2009 Dodge Challenger Long Term Road Test

2009 Dodge Challenger R/T: Sales/Mileage Update

June 11, 2010

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For an unexplained reason (probably a computer snafu) our Autotrader ad was rejected without our knowledge and we lost some valuable time selling the 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T. When it finally posted a few days ago we got two calls immediately but neither one was very serious. Still, it's a positive sign that indicates we are in the ballpark with our asking price of $29,900. In our experience, if the price isn't close, the phone doesn't ring.

Meanwhile, the Challenger has been doing a lot of highway driving and logging some respectable fuel economy for a muscle car. On a road trip in May it set a personal best for 401 miles on one tank and got 23.8 mpg. The lifetime average is 17.5 mpg and the EPA says the combined figure is 19 mpg. Given that we tend to be enthusiastic drivers, and that we spend a lot of time on clogged Los Angeles freeways, that's pretty close.

Philip Reed, Edmunds.com Consumer Advice Editor @26,490 miles

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2009 Dodge Challenger in VA is:

$148 per month*
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