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Old 03-16-2015, 05:47 PM   #1
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Default New to caliber, what do i need to know??????

i have been offered a 2008 dodge caliber, 2.0, 121,000 miles for $4500.
Is it a good deal? Are there any common problems that i should look out for?
Does any body have any experience with these cars?
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i posted this in the caliber forum but i got no help. Yall have always been able to help me with my f150 so i thought it was woth a shot asking here.

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I was gonna tell you to go to the right forum, but looks like you already did!

it certainly wouldn't be my first choice for a used car, but
- if the price is right for the year / condition
- maintenance is up-to-date
- all the exterior / interior is in good condition

why not?

I think I can already spot a few dings on it, so if you don't really like the car, I would hold off for something you do like. I'm sure there are plenty of options at / around the same price.
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I was "forced" to drive a caliber when my charger was in for repairs. I can describe it in one word, terrible. It had poor handling, no power (despite loud engine noise) and looked/felt cheaply made.

As for common problems, its a dodge, so yes. Seriously though, dodge typically goes cheap with brakes and suspension components. I only got 30,000km on my OEM charger brakes.

If you are looking for a small hatchback, try a mazda 3 with the 2.3l.
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I like Dodge/chrysler cars (Have a 200, had a minivan until a deer totaled it, will be getting another van in a couple months)

That being said, there is no way in hades you could sell me a caliber. It's a warmed over Neon platform with boxy bodywork.
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