2008 Dodge Caliber User Reviews

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    2008 Dodge Caliber Review
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    I LOVED my Dodge Caliber. It had a great sound system, headrests kind of sucked, but it had some power behind it and made my road trips very comfortable. It was definitely a great upgrade from my last car, and Im sad I only had it for three months before someone backed into it and totaled it. I plan on replacing it with another Caliber, I liked the car so much.
    Power Ranked 1991 Jeep Cherokee worse.
    "The engine was a lot stronger in general, my Jeep has a hard time going up hill and staying at a decent speed, it only liked to go 45MPH, anything above that was a struggle. The Caliber on the other hand was very easy to drive and it had no problems going as fast as you like, but a CVT engine is really weird if youve never driven one before."
    Value Ranked 1991 Jeep Cherokee worse.
    "Everything, basically. Ive heard you can get Calibers in AWD, but I have yet to come across one on the market. Aside from my many days missed offroading, Ive found the Caliber to be much more practical, getting greater MPG and having a nicer sound system, as well as more comfortable seating arrangements for passengers. And cup holders, which I never took to be a luxury item until I didnt have them."
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    2008 Dodge Caliber SXT Review
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    35

    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

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

    Cons: 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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    2008 Dodge Caliber SE Review
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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

    Pros: Good gas mileage and roomy seat area.

    Cons: 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.

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    2008 Dodge Caliber SXT Review
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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

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

    Cons: not a lot of giddy-up

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    2008 Dodge Caliber SRT4 Review
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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

    Pros: this car has 285 hp and still gets 30 + mpg

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

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    2008 Dodge Caliber SXT Review
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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

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

    Cons: Squeaky, bouncy, not a smooth ride

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    2008 Dodge Caliber R/T AWD Review
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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

    Pros: the car has been good until now, I have 60,000 miles on it and the awd light has come on.

    Cons: no negatives yet

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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.

    Pros: Performance, Drivetrain

    Cons: Build quality, Suspension

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    2008 Dodge Caliber SRT4 Review
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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

    Pros: I loved the quickness of the car

    Cons: I hated the look of the car

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    2008 Dodge Caliber R/T Review
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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

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

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

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2011 Dodge Caliber Reviews

    Sport, Compact, Great For The Price By mamandrade

    I enjoy driving this car around town, great on gas, easy to park, shift on the fly when you need a little more power, comfy seats, I am a short gal, the seat and mirror adjustments fit me good. It is ... Read More

    Great For A Family By KittyKat2203

    I liked the gas consumption, the fact that all of use fit in it. I did not like how the front seats are close together, or how when driving up some hills it feels like I have no power what so ever. th... Read More

    2010 Dodge Caliber Reviews

    The Funnest Car That I Have Owned! By Jena

    There seems to be a problem with the brakes lasting as well as a lot of noise from outside the car while driving. This makes it somewhat hard to hear when you are on the phone. But it handles wonderfu... Read More

    Minimal Expectations Required By Ant1977

    This vehicle has a bit of zip, plenty of storage room, and massive style. The road noise destroys any comfort given in the aesthetics. Driving this vehicle could be fun, if the suspension was upgrad... Read More

    2009 Dodge Caliber Reviews

    Great Car For Around Town And Safety And Visibility' By DodgeExpress

    Handled great and was fun to drive. The improved tires added better handling in rain and especially snow. It was easy to park and had great visibility. With the fold down seats it can handle most h... Read More

    Great Commuter By GFox

    I bought this car originally to travel for work and less than a month later was given a company vehicle. The car sat for a year until my wife got pregnant and had to give up her 2-door Accord in lieu... Read More

    2007 Dodge Caliber Reviews

    Really Good, No Complaints. By bofimpact

    I love this car. The leg room is outstanding for a compact. the seats fold down for storage that is roomy, the CVT transmition makes it fuel efficient, and the stereo system in it stock is fantastic. ... Read More

    Overall Very Good Car By Italia1246

    Bought car used and has been great. Had some front issues with ball joints, but once replaced everything has been great. Very cheap to repair and no major issues. Overall like the car and good value f... Read More

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