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Old 11-30-2006, 06:42 PM   #26
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Someone had asked about what Dodge has to keep it financially stable. Dodge is getting most of the Police contracts that the Crown Vic is losing. Our department currently has 3 Chargers and 1 Magnum. Plans are to replace the whole fleet in the coming 2 years. Chargers for Patrol, and Magnums for K-9's.

And no, I'm not a dodge die hard, we also have the Tahoe, and it performs beautifully.

As well as the reason I'm here is my intense adoration for the 5th Gen Camaro, and I do intend to get one as soon as it hits the showroom. (in Black for the curious)

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Old 12-01-2006, 07:34 AM   #27
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Someone had asked about what Dodge has to keep it financially stable. Dodge is getting most of the Police contracts that the Crown Vic is losing. Our department currently has 3 Chargers and 1 Magnum. Plans are to replace the whole fleet in the coming 2 years. Chargers for Patrol, and Magnums for K-9's.

And no, I'm not a dodge die hard, we also have the Tahoe, and it performs beautifully.

As well as the reason I'm here is my intense adoration for the 5th Gen Camaro, and I do intend to get one as soon as it hits the showroom. (in Black for the curious)
Welcome to the forum! I'll take mine in black as well
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Old 12-01-2006, 11:27 PM   #28
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Thanks.

As nice as the Silver and Yellow versions are, there is just something about the 5th Gen in Black that makes it look like the meanest thing on the streets. Coupled with the Saleen 600hp Supercharged engine, yeah, I think I'm set.
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Thanks.

As nice as the Silver and Yellow versions are, there is just something about the 5th Gen in Black that makes it look like the meanest thing on the streets. Coupled with the Saleen 600hp Supercharged engine, yeah, I think I'm set.
Welcome as well. No Chargers coming to San Antonio. They were tested and performed far better than expected. Why not? Not cost effective. It would run waaaaaaaay into the millions to get everything changed over. Right now, when a car is miled out, they take out the cage, laptop including stand, lights and lightbar and toss them into a new Crown Vic. It's all pretty easy. Now, go to a Charger where none (and I mean none) of that fits and we're talking about replacing EVERYTHING. It's pretty sad because the Charger was such a big hit.

I completely agree w/ the mean looking Camaro comment when the car is black. It's going to be very tough to decide on color. I just can't wait to see what they offer. I'd also love to see that supercharged engine. The problem is, if you're going to want a supercharger, you might be putting one in on your own. The article you might have read about Saleen was (according to my sources) to be rumor only and was not factual. I'm very confident that we won't be let down when the engine options are released to the public.
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I do have to say they are great to drive, I'm 6'5", and although I fit comfortably in the Vics, the Charger is EXTREMELY spacious. It also out performs every other vehicle we have on the force. (And has an iPod jack, so we can listen to our iPods in the car.
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Old 12-02-2006, 07:28 PM   #31
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Old 12-03-2006, 12:42 AM   #32
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I do have to say they are great to drive, I'm 6'5", and although I fit comfortably in the Vics, the Charger is EXTREMELY spacious. It also out performs every other vehicle we have on the force. (And has an iPod jack, so we can listen to our iPods in the car.
I'm 603 and some cages are pushed forward taking away lotsa space in the vics. Plan was to have the V8's for traffic and V6's for patrol. Higher ups took one look at cost and threw that idea out the window. Look for all GM vehicles in the future to have ipod jacks or somehow be compatible. It's gonna happen w/ how popular mp3's are. Funny how 8 tracks became obsolete, then tapes, now cd's?
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Challenger's look awesome.....I just have a problem with a possible no manual transmission option(on the mid-level R/T option).

It'll be interesting to see the weights and engine sizes between Dodge and Chevy.
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Old 07-11-2007, 05:28 PM   #34
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I do have to say they are great to drive, I'm 6'5", and although I fit comfortably in the Vics, the Charger is EXTREMELY spacious. It also out performs every other vehicle we have on the force. (And has an iPod jack, so we can listen to our iPods in the car.

This is exactly what i want our cops doin' when I go flyin by in my 5th Gen!!!
As long as yall are occupied with your jams I gonna get some street racing done.

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Old 07-15-2007, 10:09 PM   #35
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Hey all, new to the sight. Personally, I was leaning strongly towards the Challenger, I just didn't like the looks of the camaro. But the more I read the more disappointed I become in Dodge. In the beginning Dodge said that the Challenger was going to compete with the Mustang, kinda hard to do that when now I'm seeing 35-40+ for base prices and a limited run on it.
But then I really started looking at the Camaro and . . well, I'm hooked and I want one, I just hope the price is within reason.
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First of all, Welcome!!! It's nice to know we can turn some of you guys back to the "light-side" of the car...

It's easy to see what your saying, at 35+ thousand dollars, and a limited production...the Challenger is going to lean strongly towards the collectors car side of the spectrum. But it will be performance competition, that's for sure! The Camaro is expected to sell between 100,000 and 150,000 units, and I would consider that a limited production car....As for pricing - there's a whole thread dedicated to that very topic (you'll have fun in there) but I'll say this: expect $20k to $30k -- not much more, no less.
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Thanks for the welcome As I'm sure you notice, Ford never even entered the picture. From everything I've seen on this site, it's gonna be a looooong wait for 09 to get here, but hey, more time to set money aside, right?



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First of all, Welcome!!! It's nice to know we can turn some of you guys back to the "light-side" of the car...

It's easy to see what your saying, at 35+ thousand dollars, and a limited production...the Challenger is going to lean strongly towards the collectors car side of the spectrum. But it will be performance competition, that's for sure! The Camaro is expected to sell between 100,000 and 150,000 units, and I would consider that a limited production car....As for pricing - there's a whole thread dedicated to that very topic (you'll have fun in there) but I'll say this: expect $20k to $30k -- not much more, no less.
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Thanks for the welcome As I'm sure you notice, Ford never even entered the picture. From everything I've seen on this site, it's gonna be a looooong wait for 09 to get here, but hey, more time to set money aside, right?
Right!

But don't underestimate Ford. They, along with GM are on a bit of a rebound...Plus, Ford has a knack for surprising people (i.e. The Edge). The Mustang could very well turn around in 2009 and all of a sudden have 400 hp.

I've heard around that they're also planning a new engine line (early stages), but the prospect is still there

Either way - I agree that Challenger and Camaro are going to have a brawl...
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Competition is good for the consumer. As thrilling and at the same time somewhat frustrating that good rivalries can be, companies have a tendency to rest on their laurels when there is no competition on the market. With everyone scrambling to have the best product out there, the buyer sees more features, higher performance, and lower price. I always take the side of the Camaro when discussing the Mustang and the Challenger, but they are still good cars. People supporting all makes can get obnoxious at times when defending their personal favorite, but without anyone to compete against they wouldn't push to make their own cars better. I'm looking forward to the new pony car wars, even though everyone knows what side I'm on
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But don't underestimate Ford. They, along with GM are on a bit of a rebound...Plus, Ford has a knack for surprising people (i.e. The Edge). The Mustang could very well turn around in 2009 and all of a sudden have 400 hp.
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The Edge? Really Dragon? I thought the Edge was crap. We drove one, and it just did't cut it. I would rather take the mechanically similar (if not identical) Mazda CX-9. I think it looks better and while I haven't driven one myself, my brother has and he was impressed with it.

I have to say, while I won't sit here and specifically bash Ford, there isn't a Ford on the market today that I would buy. I don't like what they are offering right now. That Interceptor show car looks promising, but I would rather have an Charger SRT-8. I don't like the looks of the Mustang. I would take a Chevy/GMC truck over the Ford line any day. And, as for their cars....are you kidding? The Focus, the "Taurus", the Fusion? Way too many other (better) options out there. I've never liked the Expeditions or Explorers. And the Escapes are junk. My parents and my brother each have one. I've driven them. They suck.

I don't want Ford to go away by any means. I agree, competition is good for the consumers. But, just like GM over the past few years, they need to start with some better designs, then bring them to market.
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This is true Anything that could get the prices to go in our favor I'm all for it. I'm just hoping that with what seems to be the huge success that Transformers is that they might get production going sooner.


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Competition is good for the consumer. As thrilling and at the same time somewhat frustrating that good rivalries can be, companies have a tendency to rest on their laurels when there is no competition on the market. With everyone scrambling to have the best product out there, the buyer sees more features, higher performance, and lower price. I always take the side of the Camaro when discussing the Mustang and the Challenger, but they are still good cars. People supporting all makes can get obnoxious at times when defending their personal favorite, but without anyone to compete against they wouldn't push to make their own cars better. I'm looking forward to the new pony car wars, even though everyone knows what side I'm on
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Yeah, okay...foot in my mouth...
They're an American Car Company...I have to defend them...a little..
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:00 PM   #43
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I am a Chevy guy for the most part, But I love Chrysler products, I think they are the best of the big three in cars. My Silverado Z71 4X4 is pound for pound dollar for dollar, the best Dam truck made period.



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Right!

But don't underestimate Ford. They, along with GM are on a bit of a rebound...Plus, Ford has a knack for surprising people (i.e. The Edge). The Mustang could very well turn around in 2009 and all of a sudden have 400 hp.

I've heard around that they're also planning a new engine line (early stages), but the prospect is still there

Either way - I agree that Challenger and Camaro are going to have a brawl...
You are correct, the next redesign will happen in 09 and the GT will be sporting a 400hp V8 and a 300hp V6. and a 600hp GT500 and a 530hp Rally car with IRS and better handling features.

Oh and it was the Fusion not the Edge,
The Ford Fusion scored well in Consumer Reports’ annual new car reliability survey; in fact it even beat out the traditional top quality cars of the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. However, Japanese brands still rate the highest in automobile standards.
Of the 47 vehicles on the list, 39 are Japanese and they are hard to beat. Toyota and Honda in particular are the winners of the highest ratings world wide.

The good news for American Motor companies is that American vehicles are continuing to improve in reliability and many other ways.

Six of the most reliable vehicles are from General Motors or Ford.

The Ford Fusion, in fact, scored especially well and beat out many brands of Japanese cars. Also, the Mercury Milan and Lincoln Zephyr made the list along with GM’s Chevy Tahoe and GMC Yukon. The Pontiac Vibe Wagon from GM also made the list.

Only one European car made the list, the Mini Cooper. Unfortunately for European car companies, 19 of the 45 least reliable cars come from Europe. The least reliable list also contained 5 models from Nissan.

WAY TO GO USA ....
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No, I meant the Edge. I like that SUV/car thing...but the Fusion was a good call. Duh, me, I didn't even think about it.
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Dragon...you like the Edge now? Check this one out....

http://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-new...r-ar39731.html
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Nice! Yeah, I like that Car -- I probably would consider it as a family car...
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I have never seen that before, thats a nice little crossover, I still Like my Silverado though and I don't think I could give it up.
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Nah, I can't really give up my Silverado either.
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Nah, I can't really give up my Silverado either.
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