2010 Dodge Caliber

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2010 Dodge Caliber
2010 Dodge Caliber
The Dodge Caliber offers a solid 31 MPG on the highway and starts for less than $17,000. This compact hatchback is a very nice crossover model that offers many different features and options. There are 4 different trim models to choose from and each offers a variation of the same 4 cylinder DOHC 2.0 liter engine. You can opt for the 5 speed manual or the continuously variable automated transmission. The only complaints about the Caliber come in the low end material and design used on the vehicles interior. There have been some problems with the seats and other interior parts coming apart before their time. Another let down is that the high end SRT4 is no longer being sold, so you will only be able to choose from the standard motors.

For any buyer looking for a crossover model that looks great and is priced to move, the Dodge Caliber is an excellent deal and should be considered. If you are you are not trying to pinch pennies there are stronger crossovers out there.
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If I had a working means of time travel, I'd set the machine to 2004 and loan it to Chrysler's engineers. That was the point when Chrysler (er, DaimlerChrysler) decided to end the collaboration with Mitsubishi on what would become both automakers' next generation of small cars.
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I can't wait until Chrysler's small and mid-size cars are based on Fiat products. It's hard to think of a compact car that's not better than the Caliber. This test car in particular is loaded to the gills, ringing the cash register at a whopping $26K. Sure, it comes with lots of nice features like navigation, heated leather seats, a sunroof, and a kickin' stereo, but I'd gladly give up those niceties to get a better car (like the Mitsubishi Lancer that Evan mentioned, for instance).
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Usually, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. That's not the case with the Dodge Caliber. Take a look at the equipment list of our fully optioned test car, and you'll find almost all of the modern features that today's buyers expect: a sunroof, leather seats, a remote starting system, satellite radio, a 30-gig hard drive to store thousands of songs, an iPod connection, and a nav system. You also get a 158-hp four-cylinder engine mated to an optional continuously variable transmission (a 5-speed manual is standard).
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I would be hard-pressed to spend $25,995 on this bland Dodge Caliber when I can get a Volkswagen GTI for $1000 more, or a decently equipped Golf for $4000 less. The 2.4-liter engine isn't the least bit satisfying and the CVT transmission is a poor partner for it. CVTs are supposed to boost fuel economy, but the 21/25 mpg rating is nothing to write home about. And the suspension is clumsy over simple road imperfections. However, the new interior is really nice; especially the center stack and leather bucket seats that are part of the leather interior group.
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There has been a lot of talk in recent months about Fiat bringing "small-car expertise" to Chrysler, the implication being that the hicks in Auburn Hills only know how to make trucks and muscle cars. I dispute that notion. Anyone remember the K-car? Even if you don't, you probably owned one. The problem with the Caliber has nothing to do with know-how and everything to do with money. When it came time for Dodge to replace the ancient Neon (which some might recall was our Automobile of the Year way back in 1994), it was on a Daimler-imposed starvation diet.
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Though the details of the Fiat-imposed reorganization of Chrysler are relatively scarce, the two automakers will do their best to present themselves as a happy family next month at the Frankfurt auto show. They are reportedly expected to share floor space at the show, displaying their vehicles side by side.

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2010 Dodge Caliber Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.0L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
23 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
31 MPG
Horsepower:
158 hp @ 6400rpm
Torque:
141 ft lb of torque @ 5000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control (optional)
  • Electronic Stability Control (optional)
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front (optional)
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
100,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
100,000 miles / 60 months
Roadside
36,000 miles / 36 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:00
Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 DODGE CALIBER VEHICLES. SOME VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH AN INCORRECT DOOR LOCK ROD IN THE RIGHT FRONT DOOR.
Consequences
AN UNLATCHED DOOR COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF AN UNBELTED FRONT SEAT PASSENGER BEING EJECTED FROM THE VEHICLE.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE FRONT RIGHT DOOR LOCK ROD AS REQUIRED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Potential Units Affected
123
Notes
CHRYSLER GROUP LLC


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Marginal
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
N/R

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