The Challenger will have a hard time sustaining sales after the initial rush of baby boomers wanting to recapture their youth run out and buy one as a weekend toy. That's a limited market. You see, there are sedans that have just as much power, better handling, a more refined interior wrapped in a much more practical design for every day driving. Dodge has done a great job of taking a classic and molding a new classic but I fear we will be looking back on this car the way we look at the Dodge Prowler and Ford Thunderbird-as a memory.
The Good, The Bad
The Challenger has heart stopping good looks that blends the best of yesterday with modern touches and production techniques. The stance on the wheels is killer. The sound from the large 6.1L Hemi is just as intoxicating as the styling.
The interior is okay but compared to the Mustang the Challenger looks like a halfhearted effort. Even though the SRT8 sounds like it is going fast it doesn't feel like it is going fast due to the large dimensions of the car.
Power: 3.5L V6 with 250hp up to the 6.1L V8 with 425hp
Maureen McCauley 4:08 PM on February 1, 2012 I have been looking at purchasing a vehicle for awhile and am confused at this point about the upsells. Paint sealants, undercoats, interior protection, extra warranties..of all kinds. It's staggering. Using Dodge as an example, they have Gold protection, Gold plus, and so on. Really, are the extra warranties worth the price and, I am not seeing that I need all that extra treatment for a new vehicle (rust protection, etc). Your thoughts?
Motormouth.ca says: 11:28 PM on February 6, 2012 Do not buy any of these services at the dealership, you can often buy things like interior protection at a good detail shop for a lot less money.
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