Good Guys Wear Black - 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Long-Term Road Test
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2009 Dodge Challenger Long Term Road Test

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2009 Dodge Challenger R/T: Good Guys Wear Black

March 19, 2009

I took our Challenger out on an assignment and boy was I happy I did. It might not be your cup of tea, but the simple pleasure of a muscle car snarl is pretty freakin' cool to me.

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Not only did I think this car was special, tons of people were gawking. Old guys walking down the street smiled and gave me the thumbs up. One guy even exclaimed: "Yeah! It's back!" while pumping his fist in the air. A truckload of Marines whooped and cheered as I downshifted and mashed the throttle past them. Even a car-full of beautiful women on spring break drove up next to me at a red light and took pictures of it on their cell phones while asking me about my "Charger".

The nature of my job puts me into new cars all the time, but it's pretty rare that so many people have such a visceral reaction to a car. Cars like this aren't only supposed to look and sound cool, but they're supposed to make you feel cool too.

I felt pretty damn cool yesterday.

Scott Jacobs, Senior Photographer

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