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Old 08-04-2009, 10:45 PM   #1
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Thumbs down So I drove a Challenger all day today.

Today I had to take the Porsche in for its yearly maintenance. They usually give me some sort or Porsche loaner, but today they were all out of cars. They sent me to the Audi dealership next door where there is an Enterprise Rent a Car. The girl says today is your lucky day. We have one car left and it's a Challenger. I said that's cool, I just ordered a Camaro. I will be fun to compare the two. ( Although I've never driven the Camaro )

So as I'm walking up to the Challenger I'm thinking no way is this the V8. I have never looked into one of these cars, just seen them on the road and read the reviews that it's the heaviest and slowest of the three. I did like the exterior styling of the car, but the interior is a joke. It's a plain jane Dodge on the inside. I can't believe they would forget about the interior. It looks like a Dodge 300, not that there's anything wrong with that. I just doesn't compete with the competition, IMO.

As soon as I drove this thing off the lot I could tell I was driving a V6. I was slooow and heavy and rolled from side to side. My wife was so pissed at me by the time we got home because I was trying and trying to get the tires to chirp. It never happened in the 30 miles to the house. When I got home I popped the hood to make sure I was in the V6. I'm sure the V8 is different but this V6 is a dog. After walking around the car in the garage it's just ok on the exterior. The whole car is just blahh.

To me, this just makes the Camaro that more appealing. I have sat in the Camaro, and the two just don't compare.

I guess the point of my story is, that even though a lot of us are still waiting on our Camaro, it's better than driving a Dodge today.
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:50 PM   #2
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:52 PM   #3
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Ouch. Looks like your close, hang in there,
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:53 PM   #4
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Yeah bro, I think even the v8 challanger is a joke.
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:00 PM   #5
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I bought the Camaro. My buddy bought the Challenger, another bought a 2009 Mustang GT and another bought a 2010 Mustang GT. I drove the Challenger and rode in both Mustangs. I can honestly say the Challenger is the biggest and heaviest of all, you can tell as soon as you drive it. The Mustangs are a dime a dozen and I have never been much of a fan, too many on the rode.

I agree the interior could have had a much better finish, the other thing I notice is that the windshield seems to go on for ever, the dash board msut be 3 feet deep, very disappointed.
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:04 PM   #6
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do you guys spell road "rode" in canada, or is that just a typo?
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:05 PM   #7
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Well, with 250HP trying to move 4100+ lbs., the thing was bound to feel like it was in mud. Can't say I disagree about the interior either... they could've at least given the car a Challenger-specific wheel or something.
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:07 PM   #8
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Sorry, "rode in" as took a ride, not referring to the pavement "road"
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:11 PM   #9
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i kid at my high school just had his parents buy him a brand new challenger, it doesnt sound good, and it doesnt seem very fast, the thing that pisses me off is that all the kids in the school think its the shit, i know thats just because that is all they have seen, so i've been working my ass off for a year in the hope that i will have enough saved by spring senior year to show the poor kids at my school what a real muscle car looks, sounds, and performs like haha
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:12 PM   #10
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no you said there are "too many on the rode"

and back on topic, I totally agree about the interior, when i saw it i was like thats it? The car looks great from the outside, but IMO everything else is a fail.
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:13 PM   #11
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:14 PM   #12
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:17 PM   #13
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In your post picture, where did you get that enigine built? I'm looking for a new motor for my 68 RS.
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:18 PM   #14
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Billy from RPM in garner NC built it while i was deployed. He did a fine job too.
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:22 PM   #15
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Looks great, what's the HP?
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:24 PM   #16
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:50 PM   #17
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i think the main reason people get a challenger is because they want that vintage look that it has... i dont see any other reason to get one over the camaro or mustang... except for people who coudlnt wait for the camaro cuz they are impatient... but i personally think the 2010 mustang is 10x nicer then the challenger and i hate mustangs... so thats saying something
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:50 PM   #18
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Just a little food for thought. I would expect if I got a rental Camaro from Enterprise I might be less than impressed as well. They are not known to carry the models with options that an enthusiast would entertain buying. The Camaro also comes in a stripped model as well. You could really feel a difference just sitting in a Camaro once?
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Old 08-05-2009, 12:35 AM   #19
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If you want a 6 banger the Camaro is a better choice than the challenger...well...same with an 8 also lol
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Old 08-05-2009, 01:32 AM   #20
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If you want a 6 banger the Camaro is a better choice than the challenger...well...same with an 8 also lol
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Today I had to take the Porsche in for its yearly maintenance. They usually give me some sort or Porsche loaner, but today they were all out of cars. They sent me to the Audi dealership next door where there is an Enterprise Rent a Car. The girl says today is your lucky day. We have one car left and it's a Challenger. I said that's cool, I just ordered a Camaro. I will be fun to compare the two. ( Although I've never driven the Camaro )

So as I'm walking up to the Challenger I'm thinking no way is this the V8. I have never looked into one of these cars, just seen them on the road and read the reviews that it's the heaviest and slowest of the three. I did like the exterior styling of the car, but the interior is a joke. It's a plain jane Dodge on the inside. I can't believe they would forget about the interior. It looks like a Dodge 300, not that there's anything wrong with that. I just doesn't compete with the competition, IMO.

As soon as I drove this thing off the lot I could tell I was driving a V6. I was slooow and heavy and rolled from side to side. My wife was so pissed at me by the time we got home because I was trying and trying to get the tires to chirp. It never happened in the 30 miles to the house. When I got home I popped the hood to make sure I was in the V6. I'm sure the V8 is different but this V6 is a dog. After walking around the car in the garage it's just ok on the exterior. The whole car is just blahh.

To me, this just makes the Camaro that more appealing. I have sat in the Camaro, and the two just don't compare.

I guess the point of my story is, that even though a lot of us are still waiting on our Camaro, it's better than driving a Dodge today.
Do you need a car wash guy... to wash all your cars.... I mean seriously... if I can borrow your Porsche for one day on the weekends, I think I could wash your cars everyday during the week!
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I'm kinda torn on the subject just because both the Challenger and Camaro hold sentimental value for me. I briefly owned a '71 Challenger during a summer in highschool and it was my first muscle car. The new Challenger definitely reminds me more of that first car from HS, so the interior, is very much in keeping with the whole retro feel and gave me goosebumps the first time I saw one up close; The car I chose was the Camaro however mostly because I owned a '68 for a couple of years and tried to get it fixed up and ran out of money and because it's simply the best car overall, hands down.
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Well, with 250HP trying to move 4100+ lbs., the thing was bound to feel like it was in mud. Can't say I disagree about the interior either... they could've at least given the car a Challenger-specific wheel or something.
the more and more i see/hear the specs on the challanger, the less and less i want 1... the do look beautiful, but they sound like crap and its like a million pounds heavier and more expensive... besides i can appreciate a camaro a lot more
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I would chose the Camaro but I have seen a couple really nice SRT8s Challengers around Florida.
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Just a little food for thought. I would expect if I got a rental Camaro from Enterprise I might be less than impressed as well. They are not known to carry the models with options that an enthusiast would entertain buying. The Camaro also comes in a stripped model as well. You could really feel a difference just sitting in a Camaro once?
Well i was basing my opinion from being in a RT Challenger, Dont get me wrong i love the car, its just the interior is a fail, and its a fat pig.
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