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#111 of 115 Re: Used caliber? [davis22]
Mar 09, 2008 (10:38 pm)
Your post isn't very descriptive but a used 07 caliber sxt msrp 18500 wholesales for about $11000 with 14000 miles on it. Personally I would prefer to get the sxt 08 new as I want it for about 14500 or so with the lifetime powertrain warranty (doesn't xfer used). Your deal is Ok for the sxt, poor for the $16000 or less se.
There is a used 2008 Caliber priced at $12,995. Is this a good deal? Got 18000 miles on it. This is my first encounter with the caliber but I liked the way it drove. Thoughts?
#112 of 115 it's an ok car
Mar 23, 2008 (4:34 am)
03-20-08 i got a 07 R/T AWD Calibar NEW. LOADED if a Calibar can have it it's got it all but simple radio, but thats ok the sireus is cool. the seats could sit a little lower, i am 5'11" and theres not a lot of head room and there is a blind spot, but hey thats what the side mirrors are for. the price i paid was $22,236 car,tax,plates,blah blah. 20,499 was on the window. I hope that lifetime warrenty is all that they say it is. i really don't care to much about the price with a lifetime powertrain. the body will rust off before i get ride of it, in minnesota that should'nt take to long 15 years. the mileage i'm getting with the 2.4L engine is around 19 in town, and them are hard miles that i put on it. i'm shooting around 28 on the open road, thats with the temp being aournd 32F. The CVT is smooth, not sure what to think about it not a lot of miles yet, but time will tell, once again who cares lifetime powertrain!! the 18" rims are a bit over kill for such a small car, but maybe we can just call that "car bling", my wallet hurts just thinking about replacing the tires when they wear out!!!! it handles like it's on rails, thats not a problem. the ride is a bit on the rough side, that mite be cus of lack of side walls on the tires. ah but they do look cool. all the handles are in easy to reach places, not sure what they where thinking when they put that ipod holder where it is, man i place my arm there when driving down the road, i'll have to find a new place for my ipod what they have does not work for me. for a smaller car, and to have AWD and still get the mileage it does. the Calibar R/T AWD i like. i hope it stays that way. for a hackback i think it looks kinda cool too. If you pay cheap you get cheap, if you pay to much, hope you don't get cheap. so far i've got what i paid for and maybe a little more. If you don't like it why did you buy it, and do your homework next time. for a 3rd car this is a nice crossover for intown, out of town, snow and ice, get around, go down to the gas station to get milk car, my others are a 97 Grand Prix GTP and a 97 Dodge Ram diesel ex. cab one ton 4x4, got both in 98 almost new.
#114 of 115 Caliber price quote
Oct 18, 2008 (7:23 pm)
I have been searching for a decent deal on the 2008 dodge caliber. Not many of the dealers seem willing to lower their prices too much. but that's ok. I'm a patient girl.
Anywho I was just quoted a price of $14,724 not including TTL for a 2008 red SE plus, automatic 2.0L. I feel this is about as decent a price as it's going to get. It's the lowest price I've gotten so far.
Another dealer tried to get me to buy the base model SE for a total of $18600. I turned it down. I didn't like the manual windows.
Another dealer about 2 hours away from my home is willing to sell me an SXT w/24D pkg for $13999. I'd like to jump on that deal but I'm not willing to drive 2 hours each way if something goes wrong with the car or when it needs an oil change, etc.
#115 of 115 Re: Caliber price quote [joliebean]
Oct 19, 2008 (6:16 am)
You don't need to buy the car at the dealership you have it serviced at. You can have your car serviced locally even if you buy it in another state. A 2007 sxt with alloys auto and side air bags barely has a trade in value of 11000 with avg miles. This is what your 08 will be worth in a year. 14000 for a 18300 msrp caliber would be an OK deal, but wonder why you can't find a better deal on it with slow sales and all.
Drove the caliber, Small windows, blind spot on the side, cheap interior and ergonomics from hell.
Look into the 09 Nissan Versa S with power pkg, msrp 15800 for about 14300 and the exceptional 08 mazda3 auto hatchback sport, msrp 19500 and selling for about 16500 or so. Possibly the kia rio 5 auto hatch msrp 15800 if you can get it in the 12000s or thereabouts.