RE: Caliber SRT-4
not worth it. buy a used, well kept skittle.
they have tq steer like a bitch, are slower than the neon srt, dont handle near as well, and i absolutely HATE the shifter position.
i drove one for 4 months, 450 miles a day, every day, 5 days a week. fun to drive yes, as fun as the neon? no. seems faster, but thats cause of the tq steer and 6 speed. they also have a bit too much road noise for my taste. very reliable, though. could handle whatever we threw at it, and when it reached end of test, we sent it back to chrysler with 150k miles on it. body was a lil beat, but still ran good. to the best of my knowledge, it lived off the last 30k miles of its life on a dyno for emissions testing, meaning it lasted 180k miles.
so i guess with the correct mods, it can be a great little car, but for me, its just a good little car, and i like my skittle better...