2006 Dodge Charger Overview

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Avg. Price: $7,131
RT
Avg. Price: $11,273
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Avg. Price: $16,761
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4.75 stars

Based on 106 reviews

'06 Charger Sxt by Larry
 — I have owned a 06 charger for under a year, and it is definitely the 'fanciest' car I have ever owned. These cars have fantastic luxury-car class interiors, are very spacious, and have excellently ... Read More
Very Nice Car! by Gr8Dane
 — Only had the car for less than a week, so I don't know about the Reliabilty or the maintenance costs, but everything else is five Stars! Only exception is the rear seats. I am 6'5", so my drivers seat... Read More
My '06 Charger Sxt by Jake
 — Performance- Decent 3.5L High Output V6 (Not bad top speed and acceleration, 4 wheel Disk Breaks could be better, It cant make a turn to save its life but it rides smoothly, RWD (Not good In the sn... Read More

2006 Dodge Charger Overview

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Based on 106 reviews

2006 Dodge Charger

The rebirth of the Dodge Charger combines the concerns of today's car buyer (fuel economy, safety, handling) with the nostalgia for a muscle car era where speed and cool lines ruled.

The 2006 Dodge Charger has been reborn as a four-door sedan (to the disappointment of some old Charger fans), but with a powerful engine to open up on empty back roads.  Built on a Dodge Magnum platform, though a bit longer, it's basically a family sports car.  The 2006 Charger is available in five trims.  The base SE model has a 3.5-liter V6 engine rated at 250 hp, and plenty of standard features that are often options in other cars (power everything, traction control, adjustable seats).  The SXT is an SE with leather-wrapped steering wheel, chrome grille, remote exterior mirrors, 60/40 split-fold seats, and other add-ons.  

For those not as interested in fuel economy, the R/T model's biggest draw is its 5.7-liter, Hemi V8 engine rated at 340-hp.  It has been clocked at 0-60 in six seconds and can alternate between four and eight cylinders.  It comes standard with a 5-speed AutoStick transmission that allows you to shift between automatic and manual.  Also standard are leather seats, heated mirrors and seats, 18-inch wheels, and a 19-gallon gas tank.  The R/T is also available with a Road and Track package, that is geared more for high performance steering and suspension and ups the horsepower to 350.  Finally, the Daytona R/T is basically the R/T with a sportier look, including bold color options, a honeycomb grille, rear spoiler, suede interior accents, and an R/T badge harking back to the '70s street racer.

On the outside, the Dodge Charger is more rounded and curvy than its classic grandfather, but retains the long, forward-propelling hood.  A gently sloping roof, large angled headlights, a cross-hair grille, and tinted windhsields round out the look.  Inside, the instrument panel is recessed in tunneled pockets with silver accents.

The car has been rated highly by experts and owners alike, who point out its quiet and comfortable ride (due to the high-performance suspension and traction control) precise steering, responsive brakes, and excellent power.  Complaints include a lack of steering feedback and, despite a roomy interior (40-inches of legroom), the low roof makes it tight for taller folks.  Many were disappointed by the use of plastic on the dashboard.

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Car Overheating

2006 charger, overheats and causes the antifreeze to get boiling hot and spills over. We changed the thermostat, replace the water pump, plus belt. But the same problem keeps happening. What's wrong?

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RUI04
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My Engine Is Blown In My 2006 Dodge Charger R/t

My charger over heated over the weekend and caused my car to stop working I had it towed to tires plus and they said it was going to cost me around 6,500 to get fixed with labor. At first they said it...

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Do You Guys Provide Carfax On Your Vehicles

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Help My Dodge Charger Does Not Turn Over!

.....I have a 2006 charger RT and was installing dvd headrest to it. While stripping the power wire a small spark occurred. After googling the issue it possibly the anti-theft sysetem..Help I dont k...

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2006 Dodge Charger Brake Lights Will Not Work

I have a 2006 dodge charger the brake lights stopped working Iv checked #19 fuse it was good Iv replaced the stop lamp relay and replaced the light switch and still no brake lights all of the other...

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