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More to follow when I get the time. These are at the dealer yesterday. That's my old ride sitting next to it.






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



And now, some of the interior:






 

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Sweet, that glove box area is insanely cool. Very neat design. Does every model trim come w/ the illuminated cup holders?
 

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I believe that all models have the lighted cup holders, and most Calibers with A/C have the ChillZone beverage holder.
 

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I don't have anything to report that might be unknown or new about the Caliber just yet. I'm still exploring and getting a feel for the car. If I find anything surprising, I'll post them. :)

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What kind of Fuel Economy are you getting? I just got too see the caliber in person at the Chicago Autoshow and I was very impressed looks like a solid car.
 

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City driving yields 21 to 23 MPG. Highway driving yields 25 to 28 MPG. Extended highway driving could possibly yield 30+ MPG.
 

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Holy hood gap Batman! That looks odd, considering how good the rest of the gaps are, very tight body other than the hood.

How's it drive?
 

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well we now know that the SRT version is beefed up on the intake side of things... looks like it needs some air.
 

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Silverfox said:
City driving yields 21 to 23 MPG. Highway driving yields 25 to 28 MPG. Extended highway driving could possibly yield 30+ MPG.
Is there a realtime mpg readout, like in the 300?
 

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It drives exactly like a Neon. Steering is very tight and the ride is very good. It doesn't drive like a van or SUV, which is the impression that can be got when looking at it.

The intake is adequate for the engine, but the World engine is said to respond very well to breathing modifications. A better air filter would be all that's needed until CAIs and wider TBs are made availible.

The MPG is given through a digital readout that gives "to the tenth" information about milage. (24.5, etc.) It will change based on throttle position, engine speed, mixture, barometric pressure, air quality...etc. :)
 

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thanks for the pics, they look great. how does feel over rough surfaces? and how is the interior noise level at highway speed? ordinarily it wouldn't matter but some of the roads where i live are..... well, let's just say some dirt roads are smoother than the paved ones.
 

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The cabin is very quiet at highway speeds, with wind and road noise muffled greatly. What little noise there is can be easily covered by the radio. It is not displeasing and with the radio off not uncomfortable. The Caliber handles rougher roads and terrain rather well and it not uncomfortable when driving over uneven pavement or pitted roads.
 

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Silverfox said:
City driving yields 21 to 23 MPG. Highway driving yields 25 to 28 MPG. Extended highway driving could possibly yield 30+ MPG.
Wow, thats horrible. My 3.0L V6 gets me 24mpg under mostly urban-ish driving (not city, not highway).
 
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