2009 Dodge Challenger User Reviews

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Users ranked 2009 Dodge Challenger against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Review
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    305

    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.)

    Pros: Does NOT have brembo brakes

    Cons: big blind spots

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    2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Review
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    09 Dodge Challenger Srt8 — There was a lot of hype build up for this car, so I went to drive it. To start off, this car is supposedly a remake of the original Challenger from the 70s with huge aluminum wheels, a face-lift and ofcourse, some Xenon lamps. The 6.1 Hemi always lets me down as the noise to power ratio is screwed up. Since this car weighs a crap-load, the acceleration wasn't up to my expectations. However, the 6-speed manual was quiet a lot of fun to drive. The major disappointments with this vehicle were the interior, the handling and the quality of materials. The first and the latter have the same root as everything is made of plastic. From the bumpers to the dashboard, everything was plastic. The handling was terrible for a fast car. The handing response almost felt delayed. Turning at higher speeds and/or shifting lanes at higher speeds is also something that was not as fun with this car. The weight factor really plays a major role in the handling. The navigation was the ugliest I have ever seen. I expect gas-mileage to be fairly low and cost of maintenance to be decent as it is an American vehicle and most parts are available local. (This is the same 6.1L Hemi they've been using with the Magnum, Charger, 300, Grand Cherokee etc.). Overall, this car is great if you want it only to drive in the city and show off your 20" rims. I wouldn't recommend it if you like spirit driving though.

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

    Pros: Design, loaded, decent acceleration, 6-speed, cost of ownership.

    Cons: Not as fun to drive, plastic!, gas mileage, handling, quality of parts.

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    2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Review
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    35

    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.)

    Pros: Muscle, Comfort, Performance

    Cons: Engine light can be finiky. Expensive to fuel.

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    2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Review
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    35

    Aloha Style. — handling && acceleration are great on this car. it has a good build quality && the appearance is really gonna look good. its really good to cruse around in, but sucks gas. 15 miles to the gallon on street/ highway. 10 city.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: looks great

    Cons: kinda big.

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    2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Review
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    Awesome — A car unlike any other, turns heads wherever it goes, makes a beautiful sound that you feel right to your very soul, and I love the color. Our Spring Special is like another child, and the performance is outstanding. NO complaints.

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

    Pros: It rocks!

    Cons: Stupidity!

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    2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Review
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    Challenger R/t Ftw! — I got the Challenger for new parts testing as well as for a drag race vehicle for our company. After supercharging it, the motor blew up (all part of R&D for the supercharger company) and I'm awaiting my new Techco engine! Goal is 600-700 rwhp with the new set-up!

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

    Pros: Love everything!

    Cons: Just waiting on my new motor!

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    2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Review
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    25

    Too Heavy, Too Big And Too Expensive. Very Nice Car, But Chrysler Wake Up. — It hits the 70 version right on. Only complaint is that it should be about 10" shorter and a couple of inches narrower. It needs to go on a diet. 4,000 lbs is just too heavy. 3300 would be just perfect, even if they did cut the horsepower down to say, 340. Also, get rid of the limiters.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Gorgeous, sits right, and goes right

    Cons: Needs a better exhaust system.  Too heavy and big.

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    2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Review
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    495

    The 2009 Challenger Rocks!!! — I LOVE this car! Since I've owned something like 5 70s Challengers, when they finally brought it back I had to get one. I ordered it so I could get what (and only what) I wanted. The 6 speed is a must, no leather, no navi, no non-sense. My biggest complaint was the exhaust. Fixed that last month. She SCREAMS now! Fun to drive, shockingly good fuel economy considering I'm so close to 400 hp. It doesn't like wet roads! Now I need to get rid of the federally required shift limiter that blocks 2-3 gear when it decides you are winding the gears too much. The federal government has no business requiring that crap!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Pretty, powerful, fun to drive, head-turner

    Cons: shift limiter

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    Fantastic Car — This car is awesome. I've owned a 76 Camaro, 82 Z28 and an 86 Firebird and this car beats them all. Great looks, head turner and the gas mileage is respectable. The V6 has plenty of power for this old.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Gas mileage, looks, price

    Cons: Tough for passengers to get in back seat

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    2009 Dodge Challenger SE Review
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    My Challenger — Well this car is really awsome, but it won't be as cool as my firebird once it's mods and things are done. you get the looks in the car and since its a new model on the road from 1970 people don't know what the car is or what they are even looking at. mhmmmm

    Pros: power windows, Public Attention, awsom model.

    Cons: no sunroof, slow but has some get up and go

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Dodge Challenger Reviews

    Beast By ThomasBlack

    Fast and good looking not bad for 75K! Car is just too much power. could use bigger tires. Just got it so not sure what els can I tell you about it. Had a SRT before with the 6.1 Hemi hut there is not... Read More

    2014 Dodge Challenger Reviews

    Love It By Baskin85

    I fell in love with this car the moment i sat in It. Total comfort and performance. Very responsive, fun ride. Out of all the cars i have owned this is definitely one of my favorites. Always notice a ... Read More

    Awsome By tnez

    I love the car. it is a great car. it was my first car that i ever bought so i am very proud of myself for that accomplishment. anyone who has one of these care knows exactly how I fell. Read More

    2013 Dodge Challenger Reviews

    Great Looking Car, Fun To Drive By jchaiet

    The car looks great from both inside and out. Blind spots can be a bit of a pain, but won't take away from the driving experience at all. Gas mileage is what you think it would be for a car like this.... Read More

    Best V6 I've Erver Had By migration_Alonzo911

    Other than the outdated look of the stereo, this car doesnt disappoint. This isnt your daddy's V-6; Dodge makes your understand that the minute you put your foot on the gas pedal. Love the retro muscl... Read More

    2012 Dodge Challenger Reviews

    I Can't Wipe The Grin Off My Face When I'm Driveing It!!!! By pcarland

    To bee honest the only negative thing iv found with my R/T is thare is no ash tray ! the look the sound the feel and the espeacaly the exelaration exseed all my exspectations I would recamend this ca... Read More

    Dodge Challenger Srt8 392-turning Petroleum Into Happiness. By DanLeRoy

    What a great car, fun and practicle. This car is a much better choice than its camaro and mustang compition, it's roomy and comfortable. If you want that classic car feel without compromise this car... Read More

    2011 Dodge Challenger Reviews

    Super Sharp Ride! By Iris1953

    This car is so much fun to drive! A real head-turner, too! It is very good-looking and has lots of comfort features. If you are looking for a really cool car and a great ride, this car is highly recom... Read More

    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

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