The late, unlamented Dodge Caliber is gone. It was never a looker, or particularly fun to drive, or the most practical car in the compact field. I even drove a hot rod version on a test track and was bored.
I have some really bad news for our friends overseas. The best compact car in the world right now is made in Detroit. And though the new Chevy Cruze is truly world class, in my opinion, the best is made by Ford.