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Dodge Charger, Dodge Charger SRT-8, Sedan
Apr 21, 2008 (12:40 pm)
I just bought some HID headlights for my charger. They work great when the engine is off, but ass soon as I turn the engine on the lights flicker and go out. They will not stay on with the engine running. Has anyone had this problem or knows whats wrong and how to fix the problem??
Apr 28, 2008 (12:14 pm)
i own a 2007 dodge charger sxt. about six weeks ago my wife hit a pothole and wrecked the oil pan . six weeks later i still dont have my car , with no apparebt end in sight they are telling me that they are relying on a third party to make them and could be another six months!!!!!!! what a croc that is
#1080 of 1087 Re: fustrated [mblaze69]
May 06, 2008 (7:53 am)
Yes you are correct, I waited almost a month for an oil pan to until I called National Parts and got a used 2006 oil pan delivered to me in two days. It was als 30 dollars cheaper but there is 20 processing fee added for using National Parts service. They are also backed the BBB. There number is 1-800-486-0922. I am back riding in my charger after 4 weeks on waiting for an oil pan to be made when all along I coudl have just opted for a used one from another charger . bY the way the oil pan was still brand new looking and excellent condtional after all it's jut an all pan. I suggest you locate one nationally, buy it and bring it them to put it on. It's your vehicle and theres no warranty on the oil pan cause it's not one of theres. There is however a 30 day warranty from National Parts. Good Luck to you
#1081 of 1087 Re: fustrated [westly]
May 06, 2008 (2:40 pm)
im happy tht your driving the charger again, its a darn shame that it took so long to get it fixed, and its terrible that you had to get that part somewhere else. i drove my charger early this morning first time in 2 weeks, it now has 4, 077 mileson it. i went car shopping last week because i was having problings with my cadillac, which i trade for a newer one. but while i was looking at a chevy malibu, not to buy, the sticker stated that the engine was made in china, transmission was made in dont remember right now not in the usa though. be careful , carcrazy
#1082 of 1087 2006 Charger SE
Aug 14, 2008 (4:18 pm)
New to this forum but I have posted in others, but I have to share my impressions of this car for the benefit of someone considering a used one. I received it as a fleet car from the company I work for with 45K miles on it and it having been properly serviced.
I am appalled by this car. The blind spots are huge, and dangerous, you could hide an elephant behind the A pillar, the turning circle is exceeded only by a 16 wheeler. Sight lines are compomised by the low roofline and you have to be careful where you stop if you want to see traffic lights. The suspension is so soft it bottoms out at the slightest dip. The door mounted window switches are now broken, the trunk liner has fallen of the rear deck. The front seats have bolsters in places that make long drives a real pain (I'm 5'9" 160lb). The cruise control stalk is in the most ridiculous place high on the steering column which forced the turn signal stalk too low on the column. There is almost no difference between dipped and high beams and both are too dim to be safe at anything over 50mph. Tip-in is awful, it is virtually impossible to make a smooth takeoff from stopped, a chirp from the tires is almost always guaranteed ( I like to decide if I want to wear my tires out prematurely). On the plus side, I like the Aux input to the cheap radio, having my own tunes driving up I 5 helps ease the pain, and, with the rear seat backs down it has a huge trunk.
There are lots of other things regarding the cheap plastic interior, and fit and finish, but a prospective buyer could see that for themselves
This was more about living with a truly horrendous piece of automotive engineering, I'm just glad I didn't spend my money on it.
Aug 27, 2008 (5:02 pm)
ukjim, I have absolutely NONE of the problems you had/have, including the "subjective" ones, IE: Sight lines, high beams, suspension, etc.
About the ONLY thing I agree with you on, is the placement of the Cruise control lever. It blocks the lower portion of the left-most gauge window.
I am not one of those "My Car Is Great Because I Own It" people. I can be honest and share my "TRUE" experience/opinion, positive or negative, and I have in the past...
Sorry to hear about your negative experience, but I just don't agree about the poor visiblity, high beam issue, suspension, blind spots, turning circle, etc. I have owned 16 cars over the past 32 years, and find my Charger to be just fine, and certainly no worse than any of the others on these points.
(One thought just occured to me. I have an 06 SXT, so the suspension may be different...)
Good luck with your next experience. I hope it is better...
#1084 of 1087 Re: 2006 Charger SE [ukjim]
Aug 29, 2008 (4:11 am)
Ukjim, your review is so wholely negative I just have to respond! Everything is relative of course so I'm sure anyone's opinion is greatly influenced by their previous vehicle. Also if it's imposed on you that must matter too. I love my charger but then again I shopped around and decided I wanted to buy one so that's not really surprising. Coming from front drive cars and most recently a Mustang GT convertible I find it to handle very well with excellent weight balance. Tip in is quite slow on mine (3.5L/5 speed auto - I rented a 2.8/4 speed and found it to be more aggressive - I presume your fleet version is this one.) I agree the interior is plasticky and somewhat cheap (although I like the simple layout). The sight lines are certainly better than the Mustang's. I live in the city so I have no idea what the headlights are like! The switches seem high quality but my car is less than a year old. I agree the position of the cruise control stalk is unusual and I used to hit it instead of the signal a lot. But now that I'm used to it I love it. It is the nicest and most intuitive cruise I've ever used. The suspension is a little soft but then it's a big car and it provides a good compromise. There is a sport version available for those choosing their own car. My only complaints would be the steering, while accurate, feels a bit disconnected like you're playing a video game. And, while I love the interior space, it is a big, heavy car and you feel the weight accelerating and braking. All in all I'm very happy with this car.
#1085 of 1087 Auxilery input location.
Sep 01, 2008 (7:26 pm)
I just purchased a 2006 Top Banana Charger Daytona and I can not find the auxilery input for the radio.Can someone please give me some info on this?
Sep 02, 2008 (9:08 am)
I have a 2006 SXT. There is no Aux input in mine...
#1087 of 1087 Re: NEW OWNER [itsyou]
Sep 28, 2008 (11:38 pm)
Hey - How are you. I know your post is a few moths old. Assuming you're still interested in discussing your charger - which one did you buy and which engine/drivetrain did it come with...I bought a 2007 SRT8 on 7/05/08. 14,000 Miles on it. 6.1 425HP engine. Incredible power and handling, and a ride that sucks over choppy streets. you can respond here or email directly carmine.fazzariverizon.net