1968 Dodge Charger Review

1968 Dodge Charger R/T 440 from North America

Year of manufacture1968
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 440 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired105000 miles
Most recent distance106000 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

Just a big red toy.

Faults:

Nothing the buyer of a 30-year-old muscle car shouldn't expect. Front end worn out. Valve guides worn. Transmission shot. Incorrect parts everywhere. Cruel and unusual paint job in the engine bay, courtesy of previous owners who were apparently lacking a complete set of chromosomes.

It's all fixed now, no big deal.

General Comments:

Compared to the Charger, modern cars have lower emissions, better handling and brakes, better gas mileage, and are quieter and safer.

I couldn't care less. The Charger is a beautiful car and a blast to drive. It gets plenty of waves and shouts of "Nice car!"

Just don't try to drive a four-speed and eat a Big Mac at the same time...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th July, 2002

24th Aug 2003, 10:26

I once owned a '68 Charger, and I too felt like a bad-ass, that is until I blew two cylinders in it and couldn't get it repaired due to lack of funds.But, the one thing I did learn was that a car of that caliber, was not to be abused, but to be taken care of properly. If I had done this, I'd still be behind the wheel of my '68 383 V8 kick-ass machine, named Charger, by Dodge. So take care of yours, and you won't end up like me full of regrets. Thank You.

Average review marks: 5.8 / 10, based on 1 review