Let me start off by saying this, compared to the 2010 Charger, the 2011 is a 15million times improvement in ever way imaginable, and I am not exaggerating.
The dealer only had 2 Chargers, a fully loaded R/T AWD in the showroom, and a mildly loaded Rallye V6 to drive. The test drive of the V8 will come later.
First, the looks
I had a feeling going into the drive that any wheels other than the 20 in. chrome wheels would look tiny on the Charger. After seeing the 18in on the Rallye and 19in on the AWD (which to me look the best) I can say that isn't true. The Charger looks great in pictures and even better in person. All the panel gaps are tiny and linear and everything opens and shuts with a quality feel and sound.
An interior you have to love
This really is where the Charger improved. Every surface is better than the old. The Aluminum(which is real) looks and feels great. Every last fit and finish is perfect, the dash plastics are great, the leather is great, controls are well damped and intuitive, just a great car. Visibility is really improved, although with an all black interior, having a sunroof makes the interior feel bigger. Plenty of space everywhere, but, when I adjust my seat accordingly (i'm 6 feet) I don't really have too much knee room or foot room if I sit behind myself. Not much of a problem since all my friends and family are short, but still weird. Also, a more basic interior still feels great, the cloth is great and the aluminum is still present. The 8.4in touchscreen works very intuitively and helps reduce dash clutter.
Now, I only got to test drive a RWD Rallye with the 18in wheels. Overall, the handling is much improved, there is a lot more grip and poise. Driving over long bits of snow you can't tell it's RWD because it's so planted. Steering feel was pretty good for Electric, but was on the light side, on a scale of 1-10(10 being a Miata, 1 being a F10 550i) I would give it a 6, not bad seeing the G8 GT for me is an 8.5. I would bet the steering on the R/T would be less light so I'll hold full judgment on that till then. Power is great, it feels like a RWD Malibu V6, which is really good seeing the Malibu V6 is great on power. I just know though when the 8-Speed comes this powertrain will really be using it's full potential. Also, the car was as smooth as butter in operation and had a whisper quiet interior reminiscent of the quietness in my '10 Equinox, maybe even quieter(on the V6, don't know about V8).
Overall, I loved it. I'll be waiting till the R/T comes on whether or not I'm 100% on buying one, but from what I have seen so far, it is a great car.
Chrysler will have no problem selling these whatsoever, I give it an A++, and if you are in the market for anything between $25-35K and you don't buy this car, your an idiot.
Last thing, I would not be test driving the Charger right now and in such heavy consideration of buying one now if GM had just made a damn Zeta Impala like they said they would so many years back. Congrats GM, you just lost another one!