We like the future classics at Streetside, too, and that's why a car like this 2006 Dodge Charger Daytona R/T gets us excited. It combines the classic muscle car Hemi V8 spirit with a great suspension, plenty of luxuries, and room for the whole family. And now it's all available for quite an affordable price.
This was the first year that Dodge resurrected the Charger name for modern times, and they did a terrific job. After all, they took the sensibility of a full-sized family sedan and wrapped it in quite a menacing package. The deep slope in the front fenders gives this the narrow-eyed look of the Viper, and the kick-up incorporated in the rear door panels instantly evoke memories of the Chargers of the '60s. What makes this example so special is that it's a two-owner car that has stayed around the Tampa area its whole life. It has an exceptionally well-kept look that comes from being treated with respect. Part of that may have to do with the fact that in this inaugural year there were only 2,000 versions of the upgraded Daytona package finished in Dodge's famous Tor-Red color. Not only does the paint remain vibrant, but also the Daytona package gave you great blackout package on the grille, full with rear spoiler, and decals on the hood, rear panel, and rear fenders. Daytonas even got 20-inch chrome wheels from the factory. So while this looks like an awesome custom street machine, it's really just a well-respected stock future-classic.
Modern cars are great for offering modern features. And so you'll love sitting down in the leather bucket seats with suede-like inserts and cool red stitching. Yours even power adjusts to the perfect driving position. Plus, you have all the right luxury features, including dual zone automatic climate control, power sunroof, keyless entry/alarm, heated seats, power windows, power locks, dual front airbags, side airbags, cruise control, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, and the factory AM/FM/CD/cassette stereo. So it has everything you want, and the massive rear seat room means you're not the only ones who's comfortable for the long haul.
Under the hood is what makes the Charger such a great modern classic. As a performance R/T model this has the ultra-desirable 5.7-liter Hemi V8. It has the tidy look of good maintenance, and we have the receipts to back it up, too. This Hemi really lives up to its muscle car heritage by being rated at 350 horsepower in the top-level Daytona trim. And there are likely a few more ponies on this one thanks to the cold air intake. You get a great muscle car sound out of the Daytona's upgraded dual exhaust. But the real desire is what a modern car can do with all this power. Unlike its '60s-style relatives, this Charger has a five-speed automatic transmission, which gives it the right gearing to be both a fast mover and an overdrive cruiser. Plus, you get a fully independent suspension for terrific grip. Add in power steering, four-wheel disc brakes, and ABS, and you absolutely understand the appeal of owning a modern V8 machine.
Complete with owner's manual, this is one of the best examples around to celebrate the return of the Dodge Charger. So at a price like this, you don't want to let this deal slip away, call today!