Last post on Oct 14, 2012 at 7:42 PM
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Dodge Caliber, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Wagon
#218 of 227 Re: Significant MPG Improvement [wheelman]
Apr 21, 2009 (7:32 pm)
Total disagreement on two things.
Synthetic oil is overrated. The minute amount you'll gain in mileage will be countered with the price of the stuff. At best, it's a complete wash.
DO NOT GO BY THE TIRE MANUFACTURER'S PSI. This is not smart. Fill them to "firmer" and you will wear them out faster. There is a reason to follow the car maker's recommendation and it's called safety. The vehicle was designed for tires to be filled to a certain PSI for handling, braking and ride.
I've been in the auto industry for fifteen years and you ALWAYS go by the "book" when it comes to tire PSIs.
#219 of 227 Re: Dodge Caliber: MPG-Real World Numbers [pf_flyer]
May 07, 2009 (4:29 pm)
I have passed 25K on '07 SXT. Milage poor until passed 8K, then improved to 20/30 city/hwy.
#220 of 227 Seems to improve with time/milage
Jun 09, 2009 (4:38 pm)
I filled up today with 503 kilometers on the trip odo since last
fillup tank guage was still showing 1/4 left ( I know that's not
how to determine mpg/liters per 100 km).It took 40.922 liters
to auto shutoff,worked out doing the math that's 28.9 US or
8.151 L/100kms/34.65 mpg CAN.All under city driving conditions
with max speed of 90 km/hr.
I use Shell 87 exclusively Mopar oil and filter on my SXT 2.0/CVT
which is 3 yrs old and 39,000 kms on the odo.
#221 of 227 Re: Seems to improve with time/milage [bigtsr]
Jun 09, 2009 (6:10 pm)
Good fuel economy under city conditions in a vehicle of very useful size!
#222 of 227 Re: How to Determine your True Miles Per Gallon [lexan1965]
Apr 13, 2010 (5:56 am)
My 2007 has about 74,000 miles on it and going strong. Most of my driving is to and from work on I-95 70-75 mph. When in town I leave the traffic lights with a light touch on th gas pedal. I average 28-30 mpg.
I'm happy with the car.
Jun 02, 2010 (8:18 pm)
We have a 2009 caliber se and we drove 1729 miles from Las Vegas to Wisconsin we drove 26 and a half hours at 70 to 80mph and spent $350 round trip om gas.. love the car it has 19000miles no problems... great reliable car and if you own a previous dodge you get a loyalty discount my gf had a 05 neon and got 6000 off the price so in the end we paid $13,000 for a 09 caliber instead of the 23,000
Aug 17, 2012 (10:33 am)
I have a 2008 caliber sxt this spring it failed inspection because it needed ball joints and tie rod ends. it only had 68,500 km, I am wondering if anyone else has had the same kind of problems... I also ended up going to the dealership and I had to put rods and things on the back end too... not sure of the right name... I really love my caliber, it is nice and high for getting in and out of and also handles well... wondering if anyone is having any other troubles as well.. thanks
#226 of 227 Re: front end troubles [debscaliber]
Aug 17, 2012 (11:42 am)
I had a 2007 which went though 2 sets of suspension bushings at both ends plus tie rod ends. I am glad I had an extended warranty. I kept the car until it reached 60,000 miles and traded it in for a 2010 Dodge Avenger. Never had problems with the suspension on the Avenger.
Just bought a 2012 Avenger.
I am told that the Avenger has a different suspension so could explain things.
I liked the Caliber otherwise. The Caliber was very reliable as is the Avenger I have now.
#227 of 227 gas mileage
Oct 14, 2012 (7:42 pm)
A tank lasts about 100 miles city for me.