My 2018 hasn't had any issues in the 27,000 miles I've put on it in 1.5 yrs. It has been a joy so far I am on the 2nd set of tires that's about it. Best car I've owned except for my 1st car as a kid.
So the part of reliability issues in the past is very correct. Up until a few years ago (I want to say the Fiat buyout but that may not be the right time). But the fact that most of Dodge's cars have been out for years is a major factor in it. Since, for the most part, the general design has been similar (post-2015), the company has had a lot to work on. I will say though, this may not be the only reason. As with even the Hellcat engine there seems to be less reports of issues overall than I would have anticipated for a engine of that power. It does seem like Dodge really has made the effort which is always great to see.I'll be honest. My 2018 Challenger GT is my first-ever Dodge and I always said that I'd never buy a Dodge due to reliability concerns. For whatever reason, Dodge has a "bad reliability" reputation. Maybe it was deserved due to reliability-related issues in the past (not sure since I never owned one), but it's pretty obvious that the Challenger is better in that area. It always helps when they build the same car for so long - it allows them to fine-tune it over the years as reliability-related issues are discovered. With a car as timeless-looking as the Challenger, they can afford to do just that!