I was almost going to give up on the Caliber because of the road noise until I saw from reports on here that it was the Firestone tire.
I knew it was the tires, but I didn't think they'd make that big a difference, but apparently they do.
Also, has anyone noticed that the Calibers with the steel wheels have a sort of "hollowy din" type of sound inside the car mostly when going over road bumps, potholes, road "lines" (what are they called when you're going down the highway and you get the bedump, bedump, bedump.... what are those lines called?)
I took out the virtually the same car, one with the 17" steels and one with the 17" aluminums, and the difference was unbelievable. I would NOT buy the Caliber if all of the models sounded like that. I have not driven the SE with 15's, so I don't know if there is as much a problem with those.