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very practical car :)

by from Aqaba, JO on May 2, 2011

My father and I shared this car. He bought it new in 2007, and I started driving a little over a year ago, so he let me use it fairly often. I loved driving it. It's an easy car to drive because it's ...
My father and I shared this car. He bought it new in 2007, and I started driving a little over a year ago, so he let me use it fairly often. I loved driving it. It's an easy car to drive because it's not too big, but it sits higher up than expected, so it felt like I was driving an SUV. Also, the car handled really well in bad weather, and I never felt insecure while driving in rain or snow. It was fantastic for long drives (we drove it from Indiana to southern Tennessee and it was really comfortable) The rear seats recline, so it was easy to take a nap or lean back to read no matter which seat one chose. My only real problem with the car was that it was a little hesitant to shift into a higher gear sometimes, and the automatic transmission would grind a little bit when that happened, but after it shifted, it would go as fast as one cared to go. It was a really great, practical car for us, and I would buy another without a doubt. The only reason we sold it was because we had to move out of the country. May I add that this was a perfect car for me as a new driver. I also loved driving my mom's Mitsubishi Spyder Eclipse GTS, but I felt very insecure driving it because I was always afraid of losing control of it or accelerating too much. The Caliber felt much safer to drive, and it was easier to control.
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Very fun little car!

by from Alberta Canada on April 27, 2007

I decided to downsize my vehicle from a Grand Caravan upon realizing that our family just didn't need the extra room. After looking at a list of makes and models, and taking many for test drives, I c...
I decided to downsize my vehicle from a Grand Caravan upon realizing that our family just didn't need the extra room. After looking at a list of makes and models, and taking many for test drives, I chose the Caliber because it had the versatility of an SUV but was still considered a car. The family has been on one long trip with it so far, and it was comfortable, and very affordable. I highly recommend this car to anyone that is looking for the convenience of an SUV, but the comforts of a car! And one last thing, to those of you that might scoff at the idea of an in-dash cooler- it comes handy more times than not!
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102,000 Mile Review

by from Worcester, MA on September 24, 2012

Purchased car new in April 2006. Now have 102,000 miles on it. The Caliber will not win any awards for excitement, but the car is super versatile and has been very reliable. Aside from normal wear ite...
Purchased car new in April 2006. Now have 102,000 miles on it. The Caliber will not win any awards for excitement, but the car is super versatile and has been very reliable. Aside from normal wear items, the only repairs have been lower control arms at 80,000 mi and the TIPM ($800) at 95,000 mi. The 2.0 with CVT has averaged 26.5 MPG in mixed city/highway driving. This is comparable to my 6 speed Vibe/Matrix GT which averaged 28 MPG. The Caliber is actually cheaper to operate since it does not require premium fuel.
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Great!

by from Oakland on September 10, 2010

A perfect Crossover which brings you comfort and excitement at the same time. CVT, 6 Airbag standard and 4 Wheel ABS give you security and protection. EPA of 27 city, and 32 for highway are really imp...
A perfect Crossover which brings you comfort and excitement at the same time. CVT, 6 Airbag standard and 4 Wheel ABS give you security and protection. EPA of 27 city, and 32 for highway are really impressive. I really enjoy it. Big just like a SUV.
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Newbie.

by from Westchester, NY on June 11, 2006

I have the R/T version of the Caliber and can tell you it's worth the money. Honda Civic offers certain extras that cost more money, but the Caliber has better accessories than the Civic. Comfortabl...
I have the R/T version of the Caliber and can tell you it's worth the money. Honda Civic offers certain extras that cost more money, but the Caliber has better accessories than the Civic. Comfortable ride, a lot easier to see around traffic than the Neon and more roomier. I have owned 2 Neons and I am happy those days are over. Enjoy the Caliber, it is worth it...
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Best small SUV on the market.

by from Detroit, Mi on March 11, 2013

I have had my caliber for a few months, I drive a lot of highway miles and this car is great. Awesome gas mileage for a vehicle in its class. I have never had reliability issues with it and the ride i...
I have had my caliber for a few months, I drive a lot of highway miles and this car is great. Awesome gas mileage for a vehicle in its class. I have never had reliability issues with it and the ride is comfortable. Tons of storage space and the styling isn't bad either.
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07 Caliber

by from Muskegon, MI on March 24, 2011

Many people dont like the Caliber once they own it. I for one really like the car. I am 6' 4" so I am no small man. Getting in sucks but once I am in, I like the fit of the car. Its a four cylinder so...
Many people dont like the Caliber once they own it. I for one really like the car. I am 6' 4" so I am no small man. Getting in sucks but once I am in, I like the fit of the car. Its a four cylinder so yeah it lacks power but all fours do. Over all I am very happy with the car. Gas milage runs at 24 plus around town. I would deffinetly recomend this car to others.
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so far so good

by from ohio on September 15, 2012

I had high hopes for the advertised 27 city 30 highway. Im getting 20 city. I love the cvt....hope it holds up. 56k on it now with not a single repair. Its due for an expensive cvt fluid change at 60k
I had high hopes for the advertised 27 city 30 highway. Im getting 20 city. I love the cvt....hope it holds up. 56k on it now with not a single repair. Its due for an expensive cvt fluid change at 60k
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Practical Power

by from Virginia Beach, VA on October 14, 2010

Plenty of power, no transmission gears - smooth acceleration, excellent in the turns, room for luggage, 30 mpg, A/C in the glove box for drinks: and all very economical. After 50,000 miles I would buy...
Plenty of power, no transmission gears - smooth acceleration, excellent in the turns, room for luggage, 30 mpg, A/C in the glove box for drinks: and all very economical. After 50,000 miles I would buy my Caliber again.
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Subframe rot and throttle body failure

by from Central New Hampshire on April 6, 2014

We bought a 2007 Caliber new in February 2008. Car has been reliable with the exception of the throttle body unit going bad, and the front subframe rotting out. That was by far the worst problem. It r...
We bought a 2007 Caliber new in February 2008. Car has been reliable with the exception of the throttle body unit going bad, and the front subframe rotting out. That was by far the worst problem. It rendered the car unsafe to drive. Our local mechanic replaced the frame (not an inexpensive repair). The problem has been reported to Chrysler and after a report was made to NHTSA, the Defect Investigator asked us to ship the frame to Washington to be looked at and evaluated. Anyone owning a Caliber should definitely have an inspection done, and make the reports to Chrysler and NHTSA if a failure is found. This needs to lead to a recall.
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