Looks well, but admire from the outside, don't get in
Mass airflow sensor failed.
Brake drums screech regardless of adjustment.
Seats have lost most of their vertical support.
Interior drink holder lights keep failing.
Cruise control has failed.
This car has a nice ride height.
It looks well externally.
It starts every time.
However the interior is a big disappointment.
The interior plastics are very hard.
The steering column almost removes my kneecap when I get in, thanks to a protruding piece of plastic underneath.
The A pillars either side of the windscreen make big blind-spots.
The support from the seats is very poor.
The gearbox is very notchy.
The performance is lethargic/wheezy at best.
It really only moves when up in top gear on the motorway.
Wind noise is very bad.
The clutch slips in cold weather.
This was a company car with a pampered life before we bought it.
It was always main dealer serviced (we worked for the company so can verify this), so no excuse but bad build quality.
I have owned a few Chryslers before a few years ago and loved them, it was an automatic, much better for USA cars.
I'd buy another USA car, but not a Dodge Caliber.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th March, 2011