2008 Dodge Caliber Owner Reviews & Problems
Reviews For Dodge Caliber
Great car if you never leave the driveway.
This is a very cute car and is perfect if you live in northern Canada, Alaska or any location where the temperature never tops 70 degrees. It runs great all winter but as soon as it gets warm, the transmission overheats. This car is built with a contained transmission system and has a transmission cooler that is part of the a/c system. We replaced the transmission cooler twice and the transmission once. Nothing helps. We were finally told that the car was badly designed. In the summer the transmission overheats and you hear a whining noise and the car basically shuts down. I have been stranded along the highway more times than I care to count. After 30 minutes of "rest" you can drive it again. This happens if you drive it over 70 mph, over 70 degree temp or over 1 hour in duration. I am paying a huge monthly payment on a car I can barely drive.
Dodge caliber style very sporty has a lot of power great sounding stalked system.
My caliber is automatic but also standard which is a plus especially when it comes to gas mileage. The bad thing about it is your transmission can go out faster. Also to even check your tranny fluid you have to go to a dealership to get done. This vehicle was basically built to be taken into a dealership and spend bunch of bucks if anything goes wrong. The drive of the car is great but also can be bad if for any reason tires are low or you hit the curb it throws your whole balance off. Which then you will go through tires like the Indy 500. The system is great especially stalked speakers and then it also has speakers in the trunk that flips out for like a tailgate party. Very spacious also has a cooler in the glove box that keeps all your goodies cold.
Loving my Dodge Caliber and the way it loves me back.
I really cannot say I have had any major problems with my car. I basically had wanted this make and model for quite some time. Finally I got one and really enjoy driving it. I have had this car for a few years now and have gotten tires, brakes and oil changes. The car is very comfortable and forms my back well. My son picks on me saying how ugly it is, but I think I defend my car well. It is lightweight so getting up snow filled driveways and hills can and are challenging. I have hit a deer with the front end and the deer ran off and I just needed a new radiator. I truly do not have any major complaints. I enjoy driving my car.
Dodge Caliber: a very reliable first car.
My 2008 Dodge Caliber is a very reliable vehicle. It has been in the family for 10 years, starting as our only family car and now it is mine personally. I cannot complain with this vehicle. The upkeep is relatively easy and no major repairs or modifications have had to be made, aside from regular maintenance. It is not the most spacious car, but it is perfect for me to go about my everyday life. Also, the hatchback style makes it stand out slightly, though not too much, from most other common sedans. This is a very dependable car that I will continue to use until it will drive no more.
Reliable car, good mileage, comfortable.
The caliber was one of Dodge's first modern offerings in Europe and in Asian markets such as japan and Singapore, as it established new distribution channels there. It was also introduced in china in 2008 as Dodge's second modern vehicle offering in that market. Dodge vehicles were last officially sold in china during the world war ii era. The introduction of the caliber had marked the return of the Dodge brand to Australia since the early 1970s.
Do not waste money on gas.
This is the best vehicle for an old person or even a young one is small car and really good on gas. With $30 dollars the gas tank is full. Of course all depends in the price of the gas but is no more than that. I do not recommend this car if you have a baby because between the stroller and the car seat you will not have any more space. But like I said if you are driving long distance for work this is the best car on gas.
Very low maintenance. After 8 years of ownership the original battery had to be replaced!
This is the best vehicle I have driven in my 30 years of driving! I have always been scared out of my wits driving in the wintertime but since I've owned this Caliber I actually feel safe driving in the winter. Also my Dodge Caliber has Low maintenance like you wouldn't believe! I've just been so happy I don't want to get rid of it! Nine years and counting owner of my Dodge Caliber!
Dodge Caliber: glove box cooler is not useful.
The car is a fine vehicle. It performs well, I have taken it out on back roads that were in bad condition. It did very well. The cooler in the glove box is kind of obsolete. I do not use it very much. I would rather have heated or cooled cup holders. I think that would be more useful. I also wish I had the seat warmer, because I live in a cold climate.
10 Years and still going strong for a caliber.
Couple of issues runs rough but nothing wrong and tries to die in winter time. Had to change battery cables new belt leaky back light fills up with water in winter live the seats it has worn well 10 years is older for a car but she does great. Not to much other that oil changes and time ups brakes took a while for them to get right squeaked a lot.
Even after 10 years of usage the car still runs as good as when I brought it. Only have to do regular maintenance and replace parts whenever they go bad.
For like, it has space, an AC port along with a cigar port, a good engine that had last with minor issues, and pretty good with the fuel mileage. For bad, it is only a 4-cylinder engine so speed is a little slow, the plastic covering on top of the car are wearing out and I need to either replace or use glue to not sheer from the car.