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Beware buy Charger RT used not new!!!
6 of 13 people found this review helpful
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By 2012blkcharger
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2012 Dodge Charger R/T 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Purchased my brand new 2012 Dodge Charger in march 2012 . So far in less than 6 months Ive put on over 19k miles. This car has very strong acceleration, and is truly a head turner especially with the 20 chrome wheels. Some concerns that i have with the car is that after a long hard highway drive this car has a very strong exhaust gas fume which enters the car. Ive taken it to the dealer twice and they cant seem to pinpoint the problem. Ive owned 11 new cars in my 30 yr lifetime, and have never experienced this type of chemical odor. This issue seems to be random and seems to happen more when the temperature reaches over 70 degrees outdoors. Has anyone else had this same issue?


Favorite Features

Strong acceleration, nice exterior, great interior, great large navigation display monitor.


Suggested Improvements

Dodge needs to improve the fuel economy. Also the transmission in the Hemi needs to be updated with either a 6 or 7 speed transmission. The cloth seats aren't comfortable for extended periods of time. Strong exhaust smells need to be addressed. Resale value is horrible. My car has already depreciated by over 7k in less than six months.


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2012 Charger RT Road and Track
4 of 16 people found this review helpful
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By luther1517
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2012 Dodge Charger R/T 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 5A)


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I purchased this vehicle in 1st quarter of 2012. The V-8 was my original choice but decided to go for V-6 for better value and gas mileage. The V-6 was awesome; it had plenty of acceleration and with K&N filter mpg were 37plus and mid 20's. However, I was forced to change it due to raw power feel of V-8 and was just bored with 8 speed transmission with no shifting options. Make shure you buy what you wan't! You will be forced to take a hit due to depreciation of vehicle return or stay with car choice. I just kept having that regret. The Hemi is a monster. Awesome acceleration and mpg on highway are low 30's with 50 to 70 mph and on stop and go is killer at 12. Car is a head turner!


Favorite Features

-8.5 Inch Touch Screen Navigation -Pitch Black Grill with R/t Heritage Badge -Leather seats with suede inserts -Cooling option on seats via hi/low fan settings -20" Wheels (Thrust Force Look), 45r profile tires -Center consoler Mini Screen with Fuel Saving Info, Tire Pressure, Etc. - Option to Tag and Identify Favorite Song, Artists on Sat Radio -Incredible comfort for all passengers -Ability to save seat position settings for 2 drivers -Looks that turn heads! My friend drives a 55k Audi and has a mach 3 Mustang. He said "hella sick!"(Guys in Chevy Dealer with Camaros and Vett's were caught looking...Lol) -Hope this helps -V8 5.7 Hemi !!!


Suggested Improvements

-The tires width and of course with rims could be improved 245 or 255 cant remember is too thin -Didn't care for Rear Back up Camera (Though very useful and practical) use that option on better wheel and tire set up -Seat warmers to me as standard is a waist for money that could go to better performance options....performance exhaust -This is the road and track ...plenty of rt max and rt models to throw that comfort junk in


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Interior lights wont shut off automatically
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By 2012blkcharger
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2012 Dodge Charger R/T 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Lately when I crank my car all of the interior door lights in both the front and back will remain on. Ive checked to make sure that all doors are shut tight. Ive also checked to ensure that the roll light button control wasn't accidentally turned on. To make matters worse the only way that i can turn off the interior door lights is to individually press each light to switch them off. So literally I have to pull over and get out of my car and walk to the rear seats and passenger seats to press the light fixtures to off. Ive owned many vehicles in my 29 years and have never experienced such a problem. Any suggestions?


Favorite Features

The exterior views, and strong HEMI


Suggested Improvements

8 speed automatic transmission. There is so much more power that should be released from this beast but with the 5 speed transmission at times you cant access that power.


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Multiple Displacement System Ruins the Car!!
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By steve521
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2012 Dodge Charger R/T 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 5A)


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I had my 2012 Charger R/T Max for 17 months and sold it. The 4-6-8 cylinder system fights with the transmission in traffic. It's constantly trying to drop back to 4 cyl mode which cuts your low end torque in half, makes it downshift, then the other cylinders kick in while the engine races. It's totally confused! Build quality is great except, drivers seat power actuator moved jerkily and had to be replaced. Had radio replaced once and then rear channel failed again. Started smelling antifreeze inside the car at 25,000 miles, needs new heater core. Clunk in rear end when shifting gears in stop and go traffic. Over engineered and under built!!!


Favorite Features

All the bells and whistles of a $60K mercedes for $34K. Most of which worked. Love the power when it's not in 4cyl mode. (unfortunately it's always in 4cyl mode if I'm not stomping on it)


Suggested Improvements

Switch to turn off Multiple Displacement Mode or better yet, just eliminate it. I got the same gas mileage manually shifting it into 5th gear on the highway which is supposed to turn off the MDS. It's total kitch to make people think it get's better gas mileage and sell it to V6 shoppers. Needs a tighter rear end, major clunk issue in stop and go traffic. Put in a 6 speed transmission. Better quality head end for sound system, mine failed twice. Better seat actuator, runs rough.


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The Dodge Charger SRT8 is a Beast... in a good way
25 of 25 people found this review helpful
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By jfwright1955
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2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 5A)


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The 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 looks means, sounds mean, it is mean. Seeing it parents will lock their kids indoors peering out the windows until this bad boy's gone by. Even parked you'll want to cross the road just to walk around it so it can't bite. When you first fire up the engine you know unmistakably there's a beast under the hood. However, from the inside of the cabin you hear a quiet, pleasant exhaust note. Romp on it and it's a whole different story. Whatever's under the hood wants to get out and it's going to drag the car and passengers along with it whether they like it or not. You'd better hang ladies and gentlemen because you're going for a ride like you've never had!


Favorite Features

Buying the Charger was a no-brainer for us. It has all the creature comforts and is extremely comfortable. In fact it had so much going for it we decided to trade in a 2011 Toyota Avalon, which is the epitome of comfort and luxury in it's class. That should say a lot about how the Charger feels and rides and it's features. For the wive's and girlfriends I can assure you you're going to love the creature comforts of it too and itís tamable performance. How can I say that with great confidence? Well, because my wife and I argue about who's going to get to drive the Charger on any given day. I'd recommend taking your checkbook because you're not going to leave the dealership without this car.


Suggested Improvements

I can't think of any. Dodge has done a great job in marrying raw power and comfort without compromising on either.


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