2006 Dodge Charger Overview

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2006 Dodge Charger Overview

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?

    6,846 views with 29 answers (last answer 4 days ago)
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    Is The 2.7 Liter Engine Good In A 2006 Dodge Charger 59,500 Miles

    29,329 views with 44 answers (last answer 6 days ago)
    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...

    14,568 views with 76 answers (last answer 6 days ago)
    Kelly Jones-goldsmith
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    I Have 2006 Dodge Charger And My Key Turn But All I Get Is A Click And Eve...

    I HAD A RELAY FUSE REPLACED AND I HAD NEW KEYS MADE ITS BEEN FIND FOR 2 MONTHS BUT NOW IT WILL NOT START ALTHOUGH EVERYTHING IS WORKING INSIDE AND OUT JUST WILL NOT CRANK CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME

    5 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
    2016ram
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    My Charger Shuts Of When Stop At Red Light Or When U Put It On Drive

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