2008 Dodge Caliber Overview


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4.15 stars

Based on 51 reviews

Freaking Awesome. I Love My Puck. by Adriane
 — Great performance and quality, especially for a Chrysler/Mopar product. At two and a half years and almost 40k miles, the motor is still smooth and quiet, clutch is tight, A/C is ice cold and heater... Read More
Buy The Car !!! by RenĂ©
 — The performance is just awesome, the turbocharger on this things pushing 285HP and 265 torque gets the car accelerating from 0-60KM/H in the mid 6 seconds. With the independant suspension and for it t... Read More
Gas Mileage Surprise! by LacPac
 — #1 benfit is gas mileage. I consistently get more mileage than the avg city and highway on the Window sticker...this amazes me. As much as 32mpg on the highway at 65-70mph with the 2.0 CVT. Trans take... Read More

2008 Dodge Caliber Overview

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Based on 51 reviews

2008 Dodge Caliber

Not much changed for the Dodge Caliber in 2008.  This unique SUV-hatchback-station wagon compact has 4 doors and seats 5.  The Caliber comes in 4 trims: the SE, SXT, R/T FWD, and R/T AWD.

Think of the SE and SXT as the more basic trims and the R/T as the more premium trim.  The SE and SXT have a standard 1.8 L, 148 hp engine with 5 speed manual transmission that you can upgrade to a 2.0 L, 158 hp model.  The R/T features a 2.4 L, 172 hp engine with 2 speed continuously variable transmission.  All trims include standard front and side curtain airbags.  Gas mileage comes out to 28 mpg in the city and 32 on the highway.

Overall, reviewers like the '08 Caliber's innovative design, comfort, and conservative fuel economy.  On the other hand, you'd like to see a little more horsepower in a modern day vehicle.  In any event, pick up a Dodge Caliber if you want comfort and finesse in a truly unique package.


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2008 Dodge Caliber. Transmission, Possible Alternator Or Belt Issue

The car does not have to power to get up and go, sometimes even after letting the vehicle warm up for half an hr in the morning if its cold the car will not even pull out of the driveway, we have to...

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How To Check Dodge Caliber Cvt Transmission Fluid Level?

I bough used Dodge caliber SXT 2008 & i don't know how to check the CVT fluid level also can i use the normal fluids ?? P.S\ the nearest dealer is about 1500 KM far from where i live so i think i nee...

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Where Is The A/c Evaporation Drain Located On A 2008 Dodge Caliber? If Ther...

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I Havae A 2008 Dodge Caliber And When I Started The Car And Turned On The A...

I tried using the heater and the defrosted and still no fan comes on. I had to drive in our HOT heat and it started raining, so the windows had to go up, the windows fogged up, could not see with the...

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