2009 Dodge Challenger Top Comparisons

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2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 RWDReview
OldFashioned writes:
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American Muscle — Love the retro design for a new model.. keeping the classic muscle look alive.. Oomphs of power, jazzy color, nice engine sound and a class apart.... one of the best of american muscle... zip zap zoom the streets with this beast

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

Pros: The Retro Styling and Power

Cons: Not so good on curves

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2009 Dodge Challenger R/T RWDReview
Cameron writes:
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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.)

Pros: Does NOT have brembo brakes

Cons: big blind spots

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2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 RWDReview
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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 RWDReview
Nile writes:
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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.)

Pros: Muscle, Comfort, Performance

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

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2009 Dodge Challenger R/T RWDReview
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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 RWDReview
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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 RWDReview
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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 RWDReview
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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 RWDReview
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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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2009 Dodge ChallengerReview
saku writes:
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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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Reviews From Other Years

2021 Dodge Challenger Reviews

Review By sonshine432

This car gets better with time and the progression of technology. It was a very pleasant ride and handled well it was all I expected and more. Highly recommend if you find that a 2 door is practical t... Read More

Review By Corey

I love my Challenger. Its a brute. I am 64 about 275 and it comfortable. The tech pages are awesome when you wanna have some fun. It not as nimble as a Camaro or Mustang but I still a blast to drive. ... Read More

2020 Dodge Challenger Reviews

Review By Elijah

Its a gotta have , must have, & go get Read More

Review By Sylvester

i love the body of car and color and wheels Read More

2019 Dodge Challenger Reviews

Review By Jacob

Love the car. Its my 3rd one. Fun to get some rubber and enjoy in the summer Read More

Review By bash833

Love the vehicle, drives and looks great, Read More

2018 Dodge Challenger Reviews

Review By Thomas

Loving my rt plus. Came fully loaded with everything. Wanted a scat but they were too overpriced. Decided to check this one out and fell in love Read More

Review By David

Has all the options available that most modern cars would have. Just comes down to model and color desired Read More

2017 Dodge Challenger Reviews

Review By Enviro_01

R/t and the scat pack are vary nice cars. But vary hard to find and if you do there gone the next day Read More

Review By b-rad

I think it’s a great car but a little too much on the price for an average person to afford. Read More

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