While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16. Something to do with the wrong grease being applied to the input shaft from the factory? This is accomplished by removing the stamped underfloor muffler and replacing it with two low-restriction bottle resonators. Get down the road in this appealing Performance Vehicle, and fall in love with driving all over again! A decision was made and now I have to say goodbye to my precious muscle car. With the low base price, the 2009 Dodge Challenger might be selling near or below cost, too — the advertising and the image boost may well be more important at this point. Both transmissions are rated at the same 16 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. Willing to buy and trade my 2014 dodge dart low miles and great shape besides a dent on the side of passenger. If you're burned out on driving a stick you could see what trade-in value is on your car and see if you can get a comparable new car with an auto trans.
Phillip was the sale associate, willing to negotiate price. The internal sound system is upgraded for 2009, now bundling true iPod integration and a 30-gig hard drive with the optional navigation system. There are usually some really good deals on cars at this time of year. The 1-4 gear shift skip feature, which is supposed to improve fuel economy, can lead to missed shifts or loss of vehicle power during low speed maneuvering, possibly leading to a crash. Optional equipment includes: Transmission: 6-Speed. We are always looking for Challengers to add to this site.
We were also annoyed by the one-to-four skip shift that forces a two-gear upshift under light acceleration at low speed in the name of fuel economy. A commercially available low cost component disables this feature, however it requires the consumer to void their manufacturer warranty in order to fix a safety defect. Five-speed Automatic Transmission - Featured on the 2009 Dodge Challenger 5. Stabilizer bar attachments to the knuckles provide maximum response to vehicle lean. The plastic trim panels also change patterns as one gets lower in the price range.
A commercially available low cost component disables this feature, however it requires the consumer to void their manufacturer warranty in order to fix a safety defect. Plus your ride will also be featured in next months Mopars Of The Month. The grille comes off very well, and the tail is simply excellent, with full-length, even lighting around a single backup-lamp bar. Frankly, we suspect they could make the 300 and Charger the niche products and run the line full-steam for the Challenger. These brakes have a larger effective radius than many competitive systems, providing a 60 to zero mph stopping distance of approximately 130 feet. Plug in installation and is shipped complete including easy installation instructions.
These seats are quite comfortable and supportive; rear seats are similar and also comfortable, with better padding than we've gotten from Chrysler lately, but legroom in the back is about what you'd expect from a car that's been shortened. The gearing is nice and short, although that necessitates two shifts to get to 60 mph, which takes 5. My car is worth more than that. The five-speed automatic has an aggressive first-gear ratio for launch performance, and AutoStick to select a higher or lower gear. You'll be listening to all your tunes on a 7-speaker Boston stereo.
A lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years, Patrick Rall is highly experienced in the automotive world. Multiple links maintain independent control of camber and toe. You can't imagine how many times I was complimented on it while driving around the city. This is your chance to take home a gently used and barely driven Dodge Challenger. I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. Things have changed for 2009 with the addition of a 5. Could be something simple and easy to fix.
Left: Pistol Grip shifted six speed manual transmission. Mind you if I did buy this truck I would have to take it to a shop to repaint it. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing. Description Decide for yourself what gear you want to be in! An aggressive first-gear ratio provides outstanding launch performance. He has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now auto journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts. The consumer stated there appeared to be a recurring issue with the transmission sticking between shifts as well as becoming stuck after park. Also, the stock rear differential has been replaced with a 9 inch DriveShaft Shop unit, with high strength axle shafts and a heavy duty driveshaft sending the power to the wheels and racing tires.
This Plug In piece requires no additional modifications to your vehicle. Getting into the back seat is fairly easy from the passenger side, thanks to the high position of the seatback tilt-n-slide control, though you have to duck under the seat belt or disconnect it from its seat loop. Clutch-pedal travel, however, is longish, with an engagement point near the top of its movement. This Dodge Challenger boasts a Gas V8 6. Also available is the Keyless Go function that allows the driver to start the vehicle with the simple push of a button on the instrument panel as long as the vehicle key fob is within the vehicle passenger compartment. Four-wheel disc brakes are standard on all models.
The iPod may be controlled with radio controls or with remote-steering wheel switches if equipped. Autos are a blast as well. Each limited edition Challenger will be signed by Steve Saleen. After doing some research, the consumer discovered the problem was due to excessive grease on the input shaft splines collecting excessive amounts of dirt, which did not allow smooth movement of the clutch disc on the input shaft. It is in every sense of the phrase a muscle c.