by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor on February 3, 2016
I think it was either Niebuhr or Schmidt who when asked what car they were taking that evening replied "the Charger-er-er-er-er." The vocal imitation of our 2007 Dodge Charger SRT8's exhaust drone has become a bit of a pet nickname for the big V8 sedan, and I was thinking of it off and on after I decided to sign out the Charger for a couple of nights.
I was reconsidering my decision when Niebuhr came by and I mentioned to him my trepidation. The last time I drove the Charger, I swore it would be my last. The boomy exhaust hum was just too much for my commute. It made music almost unlistenable, and nearly made my silent thoughts inaudible (not a bad thing, considering what the Voices are always telling me).
Kurt had been in the Charger most recently (and dealt with its dead battery issue) and had a simple, terrific workaround.
"Just keep it in fourth."
by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on December 24, 2015
Take one look at the seats in our 2007 Dodge Charger and it's obvious that they are some serious thrones. But that's not always a good thing as some performance seats are so aggressive that you quickly grow tired of their constant grip. Remember the Focus ST?
August 11, 2015
My fellow editor Josh Sadlier is correct that the big sedan is nicely devoid of squeaks and rattles, but "tight" isn't how I'd describe the current state of its dampers.
July 29, 2015
The front seats in the 2007 Dodge Charger SRT8 were great back when it was new, and they're still terrific now. And the last point is, in fact, two-fold.
June 24, 2015
I was talking about the aftermarket exhaust system on our 2007 Dodge Charger SRT8 with new-guy Jonathan Elfalan, when E-I-C Oldham did a "drive-by" and stopped at my desk to critique the crappy photo I had taken.
Trying to move things away from my untrained photo eye, I dug myself a deeper hole when I said I had never heard of JBA before.
"What's the matter with you?" he asked. "They've been doing exhaust systems for years. And they're local too, based here in Southern California."
Then he docked me a day's wages for my aftermarket ineptitude.