2008 Dodge Challenger

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10 reviews
Available Price Range $17,542-$38,678 Trims1 Combined MPG 15 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2008 Dodge Challenger

Our Take

The long-awaited return of Dodge's classic muscle car comes this April in the form of the 2008 Challenger SRT8, a performance version akin to the Charger SRT8 sedan. Dodge will build 6,400 for... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • No affordable version yet
  • Inflated prices likely
  • No manual transmission
  • Interior from Charger sedan
  • Gas mileage

Notable Features

  • Classic muscle car returns
  • Limited production for 2008
  • SRT8 performance version only
  • 425-hp Hemi V-8
  • Two doors
  • Seating for five


Our Expert Reviews

Say what you want about the Dodge Challenger SRT8.Sure, it's an anachronistic gas guzzler designed for Baby Boomers to travel back in time.And against a backdrop of $4 gas and global-warming fears, the 425-horsepower Challenger seems like a challenge, indeed, against those who care about their paychecks or the environment.But relax for a minute, forget all that noise and hear this: Challen... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.9 out of 5

Based on 10 reviews

Challenger SRT8 - an incredible machine

by Omicron from Boulder County, CO on August 9, 2010

Looked at many new cars and all the "modern American muscle" cars out there. Camaro is nice but kind of cheaply made and like looking out gun slits with horrible rear visibility. Mustang is also nice ... Read Full Review

1 Trim Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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