2009 Dodge Challenger Long Term Road Test


2009 Dodge Challenger R/T: Vegas Valets Like It

January 13, 2010

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Oneof the things I love aboutLas Vegas is that valet parking is free -- at all theswank hotels.

The valets at those hotels see just about every high-ballin' car out there. This past summer, during one visit alonewe spotted several NBA players by the pool -- you can just imagine what they drive. And at the 2010 CES this past week, anew blacked-out Aston DBSwas parked in my hotel's driveway.

But nearly every time I pulled up in our long-term 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T last week,I was greeted with questions and compliments from the valets.

"I like those," I overheard one valet say to another. "Howdo you like it?" and "It's nice" were accompanied by enviousstares at the Challenger.

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Rollin' in the Challenger on the Las Vegas Strip -- I was never ashamed on my ride. And some other visitors must have agreed, as I saw severalin The Venetian hotel parking garage.

I'm not sure if they were also there for CES, as another major convention was occurring nearly simultaneously (ahem).

For me, the Dodge Challenger has the most presence of any vehicle under 40 grand.

Albert Austria, Senior Engineer @ 18,500 miles

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