2009 Dodge Caliber
There are 77 user reviews for the SXT trim shown below
- Better than EPA economy, fun to drive. I have the 1.8 with 5-speed manual.
- windshield wiper is kind of a poor design, leaves the lower part unwiped.
Great utility, fairly comfortable and nice to drive. We also have a Ponitac Vibe, the Dodge Caliber is much better riding, especially on rough roads, probably because of the larger and higher profile tires.
I like the "wagon" like back, good for hauling stuff. Mine has the satellite radio, and several neat features. We drove it from Oklahoma to Florida and back, and got 31 to 33 mpg Hwy. Around town, I usually get 25 or better. This one has 8,000 miles now.
I'm not really wild about the styling, especially from the rear, but she loves it and thinks it is "cool". My only real complaint is the windshield wiper. My wife is short, and she complains that the lower part of the windshield driver's side doesn't get wiped. Not a big deal, and I think I can fix it with a longer blade on that side.
Oh, one other thing I might change if Chrysler would ask my opinion, it is geared pretty high....3000 rpm at 70 mph. With lower revs, I bet I could get 36 or 38 mpg. I wonder what the final ratio is on the 6-speed?
Over all, great ride for the money!
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