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Greetings, everyone!

Picked up my 2007 Dodge Caliber yesterday. The dealer ended up getting the car on Friday and it went on display Saturday. I got lucky, methinks.

Silver SXT loaded minus alloys. I couldn't be more pleased with it thus far. I'm loving every minute of it.

I'll see y'all around. :)
 

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Congrats on the new purchase! EDIT:: Welcome to CaliberForums!! (CF)

Pics!!, yeah I know what a Calibr looks like, but I haven't seen yours yet! :D

I need NEW eyecandy!
 

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That's my old ride next to it. :D





This will give you an idea of how big the car really is:



And now, some of the interior:








A few other features:
Factory Subwoofer by Boston Acoustics
Radio controls on the steering wheel (on the back)
Heated front seats
A LED flashlight that fits in the rear overhead lamp
Auto-dimming Rear-View Mirror
And four power windows :lol:[/quote]
 

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Awesome pics, I really like them in silver.!!!!:D:D:):):)

Definatley needs to be lowered though!!! Then it will be closer to the Neon height. Right now looks to be like 4 inches like Allpar.com said, but lowered it will look sharper.

How is it compared to the Neon in acceleration, pepiness, handeling?? How is the CVT?
 

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Acceleration is better than the Neon, and the CVT is an odd sensation when you first use it. You cannot guage your speed anymore by shifts like I used to, because it will not "shift" like a transmission. The RPMs hold in the power band no matter how fast you're going. You can get to 70 really quick in this car and not even know it. It is smooth

It'll get up and go really quick, and wide open it accelerates better than even my first generation DOHC 5-speed did. It handles a bit better than a second gen (think send gen ACR) and has minimal body roll. It takes the twisties really well and the flats are golden.
 

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Very cool, I think the CVT will take sometime getting use to as well. I can see myself getting my first ticket in this thing.:D

If you don't mind, what was the sticker price on it?? and the so called estimated mileage?
 

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Sticker on this particular Caliber was $15,995. Optioned out, it was $19,799.

After one day of highway driving, I'm pulling 25 MPG. I expect about 27-29 once I get everything broken in and quit fiddling with the CVT. :)
 

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Thanks! Damn, ~4 grand for options!:eek: Messing and getting use to the CVT may kill the mileage in the beginning like you said. Like you said too, may see better once it is broken in more.
 

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Silverfox said:
Greetings, everyone!

Picked up my 2007 Dodge Caliber yesterday. The dealer ended up getting the car on Friday and it went on display Saturday. I got lucky, methinks.

Silver SXT loaded minus alloys. I couldn't be more pleased with it thus far. I'm loving every minute of it.

I'll see y'all around. :)
Welcome to the Forums!

That’s great to hear Silverfox, nabbing a brand new vehicle that most people haven’t even heard of yet must present some interesting bragging rights.

Its even better that you’re spreading the word regarding your new experiences with the Caliber. We really put allot of work into the vehicle and we hope the Caliber becomes another hit model.

The silver looks really good nice, it comments the interior very well. I got a chance to see on in the light blue, it was nice but didn’t I personally did not care for the color. I am more of a Black, Silver, Dark Blue person.

Dan
 

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How is the interior? Is it cheap feeling like some reviews have said? How would you compair it to the Neon?
To me, the interior does not seem cheap. Overall quality in regards to build and materials is better than the Neon, even more so if you go with leather all around. The dash is robust and looks like it could handle a lot and the door panels are high-quality plastics. It doesn't "feel" as cheap as the Neon, and I'd have to disagree with reviews saying the interior is cheaply made. A lot of thought went into the cabin on this vehicle and it shows. I have yet to see a cost-cutting measure yet in the cabin, but I've only had the car one day. When you're an automobile stickler like me, you look for those things.

Dan, yeah, you have that right! I had no less than nine people snap photos of my car while I was on the way to work this morning. Everyone I passed or rolled up behind had to turn and take a look. When stopped at a red light, everyone looks the car over real good. As far as I know, this Caliber is one of only a few in the north Texas area, so I feel special. :)
 

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I feel like I'm in the spotlight here. :eek:

My AIM went nuts when I posted about this over at "da Org." A lot of people are interested in it.

It's really bizzare.
 

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It weighs in at just over 3,000 pounds, so it's slightly heavier than the Neon. It doesn't feel like it, though. When driving it, I feel like I'm driving a more powerful, higher slung Neon. :D
 

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The liftgate is something that grows on you when you see it in person. The pictures don't do it justice. Every picture of the Caliber I've seen, including those of mine, make the aft quarter look really big. It doesn't look that big in person. :)
 
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