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#66 of 115 Re: Dodge Caliber: Prices Paid & Buying Experiences [kirstie_h]
Aug 25, 2006 (4:50 pm)
Silver caliber sxt w cvt, A/c, cruise, fog lights, package 24d, chrome grille accent, 17 in wheels, touring suspension, has silver dash, gray cloth seats, power windows, power locks. price $17800. Paid too much, disappointed in fuel economy.
#67 of 115 Re: CALIBER ORDERED [jmech]
Aug 30, 2006 (5:42 pm)
Just another update. Ordered 6/12/06, factory confirmed order on 6/16/06 and has been in D staus ever since. Still no build date or ship date. Chrysler keeps saying "it is in production with a firm build date" but nobody seems to know what that date is. I suspect it is it is so they can change it if they want.
The wait continues.....
#68 of 115 Re: Prices? [caliber_hmmm]
Aug 31, 2006 (1:20 pm)
Picked it up today - absolutely love it!
#69 of 115 New SXT Price Paid Here 9/25/06
Sep 27, 2006 (6:22 am)
Tampa Bay Florida....2007 Marine Blue SXT, Musicgate/BA/Sirius, Power, cruise, CVT/VVT, 24D pkg, Grey cloth seats (no inserts), ABS, All SRS Bags, 17" wheels, fog lamps, alarm/security group...$19,500 Out the Door ($17,863 plus TTTL). Added extended Warranty to 85000 miles for about $1700 more than that. Have yet to do a MPG calc. as I'm still on the first tank. Great little car IMO, my kids love it, hauls all my gear, golf clubs, etc.......
#70 of 115 Re: New SXT Price Paid Here 9/25/06 [bluesxt]
Sep 30, 2006 (7:57 am)
Ordered SXT on 7-14-06 and just picked up last night 9-29-06. LOVE the car-Sunburst Orange, package 24E, Auto/ABS/Driver Convenience group/Security Alarm/Sunroof/Sport Appearance group w/color inserts/Fogs. 19,670 but paid invoice because the dealer said the car I wanted originally through their website was there, but was sold when I arrived-it was a 30 mile trip to this dealer, and they also gave me a red Caliber loaner until my vehicle came in.
2 issues, cosmetically:
1: NO Chrome Grill as advertised.
2: NO FLOOR MATS-I was not aware that is was NOT a standard feature as I had read. I too reserched this vehicle extensively and was really FLOORED when I found out "Floor Mats" were not on my window sticker.
Put in a call to their Customer service to straighten out. Awaiting their response.
Other than that, I just love the car and its style; good gas mileage so far. I had the luxury of driving their loaner with the same engine, so I knew how it was going to be when I received my own.
#71 of 115 Re: New SXT Price Paid Here 9/25/06 [calibergal]
Sep 30, 2006 (8:24 am)
Hi, I have black SXT 2.0L CVT,security and speed control and
also think Caliber is great vehicle for the bucks paid.
It's been quite a while now but the 24E doesn't come with
the chrome grill only the SXT 24D package,however the basic
floor mats are supposed to be included,keep after them
or ask for a discount on the slush mats for their well
worth it as the fit better and really needed for those
Good luck and welcome to the Caliber club.
#72 of 115 Re: New SXT Price Paid Here 9/25/06 [bigtsr]
Sep 30, 2006 (1:31 pm)
Hi, and thank you, I really enjoy reading about other's experiences with this car.
I was not aware of the chrome grill only on the 24D package-thanks for the info!
As for the mats, I got the call back and they are going to order me the mats! Did not get even the "basic" ones.
I think they changed their tune because I still have to fill out their customer survey.
Now I have to go return the universal one's I bought!
As for the car's mileage I have been reading here, when I had the loaner, it had 858 miles on it-I added almost 500 more in the time I had it-filled it only once-and got 268 miles on it before the chime went on. And that was mostly city driving with a lot of stop and go. True, it's a new engine and all, but still, I found the mileage very good.
#73 of 115 Re: CALIBER ORDERED [jmech]
Oct 11, 2006 (7:26 pm)
We ordered a RT AWD on June 14th and we still have no idea when or if we will ever get the car. My dealer Megee Motors in Georgetown DE told us 4 to 6 weeks and now it is almost 4 months. Chrysler told me if I gave them a VON # they would tell me when it was scheduled to be made. I gave them the order # and the VIN # and still have no idea. I have always had Chrysler products but this experience might cause me to end my loyality to them as I feel they have no concern for their customers.
#74 of 115 Re: New SXT Price Paid Here 9/25/06 [bigtsr]
Oct 14, 2006 (9:18 pm)
Here's the update:
The Dealer is not budging on giving me the car mats nor the chrome grille. I ordered this car when the brochure was current, including the floor mats and chrome grille. They have made changes since, and somewhere in the middle of the 11 weeks I waited for the car, they made the floor mats a $30 option.
I think it's pretty petty for a dealer not to give you floor mats all things considered-for 19 grand, and at least trying to make me a happy customer, you thought I was asking for a new engine or something.
At any rate, I contacted Chrysler's CS and they gave me an incident number and told me to buy the floor mats at a Dodge dealer (I will NOT go back to the one I purchased my car from), and fax the bill to them and they will reimburse me with a check in the mail.
They are still looking into the Chrome grille issue. At the time of the order, the brochure had all the info stating the SXT Sport comes with the chrome grille and the floor mats as standard equipment on all trims except the SE.
I am hoping this gets resolved soon.
#75 of 115 Press Request
by KarenS HOST
Oct 18, 2006 (10:57 am)
A reporter from a large daily newspaper is looking to speak to women who are current Dodge Caliber or Compass drivers. The reporter would like to discuss why you purchased the vehicle. Please provide your daytime contact info to ctalatiedmunds.com no later than Wednesday, October 18, 2006.