The 2010 Dodge Challenger is many things: Two-door sporty coupe, retro-themed mid-life crisis mobile, one of the last of a dying breed of big cars powered by big muscle. One thing it isn't: Subtle.
When a bright yellow Challenger SRT8 with the 6.1-liter Hemi V-8 (425 horsepower) and a 6-speed manual transmission shows up at your door, it's hard to resist getting some seat time behind the wheel. It's also hard to move throughout the city unnoticed.
Other than the availability of the "Plum Crazy" purple paint job, not much changes for Challenger, which was introduced in 2008 as a 2009 model.
My tester had a base price of $41,230, including standard features such as ABS, traction control, an antiskid system, front-side airbags, curtain-side airbags, 20-inch wheels, air conditioning, heated front seats, satellite radio, a tilt/telescope steering wheel, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, a wireless cell phone link, a spoiler, a functional hood scoop, a dual exhaust, and more.