Used Car of the Day: 2021 Dodge Challenger 1320

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

I almost didn't pick this car because the ad copy is thinner than a sliced piece of deli meat, but I couldn't resist because seeing a slightly-used car priced under MSRP at just a year old is pretty rare right now.

And I do mean slightly used -- this automatic-transmission Challenger has as many miles as my high school graduating class had students.

This means you can get a nearly 500 horsepower Dodge Challenger for (slightly) under the MSRP that was on the window sticker when the seller bought it.

Again, these features aren't ads, and since I am not trying to sell you the car -- I don't care what you do or don't do, we're just here to highlight cool cars that happen to be for sale, so you all can argue about them in the comments -- I admit that part of me is suspicious about that pricing, but maybe the seller thinks the slushbox takes away some of the fun? I dunno.

Whatever, man. If this floats your boat, you might get a small steal of a deal. Or not. Buyer beware.

Snark aside, the car does look clean, and the Challenger has always been boatloads of fun.

Check it out here.

[Images: Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Jeff S Jeff S on Dec 10, 2022

    Depends what you want if you want tire burning and shredding performance then get the V-8 if you don't need or want that performance the V-6 is more than adequate. True I am use to a 4 cylinder but I have never found my newer 4 cylinders lacking for power in passing on a 2 lane road or entering a busy freeway or interstate. Drove across country in a 2013 CRV AWD with a 2.4 I4 with cargo averaging on remote stretches of highway and interstate 90 mph and easily passing other vehicles. Not tire shredding but more than enough power without any hesitation or fear. The V-6 in the Challenger would be fine for most people. Today's V-6 Challenger would easily outperform most V-8 muscle cars from the 60s and 70s. Even my new Maverick will get up and go when I need it to but I didn't buy it for racing and at 40 to 50 mpgs it more than meets my needs and wants. I don't race my vehicles but having adequate acceleration to pass and enter a crowded highway is all most people need.

    Usually you pay more in insurance on a more powerful V-8 and for most of us who will never use that power it is a waste.

  • Vulpine Vulpine on Dec 10, 2022

    @Jeff S: Glad to see you still posting... I don't get the notifications I used to from TTAC about comments as before.

    I'm interested in knowing more about your purchase of the Maverick... specifically which model and driveline. Granted it's still not as small as my former '97 Ranger but I'd like to know more about how it fits your needs and wants for a smaller truck. (I still feel my '19 Colorado is much too big, even though it has become much more useful over the last six months.)

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    • Jeff S Jeff S on Dec 11, 2022

      That is a smart approach don't be in a hurry and if you can wait at least till 2025 you will have more choice and hopefully by then the crazy market with above MSRP will settle down. Also there is talk by Ford of offering an EV Maverick and I am sure other manufacturers will offer smaller EV trucks. You have a good truck with the Colorado and its only a 2019.