2007 Dodge Caliber Consumer Review: COSTS a lot to maintain

2007 Dodge Caliber - Consumer Review

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R/T Wagon (2.4L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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COSTS a lot to maintain
By Tron on


2007 Dodge Caliber R/T 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


I love this car - fun to drive, great fuel economy, and I can even fit my 9 ft surf board in it. However - it's expensive to maintain. I just hit the 60,000 mile mark and because the Caliber has a variable transmission it takes, "a special kind of transmission fluid" and has to be done at the dealership. So the 60,000 service is going to cost over $650. I also just replaced the tires and since the Caliber has an odd tire size (lower profile) there are only a few tire manufactures who make that size and I spent over $900 on new tires. I do plan to keep the car for awhile - I just wasn't expecting such large chunks of money going out for routine maintenance on non-luxury vehicle.

Best Features

Fun to drive, hatchback allows for large items to be carted around, great fuel economy, comfortable.

Worst Features

should not be so expensive to maintain.
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By arik_staley
on 03/11/11 20:26 PM (PST)

Yeah I know what you mean about the tires, I just had to get mine replaced, but, may be to late, but thes are the tires I got for mine then I went to a Napa auto parts the installed them for $44 so it costed me about $600,

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By kb2005
on 03/23/11 13:17 PM (PDT)

It sounds like you're getting ripped off. I took my 07 Caliber to my normal mechanic for the 60K maintenance. He had order the CVT fluid from the dealership, but the whole thing only cost me $350. As for the tires, I've never paid over $400 for all 4. I buy mine at Costco. The dealerships what you to think you HAVE to go to them! Good luck!

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