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2009 Dodge Challenger

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An Excellent Upgrade
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By saku97
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2009 Dodge Challenger R/T 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 5A)


Review

I first purchased the SXT model in May 2009 and loved it. Just out of curiousity I went back to the dealership and drove the R/T Model. I was instantly sold. I was hesitant to buy the 6 speed manual as it has been years since driving a "stick". I'm glad I did. This car is pure power and an eye catcher. I have owned a few sports cars in my day and this is by far my favorite. I have owned 2 Camaros and loved them, but, they cannot touch this car. I parked it for the winter and cannot wait until the spring. I frequently go to the garage and admire it . I'm hooked.


Favorite Features

looks, power, sound, stereo system and power again.


Suggested Improvements

rear seat entry from the driver's side would be nice, but, I'm okay with how it is now.


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By Bill
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2009 Dodge Challenger SE 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I could not afford the RT so I bought the SE cause I had to have it. It is a beautiful car in every respect. I will soon be installing some upgrades, duals, air charger. V chip. It will then sound as good as it looks and go a little better. This car has the 18 inch aluminum wheels and I have no plans to change them.


Favorite Features

Body styling


Suggested Improvements

one touch up windows. The windows freeze at the lower stiping and do not drop out of the upper seals, this is a real concern for anyone who drives it in the winter. Still looking for a solution to this. I don't drive it in the winter myself and it still bites because I need to start it once a week.


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2009 Dodge Challenger RT
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By bathat
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2009 Dodge Challenger R/T 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 5A)


Review

This car is a real eye catcher. Within 2 weeks of first seeing the Challenger, I had one in my garage. I get compliments every time I take it out for a drive, and have had a few impromptu photo shoots in parking lots. Great acceleration. The exhaust configuration specific to the RT manual delivers a confident, but not obnoxious exhaust note. Interior noise is not an issue, even at hwy speeds. This is not a sports car, so you're not going to corner with a Mustang or Camaro, but you may find it more comfortable for cruising. After 10k mi, not 1 issue. Visibility takes getting used to. Hill start assist and skip shift are easily disabled (most if not all muscle cars have this.)


Favorite Features

Incredible torque and acceleration with a comfortable ride, suitable for cross country road trips. Highway mileage is good considering the power. I get 27 mpg at 65 mph. Not so good in town, depending on your foot. Great looks and build quality.


Suggested Improvements

Stock tires do not handle the power very well on hard acceleration from a stop. Hood release feels cheap, No donut spare with my option pkg. Front end looks intimidating, though rear looks bland.


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2009 Dodge Challenger
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By Pete
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2009 Dodge Challenger SE 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

This car is fun to drive and just about everything I would want from it. It has good power but would like a little more acceleration from a dead stop with the V6 -- it is fast/quick but if the torque could be adjusted for more off the line speed that would be great. Gas mileage is good for a car of this type plus I love the sound of the engine.


Favorite Features

Exterior look -- hood, mirrors, gas cap, windows -- overall lines. Interior seating, shift lever, radio system


Suggested Improvements

Make the dash gauges more "retro" to reflect early 70's gauges -- kind of like the Mustang.


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2009 dodge challenger
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By Dan
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2009 Dodge Challenger R/T 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 5A)


Review

The only reason I rated the performance a 9 instead of 10 was the manual shifting should not have the skip sifting from 1st to 4th. It wants to do it when I am going around a corner and the speed is not enough for that.


Favorite Features

Love the car.


Suggested Improvements

Real Chrome rims and back up camera should be mandatory because of the blind spots.


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