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2012 Dodge Challenger User Reviews

2012 Dodge Challenger Review Ratings

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PROS
"power" 5 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
CONS
"seat" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews

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Kyle writes:
2012 Dodge Challenger R/T Review
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5

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This car is a maniac

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heavy

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Dodge Challenger 2012 — This all american Challenger is stylish and powerful. It has 376 horses and rear wheel drive, 0-60 is around 5 and a half seconds. It has decent fuel economy compared to some of my other cars. 15 City / 23 HWY.

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

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magnumforc writes:
2012 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic Review
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5

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Retro look, turns heads, fast, roomy, comfortable

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Poor gas mileage, blind spots, no rear camera or perimeter collision avoidance system offered in 2012

magnumforc
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A Great Tribute To The Muscle Cars Of The 70's — The Dodge Challenger is a great tribute to the muscle cars of the 70's. True, it's a bit on the heavy side, but the snarling Hemi under the hood puts all that into proper perspective with a press of the gas pedal and the lift of the clutch. The Challenger is more roomy than the Mustang or the Camaro and while not as nimble in some respects, makes up for it as a great cruising machine, and can be driven long distances in comfort, in the well appointed leather interior, with steering wheel mounted audio and phone controls, cruise control, and choices in display for the readouts in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center, even including a 0-60 time for those wondering just how fast this beast really is. The ride is crisp but not overly rough. It won't remind you of a luxury car in any case, but won't rattle your fillings out either. Solid on any terrain with little axle tramp or wander. I prefer the 6 speed over the automatic, as I prefer to row my opwn boat. Also, the exhaust on a stock R/T has a much better sound on the stick than the automatic, a throaty growl that just can't be ignored. Plus, the sutomatic comes standard with the MDS multi cylinder displacement system where 4 cylinders are cut out at cruising to save fuel. Great for the EPA and very bad on timing chains acording to the Challenger forums where many failures have been reported. The manual transmission cars do not have the MDS system and suffer a mile or two in fuel mileage on the highway, but the longevity in engine reliability sure makes up for that in my book. One downside of the stick vs auto is the auto uses regular grade fuel, the stick uses premium, so there is another trade-off at about twenty cents a gallon if cost is to be a significant factor in your choice of transmissions. The R/T Classic includes many upgrades including power drivers seat, HID headlights, stripes, 20 inch Envy Alloy wheels, and with the Super Track Pack option, you get Goodyear Supercar F1 performance tires as well. The navigation system is by Garmin and the stereo options are good. I opted for the 430N package with Sound Package II and the Nav package and find it to be very good. Not audiophile by any means, but very good for the listening I do. The trunk is voluminous, and the fold down rear seats are a big plus for skiers or others needing extra space. Avery versatile car for the small family, or, in our case, a nostalgic trip to the past for the two of us cruising the Pacific Coast Highway and Route 66.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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hippytat writes:
2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Yellow Jacket Review
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4

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Power, looks, comfort, trunk space, stereo

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Rear seat room

hippytat
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Overall Satisfaction — The yellow jacket theme was introduced in '70, reintroduced in 2012 as a limited-edition to mild excitement. The fervor seems to have increased as the word has gotten out about the styling, handling, looks of this reinvented challenger. I'm a fan until the end!!!!!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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FCempa writes:
2012 Dodge Challenger R/T Plus Review
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The Challenger RT Plus has a mean, muscle car look!  It handled well and has plenty of power when you need to accelerate.

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Really built for 1-2 people, but can squeeze a smaller person in back seat.

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Muscle — This car is a true muscle sports car that has the look and performance! Fuel economy was average for this 8 cylinder sports car and maintenance costs were fairly inexpensive. A new set of tires will put you back about 1000.00. The car handles the highway well and was comfortable for 2 on our trips to Dallas, Texas from the Houston area. Challenger is a keeper and hated to sell my dream car due to a new house purchase.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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FabianM65 writes:
2012 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic Review
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5

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powerfull, nice look

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back seat very small

FabianM65
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Fast — the car is fast and also reliable, gas is ok and the best thing on this car is the look, catches a lot of people attention, I had this car for 1 year and is being excellent , the only down side is the back seat and the space in the back, not comfortable at all.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Automart writes:
2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Review
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If you like Muscle, you will love this car!

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She loves gas!

Automart
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I Love This Car, Lots Of Eye Ball And Not A Lot O F Them On The Road. — I love the sound of her when she's screaming at ya. Looks great, I catch people starring at her all the time!! It is the best throwback car made. Looks classic but has all the upgrades inside. If you love the classic american muscle but want all of the new toys, get one of these before they go away. You won't regret it!

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

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Tmatessino writes:
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Power

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Tmatessino
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Hot — It's the nicest car I ever drove power with size and comfort o did I say POWER :-) not like any other car on the road individualism is key in my life you can get lost in a sea of Hondas Toyotas ..and you can blow the doors off of those over priced head swellers BMW and MBenz as well. Blistering 0 to 60 in 4.7 sec iv done it!

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

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challenger2012 writes:
2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Review
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5

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Great sports car. Nice speed.

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There is really no room for someone in the back seat and it takes premium fuel.

challenger2012
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Awesome Car!! — This car rides smooth. Just had the cold air intake put on. It is always in the garage and was stored over the winter. Oil change was just done 1 month ago. Love the sunroof!! The speed is very cool!!

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

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tazdale writes:
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Looks, power, interior room

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Massive blind spot in a-pillar

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The Muscle Car I Wanted When I Was A Kid, But Was To Young To Drive! — This car has drop dead looks, even while it is parked. Everyone has a Camero or a Mustang, just start counting , and see how many Challengers are out there everyday! This car is great for weekend driving, hard driving, or just cruisin around, but it is not a daily driver. The Only reason that I say that, is because of the gas milage, and the fact that I want to keep the miles off of my car.

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

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Griz63 writes:
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S tylish and lots of torque

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NNone so far

Griz63
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Cclassic Muscle — I love my new car.. The rt has plenty of power and I didn't think the srt8 was worth the extra twenty grand. I get complements every day. Of you don't want attention then don't get this car. It is the most fun I've ever had on a car. You only have to change the oil every 8000 miles lol.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reviews From Other Years

2013 Dodge Challenger Reviews

Great, Relaxing To Drive By rmontgo

Power, for a modern car it reminds me of the HEMI I had in a 1971 Challenger. Looks great and draws lots of attention. Overall it is best newer car that I have seen I traded a 2012 Camero with 640 m... Read More

Awesome By DakotaI

Love the car but want to do other things, have had many cars in my life but this one is all thumbs up. Took it on a trip and cruising 80 MPH on the interstate we managed to get 28 MPG Read More

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2011 Dodge Challenger Reviews

My 2011 Dodge Challenger Srt8 392... By rodnh4

I bought this car in November of 2013. I found it by accident while looking for a small car for my everyday driving...I traded in my 2009 Chrysler 300C for it...I've always wanted a Dodge Challenger ... Read More

Rare Mopar Sport Edition - One Baddazz, Eye Catching Hot Rod By Dejaview2014

I loved everything about this car and only disliked the lack of room for storing items. I'm a musician and it just wouldn't work for my needs in transporting music gear. Need to get something more eff... Read More

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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

My wife and I love the body style. I'm actually a Camaro guy, but Chevy ruined it with the contemporary boxy look. Mustangs are nice, but the first time I saw the recent Challenger, I knew it was my... Read More

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2009 Dodge Challenger Reviews

Look At The That Sexy Retro By LB4667

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 a... Read More

Awesome By AGWilliams

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... Read More

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2008 Dodge Challenger Reviews

Get One - Pure Naturally Aspirated Fun! By eculizar

This is nothing short of pure naturally aspirated fun! So far I have a 0-60 in 4.9 sec with another passenger. It is pretty much fully loaded and will run like a scared rabbit! A few upgrades are t... Read More

Bye If You Have The Cha-ching. By Brian

could always be faster and quicker. takes curves over 100 mph. gerts about19-20 mpg. seats hold u in place and r comfy. will easily leave half the tread on the road and in the air. also mine is a ... Read More

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