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    2007 Dodge Caliber

    I couldn't be more pleased

    Pros: Gas mileage and manual shift

    Cons: If I had my drothers, I would have wanted an extra socket for an electrical device...my GPS takes the one that I do have and there are other things like my phone charger which I'd like to have in there. There is, of course the plug.

    My wife and I purchased our 2007 Dodge Caliber to replace an aging Ford Focus that had served us well and which we wanted to give to a friend who's rear axle on his car had just snapped and he relies on a car for his work. This care is a Standard Shift which is what we were looking for and since I am generally...ok, sometimes...a conservative driver will easily get in excess of 45 miles/gallon on the interstate and in the upper 30's around town. For me, this is exactly what I wanted economy in terms of gas expenditure. The car is gorgeous in appearance, roomy, has more than enough power when needed, is comfortable to ride in for long rides. It is a delight to drive...and the storage space in the rear is more than spacious enough to hold all of my sporting gear...despite the fact that I am a 60 year old guy with steal and plastic knees, I still play tennis, baseball, hockey skating. My biggest trouble is finding folks who will, at my age, actually choose to play sports rather than watch. Hence, I bring enough stuff in the back of my Caliber for 4 people just in case! There is also plenty of space for my fishing gear when I go out fishing although I do need to be careful about getting that 'fishy smell' in the car. My wife doesn't like that part.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    2005 Dodge Neon

    nice car for young people

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 4 years
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    2004 Dodge Neon

    My best car so far

    Pros: I love the whole car.

    Cons: No power windows in the back

    It was fun a great car.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 4 years
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    2007 Dodge Caliber

    One of the best I've owned

    Pros: The R/T suspension and stability control

    Cons: sluggish acceleration from a dead stop

    It's sad that Dodge is going to discontinue this model. I think with a little more promotion this could have been a hit. My caliber, the AWD R/T model has been consistantly dependable. It has over 72,000 miles on it and the only thing I have had to replace is the tires. It handles great (I live in the foothills and travel winding hilly roads daily) and stops on a dime.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years
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    2010 Dodge Nitro - Detonator 4x2

    Pros: The color (inferno red pearl coat) and the style of the exterior

    Cons: The interior materials and quality

    Advice: Look at all your options and decide what kind of suv your looking for.

    the 2010 nitro should not be confused with non truck like suv's.the ride and handeling of this suv is firm and can transmit jolts to its occupants when the pavement is any thing less than smooth.Though the front seats are comfortable and the dash layout and controls are easy to reach and use,the interior plastic should be brought to par with its competetors. I don't think the dodge boys were trying to make a posh suv but one that was rugged and had truck like ability and tough looks. The 3.7l motor works fine but could use a five speed trans and 3.55 gears instead of the 3.73 that came standard in my vehicle that is a 4x4. this would help the mpg's. Overall I like this suv and if properly maintained it should last a long time. This is a utility/truck suv that has a true off road feel to it with up right seating without to much posh. So if all out comfort is what you are looking for this may not be your cup of joe. but if rugged good looks solid practicality and true 4 wheel drive ability are. Then you might just want to look at the dodge nitro 4x4 or 4x2 models.

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    2009 Dodge Caliber - SRT4

    Pros: The drivetrain.

    Cons: The console.

    Advice: The '09's are pretty rare, so it may take some searching around to find one.

    I bought my 2009 Caliber SRT-4 in August of '09. It now has 10,000 miles. I have been very impressed with this vehicle so far and have had zero problems. The performance is excellent. Using the in-dash performance computer, I can achieve 0-60 in 5.6 seconds and have hit the 1/4 mile in 13.7 seconds at 100 mph. I think that's pretty quick for a 100% stock car. I love the aggressive look of the car and also the extra room versus other compact hot rods. My only (slight) dislike is a somewhat awkward seating-to-console position. There's no clearance to use the console iPod mount while shifting gears. Other than that, I give the '09 Caliber SRT-4 a 9 out of 10.

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    2007 Dodge Caliber - AWD

    Pros: spacious

    Cons: the engine

    Advice: Don't know the reliability of this car

    I bought a 2007 Dodge Caliber. It had 20, 450 miles on it and was still covered by warranty. I haven't had the car for a month and it's been in the shop twice and is about to go in again. First, the brakes made a crunching sound within the first week. Second, the engine started to sound like there were parakeets living in it. I brought the car to the dealer where I bought it and they brought it to the Dodge dealership and after having the car for four days, they said that it's normal for the engine to chirp. What? Now, I finally get my car home after not driving it for four days. Lock it like I always do and when I go to get in it later, the alarm would not stop going off. If I tried to start the car, if I tried to open the doors, it would go into panic mode. I gave up my 1987 Toyota Celica that ran perfectly for the Dodge Caliber. How is it that a car from 1987 runs better than a 2007? What's wrong with this picture?