Filed under: 2009 Dodge Challenger (RT)

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Last night I picked up my brand new 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T after a grueling 3-month wait. It was well worth the wait. The Deep Water Blue paint looks great and really pops in the sunlight. I wish it looked better in photos, but in person it is an awesome color.

The car drives like a dream. Nice and tight with just the right feedback through the wheel and stick. The exhaust note is all muscle car, nice and throaty, but not too loud inside the car. The six-speed transmission has nice, short throws and the hydralic clutch is very forgiving (which is good as I'm not used to driving a stick on a daily basis). Although I'm being over-nice to it through the break-in period, it easily chirps the tires in the first 3 gears.

The interior is spacious and the seats are ultra-comfortable. I lamented during the waiting game about not getting the leather seats, but the cloth seats look great and are of much higher quality than I would have given credit for. It is very quiet inside with the windows up and even the base-model stereo is much nicer than I would have expected. (My wife called me in the car at 11:30 last night to tell me it was too loud - from in our house). :)

More pics to come soon as it's raining here and will do so for the next few days.