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Old 05-01-2009, 08:16 PM   #1
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Drove a Challenger today

So i drove a black 2009 challenger SRT-8 with M6 today. It drove nice, rode nice, seats were really good, like a viper. This thing was loaded, navi, sub woofer in trunk, $45,956 reatil. Felt a bit heavy and big, especially backing it up! As for power, not bad, but not worth that kind of money, not that impressed really. Second gear getting onto interstate from clover leaf stomped on it, not even a hint of maybe getting the tires to spin...blah. And shifting from 2nd to third it wanted to natually go to 5th so that killed the fun factor. We got back to lot and sales guy asked what it would take for me to cancel my order for my camaro. i told him drop 10k off price, have it lose some pounds, and look like a camaro and i would take it today. now i really cant wait for my car!!!!
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:17 PM   #2
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Did you have any intention of actually buying this car???
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:20 PM   #3
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Did you have any intention of actually buying this car???
Not a big dodge guy but if the car really impressed me, i may have gotten one for my wife.
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:20 PM   #4
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So i drove a black 2009 challenger SRT-8 with M6 today. It drove nice, rode nice, seats were really good, like a viper. This thing was loaded, navi, sub woofer in trunk, $45,956 reatil. Felt a bit heavy and big, especially backing it up! As for power, not bad, but not worth that kind of money, not that impressed really. Second gear getting onto interstate from clover leaf stomped on it, not even a hint of maybe getting the tires to spin...blah. And shifting from 2nd to third it wanted to natually go to 5th so that killed the fun factor. We got back to lot and sales guy asked what it would take for me to cancel my order for my camaro. i told him drop 10k off price, have it lose some pounds, and look like a camaro and i would take it today. now i really cant wait for my car!!!!
I've trying not to loose patience,...a dealer friend ask me to stop by and drive a 2009 manual tomorrow. I really love the car's looks, and the power of the auto was fun. I'll most likely drive it for the hick of it.
Hope I don't buy it though!!!!
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:21 PM   #5
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:24 PM   #6
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From my experiences i wouldnt own one but it would be a good car for my wife!!!!!!
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:29 PM   #7
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My wife and I also drove a Challenger a couple of weeks ago. It felt like I was driving a 2 ton truck, had to man handle it. The car looks good but it is not fun to drive.
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:42 PM   #8
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Did you make sure and pull up the anchor before you drove it? Oh ya and how loud is its fog horn?
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:54 PM   #9
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Did you make sure and pull up the anchor before you drove it? Oh ya and how loud is its fog horn?
No! I have drove the SRT8 Challenger Auto. It was a fun drive. I played with it a little and enjoyed the power. It didn't feel like a tank or a Ship. It is a machine. I'm going to drive the manual tomorrow. I "will" play with it too. (NOT ABUSE IT) but run it alittle and have some fun on a back road.

I want my Camaro 1st and most, but, I'm getting tired.... I'm ready for my car!!!
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:21 PM   #10
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haha the challengers feature is availability.
at the dodge dealership in my town,
they have six.
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Old 05-02-2009, 12:47 AM   #11
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Not a big dodge guy but if the car really impressed me, i may have gotten one for my wife.
LOL, sorry but thats cool and funny at the same time.
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Old 05-03-2009, 04:19 AM   #12
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A 426 stroker is sick in the new mopars. Throw on a blower for even more giggles and it turns a quick car in to a "Hell no, don't shift out of second!" car.

The challenger has earned it's stripes with what it can do at the track. If you want old school done right with exposed motor mounts and a car that doesn't scream "bad ass" but instead gives off the bad ass vibe the challenger is at the top of your list.

How ever, it won't be as fast stock for stock and the LSx engines finally found a proper platform! The Camaro is the superior machine, better balance and lighter weight helps a lot comparing stock for stock. Modified? Who knows at that point. I'm sure it'll be fun to watch it all go down.

Personally as much as I like the Challenger it looks ugly grafted on to the sedans chassis in comparison to the Camaros purpose built chassis.
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A 426 stroker is sick in the new mopars. Throw on a blower for even more giggles and it turns a quick car in to a "Hell no, don't shift out of second!" car.

The challenger has earned it's stripes with what it can do at the track. If you want old school done right with exposed motor mounts and a car that doesn't scream "bad ass" but instead gives off the bad ass vibe the challenger is at the top of your list.

How ever, it won't be as fast stock for stock and the LSx engines finally found a proper platform! The Camaro is the superior machine, better balance and lighter weight helps a lot comparing stock for stock. Modified? Who knows at that point. I'm sure it'll be fun to watch it all go down.

Personally as much as I like the Challenger it looks ugly grafted on to the sedans chassis in comparison to the Camaros purpose built chassis.
the Camaro, too is built off of a sedan platform
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Old 05-03-2009, 05:47 AM   #14
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I think I might have to go check out the SRT8 and test drive it so I can make a call on it. I personally like it's looks, just think the price is a little to high for my taste!
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Old 05-03-2009, 10:30 AM   #15
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I would rather have the new 2010 Charger, i think it looks better than the Challenger,IMO.
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Old 05-03-2009, 11:08 AM   #16
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Sorry but that's not the 2010 Charger. That's a concept rendering by Doug Schramm.

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Old 05-03-2009, 12:17 PM   #17
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ok........the 2010 "CONCEPT" Charger.lol.
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