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2010 Dodge Challenger S/E
Pros: Retro styling and the radio
Cons: Needs more power for the V6, and it's coming this fallThe car looks great! If you want to attract a crowd or like getting compliments about your car, this is the ticket! It's 1970 all over again! Mine is Tor-red red with black stripes. The V6 offers ample, but not neck snapping performance. Seats and vehicle controls are excellent. Step up for the better radio with Bluetooth and steering wheel controls. It has an Ipod port, Sirius Radio, and you can down load your CD's because it's got it's own hard drive! Six Boston Acoustics speakers and a 267 watt amp is plenty of power, with a subwoofer available. Trunk space is enormous, as is front seat room. The back seat is best in class, but that doesn't mean it's easy to get there. Once your in, it's comfy although slightly claustrophobic. Get the 18' wheel package as well as the retro fuel filler door. It makes a difference. I got the leather and sunroof, but thats a matter of personal choice. Overall, I love this car. Sure, it has a few quirks just as any car will, but it does everything good, with no surprises. I've got over 10K miles on it with zero trips to the dealer for any issues.
Pros: The retro look
Cons: That you can't get the bigger Hemi in the R/T modelMy Dodge Challenger R/T Classic meets all my expectations of looks and performance. I wanted a vehicle that would give me that muscle car era look with todays technology and comfort and Dodge nailed it with the Challenger. It's a real head turner.
R/T Classic Head Turner
Pros: Classic retro styling and cragar look chrome wheels
Cons: Driver side rear seat entry is difficultVery quiet and comfortable for a muscle car. Plenty of power, but still delivers 20 mpg in town and 25+ on the highway. The trunk is very large and has the WOW, great looks. It is a constant conversation starter and generates comments from young and older people.
Cons: 400 extra lbs of weightExcept for the extra 400 lbs over the camero and a little slower E.T.'S this is absulutely the best car of the two.
Pros: exterior looks
Cons: needs more power, my moms gxp is faster! ,weight
Advice: more comfortable for middle age muscle car fansgreat car,a little bulky,better on real roads than camaro, hard to see out the back, needs 50 more horsepower,srt-8 is alittle pricey, id add more customilizable options for this high end model.
Cons: read review
Advice: read my review2009 Dodge Challenger, the car is great all around except for one thing. They are having major problems with windsheild wiper motors that are defective. And they won't have this part available until April 14, 2009. How do you make a car and have no parts available for it. Major turn off. Other than that the car is fantastic. Dodge needs to step up their service it sucks. This is coming from someone who owns one.
Pros: the look and power
Cons: driving the rear wheel drive in the snow
Advice: consider where you live at (snowy conditions) before you buy.I was considering buying one but i live in buffalo ny and it snows like crazy. I am not sure how that rear wheel drive will handle.