Used Car of the Day: 2021 Dodge Challenger 1320
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.
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@Jeff S: Glad to see you still posting... I don't get the notifications I used to from TTAC about comments as before.
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