2008 Dodge Caliber User Reviews

2008 Dodge Caliber Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 17 reviews
"ride" 14 reviews
"power" 14 reviews
"storage" 6 reviews
"space" 6 reviews
CONS
"power" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"interior" 4 reviews

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2008 Dodge Caliber SXT Review
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3

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Cooler in glove box and aux standard. Roomy enough for 2 adults and 3 teens.

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The inside of the car is not comfortable. There is only hard plastic on inside. The window on passenger side gets off track often.

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Review Of Caliber 2008 — I like the color on the seats and console and cooler in glove box. I like the mp3 holder in center console, but smart phone won't fit. I don't like the power of the engine and it wears tires too often.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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brenda4335 writes:
2008 Dodge Caliber SE Review
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Good gas mileage and roomy seat area.

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Vehicle is know as a "tire eater" and the cargo area is small unless you put the seats down, I actually think I had more room when I had a vehicle with a trunk.

brenda4335
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Nickle And Dime You — I bought this car used with about 10,000 miles on it. For the first few years, it was great. Since I hit about 80,000 mile it is nickle and diming me to death. I have had to replace wheel bearings (front end twice), ball joints, struts, and control arms. After needing new tires, again, I was told that they call them "tire eaters" because it doesn't seem to matter what type of tire you buy, put it on a Caliber, and you will get about 40,000 miles out of them.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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reverend1735 writes:
2008 Dodge Caliber SXT Review
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5

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great on gas, great looks,  low cost of maintenance.  TONS of cargo space in the car.

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not a lot of giddy-up

reverend1735
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Great Family Car — great on gas, great looks, low cost of maintenance. TONS of cargo space in the car. I can fit my drum set in t back with all of my audio and mic equipment as well as my suitcase and my wife and I can comfortably drive to any shows I have. If I pack it all right I can even fit another person in the back seat.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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hobosr writes:
2008 Dodge Caliber SRT4 Review
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5

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this car has 285 hp and still gets 30 + mpg

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it has a small fuel tank  so long distance driving can be a problem

hobosr
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Love It — the car is fun to drive,it is faster then a lot of cars out there,even V8 cars , the only problem i have with the car was the small gas tank , i went on a long trip and when it got to around 280 mile i would have to start looking for a gas station , even though i went 350miles on a tank

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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stella2011 writes:
2008 Dodge Caliber SXT Review
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3

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Great interior space, lots of options included in model, easy to drive

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Squeaky, bouncy, not a smooth ride

stella2011
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Looks Good - Drives Ok — I bought this car as an automatic for something my teenager could learn to drive. Was impressed by how large the interior seemed. Lots of room in front and backseats and good cargo space. Like a mini SUV. The SXT has alot of options included, AC, power windows, radio controls on steering wheel. Comfortable ride on smooth roads. I do find that it is very squeaky and does not ride smoothly on roads that are not totally smooth. Acceleration is not great - car can sound like an airplane trying to take off. Warranty was pretty good - no major issues. Would not have bought the car if it did not have the extended warrantly included. Overall a decent mid-range car. NOT easy on gas. Nice looking car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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tfrench8 writes:
2008 Dodge Caliber R/T AWD Review
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the car has been good until now, I have 60,000 miles on it and the awd light has come on.

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no negatives yet

tfrench8
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Reliable And Sporty — the only dislikes are the Dodge repair shops. It's seems like you get the run around and never direct answers to your questions. The positives about the car is that it's sporty looking and the awd is great in the winter time.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Ben writes:
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4

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Performance, Drivetrain

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Build quality, Suspension

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Lots Of Fun, But Could Be Better As A Daily Driver. — The CSRT is fast as hell and always underestimated. Unfortunately it's also based on a caliber, and has the cheapest interior in all the world, The seats are comfy and grippy, but they're covered in the crappiest paper thin vinyl. It's a real love-hate car, this.

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looking4acar writes:
2008 Dodge Caliber SRT4 Review
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4

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I loved the quickness of the car

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I hated the look of the car

looking4acar
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Love/ Hate Relationship — I was very happy with my SRT loved the attention and speed ... hated the body being a hatchback wished it was a sedan instead but it got the job done no complaints on speed was the quickest 4 cyl out there

Primary Use: Family transportation

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BobbyWRX126 writes:
2008 Dodge Caliber R/T Review
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5

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Easy to fit people and other things in, great daily driver.

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Paint is not holding up as sting as i'd like

BobbyWRX126
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Perfect Daily Car To Drive — I loved the compact design, while still being able to fit people and luggage in my car. Also gets amazing gas milage for the car size that it is. And my sound system in my car is absolutely amazing! Awesome car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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René writes:
2008 Dodge Caliber SRT4 Review
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What i like about the car is the outrageous power.

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Sadlly, i rolled the car. total wreck. :(

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Buy The Car !!! — 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 to be dropped some, handling makes it great !! good in tight corners!!! With those huge front brakes and viper calipers, you've got braking whenever you need it !!! My car, since i got from an other province, i don't know how they drove it but i was always putting repairs on it! Plus, like any other calipers, everything squeaks... Interior is awesome. In the front we've got to bucket seats racing style with leather and material with the SRT4 crest on the top portion of the seat. In the back we have a three seater still with leather and material. Both very comfy but the front seats are way better. Exterior styling is exacly like the regular caliper except thats it's dropped front and back, it's got a body kit on it, the spoiler is bigger and longer, the rims are 19inch and needs 225/45/19 tires(costly). I made 32 MPG with it witch is about 8.7 litters to a 100 kilometres! Depending on my driving style, i can reach around 11L/100KM (Ewww) This car is all out amazing, i loved it!!!

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2009 Dodge Caliber Reviews

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2007 Dodge Caliber Reviews

Overall Very Good Car By Italia1246

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