2007 Dodge Charger SRT8: Still Buttoned Down After 75K
by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on November 26, 2015
For an eight-year-old car with more than 75,000 miles, our 2007 Dodge Charger SRT8 doesn't feel very tired. And it's not simply because of its 425-horsepower V8.
This car still feels tight from top to bottom. The steering is solid, there are no squeaks in the suspension and the brakes grab hard. It feels nothing like your typical used car.
You could attribute some of this to the fact that this car was far from cheap when new. There's some truth to that, but I've driven some luxury cars in the SRT8's price range that had a completely different character after 25,000 miles, let alone 75,000 miles.
Even with its obnoxious exhaust note, the performance level of this car can still sneak up on you. It always feels strong down low — that's a given. But then you open it up on the highway and it reminds you that there's plenty of power near the redline, too. Almost feels odd in a car this big, which is probably why I like driving this car so much.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor