2009 Dodge Caliber Owner Reviews & Problems
Reviews For Dodge Caliber
Cool features, fun and reliable!
My car gets great gas mileage. It has cool features such as a built in cooler that holds 4 bottles, tailgating speakers, satellite radio, and 6 disc CD player. The back seats last down easily allowing me to haul small furniture. There is a transmission overheat issue that can arise in these cars but I have learned out can be prevented by driving easy. By that I mean don't "gun it" or quickly accelerate and be consistent with speed. I have had to replace the alternator twice as well. Other than that it has been reliable and fun. I have saved a lot of gas money with this car and taken many trips. If I could do it over I would purchase it again.
Great design in style and size, but extremely poor built of engine.
Overall, I love the size of the car and the hatch back feature. I used this car during the second half of college and it was very helpful when I moved every year. The back seats fold down and create lots of space. However, similar to my past experience with other Dodge vehicles, they fall apart quickly. Within the first year, my alternator failed and now I am having problems with multiple sensors going off such as tire pressure and brake. I have had multiple mechanics look at it, and no one ever find anything wrong with the brakes. It is preventing me from passing a vehicle inspection to get a new license plate in North Carolina.
It is reliable and safe. . . Always.
My car is nine years old, so there have been typical repairs needed: air conditioning, suspension, etc. It has been a very reliable car. It is comfortable for its size and class. My favorite feature is the glove compartment set up to receive cold air from the air conditioning. You can put drinks in it and your sodas will be kept cool. If you perform routine maintenance, then you could have a reliable, cost-effective car for years to come. The cars’ body design is classic. I have enjoyed this car. I would buy a new one if Dodge had continued to make them. I would recommend this as a good car to get to work and back.
All about Dodge caliber: the awesome vehicle.
Very reliable, great and comfortable seats. Car is white looks like new and well taken care of, it works perfectly, has rarely been taken to the mechanic and has not given me much trouble if any. Keys are modern and has battery. I do not have to spend much on gas on weekly basis. Has a window on roof that opens by pushing some bottoms. It locks automatically after 2 or 3 minutes of starting it. Passenger side have no key knob, only the driver side does. About 6 people can fit in the car.
2009 Dodge Caliber SXT Best music sound crossover car
I have a dodge caliber SXT from 2009 , i bought this as a used car with 19,876 miles back in 2012 , now in 2018 with constant use and used daily i have had no problems with transmission or motor wise what i have had problems with is the ABS sensor and the ABS sensor light from the back left wheel . i love the way music sounds my radio is the touch screen one and any other problems have not been present in the time of used .
Good basic transportation vehicle.
One thing that gripes me about my vehicle and all the others out now is not having a vent window. My next pet peeve is the gas cap. It is made of plastic and it is wearing out. Can no longer get a good seal and consequently the engine light shows all the time. As to performance, reliability and comfort they are good. The features I do have are just standard options that are included such as power windows, door locks, etc.
Excellent 2008 Dodge caliber.
The 2009 Dodge caliber is an excellent small car for a high school or college student. It has great gas mileage, lots of cargo space, and the physical looks are nice. It drives very smoothly, turns excellent and very reliable. On the interior, the seats are very comfy and provides good back support for long drives. The exterior has a great design as well. I really like the trunk area because of the large space.
Caliber is shockingly roomy for its quaint size.
My Caliber is a perfect size and I love the hatchback. It is the perfect car for a grocery run and is a great reliable little car. It feels roomy inside without having the bulk of other hatchback vehicles. It gets decent gas mileage and has only had minor maintenance issues. It does not ride as smooth as other vehicles I have owned, but I believe that stems from shock and strut issues it has.
Great on gas, great car even if going long distances.
Dodge caliber is a great car, it has its problems like any other car but runs great. It's good on gas. Only problem we've had so far is a piece of the window frame broke and it is an expensive fix, can't just get the one piece replaced have to buy whole door frame. Also sensors in tires makes it pretty expensive when having to get new tires. Other than that, it's a great car.
There are design flaws that could lead to expensive repairs.
My Dodge caliber gets great gas mileage. It has had electrical problems because the car design left wiring exposed to the elements. The engine cradle is rusted through because of another design flaw were the ac drains right on top of the cradle. The turn radius and handling are decent, but my acceleration leaves something to be desired. The acceleration is quite slow.