2009 Dodge Challenger Long Term Road Test

2009 Dodge Challenger R/T: Skip S^#*%

September 16, 2009


In case you didn't know, our Dodge Challenger R/T has a great fuel saving feature known as a skip shift. And by great fuel saving feature I mean TOTALLY WORTHLESS, ANNOYING PIECE OF &*^#!

If this were my Challenger, I'd pull the skip shift wire out, piss on it and send it back to Dodge.

Don't get me wrong, I like this car; it's a total rip. It's so much fun that something as stupid and archaic as a skip shift just becomes that much more annoying. Good thing it's easy to 'fix'.

I know that 4th Gen F-Bodies had this 15 year ago. That's 15, one - five, years ago. I would've thought that would be enough time to make a slightly more efficient 5.7 liter V8. Guess not.

I'm sorry, what? The Camaro still has one?

Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor @ 11,086 miles

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

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