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Based on 67 reviews
2008 Dodge Charger Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 66 reviews
Resurrected in 2006 and improved for 2007, the Dodge Charger continues to blaze the trail of NASCAR and muscle-car nostalgia for 2008. The Charger represents a unique combination of muscle and brains: a performance sports sedan that can carry the whole family in swift comfort and spaciousness.
These nostalgia machines come in three basic trim lines with one of four engine offerings. The SE base level is equipped with a 2.7-liter, 178-hp V6, which is probably not the best choice for this nearly two-ton sedan. The SXT trim offers a 3.5-liter, 250-hp V6. Reviewers saw 17.9-21 mpg, averaging 19.4 mpg in extended use.
The R/T line moves into the heart of nostalgia territory with a 5.7-liter, 340-hp Hemi V8. A Daytona performance option provides 350-hp through the addition of a specially tuned exhaust system. 0-60 on the R/T comes up in 5.8 seconds. The 5.7-liter Hemi is equipped with Dodgeâ??s Multi-Displacement System, which deactivates 4 of the 8 cylinders during light acceleration or cruising. The EPA estimates 15/23 mpg city/highway, while reviewers saw 14.3 mpg in mostly city driving and 16.9 mpg in mostly highway driving. An all-wheel-drive system comes only with the SXT and R/T trims.
At the heart of this nostalgia trip sit the SRT8 and Super Bee options, both of which feature a mighty 6.1-liter, 425-hp Hemi V8. This is certified muscle-car territory, with 0-60 zipping by in five seconds flat. But this car is not pure muscle - it can turn, stop, and carry its passengers in relative comfort.
The back seat is a real back seat, so that even with the front seats back, there's plenty of room, and being a four door, that space is easily accessible for kids or full-sized adults. And the ride, unlike the first-generation muscle car's, is smooth and composed. Naturally, with the firmer suspensions of the performance models, there will be some shuddering on broken pavement, but as a highway cruiser the Charger is a joy. Reviewers recommend the AWD versions for snowy environs, but thatâ??s the beauty of this nostalgia runner: It's practical.
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Dodge Charger Questions
2008 Dodge Charger 2.7 Overheating Issues
Greetings All, I am having what seems like an unsolvable overheating issue and I pray someone here can point me in the right direction! The car has 137K miles and have overheated a few times in the ...
Need Help With Ignition Problem, I Think?
2008 dodge charger. Car was turned on, I turned it off and the car stayed on. It started making unusual noises and dash went crazy. I did not want to break down at the gas station so, with the key...
I Have A Dodge Charger 08,it Lose Power When I Drives Like 2 Miles, I Ran T...
I'm thinking about changing the speed sensor on the transmission to see will it stop this problem,All Advices are really Welcome.Thanks
I Have A 08 Dodge Charger, Lately I've Been Driving And After A Mile Or 2 O...
Drive for maybe 20 or 30 min or so. Can someone please help, is this a transmission issue or do I have an exhaust leak.. Please help!
Battery Light Is On Charging System Is Working On My 2008 Dodge Charger
Battery light came on so I checked out the charging system. Checked the volts at the alternator was about 13.5--14.0 at idle. Checked volts at battery about 13.4--13.9 at idle. Check volts at stud b...