Those are a little more track capable if your main focus with the car is at the track. I try to root for the home team, so to speak. Highest price I saw was 36,000 for a low mileage 2008. The 2009 Caliber is no different. The failure recurred three times.
The six-speed manual transmission had a dual-mass flywheel made of two flywheels sandwiching internal springs, tuned to reduce noise and vibration. The car now has 31,750 miles on it. Consider: The world-class torque steer. Does the same thing in Park or Neutral. I am not a mechanic, but is something sticking in this. But then there is the steering, which is a touch too heavy and numb.
Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated. We've found the interior to be lacking in terms of materials and construction. Dampers were shortened to provide some of the jounce travel lost in the lowering. This body style provides added cargo-carrying versatility, and the Caliber comes with some features you won't find on other small cars, such as liftgate-mounted speakers that flip down for tailgate party entertainment, a chilled glovebox for beverages, and available hard-drive-based audio and navigation systems that can store and play digital music files. This hatchback comes in several different variations, with four different four-cylinder engine choices, two transmissions options and available all-wheel-drive.
The contact stated the vehicle stalled while driving 45 mph and made an abnormal nosie. I sent it to my mechanic and he said there was major rot on the engine cradle which was rotted and broken and both front control arms were no good and sway bar bushings also needed replacing, two days before this noise I was on the highway traveling at speed limit, had this all fallen apart I could have been killed. I have had witnesses in the car with me when it happens and others who have driven the car have had the same problem. Just be prepared to remove the 10-inch subwoofer if you choose the Kicker system, as it hooks into the back of the seat, and is a royal pain to secure it back in there. Drivetrain For 2009 the Dodge Caliber offers a choice of four four-cylinder engines and three transmissions. That in itself is something to think about.
At a Glance Only one fairly significant and questionable change defines the 2009 Dodge Caliber hatchback. The rear seat can be lowered to create a flat load floor, and the rearmost part of the cargo load area is made of easily cleaned plastic. Chief among these is acceleration -- the mainstream 2. At the bottom of this complaint it asks when it happened, it happens every time I get on the highway so there's no specific date, all the time. He drives great, gets great gas mileage and was a perfect buy for me.
A suspension that hops the whole car airborne over bumps. Get a on this car. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. I assumed it was maybe a clamp on my exhaust and so wasn't real worried about it and figured I would have my mechanic check it out in a week of so. If I drive over 60 mph the transmission would over heat, and drive for more than 45 minutes on the highway it would over heat. Had my grandchildren with vehicles coming up on me at 70, had my father in the car a couple of times.
But the Street Racing and Technology group within Chrysler tweaked this second-generation pocket rocket to perform even better. Again, thankfully, there are some positive notes. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the engine stalled and the door latch failed. The transmission, with a limited-slip differential for uniform side-to-side power transfer, was rated at 300 lb. The crankshaft also used tri-metal bearings for durability.
Dodge dealer cannot diagnose the problem as they will not take a long test drive. I find the Caliber easy to drive, with more than sufficient power to merge into traffic or mosey along the highway. While driving long distances, the vehicle overheated and the check engine indicator illuminated. I did admire some facets of this jewel in the rough. Feel this is very dangerous.
Thank you so very much for helping me!!! What's New for 2009 For 2009, the Dodge Caliber receives only minor changes. Speaking of comfort the front seats are amazingly comfortable. Evan McCausland, Web Producer In the mood for crude? It is so much better on gas; 28 mpg. Lost speed on major highway doing 70 mph. Gauge comes on and it looses power.
On the inside, the aggressive theme is, sadly, not carried over. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. We took it to three places to get it checked and fixed. The look and feel of the Caliber's interior is another problem, with disappointing build quality and an abundance of hard, low-quality plastics. This car is unsafe to drive. It's a very misunderstood and underrated car.