2009 Dodge Challenger Long Term Road Test

2009 Dodge Challenger R/T: A Real Oil Pressure Gauge...Sorta

January 27, 2010

Frankly, I find it ridiculous, and a little sad, that a V8 muscle car like our 2009 Challenger R/T doesn't have an analog oil pressure gauge. Instead, Dodge has included this digital gauge which can be called up on the information screen with a few jabs at the steering wheel buttons. Better than nothing, but about as interesting and artistic as asheet of plain white paper.

At least it actually works. Watch the video and marvel how the Hemi's oil pressure rises and falls with its rpm. There was a time when manufacturers stopped such function because ignorant owners were bringing their cars into the dealer because it was broken.

"It seems to run fine, but the gauge goes down to 30 psi every time they stop at a red light. Something must be wrong."

Scott Oldham, Inside Line Editor in Chief @ 19,172 miles

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