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2012 Charger SRT8: getting what you pay for
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By mtstevens82
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Vehicle

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 SRT8 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Having driven the 2011 R/T for most of the year, I was already familiar with most of the features but was completely unprepared for the improvement in handling and power this beast brings to the table. On a highway you can easily top 100 mph without the pedal getting halfway down and still be treated to a symphony from the engine, which prompted an unprintable exclamation of approval from my first passenger. The auto mode sets the suspension for maximum comfort and in even the sharpest turns the car remains level. Sport mode unleashes the car's max performance. Fuel economy is about the same as I had with the R/T, although thats more due to San Diego traffic than anything else.


Best Features

I'm a guy who likes his gadgets and the Uconnect system alone makes me feel like i'm in a James Bond car. Combining radio (satellite and terrestrial), navigation (with an added feature for traffic reporting and avoidance), finding movie schedules/football games/the cheapest gasoline (and directions to each) pays dividends over and over. New this year is the performance display which lets you see your 0-60 type stats, g-forces acting on the car, even how much hp and torque you're using. Heated seats (including the back seats), steering wheel, vented seats and my personal favorite - the cupholders; if only because I need a drink kept cold more often than any other feature.


Worst Features

The Engineers on the SRT team really outdid themselves with this fine piece of machinery. I'm quite giddy in anticipation of the reported Supercharger that could be added to the engine next year. Not much more you can do to make this car better, short of: -Excempting drivers from traffic laws -Adding weapons to minimize other traffic/obstructions


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The Dodge Charger SRT8 is a Beast... in a good way
25 of 25 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By jfwright1955
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Vehicle

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 SRT8 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 5A)


Review

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!


Best 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.


Worst Features

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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