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Just wondering how many miles you have got out of your Caliber??
I have 200k on mine with minimal repairs other than tires, brakes and battery.
One set of lower control arms, front struts and a generator or ac compressor pulley ( don’t remember which it was)
But 17k new in 2009 and 200k and still going good.
My kid asks how I’ve got so many miles out of it?
Drive it easy and change the oil and filters son :)
 

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I have today done an annual inspection which notes mileage accrued at 452 with all the lockdowns. Fuel was just $157.
Tag, insurance, & inspection $593, parts & labor $1146 (Battery, throttle body, LCAs, EGR, tail struts, toe link w bolt, TPMS, CV boot). The only fun thing I have added this year are blue tyre valve caps $11.
$4.20 per mile means time to get an eBike!

Advisories list for this next year includes set of tires, front brakes and rotors, front & rear sub-frames maybe, cambelt, water-pump, & Mopar coolant.
 

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Just wondering how many miles you have got out of your Caliber??
I have 200k on mine with minimal repairs other than tires, brakes and battery.
One set of lower control arms, front struts and a generator or ac compressor pulley ( don’t remember which it was)
But 17k new in 2009 and 200k and still going good.
My kid asks how I’ve got so many miles out of it?
Drive it easy and change the oil and filters son :)
I bought a use 07 3 years ago 123,800 miles on it, 2 new sub frames front&rear rusted out i did them both myself.New upper control arms,trailing arm,starter I'm really ready to dump this car now it needs a transmission control module.
 

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Found some more fun things in the receipts so there must be love left in the tank. - $193 worth

OBD2 ELM327 USB V1.5 Diagnostic
Xtool Advancer AD10 BLE4.2 OBD2
10Pr Belt Button [Gray] CZS2282A
2 Remote Battery Master Voltmeter Display Cut Off Switch
Jack Rubber Pads Black
Blue Spinner caps
VDO-TPMS set for summer rims
Enusic TP03 Compressor LED 2Ah*2 74w
2xDoor Edge Guards Silica Gel - Dodge
4x Door Buffer Gasket
rear splash guards
 

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Curious & interesting to compare with arrival of COVID
Previous years inspection extended by 6 months as garages were closed

Tag, 2x Insurance Premiums, inspection $845

Service Oil & Fuel filters, Front Pads, Wipers, Charger, RedEx $91

Starter Motor fitted $245 Fuel $234

so $1415 for .... 1,528 mi = a more respectable 93c / mile


Fun stuff $42

Chrome Handle Covers 7.10
Caliper Cover Brembo 14-18" large blue pair 7.42
Caliper Cover Brembo 14-18" small blue pair 4.46
tailgate 2x tie down ring OS4452B 1.42
20x chrome Lug Caps 19mm 2.63
Dozen Blue Alloy Lock Screw Cover 2.26
LEEPEE Blue Reflective Door 4/set Decal Safety 1.12
Luminous Window Button Sticker 1.44
4x Blue Sill Scuff Protector SXT 3.09
 

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It's a three year odometer print so to finish off

Tag, Insurance, inspection $642

Optima Red Battery RTS4.2 $216 Fuel $231

$1089 for 1109 miles = 98c per mile

At least there is little depreciation now on Calibers ( or any other vehicle really )
 

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200k miles on a little value hatchback is commendable. North American distances to anywhere are at least double those on this side so our Calibers are being buried with not very much more than 120k miles. At 20 years -2026- likely maintenance needs will see off more.

How Many Left records registered vehicles so I compared the Dodge models 2009 to 2021

Avenger 1100 509 registered 158 laid up so 40% scrapped with 46% running around
Caliber 6400 2600 registered 641 laid up so 49% scrapped with 41% running around
Nitro 2500 1700 registered 244 laid up so 22% scrapped with 68% running around

Patriot 5000 3300 registered 555 laid up so 23% scrapped 66% running around

Compass old & new versions figures are combined
 

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Bought the car in May of 2012 with 25,000 miles on it. Currently has 104,000. In the past ~10 years I've had to replace the clutch (corrosion), throttle body, lower front control arms, some rear bushings, and the power steering lines (corrosion), as well as replace one rocker panel and do some quarter panel repair due to rust. Also had the repair a relay in that stupid box behind the front headlight and repair one or two grounding points due to corrosion. Road salt in our area just kill cars like you wouldn't believe. Been undercoating it with Fluid Film for the last 5-6 years but it's just prolonging the inevitable I fear. Have definitely gotten my money out of the car though.
 

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220_000 kilometers (~136_000 miles)

Driven in harsh winter environment and on terrible roads so repair costs went through the roof - whole suspension replaced (including front and rear crossmembers), rims, few sets of tires, countless amount of various bushings, lot of corroded body panels fixes, rusted callipers, etc.

Regular fluid changes - good engine oil, 4 x CVT flushes, 2 x antifreeze flush.

Small mods like Magnaflow catback, K&N filter, projector headlights.

I really hope I will finally get 200_000 miles club Mopar licence plate frame for it :)
 

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220_000 kilometers (~136_000 miles)

Driven in harsh winter environment and on terrible roads so repair costs went through the roof - whole suspension replaced (including front and rear crossmembers), rims, few sets of tires, countless amount of various bushings, lot of corroded body panels fixes, rusted callipers, etc.

Regular fluid changes - good engine oil, 4 x CVT flushes, 2 x antifreeze flush.

Small mods like Magnaflow catback, K&N filter, projector headlights.

I really hope I will finally get 200_000 miles club Mopar licence plate frame for it :)
I finally donated my 10 year old 2009 2l automatic to the Kidney Foundation. Had 160000k (100000miles) Repairs included rusted front crossmember replaced under warranty, new alternator and drive belt, brakes, tires, one wheel bearing, ball joints and $500 electrical work to the left front harness. The CVT was beginning to fail with limp in modes in hot weather. Rocker panels finally rusted out and oil leaks. Consistenly got 32miles per CDN gallon. I have no regrets, it served me well and was a pleasure to drive. Powerful enough for passing and great acceleration.
 
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