2009 Dodge Challenger Long Term Road Test


2009 Dodge Challenger: Shifter Looks Cool, Does Not Always Feel Cool

April 21, 2009

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After a weekend in the Challenger, this is what I remember.

1) That cool looking shifter with the retro slant? Yeah, that sucker gets hot in the sun. It's also a little too "damped" for my tastes. It feels good when you're just cruising around, but when you try to rip it, the gates feel too spongy.

2) The tires are a little soft. They make for a comfortable ride, but they feel a little too wobbly when you're on it.

3) A guy walked by the Challenger parked on the street and said the following to his buddy. "Look at the front end of that thing. Now that's tough looking. I bet a guy driving that car would whoop your ass."

Ed Hellwig, Senior Editor @ 3,609 miles

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