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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 Coupe 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 Coupe 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 Coupe 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 Coupe 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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Flawless after three years
17 of 21 people found this review helpful
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By russl57
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2013 Dodge Challenger Coupe R/T 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M)


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Last year I had difficulty in deciding whether to buy a Charger or Challenger. I bought the Charger and liked the Dodge product so much that this year I bought a Challenger. Both are RT's. The Charger was a better value but the Challenger is a great car.
A lot of people want to compare the Challenger to the Camaro and Mustang. This is a huge mistake. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. For pure speed and handling the Challenger will never compete with the Camaro or Mustang. For comfort, room and road presence the Camaro and Mustang are not in the same class as the Challenger.I like all three cars and I am not brand loyal at all. I bought an RT Plus in Granite Metallic, just Beautiful. UPDATE 3-31-16. It has been 3 years since I purchased my Challenger RT. I have not had a Single issue with the car. I only drive it in fair weather and there is 4900 miles on the odometer. It has not been back to the dealer since I bought it. I dressed up the interior with some parts from Fast Hemis.com. I put an active 3" exhaust on it and a free flowing air cleaner. Other than that it is stock. I retired in 2014 and sold my Corvette and kept the Challenger. It is far more comfortable and practical.


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