Dodge Caliber impressions
I just saw the Dodge Caliber today. And just for a few minutes. I didn’t get to actually drive it.
The one I saw was a Sport model with a few options for around $17 000.
I really like the exterior design of the car. It is actually not that small in person.
And it is really roomy inside.
Of course, the interior is what people criticize the most.
And it is pretty cheap looking. But it is actually not that bad for the price range.
Hard plastics, sure. But it is very convenient, and doesn’t look boring.
My main complaint was the weird, out of place red plastic on the console of the car I sat it.
Most models have a regular, and much better looking, silver finish.
The bright color looks too much like an after thought. A desperate attempt to make the interior more interesting.
The cloth covering the seats is OK for the price.
And the doors don’t sound cheap when you close them.
With the rear seats folded, it becomes a roomy wagon. And it seems to be able to carry about as much stuff as a compact SUV.
I am actually looking forward to driving one.
In a sea of boring looking small sedans, this is a pretty refreshing car.