2007 Dodge Caliber SXT 2L

Summary:

A car up to Caliber!

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

First off, this is my 43th car since I first stated to drive in 1967'. Some I kept 4 years,others 3 months.

We are very satisfied.

It holds the road well, even when blowing wind and snow are coming sideways.

The brakes are well calibrated, and you feel secure when using them.

We are very comfortable, and the instrument panel is well laid out and well lit at night.

No need for radio controls on the steering, because buttons on dash are at your fingertips.

Adjustable height seat for the driver is easy to operate . I'm 5'11" and can easily wear a stetson hat in the car!

The regular radio is fantastic! / Air blower works well. Wiper mechanism is good, but change the wipers for a better quality.

There are a few things to get used to:

It's a bit noisy; it seems to be coming from under-body. But all st. wagons are like that.

Doors seem a bit lite. Don't close too hard!

Also the access buttons on they are small, they operate the doors and the back hatch all on the same touch. But you can't access the hatch with the key?

Besides that the car is a charm!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th January, 2008

2007 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0

Summary:

When my lease expires; I will probably get the Caliber again

Faults:

Seats stain easily.

General Comments:

My relationship with this car has evolved; thus far the car has no mechanical, or electrical problems. Once you get use to the CVT it's wonderful and smooth. The car pulls up inclines with ease. Like other reviews have noted that the car is meant to be driven with a feather foot. The car coasts well on the highway. The cabin is quiet and the CVT lends itself to a very smooth ride. The car is solid and I hope the problem free trend continues with this vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th October, 2007

2007 Dodge Caliber SE

Summary:

A good car for people who have a lot of friends or stuff to haul around!

Faults:

I noticed a dent in the driver's side fender the day after I got the car, which popped out very easily without any damage to the metal or paint. I must say that the metal used on the Caliber is very thin, I'm almost convinced that it's made from recycled beer cans.

The passenger-side door rattles loudly when it is shut.

General Comments:

I am really enjoying my new Caliber! I was looking for something that gripped the road and didn't blow around in the wind like my Toyota Yaris I had before I purchased this Dodge. The car feels very stable on the road, although it doesn't have much get-up-and-go. It takes a while to get up to speed, making it difficult to jump out into traffic unless you have lots of room, but it keeps up well once you get up to speed.

It drives very well on the freeway; I drive 30 miles on it each way to work 5 days a week. It doesn't move around on the road much, unless the wind is really blowing, which I guess is normal. For it's price, it is really a quiet vehicle. The road noise is not bad at all.

The seats are the most comfortable of any car I have owned. I can see myself taking a long trip in this car while staying comfortable! It has plenty of room, especially in the backseat. My friends have already commented on this. And the fold-down seats are great; I have my bike in there right now!

The Chill Zone box for drinks works very well! With the air conditioner on full blast, it takes about 15 minutes for a bottle of water to get ice-cold. It's also good for melted candy bars.

There's plenty of room to store just about anything. I really like the little thing that flips up out of the center console for your ipod or cell phone.

Gas mileage is about 29 MPG so far. I'm still getting different amounts every time I calculate it. I drive mostly on the freeway about 75 MPH, and occasionally drive around town.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th August, 2007