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Dodge Challenger R/T
Sticker price: $30,220
Discounted price: $27,923
Fuel economy: 25 Hwy, 16 City
Challenger R/T's are currently selling for well below sticker price, but the discounts aren't as deep as for other Chrysler products. We're recommending the R/T because, unlike the V6-powered version, it offers performance that matches the looks at a reasonable price.

Based on the same "platform," or basic engineering, as the 300C, the Challenger shares its engine options and they use the same automatic transmissions.

The Challenger R/T, however, is available with a six-speed manual transmission, an option that we heartily recommend. Controlled through a pistol-grip shifter, the manual transmission is loads of fun to use and goes into gear easily and tightly every time. It also helps get the most out of the R/T's 375-horsepower Hemi V8.

The Challenger isn't the most powerful pony car on the market and it's definitely not the lightest, but it's a far more practical car than either the Ford Mustang or Chevrolet Camaro, offering more back seat comfort and a much more useful trunk.

NEXT: Chrysler Town & Country

Last updated May 20 2009: 1:42 PM ET
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