Eardrum Thumper - 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: Eardrum Thumper

May 12, 2009

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My first reaction after firing up the Challenger is to lower the windows. Its 5.7-liter HEMI rumbles like a V8 should and I want to hear it. But only until the speedo hits 45 mph.

Beyond 45 mph wind starts to reverberate in the cabin and pound the eardrums. We've all experienced this before. Crack another window or the sunroof and the beating stops. We can't do that in our sunroofless Challenger. Our only options are to tough it out or roll 'em up.

This thing needs wind wings.

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 14,600 miles


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