Last post on Sep 16, 2009 at 12:39 AM
You are in the Dodge Caliber
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Dodge Caliber, Wagon
#1626 of 1634 Re: [mprobelski]
Jun 05, 2009 (3:54 am)
I live in Michigan and that is a common problem when driving in deep snow. The snow gets caught in the wheels and gets lodged there. I have two minivans with FWD and it happens as well as a Chevy Blazer and Honda Accord. It happens with any vehicle when driving through harder packed snow.
#1627 of 1634 2010 Caliber Interior
Sep 02, 2009 (4:50 am)
Has anyone checked out the new 2010 interior available in the 2010 Caliber?
There seems to be little life in this particular forum.
What's up with that?
#1628 of 1634 Re: 2010 Caliber Interior [aladdinsane]
Sep 02, 2009 (8:42 am)
Some early buyers had problems with their Calibers (I had a couple) and Chrysler was being so tight with their warranty money that the dealers wouldn't fix stuff unless your car just plain wouldn't run - that was my experience at least. They'd just stall. That took the wind out of the sails of the early fan base like CaliberChic etc. Then Chrysler went bankrupt.
The Caliber is actually a great design. If it were made and backed by Toyota, I'd buy another in an instant. There's nothing out there with equivalent sizing, you can actually carry people in the back seat and still get good acceleration and gas mileage.
Given that I ran my Caliber up to 25,000 miles before trading it in, vs. 6,000 miles on most of my other short ownership cars, it had to have something appealing about it. But Dodge blew the marketing momentum by not taking care of their early adopters.
I'm glad to see Chrysler is refreshing the interior.
BTW Caliber was one of the top sellers during C4C.
#1629 of 1634 Re: 2010 Caliber Interior [micweb]
Sep 02, 2009 (5:39 pm)
What you say only confirms how leery I am with purchasing a 2010 Caliber...Why? It's not the vehicle itself...I'm pretty sure the Caliber is NOT a bad machine to own and with the interior improvements implemented by Chrysler for the new model year that may help the Caliber gain attention to itself in a positive way, finally. The problem? Chysler itself. With all the rhubarb this automaker's been going through I'm not sure I'd be willing to go with a manufacturer that treats its customers so poorly in the event of a warranty situation, or whatever. See? The lifetime powertain warranty they had is now kaput. I feel the company is now in freefall, so to speak.
Bottom line: the Caliber may be on it's road to recovery, but the company behind it is a mess...I'm still doubtful, but I DO agree the machine is worth it, no matter how many put it down for being junk.
#1630 of 1634 Re: 2010 Caliber Interior [aladdinsane]
Sep 03, 2009 (10:00 am)
My SXT is now over 3 yrs old and other then my free oil/filter changes
and a software update in '06 the only other reason it's been in the
dealership was for new tierod ends.I believe the tierod ends are due
to our crappy roads and my penchant for formula 1 driving on expressway
Having said that my dealership (independant) always treats me well
while not like a long lost son.I have dealt with them since '84 with new cars every
3-4 yrs and while having differences of opinion we treat each other with
respect and what my grandaughters call inside voices.lol
I think Chrysler is plagued with incompetent/poor dealerships thru out
the system,if your not happy with one try another it may be worth
the extra miles to be hassle free.
Over the years I have had many parts/adjustments done all hassle free
that's why I keep buying cars from the same dealer and all my cars
up to the time I retired in 2000 were used for business at abt 40-50000
kilometrs per year.
#1631 of 1634 Re: 2010 Caliber Interior [bigtsr]
Sep 03, 2009 (6:34 pm)
I have an 08 se and have been trouble free just have 28,000 kms on it . Just love the car before that had an 07 sxt and it was good until I wrote if off. But one of the safest cars I have ever owned. Very reliable and just had the integrated Ipod accessorie added to it works excellent. I also put on the Mopar Performance dual cat back exhaust system on it and the milage is even better than before. So I am very happy with my car.
#1632 of 1634 Re: 2010 Caliber Interior [aladdinsane]
Sep 07, 2009 (11:30 pm)
Nothing to do WITH the 2010-- I've got a 2008 AWD, RT-- but, the, RECENT
SMALLER THAN USUAL number of posts to this forum with AMERICAN cars
is due to the economy which is-- in part-- BECAUSE of the infatuation with
While I happen to LOVE Chinese- and Thai-food, I hate Sushi and most
OTHER Japanese and Korean made merchandise.
I happen to actually ENJOY being A-M-E-R-I-C-A-N-- despite living in a re-
mote European location [volcano in backyard]. My WWII-veteran father would
probably roll over in his grave if he knew my last car was German/ Japanese/
American: a Dahmler-Chrysler with a Mitsubishi motor.
Well, anyway, I'm not certain WHO the co-owner/owner of Chrysler is now, but I
REALLY, REALLY, REALLY like my car. I treat my car better than my cat, and
nearly as well as my wife. I'll always buy AMERICAN cars-- let the Japanese
Read any of my previous posts to see HOW much I love MY car.
Did they ever fix the problem with seeing OVER the back seats in subsequent
year models? THAT is the only problem-- which I OVERLOOK by keeping the
back seats DOWN!-- as I "SEE" it!
#1633 of 1634 Re: 2010 Caliber Interior [77mac77]
Sep 11, 2009 (3:50 pm)
I agree 100% but having said that facts are that there are 4 kinds
of car owners that post to forums:
1-people with real problems looking/needing help.
2-people who suffers buyers regret and any shortcoming percieved or real
4-real car enthusiasts who are more than appliance operaters and
enjoy exchanging ideals and helping the people with real problems.
I like to think I fall in #4 but then again I have only 3 things to keep
me busy my car,honeydolist and surfing the net.
#1634 of 1634 Re: 2010 Caliber Interior [bigtsr]
Sep 16, 2009 (12:39 am)
I bought one of the first '07 Caliber SXT's sold in my area (Southern Indiana) and have been very pleased with the car so far. I've had it for 3.5 yrs. , had a flash update for emissions, and had the computer re-flashed for the stalling issue. Other than buying one set of tires for it that's it! I have 98K miles on the car now and am planning on replacing the drive belt and plugs at 100K. It's too bad a lot of Caliber owners got stuck with a lot of issues that new cars should not have. I guess I was fortunate enough to get a good one!