The uproar among nostalgists — and other people with nothing else to do — was predictable because the new Charger had nothing to do with the original one, which was also an iconic late-60s two-door muscle car. The Challenger is arriving a few years too late to meet its true potential in the American market, but it's a capable, livable car that I enjoyed the heck out of simply for what it is. This will expand the Dodge lineup to focus it as a performance-dedicated brand. All of those features will improve the acceleration and total performance of this model. Nonetheless, it should probably be expected swiftly in 2018.
That's well up on archrival 's 4. Instead, you must slap the gear level to the left or right to manually shift it. All were equipped to use the then-new unleaded fuel. But the extra gear ratios continue to pay off as the Ford crosses the finish line three-tenths and 1. This is a muscle car and meant for speed in a straight line, so corners were an afterthought.
The supporters of this sort of muscle cars are going to be a lot much more than pleased with the extreme power this model will display. . If you want fuel economy, buy a Prius. With the 318 cubic-inch V-8 still standard, a 360 cubic-inch V-8 producing 245 horsepower replaced the 340 V-8 as the only option. . Bolt this hand-me-down hardware into a gigantic coupe that weighs about 300 lb more than a comparable Mustang V-6 automatic, and those engine-power bragging rights seem moot at the dragstrip. When the key is inserted into the ignition, the controller sends a random number to the transponder and the engine is allowed to start.
That said, I'm not completely satisfied with them. There are no shift paddles on the steering wheel. Welcome to the world of 20-inch wheels. The presence that wowed people at the auto shows has carried over to the street. Given low- tires and rear-wheel drive, I expect more road feel.
This one is projected to be the volume seller, and with good reason. . . I'm not seeing them here, though, and they're not the kind of things that are easily slipped in between model years. . It didn't look like the original Charger; it looked like many other current Dodges — unmistakable and in your face.
Despite what we hear from many of our own critics — that we're too tough on American products — no one is happier than we are when the home team scores. . I just diss on the Challenger. They buy them for the style. . Now, I'd hate for you to desert this review, but I'm duty-bound to tell you that the 2008 models are already sold out.
The dash is covered in black plastic, black plastic, and more black plastic. . Sporting a 116-inch wheelbase, the Challenger coupe is four inches shorter than the Charger sedan. Given the current fuel crisis, I suggest it's even endangered. Archived from on 3 December 2013.
Three-season Goodyear F1 Supercar tires are available. It makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in lest than 5 seconds and the 0-100-0 mph in under 17 seconds. One thing that really shows the lack of attention to detail over a Dodge is the horrendous access to the rear-seat. Included are a fascia that directs air around the front of the vehicle, dual snorkel hood scoops that bring cooling air into the engine compartment and ducts that direct air to cool the brakes. Dodge set journalists loose in Challengers on California's Willow Springs Raceway, where the cars proved reasonably agile and capable in situations more intense than any owner is likely to encounter. The Challenger hits you in the chest.