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2009 Dodge Challenger

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Information shown for entry-level Coupe.

Fuel Economy:
City 17/Hwy 25/Comb 20 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, HO, 3.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic, 5-Spd w/Overdrive
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: Canada

2009 Dodge Challenger Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.3
Out of 10

Based on 379 Ratings for the 2008 - 2015 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.2/10
    Quality
    9.3/10
  • Reliability
    9.5/10
    Performance
    9.3/10
  • Comfort
    9.4/10
    Styling
    9.5/10

Awesome!!

By on Saturday, May 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 6,900

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"purchased new in May 2014 off the carrier. 6900 Pampered miles. All service recently completed. Great car I hate to give it up."

It just can't get much better!

By on Sunday, May 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 2,650

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fair price, very fun to drive, 5.7 will go"

Cons: "Should have made the leather seats complete leathe"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I own this 2013 Blacktop R/T Plus Challenger and don't have a single regret putting my investment into this car. I'm happy with my 5.7 Hemi but if I had just one second thought, it would possibly be having the 392 under the hood. Nothing against the 2015 revised models but, after looking at them and comparing the redone front and back end and the interior changes, I still like mine better. I have to rate her right at the top of the scale. Why take away the manual pistol grip style? To me, looking at the new interior it just looks cheaper to me, but to each, their own. It's the ONLY real retro vehicle that is so true to it's roots in 1970 bar none."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Best car I've owned

By on Saturday, May 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Been driving this car for 5 trouble free years. Minor issue with AC control but dealer fixed under warantee. Others than that all I've ever done to it routine Maintenace. Has a big car ride and sports car performance. I'm 6"2" and fit nicely. Has a lot of space vs the Camaro and Mustang. Even the rear seats are roomy. Cruisin at 80 mph I'm getting 26 + mpg. What.s not to like?"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Moderate value for high cost

By on Wednesday, May 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 37,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Look and handling are both nice. Comfortable ride"

Cons: "Poor craftsmanship, low quality materials"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"Original and only owner - experience with the vehicle has been mostly good until the last year and a half due to the air conditioning system's endurance (or lack thereof). From the posts I've seen online about other Dodge vehicles, the blend door actuator failure and door freezing in the heat/open position is common for a lot of the dual control (zoned) air conditioning systems. This is a single control system with the same problems. After only 36000 miles in 5 years (2 yrs and 22000 miles of which were highway only), the air conditioning system has completely leaked all freon twice and had the blend door stick in place once causing hot air to come out the passenger and rear vents while only cool, not cold, air blows from the driver side vents (currently being repaired). This is apparently a software issue Dodge has refused to recall and fix since 2007 or earlier. However, not only has the AC failed twice barely after the original warranty mileage expired, but the rubber seals around the inside of the hood have dry rotted and fallen off in that time as well. This is a garage kept vehicle. Sounds like poor quality materials and bad design to me. Hopefully the newer (2011 and up) models have been improved since the price has been jacked up so much since I purchased this one. If you buy one, good luck! And get rid of it before you hit the 5 year mark."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

would highly recommend the dodge challenger

By on Friday, May 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"ive had my challenger for a year now, I love my car. it may not be as fast as the Camaro or mustang v8s but to me the challenger looks the best. retro style with all the comforts and safeties of a new car."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Time machine on wheels

By on Saturday, April 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 8,400

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "True to form retro styling, awesome power"

Cons: "Interior styling a little dated"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Ford, Chevrolet, and Dodge all build modern muscle cars based upon designs from the golden age of muscle cars (late 60's to early 70's). Only Chrysler got it right. Of the big 3, only the Dodge Challenger so closely resembles it's 1970's namesake that I've had people come up and compliment me on the "restoration" I've done on my modern Challenger! I chose the R/T Classic, the top of the line trim level of the mid range engine offering. 375 horsepower and 400 foot pounds of torque are more than enough to get me into all the trouble I can afford! The 470/470 HP-to-torque ratio of the SRT model is tempting, but unless you plan to track race the car, the R/T will more than suffice. The straight line acceleration of the stock Challenger R/T is downright, grin-inducing satisfying. 0-60 times are consistently in the sub 6 second times, and if you take your unaltered R/T to the track, mid to high 13 second 1/4 mile times are the norm. Slap on performance tires and tweak the ECU with an aftermarket tuner, and 1/4 mile times will dip into the 12 second range. The R/T Hemi (5.7L, or 348 CID) actually adapts to the ultimate aftermarket performance upgrade (supercharger) slightly better than it's SRT brother, the 6.4L Hemi (392 CID). For whatever reason, the stock OEM internals of the 5.7L Hemi hold up better to 6-8 lb supercharger boost than the pistons and camshaft of the 6.4L. This car is fun to modify, regardless of trim level. But modifications (mods) can quickly run into thousands of dollars for the Challenger enthusiast. Since the Challenger's inception in the 2008 model year, scores of manufacturers and vendors of aftermarket performance parts and exterior and interior appearance packages have proliferated across the web. Owners have thousand of options to customize or personalize the appearance of their Challenger to suit their own tastes. And the Challenger is a head turner, and it will draw attention no matter where you drive it. So be prepared to have total strangers walk up to you and ask you questions about it, admire it, or even ask to take pictures of it!"

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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