Rental Car Reviews
2013 Dodge Challenger
This last trip last month up to the high country was an interesting one. When we got to the rental car place, we asked for our normal favorite cars to rent, the Mazda 6 and the Dodge Charger. Oh yeah and we recently added the Chevy Malibu to the list. All cars that I will probably blab about more in the near future.
Unfortunately, they didn't have any of our favorite cars so we opted for the next closest thing that my upgrade coupon would allow. Oh yeah, I'm cheap too. I figured that a Challenger is pretty much a two door Charger but I was wrong wrong wrong.
Holy power for days Batman. The one we had was a V6 and still would get to 60 in just a few seconds. Matter of fact, they boasted it with an in dash 0 to 60 timer. My best time was 6 seconds, but I started in a turn and have to keep some semblance of title 28 compliance. It was also a very quiet ride. Coasting down the hills, all you could hear was the whisping of the air around the windows. It was very roomy and enough room in the trunk for three good sized bodies. It looks really cool too... But...
Drinks gas like a flamethrower!! Feels heavy. Although it has a ton of power, you can tell that it takes a lot of horses to get that giant chunk of metal rolling. It has giant 60 series tires that can't be cheap. You can tell that they really wanted to emulate the old muscle cars as close as they could. And those muscle cars did not have any of the fun dashboard toys that modern technology affords us here in the future. I really missed the push button start that was in the Charger; I loved never needing to pull the key out of my pocket. At least you could lock and unlock the doors and trunk with the key fob in your pocket. It was really hard to watch for other cars with the giant blind spots in the back.
All in all it was a fun car to tool around in but I would never be able to afford one for realzies.
Blog note: I just had this idea to blog about cars I've rented, mostly for organic web traffic ;). In the future ones I will have more notes and pictures. Thanks for reading!