Gimme a Trunk-Lid Grab Handle - 2007 Dodge Charger SRT8 Long-Term Road Test

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2007 Dodge Charger SRT8: Gimme a Trunk-Lid Grab Handle

by Kelly Hellwig, Managing Editor on November 20, 2015

2007 Dodge Charger SRT8

I rarely go anywhere these days without a group of kids and a load of backpacks, so ease of loading both people and their stuff is a high priority. Only took one quick trip in our 2007 Dodge Charger SRT8 test car to remind me how far vehicles have come in regards to ergonomic design.

Case in point: the Charger's trunk lid.

2007 Dodge Charger SRT8

While it's not difficult to open the trunk — hold down the key fob button and the lid pops open a couple of inches — it's no picnic to close.

It's not that it's heavy. There's just no good place to grab other than the bottom edge of the lid's exterior, or perhaps the spoiler if you're tall enough. I find myself using a two-step method: 1) pull down on the bottom edge of the lid until it starts to fall forward, and 2) finish it off by pushing or pulling down on the spoiler. Not ideal, I know.

2007 Dodge Charger SRT8

And unless the Charger is freshly washed, I get my hands dirty every time.

Kelly Hellwig, Managing Editor

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