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First Drive: 2011 Dodge Charger


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The Duke Boys Would Approve

2011 Dodge Charger
2011 Dodge Charger - Click above for high-res image gallery

Bo and Luke have matured a bit since The Dukes of Hazzard went off the air in 1985. The pair drove, crashed and flew plenty of Rebel-flagged Chargers in their day. Having matured past these antics, both men would likely appreciate the 2011 Dodge Charger. Certainly, the sedan's styling more closely matches the second-generation Mopar they're known for hotfooting, and the significantly improved interior would also likely satisfy their more refined backsides.

We knew what to expect when we saw the new Charger earlier this month. We were part of a small group of journalists granted a sneak peak at an early styling study of the rear-wheel drive sedan way back in December of 2008. But at the time - given Chrysler's dire condition and the tanking economy - we had our doubts if the lights would remain on in Auburn Hills long enough for the new Charger make it to market.

The good news is that Chrysler is alive and at least somewhat well, and that the new Charger eclipses the outgoing model in major ways. Could the 2011 Charger be enough to stoke the fire for a Dukes of Hazzard reunion? Find out after the... jump.

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The attention to detail inside and out is fantastic. Check out the detailing on the door panels. I love the fully integrated center stack and new, 8" display. It's so nice to see more interior color options as well. Also, before anyone forgets, that bezel isn't silver painted plastic, it's real aluminum.

My one major annoyance with this, and the Durango review is that the another seems blissfully unaware that Chrysler does have a new transmission on the way, and that Charger prototypes have already been spied with the new 8-speed unit. Fact checking guys, they're supposed to be professionals.

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