2010 Dodge Charger Reviews

2010 Dodge Charger SE 2.7L from North America

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.7L Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired4 miles
Most recent distance1500 miles
Previous carChrysler 300

Summary:

Great, but very slow

Faults:

Nothing yet, but too soon to know. I've only had it for 2 weeks.

General Comments:

Before this I had a 2007 Chrysler 300C with a 5.7L Hemi and straight pipes. That was a very fast car, and I really miss it. The front universal joint broke, and the driveshaft destroyed parts of the undercarriage.

So I went and bought a 2010 Dodge Charger SE brand new. I love the color; it's Inferno red, and the interior is much nicer than the previous models like the console and door panels.

The only gripe I have about it, is it's painfully slow because it's a 2.7 :( I couldn't afford the 3.5 or hemi at this time, but it's very comfortable.

So far, besides the fact that it's painfully slow, I like it, but it's still new, and I've only had it for 2 weeks, so I can't really say much about it yet.

I also have a 1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.3, and it will smoke my new Charger. And my old 2002 Dodge Intrepid R/T 3.5L HO would destroy it.

Don't buy it if you're looking for speed, but it's still a great car, and I'm a 21 year old guy, and I still get girls with the car. But not as many as my 300C Hemi :( I miss that car so much.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th January, 2011

15th Jan 2013, 03:44

Universal joint broke? Sure about that? They have a flat rubber flex joint. They aren't universal. This design is good for the life of the car. Makes the rest of your review questionable.

16th Jan 2013, 15:42

My nephew bought a base V-6 Charger in 2010. It is slow, but it is a pretty heavy car. It is very well built, and if our past experience is any indication, it will be very reliable. Our Chrysler vehicles have been extremely solid and dependable vehicles.

2010 Dodge Charger SRT-8 6.1 Hemi from North America

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 6.1 Hemi Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance1500 miles
Previous carBMW 5 Series

Summary:

Unrefined American Muscle in a highly stylized appearance package, that appeals to many

Faults:

Nothing yet. It's still very new.

General Comments:

I have driven many different cars over the years, and this one is a brute.

It's very fast on the freeway, and relatively quick from a stop.

I have already been stopped once by the local police to tell me just how fast my car is. I suspect it's because they also use them for patrolling the highways, and there's not much on the streets that can outrun them.

I have however seen similar cars with the same engine and transmission destroy the rear differential from too hard of a launch. Needless to say, I won't be doing that to my car.

After having driven what many would call a string of used yet refined automobiles (BMW's in particular), I can say that this car is nothing of the sort.

It's simply a few steps above the base models of the same car with a very high displacement engine (for today's automobile), a few performance suspension parts, and some flashy eye catching appearance packaging.

It's the simple things that it lacks such as rain sensing wipers and a self check for exterior light operational conditions. I'm not sure it even has heated mirrors. The trunk button works without the key being in the ignition... (a security flaw in my opinion). The horn honks in place of a piezo beeper to tell you the car alarm has been armed or disarmed. The alarm light flashes in the dashboard, but not under the mirror where it would be far more obvious it's set.

Overall, it's about fit and finish. This car is decent, but not a high end well appointed car. Detroit automakers still haven't figured out how to design and build a production car with a little more pride in workmanship. It's still about cranking out a million cars as cheaply as possible, while maximizing the unionized workers paychecks and the company's bottom line. It's no wonder Mercedes dumped Dodge at a profit loss. I'm guessing they couldn't co-operate very well.

That being said, I still bought this car with the knowledge of these things, because I could see some German mechanical design cues starting to surface in an American made automobile. It was affordable American muscle under the hood, and German handling on the ground. Granted, it's heavy, but for a luxury sized car, it's not too bad at all.

The engine's power comes at a cost, and it's worth it. There's nothing quite like high torque and eyeball mashing acceleration of the 6.1 Hemi in this car.

It's gets attention, but if the onlookers knew more about serious high end cars, the Charger would be passe'.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 10th August, 2010

14th Apr 2011, 13:42

When you say "Un-Refined", I expected you to say that the car was uncomfortable or handled crudely, but it seems like you want heated/power this and that everywhere. You should've gotten a Chrysler 300 for that, as it's mostly a Charger with fancier stuff on it.

16th Apr 2011, 11:33

I always get a laugh out of people calling cars "basic" these days. All cars now come with every conceivable option even in their lowest priced models. I have a friend who wants a car without power windows, locks and seats. He also doesn't want thousands of dollars worth of electric gadgets he won't use. So far all he has found that fits that bill is a Nissan Versa, and he doesn't want a Japanese car. I have become spoiled with power windows and locks, but I hardly called a car without heated seats "unrefined"!!

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews