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May be better, but not for the price
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By demonic_celery
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2009 Dodge Caliber Wagon R/T 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Purchased a brand new R/T almost 6 months ago with leather package, sunroof, 6CD changer with 9 speakers(2 of which drop down from hatch door) and a year of sirius and a chrome package for under $20k. Getting ~28mpg. I did look at many other hatchbacks, and there are a few better out there, but you will pay a premium for a "better" new one than this. And buying new, having a LIFETIME powertain warranty, come one, VALUE. Alot of consumers don't seem to quite realize what a lifetime powertrain warranty means for value, if you take care of everything else, you can drive this for decades. I have seen the touchscreen in action for the stereo with bluetooth, and plan on upgrading to that in time.


Best Features

Lifetime Warrenty! Stereo System. Completely adjustable height and lumbar seating. Great safety rankings. Lots of storage room, quick. The metallic paint that shines brightly even when filthy, and when cleaned and chrome shined, you sometimes have to look away (I have black). Drink Storage.


Worst Features

Acceleration between 0-40. System readout, autodim mirror, and Uconnect bluetooth should be a cheaper add-on. An AWD/FWD on the fly option like other hatches. Adjustable (not just fold down) backseating.


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There are better hatches
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By himoses
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2009 Dodge Caliber Wagon SE 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I have now had the displeasure of driving the Caliber. This is not a bad car compared to garbage made in the 1980ís, but is far inferior to a lot of hatches on the market. This car drives like a brick. If you get a good deal, then I could see this being a decent commuter car if you only drive on the highway. If you like to drive, find something else. My personal affordable favorite hatches are the Hyundai Elantra Touring and the Mazda 3. This car is not in either of these carís league.


Best Features

Higher seating position on the road. Low cabin noise and decent suspension.


Worst Features

Poor acceleration. Transmission shifts roughly. Gas mileage is subpar. Very boisterous, whiney engine if you push it. Ugly car. Lots of body roll in cornering. Poor handling.


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love this car
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By monana
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2009 Dodge Caliber Wagon SXT 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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dodge needs to learn how to market their cars. tested toyota matrix and pontiac vibe. this car far superior in style, comfort, interior room and price. love it!


Best Features

interior room and comfort


Worst Features

none


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Love my new Caliber
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By northstarruthie
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2009 Dodge Caliber Wagon SXT 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I've only had this about a month but it is the first vehicle I truly love! I love sitting higher and the comfortable seats. Great ride. Gas mileage is good. Bought the lifetime warrenty so I feel safe for the long term.


Best Features

Lifetime warrenty that I purchased. Starburst orange color. Drink holders that glow at night. Lots of storage. Fold down seats for more storage space. Free Satalite radio for a year!


Worst Features

I'm not fond of the drink holder on the back seat floor. Maybe good if you have kids.


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Bargain - can't beat it
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By BOTA
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2009 Dodge Caliber Wagon SXT 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Car is great overall. Only complaint is the engine is a bit underpowered in certain circumstances. For the price - unbeatable


Best Features

Style, comfort, handling


Worst Features

Low end engine needs more power


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