I'm 63 and have always wanted a Challenger....Worked for 43 yrs cutting meat for a living.. I am recently retired and this is my gift to myself... The car has been awesome, no problems and the dealership and salesman were outstanding to my wife and myself..Went on a little road trip and the car was quiet and tight and was really comfortable to be in.. The only thing I have to get use to his being careful when looking out the mirrors and the back when changing lanes...The view is restricted a bit and you just have to pay attention...Love the car and am looking forward to many years riding in style and comfort...... I have now had my Challenger for seven months and the review I gave when she was new, stands true today...Absolutely love the car, have had no problems with her at all.....The ride is still awesome, comfort and quality of the interior has been top notch... My wife is retiring this coming June and we are going to take the Challenger on the road and hope to see a good bit of this wonderful country...
I leased a 2017 Dodge Challenger SXT. I wanted a challenger for many reasons but ultimately I was turned on by the 30mpg claim. However, the only time I am able to get 30mpg is on the highway going down a hill. I tried driving like a grandma for a day, super slow take offs and using several miles to accelerate to top speed but the best the computer showed was 25mpg. And, that's terrible to drive like that, its way to slow and people were constantly going around me which indicated it was slower than a normal person would drive. I have the high gloss black 20" rims and the car has the 3.07 gears so maybe that's what's doing it but that's doubtful because at 70mph I'm under 2k RPMs and the instant tells me 22mpg. So I don't know how they made that claim for 550 miles to the tankful but I have 500 miles on the car and have had to fill up twice already. It leaves me wondering if I should of just got the R/T if I am going to get this bad of gas mileage but the dealership I went to didn't have an R/T on the lot. Next gripe was the GPS. Sure it works as it should but its not Google (yes you can hook google up from your phone). The stock GPS sent me on a 4.5 hour drive to get somewhere that's only 1 hour away. I have no idea why it keeps telling me to get off the highway and then immediately get back on, it makes no sense. So now I plug my phone in and only use Google GPS. As far as driving it goes, it rides smooth and you can't feel it shifting which is pleasant. Road nose is at a minimum. Acceleration is what you would expect from a 3.6L, no big surprises there. The trunk is huge, back seats are roomy. As far as looking out of the car for blind-spots and other things, your visibility is great and I don't feel like there are any real danger zones around it. It is a big car but the only time it feels big is when I have to park it in a tight space, other than that it handles great and is a lot of fun to drive. Overall, I wished I would of got the R/T for the extra power but I am happy with the lease and will more than likely turn it in for the R/T at the end of this 3 year lease.
I've wanted a Challenger since they were first brought back. Finally bought my dream car last year after earning a promotion. I went to many many dealerships and took my time and was not disappointed with being picky. I got the last new 2017 bare bones R/T Super Track Pak in the south I'm pretty sure. Definitely get a V8 if you actually want to enjoy the drive, the V6 will never compare. Gas mileage in actual practice is lower than it was projected with factory setup. Car will feel slippery in the cold but that's because they decided to put 245s on them, definitely upgrade ASAP.
I've wanted a '68 Z-28 since then. When the '08 Challenger body style appeared, I noticed. When the '12 body updates occurred, I had to get one. The wait was absolutely worth it. Simply gorgeous/brutal looks, active exhaust sounds killer, acceleration (375 hp) is something else. Huge moon roof. Six-speed stick feels great in the hand, and works fine. Gas mileage: forget it. Handling: forget it. Rear visibility: forget it. But a trunk (with fold-down rear seats) for the ages, even with the OPTIONAL ($300) spare tire. Dwarfs WRXs, BMWs; same size as a Cadillac CTS. At 4400 lbs, it ain't lithe. If you want handling, buy an angular Camaro or a humdrum Mustang. If you want the ultimate evolution of the classic '60's muscle car, with a sound and straightline pull that will get your attention, buy a Challenger.
Rented this car for a trip to Vegas. V6 basic car. First impressions were very touchy brakes but you get used to it. Power for passing on 2 lanes very good. Handling very good even on worn stock tires. Gas mileage was way better than I expected. Whole tank netted 35+ mpg at legal and above speeds on 2 lane roads thru desert over 2 mountain passes and thru one town rush hour. Just as a test from state line to downtown Vegas, pulled to slow lane on I-15, set cruise to 70, and netted 45 mpg for 40 miles. For other reviews about this car complaining about mileage, drive sensibly, anticipate slow downs and red lights and don't buy low profile, wide wheels and tires. Other comments are rather cheap looking instrument panel. Readouts on computer lettering could be larger. Only power cord outlet in console cubby. Makes for a long power cord stretch for my Garmin in left corner windshield. My recommendation for a daily driver and long trips, buy a base V6, upgrade to nicer seats with more power adjustments and go for a back-up camera.