Some Details are Better Than Others - 2009 Dodge Challenger Long-Term Road Test
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2009 Dodge Challenger Long Term Road Test

2009 Dodge Challenger: Some Details are Better Than Others

April 02, 2009

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Nice to see that Dodge hasn't forgotten what made classic muscle cars cool. You don't see much in the way of hood adornments anymore. Probably some federal regulation on it these days, but our Challenger does have these nice big "Hemi" badges on each side. A nice little detail that could have easily been nixed by the bean counters.

Then again, those hood scoops aren't exactly the real deal. They don't look bad, but there are no actual holes in them. Strangely enough, there are holes in the bottom of the hood just below the intakes. Not that it would really make a difference if there were openings. The engine sucks in its air through a snorkel in the left front corner, so the idea of any real ram air effect is pretty much toast.

Ed Hellwig, Senior Editor @ 2,947 miles

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