I bought a brand-new 2011 Dodge Charger 3.6L V6 Rallye Plus, and it has 29,300 miles.
There were 3 recalls:
1. Front-door handles - handles' seals failed to block out the rain, causing a short-circuit, making passive-entry feature unusable.
2. ABS/Stability Control fuses - potential overheating of the fuses/fusebox, and not work.
3. Halogen (not HID) headlight wire harness - potential overheating of harness, and light not work.
All recalls done free.
Repairs took 2-4 hours each.
But, I've experienced NONE of the 3 potential problems.
Comfortable, appropriate power, good handling for big car, reliable, good car overall.
1. Remote Start
2. Passive-entry/Push Button Start - I never have to take my keys out of pocket.
3. Fast for a fat V6 car.
4. All 4 leather seats are heated.
5. Both front seats have SAME full 12-way power features (most cars have limited power seat features for front pass. seat).
6. Armrest wide enough for two arms/big center storage.
Even the back seats do.
7. Good gas mileage for a fat V6.
8. 8.4-inch touchscreen.
10. Heated/cooled front two cupholders.
I don't use it that much but works minimally for can/bottle drinks.
It's not going to keep it ice cold/steaming hot.
Kind of gimmicky, but I don't mind having it.
Use 'cold' far more.
Chrysler, I know your strategy is to have a 4-dr (Charger) and a 2-dr (Challenger) off of the same platform to compete in the large-sedan market.
It makes business sense.
However, you should change the name of the car currently known as the 'Charger' to something else and continue with the large 4-dr sedan product line, just with a different name.
The new name should NOT be any of the classic 60's/70's muscle car names.
You should come up with a brand-new name.
The new 'Charger' should be a current Challenger-variant (i.e. 'Charger' should be a 2-dr car) that has distinct exterior differences that CLOSELY mimic the 1970 Charger with tasteful and uncorrupting modern touches.
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