2009 Dodge Challenger Consumer Reviews

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2009 Dodge Challenger
4.8
Average based on 37 reviews
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Best car so far

by from Clovis, Ca on January 16, 2012

This car is the most comfortable sports car I have ever driven. It replaced a 2002 Z06. The Challenger shifts easy with it's close ratio shifter and has great acceleration through 5th gear. The ride i...
This car is the most comfortable sports car I have ever driven. It replaced a 2002 Z06. The Challenger shifts easy with it's close ratio shifter and has great acceleration through 5th gear. The ride is very sporty, yet comfortable for the driver and passengers. It screams performance and style. I love driving this car!
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R/T Classic in B5 Blue

by from Quad Cities, Iowa/IL on July 2, 2010

I have an '09 R/T Classic in the B5 blue with the 5.7 hemi. The car is very comfortable, quiet and roomy. The performance is great and highway economy is as high as 26 mpg with an automatic. The car h...
I have an '09 R/T Classic in the B5 blue with the 5.7 hemi. The car is very comfortable, quiet and roomy. The performance is great and highway economy is as high as 26 mpg with an automatic. The car handles great for its size, but it is considerably larger & heavier than competitors. I get compliments from people of all ages. Some younger fans were hanging out the windows to yell their appreciation of it's style. Cons are rear vision issues and rear seat entry, but the rear seat is very comfortable for extended rides.
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2009 challenger se

by from new tripoli pa on July 11, 2011

i bought the car 1 year ago with 19 k miles. Since than, i put about 2500 miles on it and love its look and ride. 26MPG and the v6 has power to spare. the car is still worth what i paid for it a year ...
i bought the car 1 year ago with 19 k miles. Since than, i put about 2500 miles on it and love its look and ride. 26MPG and the v6 has power to spare. the car is still worth what i paid for it a year ago. Why spend 45k for a srtr8 when the se looks the same. you can always buy a rear spoiler, 20 inch wheels and striping. i also have a 73 that my son drives and we go to shows together, both red, new and old
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Why don't they market these better?

by from Sharon, Ma on February 5, 2011

I ordered my R/T with no options other than the TorRed paint in February '09 and took delivery that March. - the salesman said I "ordered it like a race car", but I was just trying to keep the price a...
I ordered my R/T with no options other than the TorRed paint in February '09 and took delivery that March. - the salesman said I "ordered it like a race car", but I was just trying to keep the price as low as I could. My previous dalily drive was a '97 Dakota SLT (and before that a "68 Dart), so the base R/T has plenty of bells and whistles for me. I now have 40k on it (mostly back & forth to Boston) and it's NEVER been back to the dealer. It gets as many "thumbs up" as my '64 Barracuda, even when it's filthy! The "good old days" are today - 14 second quarters with 25 mpg on the highway - it wasn't like that in 1970! Sure, access to the back seat could be better, and roll down rear quarter windows would have been an improvement, but two years later, and I don't see me replacing it for years to come!
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I HAD A 70

by from BOISE, IDAHO on January 9, 2009

39 YEARS AGO I BOUGHT ONE OF THE 1ST 1970 CHALLENGERS. NOW, I HAVE ONE OF THE 1ST 2009 CHALLENGERS - A V6 SE WITH THE "G PACKAGE". WHAT A CAR! IT SURE ATTRACTS ALOT OF ATTENTION. BUYERS NEED TO BUY TH...
39 YEARS AGO I BOUGHT ONE OF THE 1ST 1970 CHALLENGERS. NOW, I HAVE ONE OF THE 1ST 2009 CHALLENGERS - A V6 SE WITH THE "G PACKAGE". WHAT A CAR! IT SURE ATTRACTS ALOT OF ATTENTION. BUYERS NEED TO BUY THE G PACKAGE WITH THE STABILITY CONTROL, TRACTION CONTROL, ANTI-LOCK BRAKES, BIGGER WHEELS AND TIRES AND OTHER AMENITIES. WHY THEY AREN'T STANDARD ON THE SE V6 IS PERPLEXING.
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Get them while they are hot

by from Charlotte, NC on June 5, 2009

Very substantial ride, not "flimsy" or "cheap" feeling like my 99 Z28 Camaro (which I absolutly loved and had to trade in for the cliche minivan). I bought the 6spd which comes in a pkg that includes ...
Very substantial ride, not "flimsy" or "cheap" feeling like my 99 Z28 Camaro (which I absolutly loved and had to trade in for the cliche minivan). I bought the 6spd which comes in a pkg that includes the 3.92 rear-end and it simple pulls like nothing else. Honestly I haven't had it long enough to find a con, it is a big car, very big. I backed into a space and it took we 2 times because I couldn't tell where the back of the car was and was sticking out to much
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Best car ever owned

by from Miami fl on November 28, 2011

Custom 2009 dodge challenger black on black, Manuel 6 speed, sunroof, tough screen 7 inch pioneer radio with navigation, viper alarm with tracking, 24 inch rims, (also original tires and radio) 48000 ...
Custom 2009 dodge challenger black on black, Manuel 6 speed, sunroof, tough screen 7 inch pioneer radio with navigation, viper alarm with tracking, 24 inch rims, (also original tires and radio) 48000 miles, car only been services by dealer, great car
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BadAss Procharged!!!!

by from Ohio on May 7, 2014

All, I have a 2009 SRT8 that I absolutely love. I grew up old school in the 60's/70's with muscle car fever as a young man. I recently had my SRT8 upgraded with a ProCharger and a new Corsa catback ex...
All, I have a 2009 SRT8 that I absolutely love. I grew up old school in the 60's/70's with muscle car fever as a young man. I recently had my SRT8 upgraded with a ProCharger and a new Corsa catback exhaust. DYNO 615HP!!!! I'm learning how to drive the car again...lol....it is a freaking beast. Agree with the previous post also that way too many Mustang/Camaros compared to this car. The acceleration is indescribable...haven't had it to the track yet ever, considering it this summer just to see what a 615HP 2 ton beast can pull the quarter in....enjoy
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Amazing

by from Greeley, CO on January 12, 2011

I finally am the proud owner of a Dodge Challenger R/T. I bought mine a couple weeks ago and I bought used. 2009 with only 3100 miles on it. This car is everything I could ask for. I test drove a must...
I finally am the proud owner of a Dodge Challenger R/T. I bought mine a couple weeks ago and I bought used. 2009 with only 3100 miles on it. This car is everything I could ask for. I test drove a mustang gt and a camaro ss and both did not compare. yes horsepower wise they beat the mopar but as far as room for someone who is 6'3 they dont compare. My head hit the ceiling in the camaro and had no room to shift in the stang. By far this car is the best looking out of the group. The stock dual exhaust sounds great. Its comfortable to take on road trips. I just love this car. If you can, buy one. Now I am thinking of getting the new 392 and jumping 100 ponies.....
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Extremely Fun Car

by from West Islip, New York on November 28, 2011

I Love this car! I always liked Challengers, but never owned one until now. This car drives excellent, is very smooth over bumps, and handles well. It is not a sports car, but has nice power. There is...
I Love this car! I always liked Challengers, but never owned one until now. This car drives excellent, is very smooth over bumps, and handles well. It is not a sports car, but has nice power. There is a ton of trunk space, and you can fold down half or all of the back seat for more space if needed. I have raced it at a drag strip and did well running a 13.5 @ 103 mph. The car gets about 25-26 mpg on the highway traveling at 75-80 mph. The only thing I don't like is that the driver's seat does not fold forward, you can only get in the back from the passenger side. My wife also wished that the passenger seat was adjustable, it reclines, and moves back and forth but is not electric and does not tilt. So far I have 32K miles without any problems. I would recommend this car.
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