Dodge Charger R/T Rensselaer NY

That "thang" is Daimler-Chrysler Corporation's new spin on a muscle-car classic that rocked the American enthusiast-car market when it was introduced in 1966. With its swoopy styling and hidden headlights, the Charger was a bestseller that lasted through 1974 when the company finally pulled the plug due to stifling emissions standards. Unlike the original, which was a coupe, the 2006 Dodge Charger R/T is a 4-door sedan with a chopped-top look reminiscent of a 1950s' California custom car. Love it or hate it, the new car's styling does attract attention.

Local Companies

Cooley Mazda & Volkswagen
(518) 283-2902
401 N Greenbush Rd
Rensselaer, NY
Cooley Mazda & Volkswagen
(518) 283-0258
401 N Greenbush Rd
Rensselaer, NY
Checker Auto Sales
(718) 677-1487
1838 Utica Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Miller Honda
(607) 797-1221
4455 Vestal Pkwy E
Vestal, NY
Grainy & Burgher Auto Sales
(716) 759-8883
10939 Main St
Clarence, NY
Clifton Park Dodge World Chrysler Jeep
(518) 631-4233
1780 Route 9
Clifton Park, NY
Cooley Motors Corp
(518) 283-2902
401 N Greenbush Rd
Rensselaer, NY
B and J Auto Sales
(518) 689-0752
602 South St
Rensselaer, NY
Fay Motors Inc
(315) 769-9929
10 Willow St
Massena, NY
Saturn of Orchard Park
(716) 667-3100
3559 Southwestern Blvd
Orchard Park, NY

Provided by:

Imagine this scenario: those TV and movie rascals from Hazzard county, Bo and Luke Duke, decide to drive their car, the General Lee, to a repair shop for a tuneup. But they get the address wrong and drop the car off at Jesse James's outrageous workshop on the Discovery Channel's popular TV show, Monster Garage. When they return to collect their car, no vestiges of the 1969 Dodge Charger remain. "What is that thang?" asks Luke.

That "thang" is Daimler-Chrysler Corporation's new spin on a muscle-car classic that rocked the American enthusiast-car market when it was introduced in 1966. With its swoopy styling and hidden headlights, the Charger was a bestseller that lasted through 1974 when the company finally pulled the plug due to stifling emissions standards. Unlike the original, which was a coupe, the 2006 Dodge Charger R/T is a 4-door sedan with a chopped-top look reminiscent of a 1950s' California custom car. Love it or hate it, the new car's styling does attract attention. "I got a 'thumbs-up' from two gals in the office," said our Engineering Editor, "while a gal in a Mustang chased me down for another thumbs-up."

Compared with the original, the contemporary Charger is a big car — 200.1 in. long, or about as large as a BMW 7 Series or a Mercedes-Benz S-Class. But "big" means there's plenty of room inside for five: two in bucket seats up front, and three on a bench seat in the rear. And I should add, there's a capacious trunk. Based on a rear-drive platform that's shared with other DaimlerChrysler products, the Charger R/T sports independent suspension, generously sized 4-wheel disc brakes and 18-in. wheels. Of course, it's got a Hemi, a throaty-sounding, electronically fuel-injected ohv V-8 whose 340 bhp and 390 lb.-ft. of torque propel this two-ton behemoth from 0 to 60 in 5.9 seconds. When not being flogged, the 5.7-liter powerplant enjoys 20-percent-better fuel economy, thanks to Chrysler's Multi-Displacement System, which deactivates four cylinders when full power is not needed. Also contributing to the engine's fuel efficiency is a 5-speed auto-matic with an "overdrive" top gear.

For full Road Test click here

For more Road Tests click here

Related Articles
- Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe Rensselaer NY
Sink your right foot to the wood in a new Dodge Viper and — Hello, hyperdrive. Pulling hard in 1st is all about maintaining restraint. Too much gusto and the rear tires lose bite, but get it right and this Snake-Skin Green Viper will distort long-to-short like a carnival mirror.
- Ford Mustang GT Rensselaer NY
- Automatic Transmission Problem Rensselaer NY
- Dodge Magnum RT Rensselaer NY
- Automatic Transmission Jerks Rensselaer NY
- Automatic Transmission Slipping Rensselaer NY
- Ford GT Rensselaer NY