1966 Dodge Charger User Reviews

1966 Dodge Charger Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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very powerful and fun to drive

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brakes

rtchargerse
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Wonderful Car — factory big block four speed. it is a blast to drive. handles pretty good and has power to spare. it always gets lots of looks no matter where i drive it. just put some new rims and tires on it.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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The Power is always there and damn, it got the looks !!!

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Nothing !

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It's The Real Thing, Real Am Muscle ! — This car is so much fun !!! The car has a lot of power, but cruising is the best way to drive this beast ! The Big Block V8 loves to drink a lot, but believe me it is worth it ! Fun Factor is too high to describe in this text !

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Great power.  Good size for comfort.  Carrys lots of "stuff" with fold down rear seats and back panel.

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Front end tends to lift at high speed, brakes

Phantomcobra
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Strong Car That Was Too Far Ahead Of Its Time. — The car should have come with a front or rear spoiler to help hold the front end down. The car will easily do 130-140 mph but one would lose the car before it got that fast. Stopping with 4 drum brakes would be impossible at that speed. It takes considerable leg strength and a LONG lead time to stop the car from 70. However the car is easy to drive even though visibility is limited due to the long sail panels. It was a great car in its day but lacks a lot of things for anyone not used to old style engineering. A young driver who never drove anything older than a 1985 would probably end up in a wreck in short order.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Style, Design, classic

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Restoration costs on a car this this old and rare.

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Sweet Ride Overall — The first year of the Dodge Charger. This one had a 318 so it was not powerful by any means, but was a sweet ride none the less. Solid built car with sleek design for 1966. Gas mileage, handling and etc was what you could expect for a small V-8 in 1966. This one needed some work to restored yet, and a Hemi would have been alot better than a 318. Fun car to drive and lots of room even with the 2 plus 2 buckets.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Charged Up Full Throttle — rocks fast baby really fast has good handling for those awkward corners. nout to 60 in 3.6 secs, 7.2 ltr engine-vry rare, auto, diesel conversion, 4wd which is even rarer,supercharged., lowered suspension by 59.76mm old style chrome body kt. nitrous included

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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A very unique looking car

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Heavy and didn't handle well at all.

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1966 Dodge Charger — My first car was a 1966 Dodge Charger with a big block 383. When my parents gave me the car it needed a new engine, transmission, brakes, front end kit, etc...I learned and enjoyed building this car so much; I ended up going to school for auto mechanics. Although not the fastest, best looking or greatest handling car I ever owned, the 1966 Charger will always have a special place in my heart.

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Dodge Charger — I love my car to death is rides so smooth has a 383 engine automatic trans will hit 150mph no prob and just a sexy beast

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Big, bad, and great lines

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They seem to be susceptible to body rot.

jimbo66
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Immaculate!!! — Hello, I am 43 and live in Rockford Illinois. The first car that I can remember my Dad having was a Brillian Red 1966 Charger with the 426 Hemi and a 4 speed manual. When he was driving it around on the weekends back then, people absolutely stopped and stared. It is a very original design, and this body style has been almost forgotten. I haven't seen many in the "cruise nights" around here. I didn't understand this machine until several years after my Dad passed. When I see one, (especially in Red) my heart skips. (Ever see "Big Fish?) Check it out, that car was my Dads model and color. I flipped out. My only vintage car wish is a "66 painted red. All interior options, motor not a big deal. When in premo shape these cars still make people stop and stare. Are these models "66 and "67 rare? Dont see many up here in No. Ill. Send me your pictures as I love this car and always think of Dad when I see a red one. THANKS!!! JIMBO66

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Its old, and loud.

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The tail light is like $600!

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It's Awesome. — Has manual drum brakes, power steering, a 360 with a stock board and a mild street cam, an Edelbrock 600 carb, three speed manual on the column, Headmen Hedders, Purple Horny exhaust. It gets like 17 mpg on the highway. It if very fun to drive.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2013 Dodge Charger Reviews

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2012 Dodge Charger Reviews

Love At First Sight By Andrew_Molina

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I like the handling, the sound of it after I installed the CAI, looking for more take off power. I like the look of the car, the space on the inside, and when I got it, it didn't have many miles on i... Read More

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2011 Dodge Charger Reviews

Big Comfortable Cruiser By Indulgenceiniowa

Great car, even the gas mileage has exceeded my expectations. The car is incredibly smooth on the highway. Very fast, color combination of billet silver/camel interior is great. This car has an inc... Read More

Nice Old Guy Car By pwalker321

Comfortable ride and good gas mileage. Looks cool but shoulda got the v8! Great for the money even though interior was a little on the cheap side. If you want a charger, go with the nicer trim, not ju... Read More

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2010 Dodge Charger Reviews

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Sporty By johnrnolte

Looks good, but poor long term car. I have had the entire steering system and struts replaced twice. I like the low slung windows and very supportive front seats. Radio has satellite radio, but it wil... Read More

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