2009 Dodge Challenger
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- I was born in "72 But i know well built cars and this Challenger rocks. 23 Mpg in City & very safe
- Sirius doesnt allow you to use 1 year subscription on a radio upgrade to a used MYGIG
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Ok , when it first came out I never thought I'd be able to get one because i have two kids and new a practical car. Then boom- I smash my truck ( not my fault) and I need a new car. I thought hmmm maybe I should look at the Dodge. I did and I loved it. I also looked at the Mustang and Camaro (Both Fine Cars) and decided they simply couldn't work due to extremely small back seats. My kids are eleven and two and couldn't even fit in the Stang. So my first choice became the only choice. Surprisingly enough the V6 Challenger is a great family friendly car. Sure access from the drivers side is slow due to the power seat but the passenger side opens right up and once your in the back seats its very roomy. The trunk is also family sized and is well designed.
The first week i drove the car I had to get used to people staring at me and the car as if there was something wrong. There wasn't , they were just wondering what it was and once they knew the comments were amazing. They exterior of this new Challenger is a ten. Sure its a bit bulky at the rear bumper but todays standards call for it. The standard 17" rims are nice and the tires grip the road fine. The V6 250 horsepower engine provides good power and very good fuel economy at 23 in city and 27 on the highway. For a full sized car I think this is good. I have the 5 speed tranny and it shifts well. Braking is excellent as is handling. The entire car has a high quality feel to it not found in many cars.
The interior featured nicely bolstered seats and a high quality dash and door panels. The inside could have been more retro and not use the Chargers gauges but the mission is accomplished via a all black design that is well laid out. I dont have the optional sunroof but I've seen them and they provide a great view right above you not set back so far that you cant even see out if you look up.
I won't be driving the car in snow, it will be in garage for the winter so traction issues I cant opine on. But all in all this Challenger V6 is a hot looking and great running car. People always ask me if Im disppointed that I didn't get the Hemi. I would have been if the V6 got bad gas mileage or was a complete dog, but it's not. The V8 is great but at 15 mpg city and $8,000 more at purchase I picked the V6. The new V6 coming out rated at 280+ HP should be a winner and lessen the disparity in horsepower between the V6 coupes. But this 2010 Challenger is a knock out and rides so smooth you wont want to drive much else.
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