2009 Dodge Challenger User Reviews
- $15,530 - $26,768
- No trim specified for this review
- Just a Great Car
- Fear Leaving It in Parking Lots
Purchased As New
I've had it almost a year. Reviewed it here in 10/08
I have a 06 Lincoln LS. The Challenger is far smoother on any road surface and is more comfortable with the optional leather seats. The back seats are spacious but I use it as a two seater because it does have that hard to get back there 70's thing going on. Not for the old folks.
Its not a BMW for carving up the twisties. However it handles very well and drives like a luxury car. Everything inside is ergonomic to this 6 footer.
I'm no fan of the key fob but that seems to be the way they do it these days. Mileage is really great if you keep it under 70 mph. I see 25 mpg average combined and you can actually approach 30mpg HWY. if you keep your foot out of it.
The MDS system saves gas but I see its now an option. If your a pure racer than it will irritate you somewhat. Its almost like the car has a turbocharger and when your cruising you have to kick into it and get a brief lag. Reason being the MDS. It suits me because I'm more interested in mileage than being a speed racer. But if you drive it easy, to get up to speed in a hurry you have to floor it to over-ride the MDS.
Runs well on 87 octane. But 89 octane brings many good things. So plus it is.
I've had no issues with the car and it has never been back for a repair or adjustment. My dealer is now history because of the problems of late but have another just down the road.
I have the Hemi orange and it does draw attention. The LS is nearly $20K more expensive but I fear leaving the car unattended and the LS I park anywhere.
Another negative is I have a young fool in my area with one and I have to deal with his boy racer antics of tailgating etc. Love the car, love driving it. Its a great deal for what you get. Sadly I'm not much for the drama it brings. But the Hemi orange color was not smart either.
For the money, you just can't get anything better.
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