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Old April 8th, 2008, 07:11 AM   #41
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the interior is crap, the fuel mileage crap, kind of sounds like a jeep, until you find out it doesn't go off-road.

Well now it sounds like a Sami.:tonka:
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Old April 8th, 2008, 07:23 AM   #42
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Old April 8th, 2008, 10:58 AM   #43
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Dodge's interiors have more functionality than they do styling. I'll take the function over style. They're not terrible, they're just semi-bland.
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Old April 8th, 2008, 11:19 AM   #44
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Dodge's interiors have more functionality than they do styling. I'll take the function over style. They're not terrible, they're just semi-bland.
Yeah, thats my opinion as well. Nothing wrong with it. Kinda like the old malibu. Its a perfectly servicable car. Some people are fine with that, some want more, and are willing to pay.

If it fits your needs and the price is right, then I wouldn't have any reservations about buying one.
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Old April 8th, 2008, 11:21 AM   #45
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Yeah, thats my opinion as well. Nothing wrong with it. Kinda like the old malibu. Its a perfectly servicable car. Some people are fine with that, some want more, and are willing to pay.

If it fits your needs and the price is right, then I wouldn't have any reservations about buying one.
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The interior of my Caliber SRT-4 isn't as nice as it's competitors, but it's overall layout is great, the gauges are great, and it has some nifty features and storage to it. I'd rather have it that way then looking oh so pretty.
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Old April 8th, 2008, 01:58 PM   #46
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Just FYI -

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/15825646/detail.html

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Chrysler Recalls 212,000 Cars

POSTED: 1:32 pm EDT April 8, 2008


WASHINGTON -- Chrysler LLC is recalling 212,347 Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Avenger passenger cars worldwide to fix an electrical problem that could lead to engine stalling and other issues.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a posting on its Web site the recall involves 2007-2008 Sebring and Avenger vehicles with standard tire pressure monitoring systems.

NHTSA said unused electrical connectors for the monitoring system could become corroded and short circuit, leading to problems starting the engine, a dead battery, an inoperative cruise control or engine stalling.

Chrysler spokesman Max Gates said Tuesday there have been no accidents or injuries reported. He said Chrysler has received nine reports of engine stalling.

About 180,000 of the recalled vehicles are in the United States. Nearly 15,000 are in Canada, more than 12,000 are in Mexico and the remainder are in European markets.

The recall is expected to begin in mid-April. Dealers will seal the wires for the tire pressure monitoring system at no cost to consumers. Owners can contact Chrysler at (800) 853-1403.


Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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Its decent, 3rd gear in the 6 speed is a wtf gear, very short. Numb steering, kinda floaty at freeway speeds. Some torque steer with the 3.5L. MyGig is nice. There are better cars out there though and I come from a Chrysler family.
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Well, I wouldn't be getting the package with the tire pressure monitoring, so I think I'd be okay. But thanks. :)

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Its decent, 3rd gear in the 6 speed is a wtf gear, very short. Numb steering, kinda floaty at freeway speeds. Some torque steer with the 3.5L. MyGig is nice. There are better cars out there though and I come from a Chrysler family.
Better cars for that price or less?
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Old April 8th, 2008, 09:03 PM   #49
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Well now it sounds like a Sami.:tonka:
umm its an 88, compare its interior to a YJ.........


and its mileage doesn't suck


and it goes off-road,


You Fail,
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Old April 8th, 2008, 09:27 PM   #50
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Well, I wouldn't be getting the package with the tire pressure monitoring, so I think I'd be okay. But thanks. :)
I thought all 08+ cars (anything after sept. 1st, 07) had TPS mandated by the government

Did it get pushed back??
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I thought all 08+ cars (anything after sept. 1st, 07) had TPS mandated by the government

Did it get pushed back??
I don't know. It lists it as part of a premium convenience package, I think.
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I thought all 08+ cars (anything after sept. 1st, 07) had TPS mandated by the government

Did it get pushed back??
that's just crazy, they are actually making that a law?
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that's just crazy, they are actually making that a law?
Yes. Thank the Ford Explorer, Firestone, and the Clinton administration
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Yes. Thank the Ford Explorer, Firestone, and the Clinton administration
leave it to the ! How long til they require us to have drivers? since we obviously can't do things ourselves!
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I don't know. It lists it as part of a premium convenience package, I think.
All cars have a base monitoring system that will alert the driver when the tires are low. The premium system which is an option, will display the exact pressure at each tire.
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The only accurate part of this comment.
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The only accurate part of this comment.
The only reason it was considered is because of what happened with the whole explorer fiasco
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Well, in any case, one would think they'd have the recall issues taken care of within the next month, right?
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Well, in any case, one would think they'd have the recall issues taken care of within the next month, right?
Probably. If you bought a new one it probably won't even be affected by it.
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x2.

The interior of my Caliber SRT-4 isn't as nice as it's competitors, but it's overall layout is great, the gauges are great, and it has some nifty features and storage to it. I'd rather have it that way then looking oh so pretty.


I would disagree with you on that one. Where is the storage your talking about? LIke a spot for your phone, or for your sunglasses without using a cupholder? How about the heat vent locations? Half of me is warm and the other half is freezing, the don't warm the entire interior, just certain areas. Or how about the hard plastic center console? Elbow get sore much after a few hundred mile drive? Or the lack of a passenger side door lock switch, or even a lighted switch on the driver side??

I'll stop now. Overall I like the car, but I have to keep reminding myself that I paid $25k for a $12k car with $13k worth of powertrain options.
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