I think this does hurt sales though because I could see if someone test drove a Caliber for the first time, they would not buy because the car is underpowered. Compared to my 2001 Trans Am with its 12 bolt 411 the caliber is the bomb. Our first long trip we averaged 28. On the drive going, we we only doing 70-75mph, and averaged 32. At the beginning, the car was dog slow and really had trouble pulling away from a stop. The styling of the car is great.
Examples can be found in cars like the twin turbo , , and the. I bought this car in August 2009 and the transmission had to be replaced in January 2011 and here we are doing that again in June 2012. It's good for about 18 months. Fun To Drive, Great On Gas. People tailgate me all the time because of its low performance, especially from a dead start. The car becomes more and more interesting. I am not too unhappy but made the same trip in a 2004 Neon with four people and got 29.
Just for grins: '98 Neon with the 2. There is no pickup to speak of, which makes getting up to highway speed on an interstate on-ramp impossible. Despite the fact that the aftermarket world is limited on options, shops such as Realtuned Performance have done some amazing things for this car. My car payment almost pays for itself with the better fuel mileage. It is wider than the standard model and features a stepped design that not only continues the lines of the Mopar, but also channels the air that does manage to get underneath the vehicle into the rear diffuser creating even more grip for the high-performance Caliber.
Caliber is cheaply built, don't expect to see many of these on the road in 5 years. That's been driving at 55-60 mph. We like it a lot. All the available engines are inline-fours. I am sitting 16 inches higher in the Caliber. Overall a great car that handles well; I recommend it to anyone looking for an economical vehicle that looks a feels great to drive.
Couldn't wait to get rid of it. If this sounds like something you'd like to participate in, and become a Dodge Caliber Owners Club Member Today! In any case, you should add CaliberForumZ. Our first long trip we averaged 28. Can't you hear the switchbacks calling? During the daytime, sunlight can wash out the display. Good enough to send the Caliber down the 1320 in only 14. I am in the process of purchasing a smaller car for my wife who loves performance everything we own is modified and warmed up and was interested in what type of fuel mileage we could anticipate.
Primary Use: Commuting to work Cons: Has enormous blind spots from the driver's perspective - can't tell where the front end is, where the back end is, where anything is on the right at all. It is the best car I've owned!!! The Mopar engineers have done an excellent job transforming the this plus sized traditional two box hatch into an extremely aggressive pavement pounder. The black leather is accented by two rows of red stitching running up either side of the buckets and feature large logos embroidered onto the seat backs. On the return however, we put our foot into it, sometimes cruising at 90mph! Cailber Is A Good Car — The Acceleration is Good but a Porsche can beat me, braking is fine, love the way it handles, i feel safe in the car. Transmission is a complete piece of junk. While the shiny surface is pleasing to the eye, the small black circles help the driver to grip the pedals even better. Well I normally get 22 in the city and 27-29 on the highway and thats giving it some gas.
Then the mileage dropped to 24. I Fall In Love With This Car All Over Again Every Time I See It — Easy to mod, plenty of bay room and a very close nit, active community. Enough room for family of four. Great Car For Around Town And Safety And Visibility' — Handled great and was fun to drive. Around town its not too good probly 23. Any help or opinions on the car would be appreciated! Primary Use: Family transportation Great, Safe, Affordable Starter Car — Loved everything about the car while we needed it.
If you get notice that your email address is banned when you try to sign up, it is because its been banned due to spammers using the provider, or too many members bouncing emails we send back to us via the free provider! Registration does remove some of the ads! I understand that the transmission is German made Damlier-Chrysler in 2008. We just returned from a 1751 mile trip. Highlights and Recommendations Do yourself a favor and spring for the Sport Appearance package. In addition, hatches sometimes look a little better than their sedan siblings, and seldom come with… While it's still pretty frigid out there, it won't be long before those deliciously curvy mountain roads, after a winter of dormancy, will be aching once again for a hot set of squealing tires. In my opinion, the reports on gas mileage for the Caliber leave a lot unsaid! Trying to open pic attached, but this system doesn't do it! Not to mention snow, ice, water, and salt residue don't help with traction.
I came across it accidentally while viewing many other sporty hatchbacks and wanting a manual shift. She has been happy with it with the exception of the bad suspension feel every bump and the horrible sound dampining qualities hear every road noise. The power plant is actually a product of the Global Engine Manufacturing Association. Gears are shifted through a 6 speed Getrag manual transmission, no flappy paddles here; just a good old clutch pedal and shifter give the driver full control of up and downshifts. The longer I own the car, the more I love it.
The miles is not as Good as my Honda but i understand that its a different car and the miles are comparable to the same vehicle. This car is a trophy- they did a fantastic job! The Dodge performed admirably in some respects but suffered serious deductions in others. Front side airbags and stability control are part of the Security Group package. If you do not provide a valid email address you will not receive your activation email. We researched it carefully and drove it for a weekend before closing the deal.