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Old 05-14-2008, 10:52 AM
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Hi outinolympia...I'm east of Everett. I love my SE Caliber as it is. But sounds like you would like more power. The CSRT with turbo-charged 280 HP when driven carefully, has been reported to get 30MPG in some cases. One person who added some performance mods, reported he turned 33MPG with his CSRT. I don't know what the CSRT actually averages tho. Hey, I'll look up fueleconomy.gov.............................. No luck. The gov't website has no CSRT listed.
 
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Old 05-20-2008, 03:53 PM
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Just reporting in on my gas mileage. 2007 Dodge Caliber, 2.0L, 3500 miles. With ~80% city/20% highway commute to work I'm getting a little over 27mpg. On a recent trip from Detroit to Cleveland I got a hair over 33 mpg traveling between 65-67 mph. Very pleased after coming from an Isuzu Rodeo 4wd that got 15mpg in the city and 20mpg on the highway.

I actively attempt to keep the rpm's below 2500 when accelerating from a complete stop and around 2000 once I hit 25-30 mph.
 
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Old 05-26-2008, 03:57 PM
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so what transmission is the best for mpg in the caliper
 
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Old 05-26-2008, 07:23 PM
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The general rule of thumb dictates that any car with a standard transmission
when driven with achieving economy in mind will give the best mpg and that includes
the Caliber,the CVT tranny requires a gentle touch to come a close second place.
 
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Old 05-31-2008, 03:04 PM
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Well, hey all. I've had my 07 Sunburst Orange AWD R/T since December and I have currently 22,120 miles opn it. I'm get'n around 24-26 MPG. Now the REAL question, who is full of crap or not. Can you run e-85 in it or not.

 
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The Caliber is NOT a flex-fuel car.
The car will run the standard mix of up to 10% Ethanol
which refiners blend into the 87 octane fuel.
Check the EPA milage site and you will find your RT
is in the ballpark for mpg if your figure is 80%city/20%hiway.
 
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:58 PM
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I have to say that I'm really happy with the gas mileage on my 07 Caliber SE 2.0 automatic. I average 550km per tank,(yeah, I'm Canadian) and it costs approx. $50 to fill from empty. gas prices where I am is currently 1.26.
 
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Old 06-22-2008, 02:18 PM
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Hello all,
2007 Caliber 2.0 cvt SE June 2008 72100 miles avg. 30 mpg33 hwy drive 80 miles a day to and from work
Tips Change plugs at 20,000 or sooner w/Bosh Platinums. same with air filter and pvc valve.
This will also help you getting started from the stop light , but still start off easy .
Have not replaced anything else yet , runs better now then when i had 23000 miles on it.
also new tires and front end alignment. Its a good car for the money You all have fun now and drive safe.
 
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Old 06-22-2008, 03:07 PM
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I have a 1992 Celica w/ 5speed manual, 2.2L and 145hp and I average about 25mpg in town and around 30 - 33mpg on the highway at 70mph...

My truck I get 22mpg on the highway (have gotten 24mpg) and about 17mpg in town...

:-)

Yay.
 
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I have 2007 SXT w/11,500 mi and over the last 6000 mi I have averaged 25.55 mpg. Hardly any hiway miles and a 4.5 mi stop and go commute to work 5 days a wk. A lot of miles on weekends 35to 50 mph. I am happy w/25.5 mpg because I started tracking mileage in January in the Boston, Ma. area, so half the driving was under cold conditions.
Cone air filter and changed plugs about 1,500 mi ago to Autolite Double Platinum APP5224 gapped @ .048. Original plugs were somewhat worn, although I thought the car was running OK. New plugs w/larger gap made a large difference. Carstarts instantaneously as soon as it starts to turn over and at 30-35 mph I barely touch the throttle to maintain speed.
 

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