2007 Dodge Caliber Reviews - Page 6 of 9

2007 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0L GAS from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0L GAS Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired46 kilometres
Most recent distance6500 kilometres
Previous carDodge 1992 VW Golf Diesel

Summary:

Great Buy

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This car has been a great performer, don’t have nothing to complain about at this point. Been driving this car for about 4 months, and love every thing about.

Fuel economy is what I expected.

Looks like Dodge has hit the mark with the Caliber.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st April, 2007

2007 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0 liter from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 liter Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.7 / 10
Distance when acquired150 miles
Most recent distance171 miles
Previous carLand Rover Discovery

Summary:

Fantastic car... love it!

Faults:

Nothing, I just bought it yesterday.

General Comments:

I love this car. The style is awesome. I used to drive our Isuzu Ascender, which my husband will drive now. I never thought I would go back to a car from an SUV. However, I don't think I have sacrificed anything by changing my mind on this. It's like a smaller muscle car, in appearance. It actually looks tough, and I don't feel like I'm in a little bubble on wheels, like my mom's Nissan Versa or my friend's Mini. I love the interior and all of the extras and the roomy interior. I'm tall with long legs and have more room behind the wheel than in my old SUV. I can't wait to drive it home today.

We traded in our Land Rover Discovery 2 which was so expensive anytime we had to fix or replace something. Unbelievable. Also, the thing was a gas-guzzler. People loved it, but my wallet didn't. The Caliber is giving me great gas mileage.

I guess acceleration from a complete stop is a tad slow, but I quickly forget about that once I'm going. It's fun to drive, low road noise, and easy to handle.

I just love this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th March, 2007

18th Apr 2007, 13:55

I too LOVE my Caliber. Have had it 9 months, 12,000 miles and NO problems. Holds the road well. I drive a curvy road around the back of a lake every day and have a hard time keeping to the speed limit. I traded in a Dodge Town & Country van I thought I'd never give up (great car also!) to get better gas mileage. I average 25 mpg and that is around town, 30 mpg on the road. Sometimes notice the road noise, but not enough to count it a distraction. Seats are VERY comfortable. I highly recommend the Caliber.

2007 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0 from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired241 miles
Most recent distance3800 miles
Previous carSaturn L200

Summary:

It is a terrific car

Faults:

Nothing, knock on wood.

General Comments:

This is a very good car, I love to drive it. For a first year car it is very nice to own as well as to ride and look at. It handles very well and the smoothness of the CVTII is awsome. I would buy another one for sure if I ever had, or needed to.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th March, 2007

2007 Dodge Caliber R/T FWD 2.4 from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired45 miles
Most recent distance5300 miles
Previous carPlymouth Neon

Summary:

I would buy another one tomorrow if something happen to it today

Faults:

No problems.

General Comments:

I have driven this vehicle approximately 5300 miles in the 3 months I have owned it. I am averaging about 27 to 28 mpg on the highway and about 22 mpg city.

I have the CVT and very pleased with it.

I have had no problems with the vehicle. I would buy another one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th March, 2007

2007 Dodge Caliber SXT from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance11000 miles
Previous carToyota Solara

Summary:

I wish Dodge would take it back!

Faults:

Engine ticks like a bomb when I turn the car off.

The windows make loud scratching noises when I put them up or down.

The headlights sometimes come on and sometimes don't when I lock the car.

The fridge broke the first week I got the car.

It gets horrible gas mileage.

General Comments:

This car has bad pick up and you have to keep your foot on the gas because it slows down quick if you don't.

The seats are uncomfortable and it is a really bad car to travel in.

It is really not a good car for people who travel and the gas mileage is a joke.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th February, 2007

19th Feb 2007, 13:38

I smell a Toyota-fan rat in this review. I've driven 3 Calibers. All were great cars, drive well, and reviews tend to indicate GREAT fuel mileage for most. The engine "ticking" after shut down is the exhaust system cooling. ALL cars do that. It's normal. The headlights don't go on when you lock the car with the remote if it is dark and they haven't reset. That is normal too. I've owned 3 Dodges. My last Dodge car went 240,000 miles with a total of 2 brake jobs, 2 timing belts and 1 heater hose. Chrysler builds incredibly good cars. Besides, ALL of the above mentioned complaints are blatantly obvious in a brief test drive. Why did the reviewer buy it???

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 23 reviews