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2013 Dodge Challenger

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young again my first car was a 1970 Challenger
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By Carldbrownjr@comcast.net Brown jr
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2013 Dodge Challenger SXT 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 5A)


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this car has come a long way since my 70 both have 6 cylinder motors but the new 1has a lot more power and the doors don't rattle of all the new cars it the closest to the original one mine is fully loaded which is part of the reasons I gave high reviews


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Modern Muscle, Vintage Vibe
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By ivaskaj
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2013 Dodge Challenger R/T 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M)


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R/T base with the 6spd manual, Sound Group II stereo, HID headlights, and a sunroof.
This thing is quick.
So far, I've seen an avg. of 4.85 seconds on the 0-60 timer in the info center.
The transmission shifts smooth and precise, excellent for stock.
Love the pistol grip.
The torque curve is as flat as Montana, and twice as big.
This thing sounds amazing for a stock exhaust, nice growl under acceleration, but barely audible at highway speeds.
Excellent ride quality, and it's library quiet at 70 mph.
HID headlights are amazing, both low & high beams.
The stereo is also excellent, plenty of bass.
Never seen less than 19 mpg, and a peak of 23 so far.


Best Features

HEMI, slick shifting 6spd, & that mean exhaust note. 0-60 timer right in the info center (not sure how accurate it is). Excellent gas mileage. Comfortable seats. A 44oz cup will fit in the cup holder, and a second one will also fit securely, albeit at a slight angle. Bluetooth audio works well, and has good sound quality. Huge trunk, room for several bodies. Firm, but compliant ride; it handles the twisties quite well for a 4,000+ lb car. Gotta love the push button starter. The Sound Group II Boston Acoustics stereo is amazing. The HID headlights are bi-xenon (both high & low beams), and they work very well... not just a gimmick. Automatic climate control is a nice luxury feature.


Worst Features

The voice recognition will not recognize the word "home". I had to change it to "house" in my phone. There needs to be a way to turn off the text message alert feature. without losing call functionality. It gets old quick having it break into the music every time I get a text. I disabled text messaging in my phone to solve this, and switched to Google Hangouts instead. Either the steering wheel needs about another 2 or 3" of telescope, or power adjust pedals that will move the same distance toward the firewall would be very nice. The base HEMI needs to come with at least 450 hp. Why do the Ram trucks get 395 hp, and the Challenger only get 375? Why.... WHY?


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Looks and Power at a Bargain
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By brownwa
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2013 Dodge Challenger R/T 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M)


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Dealer options: Blacktop Package

This car totally changes its character with the Super Track Pak (STP). Reviews peg the manual RT as the fat girl of the muscle car bunch. But with the suspension and steering upgrades the Challenger elevates to porn-star like proportions. And it's just as much fun to drive.

I was a Japanese import fanboy for +10 years and fantasized about buying a BRZ. However just one test drive in the Dodge changed my mind. Power is sexy, and the RT moves just as well as it looks. Buying a 150ft-lb BRZ over this 410ft-lb beauty would be a mistake; and for the same price!


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Fun American Muscle
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By colby_butler
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2013 Dodge Challenger R/T 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M)


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This car had the shifttronic auto :(, but still allowed full rev to each gear and downshifting. Did a 0-60 test, yielded 5.5 with some wheelspin, not bad. Seemingly very powerful. Throws you back when you gas in almost every gear. Passing on the highway is great dropped to third. Very fun car to drive. Fantastic stereo system and Sirius radio. Lots of trunk space. Back seats are actually quite comfortable for me at 6'. Projector beam HID lights for night driving seem adequate. Leather is nice and not too plush for easier care then some competitive Euros like my personal VR6.


Best Features

Stereo and Powerhouse. Exterior orange and RT stripes.


Worst Features

I would have opted for a color coded inside to match exterior in key trim pieces. This car had the orange with RT exterior package.


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Hidden Gem
12 of 21 people found this review helpful
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By beast91
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2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8 2dr Coupe (6.4L 8cyl 6M)


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When this vehicle was first introduced in 08 and i saw one on the road it quickly brought me back to sitting in the classroom in my HS in CT mid 70's watching muscle cars of that era occasionally zipping by with a roar and garnering the attention of a select few of the boys in the classroom. Fast forward to today and the fascination of the cars are now captivating a new generation while extending the opportunities of yesteryear to those of us who now have the means in participating in the ownership of one of these great machines. The Chevelle SS was always my favorite with the 69-70 Challenger a close second. No modern era Chevelle's, so the SRT 8 is it,


AND BOY I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER!


Best Features

Power, ride quality, superb road presence, tight build quality and excellent drive-ability for the price, puts this machine in a class all by itself. Any comparison to a Mustang or Camaro is nolstalgic and is like comparing a long distance runner to a sprinter. Find any Grand Touring coupe within $20,000 which offers the same road feel, appeal, power and lineage and build quality then dare to compare. Hopefully the lighter Cuda will relieve the Challenger of being lumped into a group it does not belong and allow it to bask in it's rightful place as a great American GT which offers great value and a timeless design which will continue to captivate for generations to come. GREAT CAR!


Worst Features

Continue to improve fuel efficiency on the engines. front speakers on HK need to carry deeper bass sounds.


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