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Old 09-18-2009, 07:00 PM   #1
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I visited my dodge dealership today

I wanted to take a look at the challengers. After milling around, a sales associate came up and started chatting with me. I informed him of my position. After hearing that my first choice is the camaro he began trying to explain that they take ten months to get and have only a four star crash rating, then tried to cope more cons. By this time I informed him that if he did not like it he did not have to purchase one but that he should respect the choices of potential customers. Needless to say, the challenger has a great exterior but the interior is not for me. It feels overly large and has a huge dash. A camaro man I am.
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Old 09-18-2009, 07:10 PM   #2
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Old 09-18-2009, 07:17 PM   #3
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haha, i was at me dealer to ask about a VIN number (still no VIN, TPW 9/7) and they had a LaCrosse on the lot, and i havent seen one in person yet, and i asked if i could look, and he started trying to sell it I just dont think i have a Buick in my life for the near future. even though its a great car
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Old 09-18-2009, 09:36 PM   #5
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If I could have a second muscle car it would be a challenger in a second I love how they look, but I am a GM fan first so Camaro it is .
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Old 09-19-2009, 01:08 AM   #6
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been there, done that. Even tried to convince myself to liking the interior after the 4th time my car got delayed, went out for a test drive and said meh!
But i have to admit, those seats are really comfortable!
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Old 09-19-2009, 01:47 AM   #7
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Old 09-19-2009, 03:02 AM   #8
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Old 09-20-2009, 01:42 AM   #9
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Old 09-20-2009, 08:55 AM   #10
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I had a hard time deciding between the two. Have never owned a Dodge, but love the retro look of the Challenger. I drove the SRT-8 and it runs like hell. I am a pretty big guy and the Challenger does have more room and is a pleasure to drive. Was not going to pay a gas guzzlers tax so started looking at the R/T. The R/T you can not turn the Traction control completely off and I did not like that. Dollar for dollar the Camaro has more performance for the buck. Still liking the Challenger so went to my dealer who sells both and talked to the service manager (know him for years) He just looked at me and said, "both are good cars, but you want be happy with the Challenger because you are a GM man." Good point, but still had not decided. So Brought out the expert. Wife which one? Buy the Camaro. End of story.
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:31 AM   #11
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Dodge also makes a nice car called "Viper"....just my $.02
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:21 AM   #12
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I pulled up to the dealer a few weeks ago in my Camaro, also looking at Challengers. They had a Hemi Orange 2008 str8 sitting in the building. I was talking to them about how i was interested in getting a second car and asked if i could take it out for a test drive, he said NO and tried to push me out the door by talking to me and walking there at the same time. They lost a costumer i guess, silly dodge salesmen.
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:30 AM   #13
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I had a Dodge salesman tell me the Camaro was overpriced. Hard to believe I heard that when I was looking right at an SRT8 with a $52K sticker in it. He just rambled on about how rare they are and the Camaro is no good. Totally arogant and condiscending to me. I couldn't believe his attitude. I kept thinking how I'd like to beat this guy to a pulp.
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:33 AM   #14
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Hard to believe I heard that when I was looking right at an SRT8 with a $52K sticker in it
Who in their right minds would try to sell a SRT8 for that much!?
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:53 AM   #15
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I had a Dodge salesman tell me the Camaro was overpriced. Hard to believe I heard that when I was looking right at an SRT8 with a $52K sticker in it. He just rambled on about how rare they are and the Camaro is no good. Totally arogant and condiscending to me. I couldn't believe his attitude. I kept thinking how I'd like to beat this guy to a pulp.
I think that included the market adj. Highest I have seen was 45,000. Go to their site add every option and you can't get to 52,000.
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Old 09-20-2009, 12:09 PM   #16
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Tom Matson Dodge in Auburn is where I saw it. They had a $6200 mark up. Doesn't really matter though, by the numbers I'm seeing they are selling only a fraction of the amount of Challenger's as Camaro's. A limited supply of Challengers only hurts Dodge. They need money, and if they could sell more at a lower price it would be better for them. But who cares, with salesmen like this who's going to buy from them? The Camaro is the way to go. Better looks, better value, and a great performer.
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Old 09-20-2009, 12:15 PM   #17
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At a recent car show I had two identical blue R/T Challengers parked next to my summit white 2SS/RS Camaro. Crowds were around my Camaro all day and NOBODY was looking at those huge slabsided Challengers.
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Old 09-20-2009, 12:28 PM   #18
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At a recent car show I had two identical blue R/T Challengers parked next to my summit white 2SS/RS Camaro. Crowds were around my Camaro all day and NOBODY was looking at those huge slabsided Challengers.
I agree about the Challenger I like the front grill but the side looks horrible , so butt ugly , some really poor taste went into that design part
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Old 09-20-2009, 01:13 PM   #19
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I agree about the Challenger I like the front grill but the side looks horrible , so butt ugly , some really poor taste went into that design part
To each his own. I feel that way about the Camaro. Looks really great from the front, but the side view is ugly and in some areas downright silly...such as the ridiculous fake 'gills' behind the door.
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Old 09-20-2009, 01:41 PM   #20
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lol to each his own dursin...I had several friends actually point those "gills" out and they all complimented on them.
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Old 09-20-2009, 02:16 PM   #21
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To each his own. I feel that way about the Camaro. Looks really great from the front, but the side view is ugly and in some areas downright silly...such as the ridiculous fake 'gills' behind the door.
The side gills break up the space and add a retro
look to the side of the car. Something the Challenger needs badly.
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Old 09-20-2009, 03:51 PM   #22
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I have both

I have a Dodge SRT8 6 speed and a Camaro RS/SS
I like both..
Do not knock the Challenger boys and girls. I know both cars well and I promise you the Challenger is awesome.
Both have their good points. I would never say anything bad about the Camaro because I respect the forum too much to do so but I do have an opinion and that is.. Thank God I am an American and can have both....
My Challenger is one of 1200 or so SRT8 Hemi Orange cars and thats it.. no more in that color.. so I expect it to be rarer than my Camaro..
I am doing a complete unbiased opinion review on them which will be done soon.
Both scared the heck out of my brother today. I took him for a ride and wow, do they ever breath fire and run.
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Old 09-20-2009, 04:25 PM   #23
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I have a Dodge SRT8 6 speed and a Camaro RS/SS
I like both..
Do not knock the Challenger boys and girls. I know both cars well and I promise you the Challenger is awesome.
Both have their good points. I would never say anything bad about the Camaro because I respect the forum too much to do so but I do have an opinion and that is.. Thank God I am an American and can have both....
My Challenger is one of 1200 or so SRT8 Hemi Orange cars and thats it.. no more in that color.. so I expect it to be rarer than my Camaro..
I am doing a complete unbiased opinion review on them which will be done soon.
Both scared the heck out of my brother today. I took him for a ride and wow, do they ever breath fire and run.
Actually there's probably close to 3000 SRT8 Hemi orange cars for the 2009 model year, plus however many of the 6400 2008's that were made in HO.
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:06 AM   #24
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I have a Dodge SRT8 6 speed and a Camaro RS/SS
I like both..
Do not knock the Challenger boys and girls. I know both cars well and I promise you the Challenger is awesome.
Both have their good points. I would never say anything bad about the Camaro because I respect the forum too much to do so but I do have an opinion and that is.. Thank God I am an American and can have both....
My Challenger is one of 1200 or so SRT8 Hemi Orange cars and thats it.. no more in that color.. so I expect it to be rarer than my Camaro..
I am doing a complete unbiased opinion review on them which will be done soon.
Both scared the heck out of my brother today. I took him for a ride and wow, do they ever breath fire and run.
I agree. I still love the Challenger. I decided on the Camaro after a lot of thought and don't regret it, I love my Camaro. But I find myself wishing all the time that i could afford a Challenger SRT8 also. I drool over them every time I drive by the Dodge dealership.
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:39 AM   #25
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If the Challenger had some thought put into the interior, I might be in one right now. Theyre both beautiful cars.
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