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By Mekko on Monday, September 15, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 133,300overall rating 1 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"This is a real piece of something."
2 people out of 4 found this review helpful
By Jessica on Monday, September 15, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 94,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great price, fun to drive, lots of space"
Cons: "not a commuter car at ALL"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"Well, I traded my 2007 Chevy Cobalt in for this car, initially went in to look at the Z's but ended up walking away with this because it still met everything I wanted for a great price but when it came to gas......I regret getting this car :( What I love about this car: 0-60 in 10 secs, the look, turbo, rims, GREAT sound system, so comfy, HUGE back that folds down (slept in this thing for 4 nights while on a road trip to Cali), when you want to go fast...you go fast in seconds! We went from 65 to 97 in 3 or 4 seconds I LOVE this car BUT i also have an hour and a half commute one way (only 30 miles one way) but still, sitting in stop and go traffic is not what this car is made for. If you live somewhere you can go fast or want a toy to take out on the town then this is your car but for commuting....NO WAY. I spend roughly 80-100 a week in gas :( But it has a plug in for auxiliary, the rear view mirror dims at night so it's not blinding you it like, goes greenish so helps your eyes. It's a manual which I do enjoy, but again in stop n go traffic every day it just is not pleasant, my knee is always killing me from shifting. Really, there's nothing bad at all about this car, I've had no mechanical issues with it at all, just keep up with everything and you're GOLDEN!"
1 person out of 1 found this review helpful
By Joslin on Saturday, September 06, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000overall rating 5 of 10rating details
Pros: "Looks nice"
Cons: "Suspension parts need replaced more than tires do"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"My family purchased the vehicle in 2008 because the price was reasonable and it was good on gas. We also liked the design of the vehicle. The body and interior of the vehicle are in very good condition today - no exterior rust, no visible wear on seats, etc. - but the suspension and drive train of the vehicle are shot. We have replaced front end suspension parts numerous times since 2008. The garage said we would need a bumper-to-bumper repair of the suspension which would cost approximately $3000. Blue Book value is approximately $3500. I am not a mechanic or engineer, but it seems that the design of the front end suspension system is faulty. Currently the car is parked. The front cross member is rusted through, and it's only a matter of time before it snaps completely. I would not recommend purchasing this vehicle. It's a nice looking car, but there are too many engineering issues with the suspension, in particular."
4 people out of 6 found this review helpful
By mac on Thursday, September 04, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 72,000overall rating 3 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2
"Subframe rotted within first 5 years. Replaced all tied rods, more than once. Spent over $7000 in repairs not including normal maintanence."
1 person out of 2 found this review helpful
By Shadowgirl on Tuesday, August 26, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 61,050overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "price the way it drives and handles turns"
Cons: "no power seats"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I love my Caliber Heat! My husband and I shopped for about 6 months for a car for me and test drove many different cars and this is the one I kept coming back too. It had plenty of room and comfortable seats. It was priced right and well worth what we paid. I have had it for about almost 2 years and have not had any problems with it whatsoever!! It gets great gas mileage and I love the cooler in the glove compartment it works great!!I definitely would by another."
5 people out of 8 found this review helpful