2007 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0 from North America
A Typical Compliance Appliance in regular SE, SXT trims
Just the windshield washer pump needed replaced. Other than that, no other repairs needed; it's a solid built one.
The CVT transmission could be more responsive to even part throttle application.
The interior materials are subpar plastics. The seat fabric is very coarse type of cloth, but not too many vehicles offer velour upholstery these days.
I do like the simplicity of the SE (BASE) trim for crank windows, no electronic keys hence a good ole fashioned mechanical ignition key.
The car itself is stylish, but the SRT-4 version would make it a very enjoyable ride, but that version was only available on 2008-2009 model Calibers.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 31st August, 2020
6th Sep 2020, 03:25
You commented about the CVT. Given that, how is the acceleration - especially at wide open throttle?
Our daughter has 2014 Jeep Compass, the same platform with the same powertrain, and it always seems to be meeting every request for more speed (no matter how small) with an over large surge in RPM - and not much change in forward thrust. Mind you, this is a Front Wheel Drive Jeep, oddly enough. Wide-open-throttle acceleration (which you resort to more often that you would think) is tepid at best.
The good news is that the CVT has not failed :)