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Not a happy driver!
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By IZTHELIZ
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2006 Dodge Charger SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I love the style of the car, it does have blind spots, I have added smaller mirrors on the side mirrors to help with this. I am very disappointed in Dodge and their way of handling service. @ 26K needed new tires, have had 3 leaks in the transmission, @ 55K new tie rods, @ 61K diagnosed needed new struts and upper control arm (Dodge won't cover) @ 63K rocker arm in the engine needed to be repaired. The service manager said that this is a design issue (but Dodge hasn't done a recall?), vents are broke and a plastic piece on the drivers seat broke and the screw keeps coming out. Aux plug doesn't work anymore. Rusting as well.I have been very disappointed with this vehicle, already looking to trade.


Best Features

Stylish look, yep that's it!


Worst Features

By looking at all the reviews Dodge needs to accept responsibility and complete some recalls for the engine issue, tie rods and other front end problems. Improve the sheet metal used on the front end, use better plastic pieces on the interior.


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Love my hemi!
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By Tom
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2006 Dodge Charger RT 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 5A)


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The car has awesome performance. Great bang for the buck! MPG not the best for the power, but the MDS sure helps. The ride/handling with the stock R/T is a bit "Soft" - with the SRT8 suspension I put on, it's much better! This is not your granny's family sedan. It's fast, stops on a dime and corners awesome. The biggest pet peeve is my left arm falls asleep on long drives due to the hardness of the driver's door armrest.


Best Features

The Hemi, the brakes and the sound it makes when you romp on the gas are must-have features this car excels in!


Worst Features

Make the armrests softer! Use Loctite on the sunroof bolts from the factory. Put the SRT8 suspension on the R/T, the stock R/T suspension is way too "Cushy"!


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06 Dodge Charger SXT
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By Roadstar
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2006 Dodge Charger SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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This car drives great and I have the SXT trim level. The 3.5 engine is plenty of power for most people and still have fun. The tie rods wore out a little early at 45,000 miles. All in all I love this car!


Best Features

I love the styling and the size of the car.


Worst Features

Better interior materials. Looks cheap.


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This is so aggrevating
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By Never Again
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2006 Dodge Charger SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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The biggest, most complicated issue was eventually finding out that a "rattle" I was hearing from the engine area was actually a weld seam that came undone between the engine compartment and the firewall of the dash. My vehicle was in the shop for almost a month while the engine was completely taken apart and rebuilt. They welded the seam together and put everything else back. Luckily that started happening before the warranty ran out. Since then, various parts of my engine have made noises; belts, cooling fan, etc. My exhaust manifold has been replaced twice already. Now my car is "chiming" while I drive, and the oil leaks--go figure! I do not suggest this vehicle.


Best Features

The exterior looks are the best feature.


Worst Features

Maybe spend a little more time and money to improve the quality of the product. The interior is good but could use some minor improvements to make it more comfortable. And stains, even easy ones like soda, do not come out of the fabric-washing it makes it worse--not good with a child.


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Where were the Germans?
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Perry Webb
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2006 Dodge Charger SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Actually is wife's car but there are definitely problems with it. Ate the original tires under 25000,Then around 50000 check engine light reared it's ugly beam.Dealer came up with a $900.00 fix something about fixing valves with add on clamps?Never understood that,bought some gum out light stayed out for over 6000 then came back on.When I drive it there are just too many blind spots,the ride seems harsh,bump My head on the low roof,don't like not being able to rest arm on window sill.Now also finding out about tie rod problems,My guess the chassis is weak to handle stress of engine and rear wheel drive.


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