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2017 Dodge charger review #4673783
02/21/18 08:51 PM
02/21/18 08:51 PM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 962
Missouri
gabriel9766 Offline OP
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Missouri
Well my Malibu had to go back into the body shop to get some touch up work done from a previous accident i had about a yr and a half ago. Told Allstate i wanted a full or mid size car. When i dropped the Malibu off at the shop i went across the parking lot and they only had intermediate cars. They gave me a 17 corrola with like 22k on it and bad suspension noises and the mait light on. I have an enterprise across from my job and asked to switch to a mid size or bigger. Then they pull around this nice black dodge charger. It was a 2017 with 46k on it.

I put about 326 miles on it in 8 days. Its a great highway cruiser kinda drives like on old crown vic. It came with the 3.6 V6 and the 8 speed transmission, great combo. Gas millage did suck only averaged about 21mpg but i did drive it kinda hard at times. Sound system was great better than my factory system in my malibu. Also, which its not the cars fault. The car needed an alignment, the steering wheel was not level and car had a pulsation when braking. Dual climate control with heated seats, only thing i wish it had with being such a long car would be a back up camera.

Got the malibu back today from the body shop and went strait to the dealer to get the HVAC clean out from the accident too. When i was rear ended in my accident i had a pop in my hand and it went strait down my vents. Didnt realize it till i put a sub in my car a month ago and had to pull the radio out to hook it up. I was told to choose a shop of my choice to have it cleaned so i chose the dealer. Told them do whatever it takes to get it clean and just give me the bill. Im suppose to just email allstate the bill an get my money back. Dealer did gave me a 2018 cruze with 1.2k on it while the bu' is in the shop.


2015 Malibu LT 2.5L PPPP 0w20 46.1K
2007 Escape XLT 3.0L 5Q STHM 5w30/1Q MC full syn 5W20 115K
2010 Fusion SE 2.5L MC 0w20 110K
2008 Escape XLT 2.3L MC 5w30 187K
2007 Fusion SE 2.3L- 172K
Re: 2017 Dodge charger review [Re: gabriel9766] #4673840
02/21/18 09:39 PM
02/21/18 09:39 PM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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46k is huge miles for a rental.


02 Wrangler durablend 10w40
87 F250 traveler 15w40
04 Tahoe super-s 10w30
Z400 castrol T 10w40
Can am maveric edge 5w40
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Re: 2017 Dodge charger review [Re: Chris142] #4673879
02/21/18 10:20 PM
02/21/18 10:20 PM
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Missouri
gabriel9766 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Chris142
46k is huge miles for a rental.
yea it is.


2015 Malibu LT 2.5L PPPP 0w20 46.1K
2007 Escape XLT 3.0L 5Q STHM 5w30/1Q MC full syn 5W20 115K
2010 Fusion SE 2.5L MC 0w20 110K
2008 Escape XLT 2.3L MC 5w30 187K
2007 Fusion SE 2.3L- 172K
Re: 2017 Dodge charger review [Re: gabriel9766] #4673931
02/21/18 11:33 PM
02/21/18 11:33 PM
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
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What trannie would've been in a 2014 Charger? It had the 3.6.
Didn't need the small LED displays in the dash (HVAC, radio, maybe--all junk)
I sold it for my cousin @ 29,XXX.
It drove kinda well.

Re: 2017 Dodge charger review [Re: gabriel9766] #4673947
02/21/18 11:51 PM
02/21/18 11:51 PM
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Posts: 3,891
Utah
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Originally Posted By: gabriel9766
Well my Malibu had to go back into the body shop to get some touch up work done from a previous accident i had about a yr and a half ago. Told Allstate i wanted a full or mid size car. When i dropped the Malibu off at the shop i went across the parking lot and they only had intermediate cars. They gave me a 17 corrola with like 22k on it and bad suspension noises and the mait light on. I have an enterprise across from my job and asked to switch to a mid size or bigger. Then they pull around this nice black dodge charger. It was a 2017 with 46k on it.

I put about 326 miles on it in 8 days. Its a great highway cruiser kinda drives like on old crown vic. It came with the 3.6 V6 and the 8 speed transmission, great combo. Gas millage did suck only averaged about 21mpg but i did drive it kinda hard at times. Sound system was great better than my factory system in my malibu. Also, which its not the cars fault. The car needed an alignment, the steering wheel was not level and car had a pulsation when braking. Dual climate control with heated seats, only thing i wish it had with being such a long car would be a back up camera.

Got the malibu back today from the body shop and went strait to the dealer to get the HVAC clean out from the accident too. When i was rear ended in my accident i had a pop in my hand and it went strait down my vents. Didnt realize it till i put a sub in my car a month ago and had to pull the radio out to hook it up. I was told to choose a shop of my choice to have it cleaned so i chose the dealer. Told them do whatever it takes to get it clean and just give me the bill. Im suppose to just email allstate the bill an get my money back. Dealer did gave me a 2018 cruze with 1.2k on it while the bu' is in the shop.



Yep-exactly the way I want a new car to drive-like a fifteen year old one........LOL! grin eek

Re: 2017 Dodge charger review [Re: CKN] #4673964
02/22/18 12:13 AM
02/22/18 12:13 AM
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Missouri
gabriel9766 Offline OP
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Missouri
Originally Posted By: CKN
Originally Posted By: gabriel9766
Well my Malibu had to go back into the body shop to get some touch up work done from a previous accident i had about a yr and a half ago. Told Allstate i wanted a full or mid size car. When i dropped the Malibu off at the shop i went across the parking lot and they only had intermediate cars. They gave me a 17 corrola with like 22k on it and bad suspension noises and the mait light on. I have an enterprise across from my job and asked to switch to a mid size or bigger. Then they pull around this nice black dodge charger. It was a 2017 with 46k on it.

I put about 326 miles on it in 8 days. Its a great highway cruiser kinda drives like on old crown vic. It came with the 3.6 V6 and the 8 speed transmission, great combo. Gas millage did suck only averaged about 21mpg but i did drive it kinda hard at times. Sound system was great better than my factory system in my malibu. Also, which its not the cars fault. The car needed an alignment, the steering wheel was not level and car had a pulsation when braking. Dual climate control with heated seats, only thing i wish it had with being such a long car would be a back up camera.

Got the malibu back today from the body shop and went strait to the dealer to get the HVAC clean out from the accident too. When i was rear ended in my accident i had a pop in my hand and it went strait down my vents. Didnt realize it till i put a sub in my car a month ago and had to pull the radio out to hook it up. I was told to choose a shop of my choice to have it cleaned so i chose the dealer. Told them do whatever it takes to get it clean and just give me the bill. Im suppose to just email allstate the bill an get my money back. Dealer did gave me a 2018 cruze with 1.2k on it while the bu' is in the shop.



Yep-exactly the way I want a new car to drive-like a fifteen year old one........LOL! grin eek

Lol I mean by tht is if you don't watch your speed you can be doing 90 real quick


2015 Malibu LT 2.5L PPPP 0w20 46.1K
2007 Escape XLT 3.0L 5Q STHM 5w30/1Q MC full syn 5W20 115K
2010 Fusion SE 2.5L MC 0w20 110K
2008 Escape XLT 2.3L MC 5w30 187K
2007 Fusion SE 2.3L- 172K
Re: 2017 Dodge charger review [Re: gabriel9766] #4674009
02/22/18 03:19 AM
02/22/18 03:19 AM
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CA
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CA
Originally Posted By: gabriel9766
Originally Posted By: Chris142
46k is huge miles for a rental.
yea it is.


I was at Enterprise last week and the rep told me that 60K is not uncommon nowadays. Enterprise is keeping their cars for 2-3 years and about 60K.


2011 Toyota Prius - 173k - Various 0W-20 (Brew)
2007 Honda Accord 2.4 - 131K - Mobil 1 EP HM 5W-30
Re: 2017 Dodge charger review [Re: Kira] #4674111
02/22/18 08:58 AM
02/22/18 08:58 AM
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Posts: 297
Rochester Hills, MI
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Rochester Hills, MI
Originally Posted By: Kira
What trannie would've been in a 2014 Charger? It had the 3.6.
Didn't need the small LED displays in the dash (HVAC, radio, maybe--all junk)
I sold it for my cousin @ 29,XXX.
It drove kinda well.


The 14 Charger, Challenger & 300 had the old MB 5 speed auto tranny which was a carryover from the DaimlerChrysler days.


2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2018 Fiat 124 Spider
2017 Jeep Renegade
2016 Dodge Challenger


Re: 2017 Dodge charger review [Re: gabriel9766] #4674132
02/22/18 09:31 AM
02/22/18 09:31 AM
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Posts: 529
Michigan
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Michigan
So how does the Cruze ride and drive compared to the Bu? I'm curious because in a couple years, I'm thinking of purchasing an '18 Cruze. Is it as comfy as the BU? More power, room? gas mileage? Any issues (mechanical, transmission, electrical, heating and cooling)?

Last edited by Eosyn; 02/22/18 09:34 AM.

02 Toyota Celica GT: 194k, VML 5W30/Denso filter
05 Toyota Corolla LE: 151k, VML 5W30/Bosch filter
15 Chevy Malibu LT: 37k, VML 0W20/Denso filter
Re: 2017 Dodge charger review [Re: CKN] #4674159
02/22/18 10:11 AM
02/22/18 10:11 AM
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Posts: 3,861
Connecticut
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Connecticut
Originally Posted By: CKN
Yep-exactly the way I want a new car to drive-like a fifteen year old one........LOL! grin eek


They were making Crown Vics up to 2012. Not exactly 15 yrs old. I've owned 3 of them over the years. They all drove pretty much the same...and not all that much different than "fancier" new cars. I'd like to run across a nice low mileage 2010-2012 in the near future for my next daily driver. Getting harder to find though. The "ride quality" and utility of those cars didn't end their long reign...just their boxiness and name tag.


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2001 Lincoln Cont 4.6L DOHC/ 39K mi / QS HM 5w30 / FUG XG2
1999 Camaro SS M6 /19K /Mobil 1 0w40 /Fram UG /GM MTL-ATF
1969 Ply GTX/RRs
Re: 2017 Dodge charger review [Re: CKN] #4674163
02/22/18 10:17 AM
02/22/18 10:17 AM
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Great Lakes
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Great Lakes
Originally Posted By: CKN
Yep-exactly the way I want a new car to drive-like a fifteen year old one........LOL! grin eek

OP may have just tried to convey that it drives like a typical large American sedan... tank and boat like. smile Some people like it that way.

Having driven the 3.6 Charger last year, I recall similar driving characteristics. I have yet to drive the SRT version - hopefully the suspension is more sporty in that one.


'02 530i (Edge 0W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
'18 Charger SRT (FF)
Re: 2017 Dodge charger review [Re: Quattro Pete] #4674477
02/22/18 02:38 PM
02/22/18 02:38 PM
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KY
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KY
Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Originally Posted By: CKN
Yep-exactly the way I want a new car to drive-like a fifteen year old one........LOL! grin eek

OP may have just tried to convey that it drives like a typical large American sedan... tank and boat like. smile Some people like it that way.

Having driven the 3.6 Charger last year, I recall similar driving characteristics. I have yet to drive the SRT version - hopefully the suspension is more sporty in that one.



Just for giggles I rented a 2017 Charger R/T for a Thanksgiving road trip. I was actually very impressed- although I'd have to have an SRT if I was buying one.


Mine:
2014 M235i
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

Wife's:
2009 Cooper Clubman

Son's
2009 328i

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