2010 Dodge Challenger
There are 33 user reviews for the SE trim shown below
- mean street look, great cruiser, descent gas mileage
- Unconventional key, Key FOB transmitter
Purchased As New
I've only had my SE for 3 weeks and wanted to hold off on my review but I'm not sure how long Yahoo allows 2010 reviews to be posted so I can't comment heavily on reliability. This is a big car and drives like a caddy. The sheet metal is thick and everything about the car screams heavy duty quality unlike a Toyota (tin can with wheels). The V6 still has plenty of power and I average about 21 to 22 mpg's in the suburbs. The control layout is simple. The headlight switch consists of a simple turn knob for parking lights and full beams for night driving. There's one stick that controls the wipers and directional and high beams like old school vehicles (no surprises or tricky settings). There are plenty of positions for intermittent wipers (6 settings). The parking lights glow amber on the inside second set of head lights and gives the car a mean street look.I'm not sure if its just the V6 but overall the engine runs quiet but starts to roar with a throaty sound when you punch it over 35 mph.. It floats and drives like a dream. It's intimidating at first but you become accustomed to its big size very easily in the matter of a few days. The windshield is a bit chopped compared to Mustang sometimes hiding street lights above but not a problem once becoming acclimated. There's plenty of room in the rear and leg room in the front which makes the V6 a great daily driver for a family of 4 or 5, IMHO. The ignition key isn't your traditional metal key but still operates in a similar fashion. It's plastic and oblong with a computer chip inside programmed to your vehicle. This may be a concern considering they have a recall with the ignition module on certain vehicles produced in early 2010 (Auto plants reported situations when keys were coming out of the ignition in other settings besides the off Park position). I'm not sure about the reliability of these keys but I haven't had any problems as of yet. FYI, replacement keys cost over 300 bananas... They give you 2 and offer a replacement key plan which averages about 200 dollars a key each year for a limited time... Also, there?s a hidden traditional key in the transmitter for entry to the driver door in case of dead car battery, etc. There's no key hole for the trunk or passenger side door. If I could do it again Id'e probably splurge on the v8. They state it gives similiar gas mileage as the v6. "When equipped with multi-displacement system, the computer uses sophisticated algorithms to seamlessly transition from 8 to 4 cylinders when full power is not required, providing better fuel economy."
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