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Changes for 2009 are minor, adding body-colored door handles to SXT models and improvements in interior sound reduction across the line. Anti-lock brakes are now standard on the SXT, while uconnect gps navigation is made available for the first time.
Small cars are becoming increasingly more versatile, and few vehicles better epitomize this trend than the Dodge Caliber, a combination hatchback/wagon/SUV that effectively replaces the Neon small sedan as Dodge's most affordable offering. While the Caliber is actually about an inch shorter than the Neon, it's substantially more versatile and brings a much bigger presence to the street and the parking lot.
By Andrea (OR) on Monday, March 19, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 119,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"I bought my caliber in 2007 with 14 miles on it. Now, in 2012, it has a little over 119,000 miles. Great versatility with the drop down speakers off the back hatch, both the back and front seat(s) fold down and with a wide range of repositioning options. We have enjoyed this car. I wish it was a little bit bigger, but I enjoy the size in an overcrowded parking lot and having the small turn radius when needed. I would suggest this car to anyone looking for safety as well. We have been lucky enough to have been in two accidents- none of us were injured mainly due to the solid frame and stability of the vehicle. We have also yet to have any major issues mechanically with the vehicle- just regular maintenance needed. Again, great car, our family is simply growing and must upgrade to a larger vehicle."
30 people out of 30 found this review helpful
By scoutmedic (Georgia) on Friday, July 16, 2010
overall rating 5 of 10rating details
"Bought this 2007 in 2008 have 60k on it now. It gets 30-33 mpg with an average of 28 mpg, the fuel tank needs to be bigger than 13.5 gals, does have a blind spot on driver side, great for mountain driving, good city car, has neat little storage, My biggest complaint is the noise that comes from the wheel wells. I would give this car to my daughter, but she is four years away from driving. Would have way too many miles on it by then. paid 14,k list now for 7k"
27 people out of 27 found this review helpful
By rachel (MI) on Tuesday, September 18, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000overall rating 6 of 10rating details
Pros: "comfortable, safe, good sound system, roomy"
Cons: "expensive repairs, varying gas mileage"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3
"My caliber and I have a love/hate relationship. I love the style and safety of the car. The sound system is awesome and it is so comfortable. The downside, I've had quite a few mechanical issues including electrical shortages due to faulty factory alternator which caused $2,000 worth of havoc as well as oil pressure and exhaust systems which are another $1,000 in repairs. The gas mileage is very inconsistent and parts are hard to come by for this car and cost more than it's worth. For the price I payed I felt I got a good deal, but after the repairs, I will be trading it in as soon as possible!"
14 people out of 14 found this review helpful