March 29, 2012 11:55 AM
The weekend of March 3, 2012, I participated in #socialtestdrive
courtesy of Suburban Chrysler Dodge Jeep of Novi (@SubCDJRNovi) and the
Suburban Collection (@SubCollection).
a treat! I drove a 2012 Dodge Charger R/T with a 5.7-liter HEMI
V-8. See it here http://bit.ly/yVjGaG and here http://bit.ly/xjY7rC.
I chose the Dodge Charger for sentimental reasons. My maternal
grandfather worked for Chrysler in machine repair at the Hamtramck
Assembly Plant, the old “Dodge Main” for 40 years and
my mom drove a powder blue 1967 Dodge Charger like this one http://bit.ly/wRKkCr when I was a
youngster. When my parents were married they decorated and drove
her Charger for the festivities. My mom also got her first (and
only) speeding ticket while driving it, and $7 a week filled her
Driving the Charger was an experience I won’t soon forget: It
connected the past with the present. Just sitting in the car
triggered fond childhood memories of cruising around with my
parents. Top to bottom, the performance of the car was outstanding.
Pickup (or giddy up if you will) was fast - great caution was
exercised in staying within posted speed limits.
The ride was sweet and smooth; the Charger handles like a champ.
The interior design is fantastic and the performance cloth heated
seats were warm and comfortable. The Alpine Sound System blew my
hair back and left my ears ringing, as the Rolling Stones said
“It’s only rock and roll but I like it.”
The gas mileage was impressive; I did plenty of driving and it took
a while to move the needle on the gas gauge. The Fuel Saver
Technology, which allows the engine to shift between four and eight
cylinders based on driving input, proved its efficiency.
From a technology perspective, the Uconnect® system was
convenient and worked very well. My favorite features were voice
activated calling, volume and radio station controls on the
steering wheel and the keyless start.
Thanks again to Suburban
Chrysler Dodge Jeep of Novi for a great #socialtestdrive
Note: Marroso, pictured above in the 2012 Dodge
Charger R/T she tested, is a PR, marketing and social media
professional in Detroit who comes from a radio broadcasting