2007 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0 CVT
Sporty car, yet fuel efficient
The front suspension squeaks when you go over a speed bump or through a large dip. Took it to the dealer and fixed it for a day then they started again. It is still under warranty so still trying to figure it out.
Driver side door catches and won't shut all the way but dealership fixed with no problems.
The I Pod holder on the arm rest broke. The pin fell out on one side but still works.
I love how sporty this car looks. The CVT is hard to get used to because it uses high RPM's then your speed catches up so it took some getting used to, but now I love it! It saves a bunch on gas I am getting 30 MPH.
It is tough to speed up fast although once you get going you can really go.
When the engine is cold it is pretty loud, but once in warms up it is really quiet.
The seats are really comfortable for long trips and the back seat is HUGE!! I haven't seen anyone squished in the back seat.
The drink cooler is really nice for bottles of water but I wish it would fit bigger bottles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th March, 2008
Treat the CVT like an airplane. Set your rpms & go. Like an airplane propellor pulling you down the road (runway), the CVT Caliber accelerates very smoothly with no hitches. Like an airplane, the rpms stay the same. The CVT will give OK MPG only if you very very carefully accelerate & keep your highway speeds low.
The rear seat isn't overly roomy. The exterior Caliber is 2 inches wider than the Hyundai Accent small car. Yet the Accent's interior width equals the interior width of the Caliber. Also, the middle passenger in the rear has a terrible time finding space for their feet.
Have 30,000km on the clock not one reliability issue yet. Seems to be a reliable car. Ride is quiet. Cruising speed is very smooth. Highway driving is o.k. as well.