2010 Dodge Caliber interior



A much needed improvement, as they say. (The new one is on top)

But I don’t think that enough to make people actually consider the small Dodge against the competition.
These will mainly stay what they are now; rental cars.
Until Fiat brings over some real new models, Chrysler is still just offering cars people do not want to buy.
Sad…

Conversation 17 comments

  1. So basically they got rid of the hard plastics used by Honda, GM, Toyota, etc; and went back to the soft foam dash that Caravan had before 2008, and all Chrysler products had from 2001 all the way back to the early 1960's. That does look better. Too bad they had to drop the white face gauges to be able to afford it.

  2. Seriously, who cares?

    The Caliber is a piece of shit. I have had them as rentals many times and they are hands down the worst vehicle in their segment, even worse than the Nissan Sentra which I absolutely despise!

    This has essentially done the same thing as they did to the Patriot and Compass which are also terrible.

    That interior isn't going to help sales. This thing is a lost cause.

  3. YOU SAID: "The Caliber is a piece of shit. I have had them as rentals" Unfortunately, they're MUCH more durable than civics or corollas — which is why you don't see THEM as rentals. So this is one of the few entry-level small cars that can actually hold up in a rental fleet. What other brand of ABUSED RENTAL are you comparing it too? Cobalt? A much more expensive TARUS?

  4. Wow, the dash was more eye catching than the facelift. It must be facelift season. Here is some advice to designers. Stop rushing your facelifts and take your time so that it will actually look better instead of making changes that don't look better or worse.

  5. Vince, I want to buy something Chrysler is offering: the Challenger.

    But yea other than that, sad indeed. I'm actually a huge fan of domestic cars but I think all that's happening to Chrysler, I think they deserve it for putting out the Sebring. I cant imagine a SINGLE person on the face of this earth who'd regard that as a good-looking car. How it passed into production? …go figure…

  6. I think this is a decent looking car at a reasonable price point with good gas mileage. It offers more room inside than most compacts which helps to differentiate it from the herd. Would be interested to see a review of the Dodge Journey also.

  7. "Anonymous said…
    YOU SAID: "The Caliber is a piece of shit. I have had them as rentals" Unfortunately, they're MUCH more durable than civics or corollas — which is why you don't see THEM as rentals. So this is one of the few entry-level small cars that can actually hold up in a rental fleet. What other brand of ABUSED RENTAL are you comparing it too? Cobalt? A much more expensive TARUS?

    September 1, 2009 2:56 PM"

    You are KIDDING right?

    Much more DURABLE than a Civic or a Corolla???? The only reason why these are such popular rental cars is because of the insane fleet discounts that Chrysler has. Check Consumer Reports reliability data, they don't seem to think it is durable and neither does JD Power.

    There is a guy on 8thcivic.com that has over 400,000 miles on his 2006 Civic EX and it is used as a courrier vehicle. The Corolla, while boring as hell, is much more "durable" than the Caliber.

    Please, stop making silly comments with NO facts to back it up.

  8. I have also rented more of them than I can remember. The start out OK, but by 20,000 miles they are noisy and really show wear. They are better than the Neons that they replaced, but they are the last car I would look at if I were buying in this segment. The interior is a bif improvement, though.

  9. "Anonymous said…
    YOU SAID: "The Caliber is a piece of shit. I have had them as rentals" Unfortunately, they're MUCH more durable than civics or corollas — which is why you don't see THEM as rentals. So this is one of the few entry-level small cars that can actually hold up in a rental fleet. What other brand of ABUSED RENTAL are you comparing it too? Cobalt? A much more expensive TARUS?

    September 1, 2009 2:56 PM"

    I agree with the other poster.

    You, sir, are a CLOWN if you think that a Caliber is a durable vehicle by itself.

    You are an IDIOT if you think it is more DURABLE than a Civic or a Corolla which are considered the epitome of a durable/reliable vehicle.

    "Anonymous said…
    I think this is a decent looking car at a reasonable price point with good gas mileage. It offers more room inside than most compacts which helps to differentiate it from the herd. Would be interested to see a review of the Dodge Journey also.

    September 2, 2009 4:44 AM"

    Reasonable price point??? GOOD gas mileage???

    Are you nuts? They are priced just like the rest of the competition that is WORLDS better than this poor excuse for a vehicle. You also might want to check the fuel mileage figures, because that too is lagging behind the competition.

    Please, research first.

  10. "Anonymous said…
    YOU SAID: "The Caliber is a piece of shit. I have had them as rentals" Unfortunately, they're MUCH more durable than civics or corollas — which is why you don't see THEM as rentals. So this is one of the few entry-level small cars that can actually hold up in a rental fleet. What other brand of ABUSED RENTAL are you comparing it too? Cobalt? A much more expensive TARUS?

    September 1, 2009 2:56 PM"

    Don't feed the Mopar fanboy.

    He is just bitter that his favorite manufacturer is going to fail soon. Chrysler is a crap company with crap management and crap products.

    By the way, Mercedes isn't giving Dodge any more Sprinters to sell. Mercedes will now only be selling them and Freightliner.

    Dodge is screwed. That was the best vehicle that they had, and it wasn't even a REAL DODGE!!!

  11. "Please, stop making silly comments with NO facts to back it up."
    WELL, I only have personal experience. Our honda went to crap at 60,000 miles and cost 3/4 of the Kelly book value to fix (barely 2 years old). So I towed it to a GM dealer and traded on a new Chevy. That went 437,000 miles and then IT'S engine went. I was in front of a Dodge dealer, so I traded "as is" on a Dodge (they gave me $500 and it probably wasn't even worth that). I now have 154,000 miles on that Dodge and no problems to date. Only repairs so far were 3 sets of tires and 2 oil changes (and a little body work when I was hit by a crane at a job site). I sure hope it doesn't leave me stranded like the last 2 cars did. But if you think a honda should last more that 60k, then mabey I'll give them a second chance in a couple years when the Dodge hits 400,000 and I get sick of it. ( I think an IDIOT is someone who buys a new car every 100,000 miles and changes the oil every 5000 miles–what a waste of money!)

  12. "Anonymous said…
    "Please, stop making silly comments with NO facts to back it up."
    WELL, I only have personal experience. Our honda went to crap at 60,000 miles and cost 3/4 of the Kelly book value to fix (barely 2 years old). So I towed it to a GM dealer and traded on a new Chevy. That went 437,000 miles and then IT'S engine went. I was in front of a Dodge dealer, so I traded "as is" on a Dodge (they gave me $500 and it probably wasn't even worth that). I now have 154,000 miles on that Dodge and no problems to date. Only repairs so far were 3 sets of tires and 2 oil changes (and a little body work when I was hit by a crane at a job site). I sure hope it doesn't leave me stranded like the last 2 cars did. But if you think a honda should last more that 60k, then mabey I'll give them a second chance in a couple years when the Dodge hits 400,000 and I get sick of it. ( I think an IDIOT is someone who buys a new car every 100,000 miles and changes the oil every 5000 miles–what a waste of money!)

    September 3, 2009 5:50 PM"

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    You are so full of shit I don't even know what to tell you. TWO oil changes and 150,000 miles????? That isn't possible. There wouldn't be a single drop of oil left in the crank case or it would have all turned to sludge.

    You enjoy your POS Dodge, if you even own one after such a BS story.

    There are plenty of Hondas that run 200K plus, I don't buy your story at all. I have a 1998 CR-V that has run 288,xxx miles and I have had 0 problems. There is a guy on 8thCivic.com that has well over 400,000 miles on a 2007 Civic sedan, you can search for it yourself. The story has been on multiple blogs.

    If Chevy and Chrysler/Dodge were so good they wouldn't have gone bankrupt. Chrysler wouldn't have to merge with Fiat if they produced a quality product.

    Sorry, the Caliber is a POS and everyone agrees. You, sir, are full of it.

  13. To:September 4, 2009 6:00 AM "If Chevy and Chrysler/Dodge were so good they wouldn't have gone bankrupt." With that kind of logic Dusenburg would be ahead of Toyota right now and Edsel(Ford) would have died in 1960. I'M not PRETENDING that ALL Hondas are crap or that ALL Dodges are flawless. Just telling my personal experience –shhish! PS: I do add some oil every 10k-15k; I just don't pay for a CHANGE. And I'm not so stupid as to think that just because I've had good luck with 1 brand & bad luck with another; that one company is perfect and the other 100% crap — those kind of generalizations REALLY would be BS!

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