Friday, May 6, 2011

Getting a New Car

Dodge Caliber
Okay so I'm sooo over having a jeep and it's time for me to get a new car. And when I say new I want a brand new car, which, in my 40 years have never had. So I rented a Dodge Caliber a few years back and really liked it. I like the look and the feel. It got some good gas mileage and had some pick up for being a 4 cylinder. So that's been on the top of my list for a while now but then a few days ago I saw this very funky but cool looking car, a Nissan Juke. I never heard of them so I immediately looked it up on my iphone. I don't know how they ride or anything but I really like the look of them. I do know that both cars are comparable when it comes to gas mileage, Caliber gets 26/31 MPG and Juke gets 27/32 MPG. As for price Caliber costs just a bit less, between $17,000 - $19,000
Nissan Juke
and Juke costs between $18,000 to $23,000.

Of course I'm going to do more research and maybe test drive both of them. I've never owned a Dodge or a Nissan so I don't know how good those brands are. If anyone out there has either of these cars let me know what you think. I don't know when I'll be buying my new car but it will be soon and I'll keep everyone updated on my progress.


  1. I got a Ford Fiesta recently and am in love with it. I don't like the look of the Juke; it's a bit too weird for me. The Caliber is nice, but I've never known someone personally that has owned a Dodge, so I don't have an opinion of them. I looked at for help when I was figuring out what price to expect; it is handy knowledge when you go shopping.

    Good luck whatever you pick!

  2. I just bought a Fiesta too! Love that car!

    I never thought I'd buy new, but with resale value of fuel efficient cars through the roof right now, plus financing much lower for new cars, plus a warranty and less chance of major mechanical failures, it makes more sense right now to buy new.

    I did a lot of research on, I highly highly recommend it. I also checked out and Good luck!

  3. Aww, but your jeep just got new brake pads :/

    Wow, those cars were really reasonable, in Norway the cheapest Nissan Juke is 40'000 and the dodge 47'000.. 18-19000 of that would just be special taxes (not including the 25% VAT).

    Vehicles are insanely expensive over here :(

  4. Yeah, try both of them first, so you could have a feel which do you think is better for your taste. Another thing, get one that is in your budget range, while thinking about your driving needs (storage space and how many it can accommodate).

  5. Hmm... it's basically really up to you. But then again, I know the feeling of being torn apart between two cars. Why not take Clovis' advise and try them both, just to make sure you won't regret it later.

  6. Whoohoo, just by the pictures alone, I can totally understand why you were so torn between the two cars! Test-driving both of them would definitely have helped you come to a decision. I was in a similar predicament recently, and it was after the test drives that I was able to make a choice. So, which car did you end up choosing?