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Great car, bought new, now at 7 years and 91k
By noboringcars on
Vehicle2010 Dodge Challenger R/T 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 5A)
ReviewThis was the first American car I have purchased and I haven't regretted it. It's reliable, well supported by the dealer and aftermarket, attractive, comfortable, and has a great owner community.
Don't buy this car is you want to remain anonymous. Owning a Challenger is instant rock star status.
I've only had 2 issues with the car:
1. the headliner dropped from a bracket behind the sunroof, fixed under warranty.
2. a piece of interior window trim cracked, I replaced it myself in 15 minutes.
All in all, it's been a great ownership experience. Parts and service are inexpensive. Lots of opportunity to customize for more performance and/or convenience.
UPDATE at 91k miles:
The Challenger remains the most reliable car I've ever owned and I've had Hondas and Toyotas. Mechanically, I've had to replace a water pump, a radiator, and an outer tie rod all in 91k miles.
I have a tuner which allows me to turn off the MDS, I turn off the system because the car sounds awful with my MOPAR cat back on 4 cylinders. Fuel economy is not a big factor with me, though my big V8 regularly returns an average of 18-19 mpg. On a recent trip from Massachusetts to Long Island I averaged just over 25 mpg with speed ranges from 65 - 85 mph.
From a practicality stand point, the trunk is enormous. The trunk will hold a large folding canopy, a cooler, a few chairs, cleaning supplies (never leave the house without a way to clean the car), a space saver spare and then if I need it the rear seat folds down. Incredible.
At this point, the Challenger needs a suspension refreshening; coil-overs or the MOPAR Pursuit suspension will be installed.
- Getting in out
- Noise and vibration
- Front seats
- Ride comfort
- Cargo storage
- Logic of controls
- Rain snow traction
- Usb ports
- Fuel economy
- Resale value
- Maintenance cost
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