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Old 01-20-2009, 11:36 PM   #1
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A comment on the Dodge Challanger SE

I drove a V6 SE a few weeks ago and had to say that I was really dissappointed in the car. Aside from the great styling there was no excitment at all! I honestly had more fun driving my 91" Escort GT 5 speed in high school than this car. It was very sluggish, had an terrrible understeer to it and the body roll was just rotten. The point to this post is that I am 100% confident that the V6 Camaro will out pace, out handle and flat out, out class the Challanger. I feel bad for the Dodge guys on that one. Its a great looking car but there is a lot of work to be done IMHO. I heard about the 320ish HP engine for the SE next year, but they have a TON of work to do the handling of the car before it will be an exciting ride. BTW, I havent driven the new Camaro so I am going on other reviews and from what I have read in the spec's.
Has anyone else driven the new Challanger? Did you have a similar experience?
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:39 PM   #2
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the challenger in general is a boat.
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:40 PM   #3
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The Challenger is probably worth looking at only if it is a R/T or SRT. Beyond that, the V6 Challenger really has nothing to get excited for .
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:43 AM   #4
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Challenger SE is a solid example of why people say don't get V6's in muscle/pony cars IMO.
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Old 01-21-2009, 02:03 AM   #5
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do not even think about the v6 till 2010 till the new engine is put in and probably a new gearbox.

the challenger is not a boat...it just looks like one....boats dont go 0-60 in 4.7 seconds.
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:58 AM   #6
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do not even think about the v6 till 2010 till the new engine is put in and probably a new gearbox.

the challenger is not a boat...it just looks like one....boats dont go 0-60 in 4.7 seconds.
True!! The V6 is for people who don't care about "fast".

Trust me, this is my 2nd SRT, it'll put you back in your seat, and melt the tires without mercy.

Happy New Year guys!!!

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Old 01-21-2009, 07:07 AM   #7
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True!! The V6 is for people who don't care about "fast".

Trust me, this is my 2nd SRT, it'll put you back in your seat, and melt the tires without mercy.

Happy New Year guys!!!

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Looks great mike i have an rt myself what a blast.
the se is a 6 what do people expect?
The challenger looks really nice and drives just the same.
Not sure what the understeer comment was about?



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Old 01-21-2009, 07:20 AM   #8
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Looks great mike i have an rt myself what a blast.
the se is a 6 what do people expect?
The challenger looks really nice and drives just the same.
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Thanks budro! I'm not sure either. I've driven the SRT Track Experience twice, that's ALL the SRT line up, and it's mind blowing what these cars can do on a track right from the show room floor. Test driving one and pushing it to the limit on the track will/would change people's mind about SRT product's.

As long as it's American, that's fine with me.

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Old 01-21-2009, 07:26 AM   #9
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The challenger line cant be judged by the v6 cause it wasn't made for the v6. You're "supposed" to get a v8 in the challenger, and Dodge only offers the v6 cause they sort of had to. The v6 camaro will definitely beat the v6 challenger in every aspect except maybe exterior design. I drove the challenger r/t and thought it was an absolutely amazing car, which is why I still cant make up my mind between a torred challenger r/t and the IBM 2lt/rs.
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:08 AM   #10
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The challenger line cant be judged by the v6 cause it wasn't made for the v6. You're "supposed" to get a v8 in the challenger, and Dodge only offers the v6 cause they sort of had to. The v6 camaro will definitely beat the v6 challenger in every aspect except maybe exterior design. I drove the challenger r/t and thought it was an absolutely amazing car, which is why I still cant make up my mind between a torred challenger r/t and the IBM 2lt/rs.
They had to because it was an easy sell... I mean listen to what everyone says about it... How the styling is top notch... Who would buy a V-6 car for any other reason??? IMO...
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:55 AM   #11
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This Challenger v Camaro thing seems to be heating up lately...
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:58 AM   #12
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:01 AM   #13
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nice challengers guys. its a bada-- looking car. wish i could drive one
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:11 AM   #14
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I will agree, the car looks great. I do like the looks for sure.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:15 AM   #15
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This Challenger v Camaro thing seems to be heating up lately...
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:32 AM   #16
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I have to say that is a sharp looking car MaroMike. dodge was always great at body design. Don't care much for their quality.


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Great looking Challies guys! That black SRT8 is a great looking car!

I hate on nobody's ride as long as the displacement is larger than a 2 liter bottle of Mountain Dew, it is American made, and they do not treat everyone around them like they are the foshizzle...we can all agree to get along and settle this on the drag strip where it is appropriate. I can even say I like the Mustang as long as the owners don't pull a Saleen and badmouth everyone outside of the corral.
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Old 01-21-2009, 12:17 PM   #18
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Old 01-21-2009, 12:29 PM   #19
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Great looking Challies guys! That black SRT8 is a great looking car!

I hate on nobody's ride as long as the displacement is larger than a 2 liter bottle of Mountain Dew, it is American made, and they do not treat everyone around them like they are the foshizzle...we can all agree to get along and settle this on the drag strip where it is appropriate. I can even say I like the Mustang as long as the owners don't pull a Saleen and badmouth everyone outside of the corral.
well put.....most challenger guys over on the forums cannot admit to liking the camaro....at least it's performance. it happens when most of the forum is hardcore mopar guys that are 50+years old.
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I have to say that is a sharp looking car MaroMike. dodge was always great at body design. Don't care much for their quality.


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Thank you sir, and sir's!! Ten years ago I would NEVER have owned a Chrysler product. I've owned mostly Chevy products. Too many to list, but I had a 2001 WS6 T/A that was awesome. My first car was a ................Did anyone see the new Clint Eastwood movie "Gran Torino"? That was my first car right down to the lug nuts, including the color and condition.

The quality on Chrysler product is no longer an issue IMHO. BTW, I want a Maro also. Go America!!!!
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well put.....most challenger guys over on the forums cannot admit to liking the camaro....at least it's performance. it happens when most of the forum is hardcore mopar guys that are 50+years old.
That would be correct. I'm not on any Chally forum. I'm on too many forums as it is that involve our many interests. But not to admit that the 5th Gen Maro is not 110% badass...................is childish.

I've owned muscle from all three U.S. automakers. I was/am proud of all of them. Chevy killed the F body in 2002, so I gave Dodge a try on trucks and cars. They rock. So do Chevys. Period.

Also, my 08 Ski Nautique has a 5.7 Chevy Vortech engine that makes 343HP, and 440 lb. ft. of pull your arms out of their socket torque.

Here's a few pics of the Charger SRT I sold about a year ago.

And yes, my Maro will be black too.

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Old 01-21-2009, 12:51 PM   #22
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True!! The V6 is for people who don't care about "fast".

Trust me, this is my 2nd SRT, it'll put you back in your seat, and melt the tires without mercy.

Happy New Year guys!!!

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Is that a metallic black?
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Is that a metallic black?
It's called Black Cyrstal Pearl Coat. In the shade, low light, or from a distance, it's black. But up close, when the sun hit's it, BAM!! It pop's with blue, green, silver and gold metallic. It's really cool!

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It's called Black Cyrstal Pearl Coat. In the shade, low light, or from a distance, it's black. But up close, when the sun hit's it, BAM!! It pop's with blue, green, silver and gold metallic. It's really cool!

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nice ride too...i have been really tempted at picking up a srt8 charger with very low miles for 20-25k....it is such a good time to buy a car...especially used srt8s lol

i just know ill regret not getting the 2 door challenger....
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