2010 Dodge Charger
There are 8 user reviews for the SXT [Discontinued] trim shown below
- Stunning looks, decent mileage, comfy on long trips.
- heavy car, big brother traction control, tranny is sloppy, occasional electrical gremlins.
Purchased As New
I picked up my 2008 Charger SE Plus new. Has all the SXT bells and whistles without the mark up. 250hp 3.5V6 is actually more like 192 to the rear wheel. Has enough get up to get outta it's own way.(not bad for a 4200 pound sedan.) Glad I didn't cheap out and get the SE with the 2.7L V6. (185 crank HP, 140hp to the wheels)
Brakes are cheap and the rotors wear out quickly, dealer will not turn them, only replace. 3.5 V6 has a large 6 qt. oil capacity (synthetic only) so prepare for a $100. oil change every 3-5 thousand miles. Tires are economy cheap and wear quickly and unevenly.
Occasionally drifted car in wet parking lot on rare rainy days. Even deactivating ESP button doesn't stop traction control so no real fun. Also resulted in sloppy transmission shifting issues and occasional glitches in the BAS/ESP system.
Using the recommended 89 octane is a noticable improvement in performance but runs $50. a tank.
I've never logged less than 20mpg with the average around 21 to 24mpg. A long road trip to Laughlin Nevada (fully loaded with 4 adults and luggage) netted a whopping 27mpg. I couldn't even get that in my '06 PT Cruiser!
Got the Black with slate gray interior. Shows every nick and ding. Didn't get the door moldings so large side panels accentuate even slight door dings. Trunk is big enough to store three, maybe four bodies. Plenty of room for the wife's grocery trips and large trips to Costco.
Would not have bought american if it weren't for the lifetime warranty, which, thank god, I have not had to use for anything. For a mid-base vehicle, I was surprised by the amenities and extras. 1 year free Sirius satelite radio, traction control, 4 wheel ABS, tire pressure monitor, decent sound system, 17" aluminum 5 spoke mags. (not the hub caps on the lesser 2.7L base SE.)
Always receive compliments on the cars looks. Style is as relevant today as it was in 2006.
At times I wish I had sprung for the Hemi but insurance company told me Hemi would cost me $1000. more a year. Aftermarket companies offer bolt on centrifugal superchargers that bump the 3.5 V6's mild 192 RWHP to a hemi challenging 260 RWHP.
Safety for my family and me is very important. Especially here in rediculous cell phone calling, texting while driving, miniature dog driving on your lap with you Southern California. The Charger has all of the 5 star crash safety you could ask for. The big, broad side panels conceal rediculously robust side impact beams (I've been broad sided before, they matter!) Smart airbags won't kill your elementary schooler sitting in the passenger seat during an accident. Most sedans of this size are 1000 lbs lighter but the added weight is safety. You are literally riding in a good looking tank.
Do I like my car? Yes.
Would I buy another one? Dunno yet. lifetime warranty was a big decider.
Would I recommend it to you? Yes. Especially considering your other options. I'd take a Charger any day over the Chevy or Ford equivalent. (Malibu!?Taurus?)Toyota and Honda may be better but don't command the attention that the Charger does. I mean, come on! Which would you rather roll up to the Valet with? a Camry?
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