2009 Dodge Challenger Long Term Road Test

2009 Dodge Challenger R/T: Wrong Door Handle

August 12, 2009

Dodge Challenger Wrong Handle

Note how the Challenger's door handle is of the latch variety and placed on the upward slant of the door. As such, the handle is almost parallel to the ground when lifted. Its underside has a rough texture to it, but there's not enough grip or leverage available to properly open the heavy door. My hand slips off the handle every second time Itry to get into the Challengerand I haven't been alone in this gripe.

It could be a pull-style handle, but that would ruin the retro motif. SoI would suggest moving it to the door's vertical plain instead and making the handle itself bigger.

This isn't a major issue, though, so I've only used my small WRONG stamp.

James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 8,916 miles

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