2007 Dodge Caliber
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Do not buy if you live in the salt belt

by from Vermont on June 24, 2016

2008 Dodge Caliber with dangerously rotted sub frames (front and rear). 2007 model cars are being repaired under an extended warranty for this exact problem but 2008 Calibers (and Jeep Liberties) are...
2008 Dodge Caliber with dangerously rotted sub frames (front and rear). 2007 model cars are being repaired under an extended warranty for this exact problem but 2008 Calibers (and Jeep Liberties) are NOT COVERED. I have an 8 year old car that I purchased brand new that has NO VALUE. It cannot pass state inspection, cannot be traded, cannot be sold for anything but parts or scrap unless I spend almost $3000.00 dollars on repairs!
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Engine & CVT make for magic carpet ride

by from Monroe, Washington on December 13, 2006

Owned econo cars & featherfooted them to 50+MPG. My SE Caliber 2 liter w/CVT tranny is elegantly smooth. Highway runs give 35MPG. Rides into the mountains give over EPA highway mileages of 32MPG. Into...
Owned econo cars & featherfooted them to 50+MPG. My SE Caliber 2 liter w/CVT tranny is elegantly smooth. Highway runs give 35MPG. Rides into the mountains give over EPA highway mileages of 32MPG. Intown driving suffers badly tho, giving only 27MPG...some owners say less. Hard acceleration from 0 to 15mph is CVT computer controlled & poor. Above slow, acceleration & passing are OK. But the start makes for mediocre overall acceleration. Suspension is not harsh & in corners the car is not prone to lean too much. Pretend car racers may think otherwise. Front seats are firm but comfy on long trips with good support. The Caliber is not space efficient, wasting space from the firewall to the instrument panel front, & also at the very back of the car. Because of this wastage, possible large rear storage space is lost & back seats are short of leg & foot space, as well as being flat. The highest level Caliber was made for all wheel drive. If your Caliber doesn't have all powered wheels, you still lose space front & back because of the design of the floor. The Caliber has large blind spots front & rear. Be aware of them or they will hurt you...or someone else. The standard radio w/CD player is wonderful. The four 6 by 9 inch speakers give brisk clean highs, sensuous oboe, flute & clarinet midrange, & an easy rolling deep bass. Only rockers losing their hearing need the very extra cost 450 watt Musicgate. Had the electronics governing the fuel injection misinterprete the fuel-air ratio, causing my Caliber to buck. A quick electronic reset at the dealer & my Caliber is smoother than silk again.
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Good value for the dollar

by from Indianapolis Indiana on November 4, 2016

I recently had a 2007 ford five hundred totaled from a rear end collision. AFTER the insurance settlement my wife and I went car shopping. We checked all the online deals and settled on a few to go ...
I recently had a 2007 ford five hundred totaled from a rear end collision. AFTER the insurance settlement my wife and I went car shopping. We checked all the online deals and settled on a few to go and check out. We found a 2007 dodge caliper and after doing a thorough check of the vehicle we decided to buy it. It's not the same ride that the Ford was, much stiffer chassis but it is a sport model. all in all the milage is the same and the year is the same. For a four cylinder it has great response. We are happy with our purchase and still do not have a car payment.
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Does recommend this car!!

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The Best Car Ever

by from Phoenix, AZ on May 24, 2017

I bought this car, my dream car, certified-used last year! I have put some serious miles on the car already, and it still runs like new! This car drives so smooth on the bumpiest of roads, the acceler...
I bought this car, my dream car, certified-used last year! I have put some serious miles on the car already, and it still runs like new! This car drives so smooth on the bumpiest of roads, the acceleration can keep up with my heavy foot, and I have had no problems with the tires or engine while driving all the time! I can gas up this car for $25 and it will last me 8 days (which is a lot for how much I drive back and forth)! My brother and his wife got the same car as me because they saw first-hand how great it was for me!
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Does recommend this car!!

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our car

by from Hannibal MO on November 7, 2010

great car great price and the dealer was a pleasure to deal with the car is more than we were expecting as it only had 5000 miles on it and was hardly broken in bought it for my wife and she loves it
great car great price and the dealer was a pleasure to deal with the car is more than we were expecting as it only had 5000 miles on it and was hardly broken in bought it for my wife and she loves it
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Very reliable and worth the value

by from Odessa,Fl on March 28, 2017

I have had the car for a year now and when I got it the car had 140k miles. I've only had to replace the O2 sensor and besides that the car has been great to me. Highly recommend for first time driver...
I have had the car for a year now and when I got it the car had 140k miles. I've only had to replace the O2 sensor and besides that the car has been great to me. Highly recommend for first time drivers!
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good, but not perfect

by from Lewiston IdaHO on August 5, 2006

I've owned my Caliber Sxt for one month now, onlydriven it 350 miles, mostly in town. It's comfortable and quiet and quite manuverable. during this time I put about 100 highway miles on it- the CVT is...
I've owned my Caliber Sxt for one month now, onlydriven it 350 miles, mostly in town. It's comfortable and quiet and quite manuverable. during this time I put about 100 highway miles on it- the CVT is great on the open road. for those hwy miles I got 28 mpg. the city driving was only23mpg. much less than the EPA rating- perhaps air conditioner use lowered it. Too bad the fuel-saving CVT is only available with the 2.0 engine- here you're swapping decent hwy milage for so-so town milage. THE aDS MAKE A BIG THING OF THE 115Va/c RECEPTACLE, BUT IT IS LARGELY USELESS being non-grounded, while bthe owners' manual warns you against using an adapter. for a grounded( 3-prong) plug.I can't recharge my laptop battery without a 3-pronged receptacle. I can't imagine what use that non-grounded receptacle might be, except possibly a gimmick to compete with the Matrix/Vibe twins.but this is merely a minor point. The car is roomy and comfortable and pleasant to drive. Plus very distinctive looking. A friend described it as looking like a Matrix on steroids.even though the 2.0 engine is not great on mpg, it's a very comfortable open road engine- plenty of OOmph when needed. guess I can't have everything in one car.
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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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Does recommend this car!!

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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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Does recommend this car!!

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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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Does recommend this car!!

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