2008 Dodge Charger Overview

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2008 Dodge Charger Overview

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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    Nicole427_
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    2008 Charger

    Charger won't start sometime and red security light comes on plz help

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    Samantha Esquivel
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    I Have An 08 Dodge Charger And It Won't Start.

    My 2008 dodge charger won't start. Can someone please help? I don't know if the battery is dead because it won't start and the only lights that come on are in the dashboard. But I also think it mig...

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    ribman45
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    My 2008 Charger Se Shut Down While Driving? Code 0562 Only Given?

    car shutdown while driving jumps did nothing but made battery smoke(short) test showed code 0562 only. dealer inspection passed except battery performance test(failed) even my grinding rear right brak...

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    Isaiah Griffiths
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    Chassis Repair Or New Price

    So I went to a Alignment Shop for my Dodge Charger 2008, the mechanic told me the car couldn't be aligned because of the Chassis. I just gotten the car bought it used. I wanted to know if anybody ...

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    Starter 2008 Dodge Charger

    2008 dodge charger..starter and relay replaced..car clicks alot of times and finally starts..sometimes doesn't do it sometimes it does. Had it to dodge says pin 3 and pin 22 not always a connectio...

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