Amenable Muscle Car - 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Long-Term Road Test
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2009 Dodge Challenger Long Term Road Test

2009 Dodge Challenger R/T: Amenable Muscle Car

March 16, 2010

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Due to beingunder the weather for the last few days, I haven'texactly been a happy camper.I was, however,thankful for theChallenger'ssplit personality. Sure, reliving my muscle car days ('69 and '70 Chevelle SS396s) by ripping through thegears is a blast(especially with the windows open so you can hear the engine's wail). But when you just want to kick back and get somewhere in low-stress comfort, the Challenger is equally up to the task.

The plush, heated seats, compliant suspension, quiet cabinand effortless low-end power were soothing amid the chaos that is known as driving around L.A. And it all alsoreminded me what a great daily driver this car is. The only thing missing is a reverse park sensor or back up camera to makeparking this beast on my increasingly crowded street easier.

John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ 21,658 miles


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