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Old 02-24-2009, 04:09 PM   #1
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Charger SRT8 vs Camaro SS vs Mustang GT

So I test drove a Mustang GT and a Charger SRT8 today... and lets just say that the Camaro definitely needs to step up to the SRT. That thing was monstrous fun. Exhaust was amazing, too.

And the salesman at the Ford dealer said the Camaro was too flashy!

I think I'll go test drive a G8 tomorrow/Thursday...

Thoughts? Suggestions on what to go drive?

3/2/09 edit:

I drove a Challenger SRT8, Charger R/T, G37, and TL SH-AWD.

Honestly, I liked the Charger more than the Challenger. It's more practical, and imo, sounds better. I did have fun revving exhaust at a stop light into the face of a portly woman driving a drop top Porsche, though.

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Old 02-24-2009, 04:18 PM   #2
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Did you say Charger SRT8?? I would have thought you meant Challenger but you did said Charger???? I don't think there is any comparison between the Camaro and the Charger! Buy the way, you do realize it is a Dodge, I know it is hard to tell the difference between any of their cars since they all look the same on the inside. You did say Charger...........right? I bet this is a thread to make us all laugh cause I am laughing my a** off right now. Good one!
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I think a bunch of people here will tell you to get the Camaro. And Flashy? Wow I don't take that from it. Have you seen one in person. I think the SRT8 will be the one who needs to step it up after the Camaros hit the streets! It is your car but I think the Camaro is the only choice IMO.

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And you really can't say the Camaro needs to step it up unless you've driven one which I doubt you have.
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So I test drove a Mustang GT and a Charger SRT8 today... and lets just say that the Camaro definitely needs to step up to the SRT. That thing was monstrous fun. Exhaust was amazing, too.

And the salesman at the Ford dealer said the Camaro was too flashy!

I think I'll go test drive a G8 tomorrow/Thursday...

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And when did you happen to drive a production Camaro SS to make this kind of comparison?
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Old 02-24-2009, 04:21 PM   #6
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If I had to choose a Dodge it would be the Challenger over the Charger....Im just glad I dont have to make that choice.....
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Old 02-24-2009, 04:24 PM   #7
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Before passing judgement wait and test drive a Camaro if you can find one. Or if you ordered then I'm not sure why your even posting this, because the Camaro rocks. No disrespect just saying.
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So I test drove a Mustang GT and a Charger SRT8 today... and lets just say that the Camaro definitely needs to step up to the SRT. That thing was monstrous fun. Exhaust was amazing, too.

And the salesman at the Ford dealer said the Camaro was too flashy!

I think I'll go test drive a G8 tomorrow/Thursday...

Thoughts? Suggestions on what to go drive?
Find a used Shelby GT500 if anything. They're in the $33-38k range now and can probably be had for slightly less given the styling update. Don't care about any "rustang" garbage, those GT500s are very, very, very quick.

By the way, you should expect the Camaro SS to be even quicker than either Charger SRT8 or Challenger SRT8 given the weight difference.
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Old 02-24-2009, 04:29 PM   #9
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Guys.

He drives an Acura TL. Of course he is shocked by the Charger. It has torque, something the Japaneese have yet to figure out how to translate into their language.
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While living without internet access for a while (check whenever my last post was), I realized how much I missed this forum. I want something to show my endearing love for the Camaro, and the forum that's taught me so much.

Mugs, caps, shirts, key chains, bath robes, condoms, banana hammocks, whatever. If you make them, I'll buy them.
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I really give the the fun factor 7 1/2 -10 for my charger
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Old 02-24-2009, 04:50 PM   #12
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So I test drove a Mustang GT and a Charger SRT8 today... and lets just say that the Camaro definitely needs to step up to the SRT. That thing was monstrous fun. Exhaust was amazing, too.

And the salesman at the Ford dealer said the Camaro was too flashy!

I think I'll go test drive a G8 tomorrow/Thursday...

Thoughts? Suggestions on what to go drive?
You didn't expect him to tell you to go buy one did you? Of course he'll say that, if he wants to eat.
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Old 02-24-2009, 04:52 PM   #13
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Before passing judgement wait and test drive a Camaro if you can find one. Or if you ordered then I'm not sure why your even posting this, because the Camaro rocks. No disrespect just saying.
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Last time i checked the SRT8 came in at a 0-60 at 4.7 while the SS is "estimated at 4.6?" either way its within ticks of if not faster than the SRT8 in a straight line. The GXP even has better numbers that the SRT8! Sounds like you need to test drive a couple more cars including the SS to get a complete description of your title. Good luck!
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:11 PM   #16
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I really give the the fun factor 7 1/2 -10 for my charger
No harm intended, but you drive a Charger and based on your post count you spend a considerable amount of time on this forum. Is that from envy, worried about the upcoming competition, you intend to buy a Camaro and see the light? Help me understand.
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No harm intended, but you drive a Charger and based on your post count you spend a considerable amount of time on this forum. Is that from envy, worried about the upcoming competition, you intend to buy a Camaro and see the light? Help me understand.
no envy at all, I like the Camaro a lot, but I also like the Challenger a lot, still can't decide which one I'm gonna get thou, and this is a nice community here lot of civilized people here ... most of them

But since, ... I'm a fan of the challenger, people catch attitudes that I still post here, which I can give an rats ass to what they think
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no envy at all, I like the Camaro a lot, but I also like the Challenger a lot, still can't decide which one I'm gonna get thou, and this is a nice community here lot of civilized people here ... most of them

But since, ... I'm a fan of the challenger, people catch attitudes that I still post here, which I can give an rats ass to what they think
To each his own and the Challenger is pretty sweet, just not as sweet as the Camaro!

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Okay so everyone CLEARLY took what I was trying to say the wrong way.

I was saying that the SRT8 is quite an experience. That's all. I'm dead set on the Camaro and have been for over a year, wouldn't it be smart to check out its competition?

YES, I DID say Charger. But you know what? The Charger and Challenger have the SAME MOTOR. That's what matters.

And whoever knocked on my TL, please. I have/had an E500 Sport, CLS500, S500, ML550, M45, G35 (4 door), and a 328i Coupe. The TL is the weakest car I've owned, but it is refined and a great daily driver.
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:56 PM   #20
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You didn't expect him to tell you to go buy one did you? Of course he'll say that, if he wants to eat.
He did say he liked the Charger more than the Mustangs, lol. He was quite honest with me.
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He drives an Acura TL.
Man I love American cars, and I'll love my Camaro but you can't knock the Japs. Lexuses, Toyota Supras, even my Accord is fast! 0-60 in 5.5 is definitely nothing to laugh at...
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He did say he liked the Charger more than the Mustangs, lol. He was quite honest with me.
Cool. Hard to find a salesman that doesn't just kiss your ass. I hate that. I imagine that they hate when an informed customer comes up though. The only time I showed up uninformed is when Bonnie bought her Lexus. But that was because I didn't give a shit.

My Camaro was actually bought that day.
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:08 PM   #23
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Guys.

He drives an Acura TL. Of course he is shocked by the Charger. It has torque, something the Japaneese have yet to figure out how to translate into their language.
Why are you knocking my TL's torque when you drive a G5? I mean, really?
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I think it was on this sight a couple years ago I read someone said;

"The difference in HP and Torque is HP is how fast my Camaro is going when it hits your Toyota. Torque is how far I push your Toyota after I hit it."

Can't remember who said it.
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I think it was on this sight a couple years ago I read someone said;

"The difference in HP and Torque is HP is how fast my Camaro is going when it hits your Toyota. Torque is how far I push your Toyota after I hit it."

Can't remember who said it.
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