People in the automotive industry, mostly people who make cars, often say "there are no truly awful new cars." Wrong! There have been, are, and will always be bad cars. What's the worst car you've ever driven?
The Dodge Calibert SRT4 was the first car I reviewed for Jalopnik and also the worst. I gave it two stars out of five and, in retrospect, that's probably two stars too many. I've driven some serious crapboxes in my time, but never a vehicle purposefully engineered to be so bad. Let's start with the Caliber itself. Chrysler replaced the Neon with a small car that looked like a fuel-gobbling SUV at almost the exact moment fuel prices ticked up. Better yet, it also wasn't all that fuel efficient given the competition. Genius! I mean, I can appreciate anyone bold enough to build a car only in a five-door hatch in the U.S., but this is where my appreciation ends.