diesel engines for Europe-bound Dodge ...


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