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Old 02-26-2006, 01:28 PM   #1
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test drove a caliber

yep our dealer got one in so i just had to check it out. i was very impressed. it had the 2.0 and the cvt tranny. the interior is pretty cheap and plasticky and it didnt help that it was like five degrees out! but the thing has heated seats...wow. it was 17 grand something. it drove very nice, the steering really impressed me and its very roomy...much like a vibe or matrix inside. the rear storage area is compromised due to a fairly big spare underneath. i really didnt like the cvt and i didnt really push it but it can hold its own in traffic. didnt get to try any handling either but the steering feel was superb and the car tracked great. when this becomes more common im going to drive a stripper and see what thats like. i think this is a very good vehicle and it should sell well. oh one last thing...it had a low windshield just like the 300 and charger...terrible for sitting under red lights.


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what color was it?
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of course a woman would have to know the color!...it was like a gold.
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that's why i asked....didn't want to disappoint you!!!!

i've seen those ...at first i didn't like them, but then they started to grow on me. sort of different looking.
are you going to buy it?
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probably not i was just looking. but by summer if they are in the 12's with rebates then i could get serious about one.
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well just don't buy a 'it was like a gold' one......get a black one!
if you did buy it, would you get rid of your focus?
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dunno not looking that far ahead.
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well...that's a good sensible attitude.
if you get a chance...could you tell me what a 'stripper' is? well... i mean i know what a stripper is!! but as a car....what's a stripper?
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Looks like only one other person knows what a Caliber is. I have never heard of it??
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Did you ever drive a Vibe / Matrix Teddy?

Compare those two.. I think most people have driven or ridden in a Vibe / Matrix and I wonder how the new Dodge/Mitsu/Hyundai egine deals with the car...

The Vibe definitely lacks torque (it is Toyota isn't it)... so I Wonder whether the Caliber does it better..

I am trying to refrain from burying this car before it even has a chance to prove itself..

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