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Car And Driver Goes Back To 1970 To Review A 2010 Challenger


2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8

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Being in the business since 1955, Car and Driver magazine has a vast archive of reviews from the past.

When it was time to review a 2010 Dodge Challenger SE, they found many parallels to what they felt back in 1970.

So they cleverly interweaved the 2010 Challenger review into the November, 1969 Car and Driver Dodge Challenger review, with surprisingly little intervention.

First they hit right off that Chrysler was late to the game when they released the Challenger for the 1970 year, and they missed the mark all together. Instead of a sporty car, they got something far larger and heavier than those being produced by Ford and Chevy. They point out it's true today.

The larger dimensions they pointed out, though, gave more rear seat leg room, .5 inches in the 1970 and 2.7 for the 2010, but found that it's still a miserable place to be.

Handling was worse, as both the 1970 and 2010 Challenger are decent in daily driving situations, but once the car has to do anything remotely performance oriented, it severely lacks any prowess. The 2010 review goes further, as the 3.5 V-6 model, only available in automatic, goes 0-60 in 7.5 seconds and goes the quarter mile in 15.8 seconds.

They both point out that there is a wide variety of options available for the car, the 2010 car came in a $30,000 when it came to all the boxes they checked,  and that was for the V-6 SE model.

It's an entertaining read, for the full review, follow the link below.

[Source: Car and Driver]

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