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Wish I'd bought a Neon last year now, because I saw too many problems with the new Caliber.
1. Perhaps if it was a 2-door the entrance would be wide enough to more easily get in and out and not obscure vision to the left when the seat is back.
2. If you can't get a fist between your head and the roof with the seat down all the way, there isn't enough head room. (Although, the one I drove had a sun roof which can make a difference) I've had jobs requiring hard hats and never had a car in my life forcing me to take it off just to drive. Not a cool look to turn your head and your head gear doesn't turn with you. :rolleyes:
3. Going over a speed bumb, the pain in my shin alerted me to another problem with the center console jutting out. Thirty years of driving experience and bruises has made me aware of how uncomfortable this can be especially on long drives.
4. The arm rest sliding back and forth was just plain annoying and the storage compartment was too small and too far to the rear forcing one to torque the shoulder awkwardly to reach anything. And having a cooler in the glove compartment just takes up more storage space.
There were other things I noticed about positioning of the steering wheel and gear shift, but by that time I was already uncomfortable enough not to care anymore. I'd already decided to look around for a used Neon.
 

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K. Bye. Go troll somewhere else.

You don't like it, that's fine. Everything you've mentioned is not an issue in my car.

You want headroom, get a van or a truck.

The Caliber is an upgrade over the neon in every aspect.
 

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I've got to admit, the Neon is a WAY better car than most people realize, but from my test drives of the Caliber, it does surpass Neon in almost every aspect...I'm leaving the fun to drive portion up in the air til I can drive a 5 speed
 

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3. Going over a speed bumb, the pain in my shin alerted me to another problem with the center console jutting out. Thirty years of driving experience and bruises has made me aware of how uncomfortable this can be especially on long drives.
Dang dude... you need to boost up your fruit and veggie intake if you're getting bruised from that!
 

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I second or third or whatever what everyone has said. Go troll somewhere else..
 
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