Hey! Welcome back Victoria! I’ve been reading about your journey on TheDrive and didn’t expect to see you back here.
+1. This was beautifully done.
I must admit, I almost got thrown off the point and thought of critiquing the technical particulars of the article such as the 345ci displacement of the engine rather than the 350 quoted, the rental-spec tires undoubtedly equipped on the car affecting the steering feel and handling massively negatively although it’s… Read more
Damn what a great article, Thanks so very much. Be very proud of this one! Well Done!
I don’t usually comment, but felt compelled... This is great writing. More like this, please.
This is the best article I’ve read on Jalopnik in a long time. Felt like I was reading a Car and Driver editorial. Thanks for the read, Victoria.
This was a great review, more honest than expected.
I want to love the Challenger but can not for exactly the reasons you wrote about. Very interesting review.
I got the free upgrade to a Challenger R/T close to ten years ago (a bright orange one even). I had always dug the ‘70/‘71, and been enamored with the new concept car when it was announced, so I was super excited to finally get to drive one. I quite enjoyed it too. Having had Mustang and Camaro rentals, I thought the… Read more
As always I love the “stick to sports” type comments whenever a writer gets slightly literary or political.
Great article--and thanks for mentioning Charlottesville!
America’s Ego - a 2010 Chevy Equinox where the back seats haven’t been cleaned in 10 years and it smells like Mcdonalds french fry grease, melted trail mix and wet dog but otherwise runs pretty good.
America’s Superego - Ford F150 Lightning with an American flag rear window tint and a lift kit.
Your experience in the Challenger pretty much mirrored mine in 2017 - I liked the looks of them and once a manual-trans version was available at my local dealership, I went for a test drive. Couldn’t pull the trigger. Too big, the visibility is very much shit, and the steering is just. so. bad. Even the fun of a stick… Read more
Whenever some jackass drives by my house at 60mph on my 25 mph street, with a loud V8 screaming until the stop sign 400 yards away, 50% of the time it’s a Charger, 45% of the time it’s a Challenger, and 5% of the time it’s a Trackhawk. 100% of the time it’s a Stellantis product.
I doubt dodge’s PR is going to see this, and one shouldn’t write to appease PR departments, but wow.
hell yeah, I needed an excuse to listen to this