2008 Dodge Caliber User Reviews

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    2008 Dodge Caliber SRT4Review
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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!!!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: What i like about the car is the outrageous power.

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

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    Decent-it'll Work For Now, But Can't Wait For It To Be My Turn For A Project Car. — Purchased in order to have a "new" vehicle to avoid endless maintenance on an old Dodge Minivan. This fit the bill and my 6'1" child fit in the front seat just fine (back seat room requires front seat be scooted up to make kneeroom. Looks zippy but doesn't get-up-and-go as well as a car of it's size should as a result of the CVT (see "Cons" category). It'll do...until I can get my Ramcharger.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Good to/from car, can hold TONS of groceries, especially with the fold-down seat.  Got a 10-speed in it once.

    Cons: HATE HATE HATE the CVT!!!  When I step on the pedal I want to MOVE!

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    2008 Dodge Caliber SXTReview
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    I Like It And Would Like To Upgrade To An Srt-4 — For a family vehicle this sports wagon has a lot a pep to it. for its size it has very good acceleration(except on Max AC output) especially from 60-80. the design is pretty good except the seem to develop a loud fuel injector tap around 50-60k. and i dread taking it half apart when i need an alternator. one of my favorite features is the drink cooler in the glove box, as long as the a/c is on it is working it may not make a warm drink cold but it will keep a cold one icy for a few hours

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Attractive looking family car

    Cons: Larger blind spots

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    2008 Dodge Caliber SXTReview
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    Nice For Everyday — Decent looking car but would look nicer with tinted windows; Interior is cheap quality; Handles well; Good gas mileage; Surprisingly roomy hatch area-packed quite a lot for vacation; Above average sound system, decent bass; Good headlighting; Body panels are thin and easily dented; Poor saftey ratings

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Decent gas mileage; nice sound system

    Cons: safety ratings

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    2008 Dodge Caliber R/T AWDReview
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    A Car I Wouldn't Mind Keeping For A Bit — i love my cal, but not in love with it. used to trucks n jeeps. it is semi auto n it has good mileage. n it has a mini fridge which makes people jealous. it holds its own on the road. proudof the thing =}

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: handles well on long rides

    Cons: small so people have a thing for tailgating

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    2008 Dodge Caliber SRT4Review
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    Ex-caliber — This is has all the good features of a caliber, but performs nothing like a normal one. The second the turbo spools up, you just take off like a jet. Smooth acceleration, and there is a lot of acceleration! Good times, very reliable, good on gas (30mpg including "spirited" driving), household receptacle, loads of storage space in the hatchback, not to mention the hood scoops, agressive body kit, 3" exhaust, 19" rims, sport leather bucket seats. The 6-speed manual transmission, and 300hp engine helps too :) Overall, the best car I've ever owned!

    Pros: Turbo Power :) 0-60 in 5.5 sec

    Cons: not much

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    2008 Dodge Caliber SEReview
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    Great Value With The Otional Extras You're Looking For. — Besides losing a letter on my emblem and some slow acceleration at times, it's right on the Money. With all the extras for this SE Trim it has all I need. Anything from the Chill zone or to the sliding center council. Also illuminated Cup Holders, it has my eye on it to keep. Chrysler really made this a good range vehicle for the youth and then some. •Performance - Acceleration-Pretty good for 4 Cylinders, braking, handling •Build Quality - The construction gives it one of the best ratings -keeps it strong thanks to anti-lock brakes. For safety with plenty of airbags for everyone. Besides the "I" falling off the Word of the Caliber, no problems yet to report. •Appearance - As the saying follows, "It's anything but cute. •Cost of Ownership - Average costs. (Oil Changes and Tire rotations.) •Fun Factor - Great hatchback to get you to where you need with extras to entertain you and your friends and/or your family.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: If you're looking for a great mileage vehicle for both to get to work and road trips with plenty of extras, check out what these cars have to offer.

    Cons: Besides plastics for a signature of the inside, I've got nothing. Owning one of these at 20 years old leaves me nothing to complain about.

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    2008 Dodge Caliber SXTReview
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    Caliber Of Its Own — one of the best cars I have ever had! If you want a ferrari this is not the car for you. More of a slow crusier type car, does have a bit of wind noise @ high speeds but other than that the only pain has been the CD player playing up. Service & purchase costs are excellent in the UK just gutted that Dodge can not produce enough & have lost interest in the UK market. Our loss! :-(

    Pros: Looks & Function

    Cons: CD Player & paint finish

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    2008 Dodge Caliber SXTReview
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    Freaking Awesome. I Love My Puck. —

    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 could scorch the sun. Nothing broken, worn off, sound system is still excellent, way better than most stock stereos. Seats, carpet, and all rubber and plastic have been durable and stain-resistant, when clean the interior looks brand new. Outside, too; I have the brilliant black pearl paint and it's still very glossy and deep, all chrome intact, no rubber seals worn or leaking, and I have a sunroof I open and close daily. Still getting over 30 mpg on the freeway, about 26 in town, I have the 1.8 liter four-cylinder engine and it's a little underpowered on steep, long inclines, but has plenty of get-up-and-go in traffic under normal conditions. Does great in the snow and ice, too. I get oil changes every 3,000 miles or so (whenever the sensor insists) and so far nothing has gone wrong at all (one drive-shaft issue at 3,000 miles, covered by warranty and fixed by my awesome dealership). I love this car more than I can say, handy cargo spaces (fits a full-size bike with back seat down!) and collapsible front seat, neat cooler built in the glove compartment, exterior is tough and pretty. I special ordered and paid $18,500 for this car and will have it paid off in December (3 year financing with no interest and a $2k down payment) and I will drive this Dodge until it will go no further. I love it, absolutely no complaints.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: FUN, hot, plenty of cargo space, excellent sound system, great gas mileage.

    Cons: None.

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    2008 Dodge CaliberReview
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    Caliber Is Ok — Too expensive for what it is! Dints too easily and the tail lights mysteriously cracked. Gas hog! Handles fine, not the most fun car in the world, but it's safe for families. Could be more spacious, but like the 2/3 folding seats.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: 6 disc CD changer

    Cons: Boring interior

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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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