Bought the 2009 R/T R package (Road and Track) - I think it is well worth the extra money - improved handling and the top line seats - only drawback they are (or at least at the time I bought) very hard to find. So far the car is great to drive - very comfortable on road trips - I can drive all day long. I also bought the upgraded sound system (Boston), best sounding factory installed system I have ever had. I live in Wisconsin, drove once in the snow earlier this year and I am planning on driving year round - from what I have experienced car should handle as good as any non 4X4 - just have to drive with common sense! Dodge rebates plus lifetime warranty backed by the gov't sealed the deal
Hemi engine, great ride quality, more than adequate handling for real world driving, variable (4 or 8) cylinder modes for gas mileage.
Fuel economy. I average 21-22 mpg routinely with mixed but mostly highway driving on my commute so I am pleasantly surprised given the size of the car and horsepower. I have squeezed 25 mpg out of it on highway road trips - and being well behaved with the throttle.