2009 Dodge Challenger Consumer Review: Fun Car With Glitches

2009 Dodge Challenger Coupe - Consumer Review

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Fun Car With Glitches
By moparfool on


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


Generally a great car. I have always really liked the late 1960s Dodge B body (Charger) and E body (Challenger) cars. The new Challenger distills the old E body car design without the noise, handling, body flex, and 10 mile per gallon issues of the older muscle cars. The acceleration and handling are great, IMO. I picked the 5.7 liter R/T as the best compromise on engine power, cost, and gas mileage. There have been two glitches; at 3500 miles the airbag light came on for a few seconds while cruising. And at 4000 miles the alternator / battery light came on and stayed on until I shut the engine off and restarted. The dealer checked all wiring and found nothing.

Best Features

Hemi Orange color sure gets attention. People love the car and how it looks. Twenty inch wheels look great; nice growl from the exhaust pipes; excellent boulevard and freeway ride. Has a wind noise free and quiet ride, and a great sound system.

Worst Features

Turn signal indication location is very poor. Getting into the back seat is not for the faint of heart.
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