2009 Dodge Challenger User Reviews

2009 Dodge Challenger Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 38 reviews

  • Performance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Appearance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 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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PROS
"power" 24 reviews
"ride" 8 reviews
"comfortable car" 5 reviews
"style" 5 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"seat" 3 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews

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tonyj61 writes:
2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Review
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5

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Great cruiser, heavy, comfortable absorbs bumpy roads

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Heavy, so the weight slows 0-60 times

tonyj61
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Great Retro Automobile — Love everything about the interior, exterior, leg room, trunk space, back seat and engine compartment room. This car is not built for speed or racing, but for cruising comfort and enjoying the roads. Six speed transmission is tight, but great. No problems after 3 years and 18K miles.

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

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linus89134 writes:
2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Review
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Styling, Power and Handling

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Fuel Milage but hey it's a Muscle Car

linus89134
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What A Muscle Car Should Look, Drive And Feel Like — First let me just say that the Challenger is just simply fun to drive. The power is there when you need/want it and the response, when you hit the gas, is immediate. Surprisingly the Challenger is very quite when the windows and sunroom are closed, although some engine noise is still audible as it should be with a muscle car. While the interior may be simple and plain, all controls and gauges are easy to read and reach. The interior is quite comfortable, although getting into and out of the back seat can be sporty. Once in the back seat, however, it is surprisingly roomy for a muscle car. The truck is very spacious although you will be surprised to find the battery and an air compressor where one would expect to find the spare tire. No spare, mind you, also equals no jack. There is room for a can of fix-a-flat and a tire plug kit as well. As for exterior appearance, well it speaks for itself. The Challenger looks much more like it's 70's era predecessor than both the Mustang and Camaro. This is a problem with this car however. Everyone wants to look and stare at it. You may find yourself unable to proceed from a stop sign because a vehicle is stopped in the middle of the intersection staring at your Challenger. Another hassle is finger and had prints on your windows as people can’t help but look in the windows when it’s parked. Make no mistake this vehicle attracts attention, especially in Hemi Orange. One area that I have found lacking is in the stock air intake. I actually had mine through a code due to a lack of immediate air flow under quick acceleration. This was quickly fixed by replacing the stock air intake with a CAI. The Dodge Challenger looks like the muscle car of old but without the problems that came with their ancestors. Despite being a 2-ton beast the Hemi driven Challenger has plenty of power with a smooth and comfortable ride. The Dodge Challenger is worthy of the attention that it receives everywhere it goes and is simply a pleasure to drive.

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Tim writes:
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great power, nice handling, looks

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blind spots

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My R/t Challenger — i have the r/t, which has great power, it handles very well for such a big car. trunk space is excellent. leather interior is very nice. all in all, a very fun car to drive! i would definitely recommend this car, especially if you're sick of seeing camaro's and mustangs everywhere!

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

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Cameron writes:
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Does NOT have brembo brakes

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big blind spots

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True American Muscle — Super sleek body, roomy family style interior and gets about 25 mpg. Acceleration: 0-30 mph 2.5 seconds 0-45 mph 4.0 seconds 0-60 mph 5.9 seconds 0-75 mph 8.4 seconds 1/4-mile 14.1 seconds at 100.8 mph 0-60 mph with 1 foot of rollout 5.5 seconds Braking: 30-0 mph 29 feet 60-0 mph 126 feet

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

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Nile writes:
2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Review
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Muscle, Comfort, Performance

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Engine light can be finiky. Expensive to fuel.

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Amazing, Completely Worth It. — Braking- Excellent, Crisp and responsive. Acceleration- Excellent, pulls constantly. Handling- Feels big, has slight body roll, but holds. Very Enjoyable Appearance- Great exterior, flawless interior, great materials, love the Kicker sound system, although the shift gate could be a tad bit more classier. I LOVE THIS CAR.

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

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green_twista_605 writes:
2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic Review
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This car is all pro.

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Not a thing sucks with this car.

green_twista_605
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This Car Is Beast. Nuff Said. — Buy one, you will enjoy it. This car truly lets you feel its power. The six speed transmission is a blast. I constantly get thumbs ups from people for it. This car is just awesome. I can only imagine what an SRT or Mopar Edition Challenger would be like

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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LB4667 writes:
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What can you say!!!  Get a lot of looks when driving it.  It is fast.  

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Maintenance cost: tires expensive, tight racing suspension make for a drive not smooth and a lot of front end alignment if hit bumps.

LB4667
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Look At The That Sexy Retro — What I like the most is the power. But I also like it when windows are up because they are dark and I step out and everyone sees it is a "girl" driving a hot rod car. I have had many make comments about non fuel efficiency.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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AGWilliams writes:
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What can I say a great car hands down

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Little heavy and little pricey but well worth it

AGWilliams
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Awesome — Bought this car new in o8 for my birthday to my self ! Enjoyed every moment of it. One of those cars you regret getting rid of . Took it to bike week in Daytona beach in 09 had a blast. Two different times I had someone jump in front off the car and bow down and said I made bike week for him that year, I don't know how it was bike week ?

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

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Kyle writes:
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the interior was awesome

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the amount of gas it takes

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Challenger Is Awesome — the car is mostly all around a great car very fast it performed great and it was very easy to modify it was very very easy to clean and very easy to work on. i loved that car. it was awsome

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

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faststang writes:
2009 Dodge Challenger SE Review
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The car has pretty good power for a V6. It is very smooth to drive and extremely quiet. There is plenty of room for 4 adults or 2 adults and three children.

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Access to the rear seat is from the passenger side only.

faststang
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Great Car — The car has pretty good power for a V6. It is very smooth to drive and extremely quiet. The sound system is better than average. Handling is very good for a car of this size - it's not small, but also not really a full size car. The car gets lots of attention and is just fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2012 Dodge Challenger Reviews

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2011 Dodge Challenger Reviews

Super Sharp Ride! By Iris1953

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My 2011 Dodge Challenger Srt8 392... By rodnh4

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2010 Dodge Challenger Reviews

My Car Takes Me Places That I Would Have Never Gone Without It. By Dustin

My car is very reliable, but it is not a family car. It moves quickly, and has good steering. It is red so it stands out in the parking lot. It is my dream car, and it always gets looks where ever I d... Read More

It's An Eye-turner! By Terree

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2008 Dodge Challenger Reviews

Get One - Pure Naturally Aspirated Fun! By eculizar

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Bye If You Have The Cha-ching. By Brian

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