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Old 07-23-2008, 12:29 PM   #1
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The Challenger SRT8 is a good deal at $42,000

Too bad nobody will be paying that for a long time.

http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/search...type=priceDESC


10,000 over seems to be the average.
I know this isn't surprising, but it's sad and I hope it doesn't happen to us : /
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:46 PM   #2
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It is?
We're getting a better car (relatively speaking) for somewhere in the neighborhood of 10 thousand less!!

And I agree, markups are a bite.
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:52 PM   #3
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That big, fat pricetag seems to match that big, fat Challenger. Are they paying per pound? The Camaro is going to be a great deal. The Challenger is still great, but as a deal, Dodge can do better.
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:53 PM   #4
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If I hear the msrp for the SS is 30K, if will freak (the good kind).
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:54 PM   #5
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there was one in Arlington selling for 37995. I went to go look at it an the salesmen would not leave me alone. I was like "I just wanted to see it....so please go away and leave me alone for the LOVE OF GOD!!!".
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:06 PM   #6
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Are they paying per pound?
Yes, the going rate is about $10/lb. I believe that is how Dodge set the price, I can't think of any other reason why it would be that high.
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Old 07-26-2008, 01:53 AM   #7
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That big, fat pricetag seems to match that big, fat Challenger. Are they paying per pound? The Camaro is going to be a great deal. The Challenger is still great, but as a deal, Dodge can do better.
If the camaro is priced at 30 like some here are hoping I might buy one, nice finish to your comment I was about to go all nutz on yo ass son! lol jk, but I hope it is priced at 30k but alot on this forum said the maro would weigh 3500-3700 lbs and they were wrong :((sadly).
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Old 07-26-2008, 04:31 AM   #8
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I would just wait for the r/t. I hope I can get an SS for $30K.
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Old 07-26-2008, 04:34 AM   #9
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I am very hopeful that an SS will be available for no more than $32K
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Old 07-26-2008, 06:34 AM   #10
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Yes, the going rate is about $10/lb. I believe that is how Dodge set the price, I can't think of any other reason why it would be that high.

I'll pay no more than $7.50 per lb for the SS Camaro
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around 39k?
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Old 07-26-2008, 07:11 AM   #12
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around 39k?
The SS V8 manual weighs 3860 lbs.. Multiply that by 7.5 dollars and you got $28,950 which is what I am willing to pay.. That's where I came up with the figure of $7.50 per LB is what I'll be willing to pay for a Camaro. The Dodge Challenger weighs a hefty 4140 lbs and is priced at $37,995 msrp, (even though dealers overcharge).. So the Dodge comes in a little over $9.00 a pound if you manage to find the SRT8 at MSRP... If not, its over $10.. I'm checking all the Publix grocery's and Winn-Dixie's to see if they are going to have any specials on the horse meat...
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Old 07-26-2008, 07:20 AM   #13
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The SS V8 manual weighs 3860 lbs.. Multiply that by 7.5 dollars and you got $28,950 which is what I am willing to pay.. That's where I came up with the figure of $7.50 per LB is what I'll be willing to pay for a Camaro. The Dodge Challenger weighs a hefty 4140 lbs and is priced at $37,995 msrp, (even though dealers overcharge)..
Challenger with a manual should be around 4000 lbs.
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The SS V8 manual weighs 3860 lbs.. Multiply that by 7.5 dollars and you got $28,950 which is what I am willing to pay.. That's where I came up with the figure of $7.50 per LB is what I'll be willing to pay for a Camaro. The Dodge Challenger weighs a hefty 4140 lbs and is priced at $37,995 msrp, (even though dealers overcharge).. So the Dodge comes in a little over $9.00 a pound if you manage to find the SRT8 at MSRP... If not, its over $10.. I'm checking all the Publix grocery's and Winn-Dixie's to see if they are going to have any specials on the horse meat...
hahaha sorry i meant 29k typo
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Old 07-27-2008, 12:04 AM   #15
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I saw a black Challenger today, had to do a double take b/c I thought it was a new Camaro...it was a sweet looking car. Still had plastic wrapping on the front seats.
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Old 07-27-2008, 12:05 AM   #16
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im not sure that its a good thing so many people mistake them for camaros...
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Old 07-27-2008, 12:14 AM   #17
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im not sure that its a good thing so many people mistake them for camaros...
I don't really understand how anyone could mistake it for a Camaro... who knows?
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Old 07-27-2008, 12:14 AM   #18
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You have to admit the body style is very similar.
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Old 07-27-2008, 12:27 AM   #19
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They only body lines that look the same to me are... the lower grille, fog light location/design, side window overall shape.

Other then those 3 things, I personally don't think they look anything alike. The Challenger has outwardly extruded body panels all the way around. The Camaro is much more cut and refined, with shape angles throughout the body of the car. The rear shoulder line is different, the fender walls are completely different, the hood and trunk lines are extremely different...
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Old 07-27-2008, 12:31 AM   #20
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Would'ja take a freakin' look at that?

Chrysler LLC thinks it's Honda.

Honda buyers are accustomed to the "Needless Dealer Mark Up".

Remember when they released the Integra Type R? 195 naturally aspirated horsepower out of 1.8 tiny liters......and an automatic $5,000 added on to the sticker price.

They did the same thing with the current Civic Si. At least in my market. Want a $21,000 Si? Better bring $27,000

Come to think of it, it's not the first time Chrysler dealers did this. I remember hearing about some lady who paid $35,000 for one of the first PT Cruisers.

Man I hope GM dealers don't collectively decide to screw us with their "demand" markup.
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Would'ja take a freakin' look at that?

Chrysler LLC thinks it's Honda.

Honda buyers are accustomed to the "Needless Dealer Mark Up".

Remember when they released the Integra Type R? 195 naturally aspirated horsepower out of 1.8 tiny liters......and an automatic $5,000 added on to the sticker price.

They did the same thing with the current Civic Si. At least in my market. Want a $21,000 Si? Better bring $27,000

Come to think of it, it's not the first time Chrysler dealers did this. I remember hearing about some lady who paid $35,000 for one of the first PT Cruisers.

Man I hope GM dealers don't collectively decide to screw us with their "demand" markup.
It is going to happen...
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Old 07-27-2008, 12:59 AM   #22
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They only body lines that look the same to me are... the lower grille, fog light location/design, side window overall shape.

Other then those 3 things, I personally don't think they look anything alike. The Challenger has outwardly extruded body panels all the way around. The Camaro is much more cut and refined, with shape angles throughout the body of the car. The rear shoulder line is different, the fender walls are completely different, the hood and trunk lines are extremely different...
I think it is better to say that the challenger is muscle car looking and the camaro took cues from the old ones and put a more modern touch to its design. The challenger put more retro then modern in the challenger.
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Old 07-27-2008, 01:00 AM   #23
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They only body lines that look the same to me are... the lower grille, fog light location/design, side window overall shape.

Other then those 3 things, I personally don't think they look anything alike. The Challenger has outwardly extruded body panels all the way around. The Camaro is much more cut and refined, with shape angles throughout the body of the car. The rear shoulder line is different, the fender walls are completely different, the hood and trunk lines are extremely different...
It does look very similar from the side and some angle shots.
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The Challenger, if you ask me, won't be a good buy until the R/T comes out, and even that won't be good until the absurd markups start dying down. There's an SRT8 at Spitzer Dodge over in Homestead and the markup is, like, $15K I think. I never even heard of such insanity - it better not happen to the Camaros. It's almost criminal.
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The Challenger, if you ask me, won't be a good buy until the R/T comes out, and even that won't be good until the absurd markups start dying down. There's an SRT8 at Spitzer Dodge over in Homestead and the markup is, like, $15K I think. I never even heard of such insanity - it better not happen to the Camaros. It's almost criminal.
Ditto on that one..
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