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History/Description: In its last generation, the Dodge Charger was a Canadian-built American sedan that offered up plenty of space, power and feature content.
Sharing the same rear-drive “LX” platform as the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Magnum, Charger offered up three engine options. A 2.7L V6 made 180 or 190 horsepower, though reliability issues meant that shoppers should exclude this engine option from their list from the get-go.
A 3.5L V6 delivered 250 horsepower. Available was Chrysler’s HEMI V8, a 5.7L unit that made 340 to 370 horsepower, depending on the year. Automatic transmissions were fitted to all models, and all-wheel drive was optional.
Look for feature content including Bluetooth, navigation, heated leather seats, a sunroof, automatic climate control, remote access, cruise control, power seats, and plenty more.
What Owners Like: Styling, roominess, a generous trunk, overall value, and overall performance were all highly rated by Charger owners. Particularly, HEMI-powered models were loved for robust acceleration and sound effects. Many owners also raved about the up-level stereo system.
What Owners Dislike: Some owners complained of limited outward visibility, big blind spots, poor fuel consumption (especially with the HEMI) and a “slippery” feel when driving the Charger in the rain. Consider winter tires mandatory for driving on snow and ice. Some also wished for a more refined and upscale interior, an issue which Dodge addressed in an interior makeover for 2008 on.
Common Issues: Start your test drive with a full check of the Chargers on-board electronics, ensuring all motorized or computer-driven features work properly and as expected. Pay close attention to all windows, door locks, the climate control system, and the power seats.
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