By John Wargo on
2008 Dodge Charger RT 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 5A)
Traded in a 2001 BMW 740iL that had 80K. I got fed up with the Bimmers cheap plastic parts and frequent broken parts. I wanted to buy an American car to replace it. I drove a Mercury Sable (wife felt the seats were too short and steering wheel was too close to dash. The Impala didn't have much rear leg room so we test drove a charger. It had decient rear leg room and looked like a younger persons car(I'm 42 and not ready for a crown vic) I got the 5.7 Hemi with the 29R performance package. I really like this car. We got the My Gig with NAV and bluetooth, Sirius TV and Radio and the rear seat TV. This car has more features than the BMW and guess what, they all work, The sport seats look great
One word, HEMI, I added a mopar cold air intake. This really makes it sound great at WOT. The My Gig and sirius are fantastic options, This car handles, stops and starts great. It's a great car for the family that is not the mini van type or ready for an old foggie car. Lifetime powertrain warranty
It likes gas if you are an aggressive driver but it only needs 87 octane unlike the BMW that required 93. Also the visibility out the rear is limited SO spring for the dealer installed parking distance sensors (mopar p/n 82208246AD) and backing up becomes a non issue. That's it. I love it so far.