Dodge Coupes and Compact Cars Ratings

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    2004 Dodge Stratus - SE Sedan

    Pros: the looks

    Cons: none

    Advice: buy it new; don't let your teenagers drive your car

    I bought this car new. I've had it now for three years and it was running great until my 17 year old got a hold of it and has been using it for awhile. I never had to do any maintenance on it, yet.

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    2007 Dodge Caliber - AWD

    Pros: Good gas milage, heated seating

    Cons: The HUGE blind spots at the rear of the car

    Advice: For the price, definitely load up on the options, well worth it!!

    At first I was leery/concerned of the HUGE blind spots... But I gave the Caliber a 3 day test period (bro-n-law is a dealer, let me take it for the w/e), and I fell in love. I was impressed with the handling, tightness, and smooth ride it produced. With hubby, myself, and our 2 children in the car, we didn't feel 'cramped', and all felt very comfortable. Let alone the wonderful gas milage! Considering I was coming from a 02 Jeep Grand Cherokee, this is an excellent choice when one is buying for fuel economy and comfort.

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    2007 Dodge Caliber - AWD

    Pros: AWD

    Cons: not much I dont like..

    Advice: this car has many many options, make sure you get what you want (ie. floor mats)

    Ok....The 2 year lease on my 05 Nissan Titan LE crew crab was up, so I decided NO MORE $40k vehicles that suck gas! Being a truck driver for a company that is Chrylsers No 1 truck load carrier, I decided to go back to a chrysler vehicle. For my job, I haul the wiring harnesses to the Belvidere assembly plant where the caliber, patriot, and compass are assembled. I initally went to look at and purchase a Nitro; but after driving it and an R/T AWD Caliber, I fell in love with the Caliber! This is a great little car that gets alot of looks! especially with the factory 18' chome wheels. I have just over 1k miles on it, and am averaging 28 mpg (which is better than the 10mpg my titan got) I personally never thought I would get another car, because I hate anything but 4wd in the midwestern snow. We had one good snow fall after I got the car, and the AWD handled exceptionally! Word of advice: there are so many options for these cars and you need to be very careful to make sure you get everything you want. My car was fully loaded with everything including leather interier, yet it didnt come with floor mats (mats are an option) I did get them as an add on for $35. I see alot of 'not so good' reviews on the caliber and I think it boils down to some people just want a BMW type driving experience for $20k or under which is not realistic or fair to this little gem! Fuel economy and high performance are not synonymus with eachother! If you want 'balls out' performance, wait til mid year for the SRT/4 version which will boast 300 mph. This in an innovtative little car that I am very happy I purchased. I will say the CVT transmission was awkward at first, but I am use to it now! You become so prone to hearing an engine rev higher in RPM to shift, and you dont get that with the CVT. And the top of the line stero ROCKS!

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    2007 Dodge Caliber - AWD

    Pros: Interior

    Cons: no moonroof

    Advice: Buy it guys great little car.

    Great start with full car. Had alot of power for a 4 cyl. appearance is unique. I fully recomend to buy.Test drive and you'll see.

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    2003 Dodge Stratus - SE Coupe

    Pros: Sexy Car

    Cons: Poor Handling

    Advice: Forget it

    I fell in love with this car instantly, then after about 20,000 miles the front end started feeling funny… Do not buy this car unless you drive like a grandma, it can't handle it! Also NEVER drive it in the rain, there is no control in the rain at all.

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    2007 Dodge Caliber - Base FWD

    Pros: CVT

    Cons: BLINDSPOTS

    Advice: NOT FOR PEOPLE WHO LIKE PERFORMANCE BUT LIKE THERE BANK ACCOUNT

    GAS MILEAGE IS GREAT, CVT TRANSMISSION IS TUNED PERFECTLY FOR POWER ITS LIKE DRIVING ON A CLOUD. VERY GOOD VALUE. CANT WAIT FOR THE SRT VERSION

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    2007 Dodge Caliber - AWD

    Pros: The cell phone holder in the console.

    Cons: How the car handles on snow and slippery road conditions.

    Advice: Buy something with better performance for the money.

    This vehicle is a company car. I had no choice in the matter. I had a Ford Taurus before, but a corporate decision was made to go with the Caliber. I am extremely disappointed with the overall performance of this vehicle. Also, as far as I am concerned, the gas mileage has been mis-represented. The engine is always reving so high and it burns so much fuel! I have had cars with bigger engines that got better gas mileage and performed better, because they did not have to work so hard. I can't use my cell phone on speaker when driving on the highway because of the excessive road noise. I do not understand why Dodge would put 18' wheels with low profile touring tires on an AWD vehicle. I drove in only a few inches of snow and the car was all over the road! Other vehicles were constantly passing me.