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Tight - 2007 Dodge Charger SRT8 Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 10,059
edited July 2015 in Dodge
imageTight - 2007 Dodge Charger SRT8 Long-Term Road Test

You'd think that our long-term 2007 Dodge Charger SRT8 would have a few creaks and rattles after all these years, but you'd be wrong. This car is tight.

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Comments

  • ebeaudoinebeaudoin NE IllinoisPosts: 509
    That truly is a gift from God Himself. Most 3-year old Dodges I've driven have an outlandish number of squeaks and creaks.
  • Good to hear. Despite the overall crappy interior quality, I can't help but love the way this car looks, at any angle.
  • okbeartoyokbeartoy Posts: 34
    The pot smokers were in Detroit making Grand Cherokees and Durangos, this car was manufactured in Canada as are all Chrysler 300's, Dodge Chargers/Challengers, along with the late Dodge Magnum
  • Also, isn't the LX platform based on a Mercedes? That might contribute to the solid feeling as well.
  • Also, isn't the LX platform based on a Mercedes? That might contribute to the solid feeling as well.

    The Mercedes chassis is why it's so tight. I wonder how long Chrysler will use this Mercedes platform and the one the Grand Cherokee is using? They are both getting old and I don't think FCA is developing their own RWD platforms. It doesn't seem like FCA is investing in any R&D. This is why they are so desperate to join forces with another automaker, to share technologies. Unfortunately they don't really have anything to give in return.
  • The LX platform shares a lot of the suspension components and design with the W210 E-class, which debuted in 1995. So yes, these cars basically have a suspension analogous to a 20 year old E-class. Even Mercedes retired this suspension in 2002 so these cars have been outdated since their release in 2004, when the 300 and Magnum came out at the same time.

    FCA is not going to get away with using this suspension for much longer; I really don't know who they think they are fooling. I doubt Daimler is going to lend them a license to use another modified version of a updated design chassis so what gives? FCA is just trying to hold on this archaic design for as long as they can so they don't have to spend their R&D money on a new design.

    As for edmunds, just wait...... soon the whole suspension will be aching out with a bunch of groans.... I know it!
  • brankoboxbrankobox Posts: 3
    @pokechimp88
    You are right pokechimp88, LX got an outdated suspension. Dan Edmunds' lack of knowledge was shown when he said in 2009 that LX Challenger had a modern suspension, as you can see in the following link.
    http://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/track-tests/2009-dodge-challenger-rt-suspension-walkaround.html
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