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Dodge dealers' Dart allocations depend on how many Caliber models they sold

We've heard a former car dealer friend of ours describe selling unloved vehicles like the Dodge Caliber as "a thankless task," but apparently she wasn't altogether correct. Chrysler has begun taking dealer orders for its much-anticipated 2013 Dart, and allocations of the sedan will depend in part on how many units of the hapless Caliber the franchise managed to shift before the model was axed. That's according to dealer sources, Automobile News reports – Chrysler officials won't let on how they decide to disburse the Dart to Dodge dealers. Automotive News also says that while... Read More

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    Dodge dealers' Dart allocations depend on how many Caliber models they sold
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    We've heard a former car dealer friend of ours describe selling unloved vehicles like the Dodge Caliber as "a thankless task," but apparently she wasn't altogether correct. Chrysler has begun taking dealer orders for its much-anticipated 2013 Dart, and allocations of the sedan will depend in part on how many units of the hapless Caliber the franchise ...

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    Report: Dodge Caliber gets euthanized
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    According to The Detroit News, the Dodge Caliber has finally stumbled out of production. When the Caliber first rolled onto the scene for the 2007 model year, we didn't quite know what to make of it. Replacing the long-serving Neon, the Caliber sported polarizing styling, available all-wheel drive and a taller-than-average ride height. To some, it looked ...

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    Report: Dodge won't call its new small car Hornet
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    %Gallery-139947% Dodge has been wise in reviving old nameplates to inject some excitement into its contemporary model lineup. Recent products like the Challenger and Charger – both named after classics from the brand's past – have drummed up a considerable amount of enthusiasm where names like Stratus and Intrepid could not. But don't expect ...

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    Dodge Caliber headed to Big Crusher In The Sky come November
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    Chrysler had a real hit on its hands (at least initially) when it launched the Neon in 1994. And though it was plagued by early quality issues, it actually had a waiting list to buy one when it first came out. The Caliber, however, has been less of a market success. In replacing the ubiquitous Neon in 2006, Dodge went with a pseudo-SUV shape to create a ...

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    Report: Report: 2013 Dodge Caliber replacement to be unveiled at 2012 Detroit Auto Show
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    We know it's coming, we just don't know when. During the long-winded marathon set of product announcements and long-term strategies laid out by Fiat and Chrysler head Sergio Marchionne, it was revealed that both Chrysler and Dodge would get new compact vehicles to replace the no-longer-in-production PT Cruiser and unloved Caliber hatchback. Both machines ...

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    Chrysler recalling 11,000 new vehicles over steering concern
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    Chrysler has issued a recall that spans across its family lines. A missing or incorrectly installed rivet on the steering column could result in a loss of control. The recall affects the following 2011 model year vehicles: Chrysler 200 Chrysler 200 convertible Chrysler Town and Country Dodge Avenger Dodge Caliber Dodge Grand ...

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    Official: IIHS tests brace of new small cars, many earn Top Safety Pick status [w/video]
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    Thirteen enter, six leave ... with Top Safety Pick awards. The U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety spent some time driving (and smashing) a big group of small cars. Six of those cars received top honours from the IIHS by scoring a rating of "Good" across the board. The 2012 Ford Focus, 2012 Honda Civic sedan, 2011 Hyunda Elantra, 2011 Lexus ...