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View Poll Results: What do you think of the new CHALLENGER
Hate it. makes me want to go to the nearsest living thing and kill it 8 15.69%
its ok 36 70.59%
Like it, maybe consider it 7 13.73%
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Old 03-11-2008, 06:59 PM   #1
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WTF?!? Build a Challenger?!?

i just found this out. maybe its been stated already but here it is. i decided to be a spy and google some challenger forums. well i found one and i found out you can now build the challenger. the guy with the prosche 930 made me think and look and here it is. build your own challenger to see how it stacks up with the CAMARO. sry if im late

edit: maybe i acted too fast and titled it wrong. how bout, "The Challenger is here" i still dont like it and there is almost no options. and only three colors.
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:26 PM   #2
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The Challenger doesn't look all that bad. I just wouldn't buy it.
I guess its just too bulky
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:27 PM   #3
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i just dont like the butt
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:31 PM   #4
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The base V8 (the new 5.7 hemi) is a tad expensive(low 30's to start). That coupled with the fact that its a parts bin interior, and the lack of aftermarket (thank chrysler for that and not releaseing thier code). I'd rather have a camaro or mustang.
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:44 PM   #5
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Amen^
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:46 PM   #6
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I like the Challenger, heavy or not... and I do believe that the six speed with the 3.92 gears will be a pretty quick car... and I do plan on at least driving one... competition is good... so I hope that the Challenger and Mustang both do well... because their success makes for a better Camaro
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:55 PM   #8
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I like the Challenger, heavy or not... and I do believe that the six speed with the 3.92 gears will be a pretty quick car... and I do plan on at least driving one... competition is good... so I hope that the Challenger and Mustang both do well... because their success makes for a better Camaro
challenger is a 5spd automatic only
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:57 PM   #9
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I'd NEVER go Mopo, GM all the way baby!!!
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:58 PM   #10
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@ Emu the Foo...
yea, i just realized that when i went on that site
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:00 PM   #11
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yea, i just realized that when i went on that site
realized what, the tranny???
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:04 PM   #12
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yep yep. I also just joined their forum so i'm learnin more about it. But now i'm a member of a few Mustang forums, this one, and a Challenger forum.
the sad thing is that i've been visiting this site more than the mustang one that i used to be on for hours/per day lol
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They will have a 6M by next year. Challenger: too big, too heavy, too cheaply made, too expensive, but looks pretty nice outside.
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:15 PM   #14
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the srt8 would be the only one i would possibly be interested in, which im not really, and it only comes in automatic. and there are only 2 option to pick from: sunroof and navigation.
kinda lame.
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:28 PM   #15
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The thing is a freaking tank! It weighs in at around 4200 lbs! Forget it! For the price they're asking I'd rather buy a stock 'Vette! The new G8 can take it and it has about 70 less horses! It looks good, they kept it looking like the concept, but I've waited this long for the Camaro, I can wait a little longer. Besides, for 10K less out of my wallet, I'll still be able to every stock Challenger on the road! I'll ride in style in my new !
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I like the Challenger, heavy or not... and I do believe that the six speed with the 3.92 gears will be a pretty quick car... and I do plan on at least driving one... competition is good... so I hope that the Challenger and Mustang both do well... because their success makes for a better Camaro
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I like the Challenger, heavy or not... and I do believe that the six speed with the 3.92 gears will be a pretty quick car... and I do plan on at least driving one... competition is good... so I hope that the Challenger and Mustang both do well... because their success makes for a better Camaro
your gonna be waiting a while to drive a 6 spd. the only srt8 you can get is a auto. and i dont think the rt version will have enough power to get that heavy ass car moving too well. and hopefully they have a good brake kit on a car that heavy(rt).
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your gonna be waiting a while to drive a 6 spd. the only srt8 you can get is a auto. and i dont think the rt version will have enough power to get that heavy ass car moving too well. and hopefully they have a good brake kit on a car that heavy(rt).
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To me, the Challenger is like most people that were young, trim, and fit back in 1970, add nearly 40 years and its going to have gotten a bit bigger, even though the basic form is still recognizable

Personally, I would buy a Charger over the Challenger. The Charger doesn't really try to hide its bulk. Large and in charge, so to speak. But I'm not considering buying one, except maybe a used one as a family car in a few years.
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I think it's ok. But I find it's styling to be extremely bland. It has no interesting angles and planes to it's body like the Camaro. Even the Mustang for all it's dullness has a more interesting look to it than the Challenger.
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your gonna be waiting a while to drive a 6 spd. the only srt8 you can get is a auto. and i dont think the rt version will have enough power to get that heavy ass car moving too well. and hopefully they have a good brake kit on a car that heavy(rt).
thank you, captain obvious... why dont you also reiterate that the 2008 SRT8 model is the only model that you can build online, too, while you're stating the obvious.

listen, folks, just because something isn't available right now does NOT mean that it will not be available later on... I can promise you that the SRT8 will eventually be available with a manual transmission and 3.92 gears... I know y'all dont believe me because you read something on the internets, and God knows the internets are the best source for correct information , but you're just going to have to "have faith" and believe that I know what I'm talking about... and since I'm one of the few people on here that is a fan of all American muscle, and not just GM muscle, maybe that adds some credibility to my words.
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Old 03-12-2008, 03:43 AM   #22
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I like the Challenger but no stick?
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Old 03-12-2008, 06:48 AM   #23
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I think the Challenger looks good, but it's too heavy, to much of a gas hog, to expensive, and seriously needs more colors.
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I like

I think it is a cool looking car and they did a good job making it look like the classic. I would buy one, but only to add it to the collection. I would rather find a 70-71 to add, but a new one would do.
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I picked the first one mostly because I thought it was funny to read the first thing this morning. Killing the first thing I see is usually not the first thing I think about at six in the morning so I thought it was just funny to read.

IMO, it looks okay, and the idea of a Chally' is okay, but it's execution is not good at all. It's just a hacked-up Charger/300/Magnum. It's still the over-weight pony car from the 70s from wence it began life. Why in the H3LL would I pay from something that weighs several hundred pounds more than the competition, looks like it just fell out of a Hotrod magazine from the 70s, and be a Mopar?... Ick; I'd drive a Mustang before than car.

Good idea; poor exectution. At least try Mopar...
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