1966 Dodge Charger User Reviews

1966 Dodge Charger Review Ratings

  • Rank your car

Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • 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

Review Highlights Click to filter reviews below

PROS
"ride" 4 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
CONS
"brakes" 2 reviews

User Reviews

Displaying all 9 1966 Dodge Charger reviews.

Paul writes:
1966 Dodge Charger Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

A very unique looking car

Cons

Heavy and didn't handle well at all.

125

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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Josh writes:
1966 Dodge Charger Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

speed

Cons

nout

35

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.)

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
rtchargerse writes:
1966 Dodge Charger Review
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
5

Pros

very powerful and fun to drive

Cons

brakes

rtchargerse
25

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.)

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
jimbo66 writes:
1966 Dodge Charger Review
Overall:
5

Pros

Big, bad, and great lines

Cons

They seem to be susceptible to body rot.

jimbo66
35

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Tyler writes:
1966 Dodge Charger Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5
35

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Phantomcobra writes:
1966 Dodge Charger Review
Brakes:
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
4

Pros

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

Cons

Front end tends to lift at high speed, brakes

Phantomcobra
125

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.)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Aaron writes:
1966 Dodge Charger Review
Brakes:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Interior Noise:
Long Trips:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Ride Comfort:
Looks/Style:
Visibility:
Overall:
5

Pros

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

Cons

Nothing !

55

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.)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Chris writes:
1966 Dodge Charger Review
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
4

Pros

Style, Design, classic

Cons

Restoration costs on a car this this old and rare.

115

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.)

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Devin writes:
1966 Dodge Charger Review
Accessories:
Appearance:
Brakes:
Cargo Capacity:
Daily Commute:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Interior Noise:
Interior Space:
Long Trips:
Maintenance Cost:
Off-Road:
Performance:
Parking:
Price:
Power:
Quality:
Reliability:
Ride Comfort:
Safety:
Snow/Ice:
Looks/Style:
Visibility:
Warranty:
Weight:
Overall:
5

Pros

Its old, and loud.

Cons

The tail light is like $600!

55

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.)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No

Displaying all 9 1966 Dodge Charger reviews.

Rank your car

Reviews From Other Years

1967 Dodge Charger Reviews

1967 Dodge Charger By Carlie

This was my first Charger. Got stupid and sold it along time ago. Wish I still had it. It had all kinds of power. Had to be carfull with the gas peddle. The back end would catch up with the front if y... Read More

Amazing By Alex

great car fast powerfuland does wheelies at all stop signs. great top speed and acceleration. biult very well. cheap to maintain snd a lot of fun this car is way to fun to drive. just dont get pulled ... Read More

Read all 3 1967 Dodge Charger reviews

1968 Dodge Charger Reviews

Hehe That Is My Cherry By Matt

383 bored out new piston 710 drag cam straight pipes on it b&m shifter. 2500 stall on it 750 cfm carb. rised intake street scoop no seat belt so just hold on. she has been times at 12.1 in the 1/4 all... Read More

Sweet! By Cheryl

She is a ground up restoration. Came out of the factory with a 383 and now sits with a 440 out of a 1970 Superbird. Does it rattle? Hell yes! I rattled too at 43 years old! Color is Viper Red. Apprais... Read More

Read all 15 1968 Dodge Charger reviews

1969 Dodge Charger Reviews

Coolest Car Ever!!!!!!! By dukeboy316

who wouldnt want to own the general lee its a sharp lookin car and a piece of history I have put many of my own blood, sweat, tears, and paychecks into making this car the fine ride it is today Read More

If You Ever Get A Chance To Drive One Do It !! ... Own One ,buy It .. It Transcends Time And Space By Peter

the last time you saw an original '69 charger with a 383/4speed go through your town did you ignore it or watch it go by and say "i allways wanted one of those " .... best handling car I've ever own... Read More

Read all 28 1969 Dodge Charger reviews

1970 Dodge Charger Reviews

My Ultimate Mopar By steveyderailer

Driving this car is an ego-stroking shot of pure adrenalin! I feel like a kid again!Only thing I would possibly want to top it would be a triple BLACK 70 RT/SE, with gator grain top, 440 six pak ,leat... Read More

Great Car By doctorgrm

1. I bought it in 1973. A 1970 Dodge Charger, red, 318 CID, 3-speed auto on column. This was my first Car. I bought it with money that I earned working as a carpenter’s helper in the summer. I paid $... Read More

Read all 13 1970 Dodge Charger reviews

1971 Dodge Charger Reviews

Fwy Flyer By 1990gmcsurburban

Not much except I had to sell it. Was a blast to drive. Being tall I appreciated how much room was in it. Just miss it. Compared to modern stuff. Excellent design and had plenty of power and handl... Read More

Excellent By Robert

fastest thing i ever drove!! built from the ground up!!! completely build the engine all over again!!! stock rims just re-chromed them....... 17mph in the city 25mpg on the highway!!!! interior is bla... Read More

Read all 8 1971 Dodge Charger reviews

People researching a 1966 Dodge Charger contacted a dealer about

1966 Dodge Charger Silver
Dodge Charger
42% of the time
Ford Mustang
7% of the time
Chrysler 300
4% of the time
Charger
Looking for a Used Charger in your area?
CarGurus has 23,146 nationwide Charger listings starting at $2,995.
ZIP: