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Dodge Challenger, Coupe
#179 of 526 Re: 2010 Dodge Challenger [71charger]
Feb 12, 2006 (7:37 pm)
Best of luck to you and Godspeed on your safe return. I hope the Challenger of your dreams is here and waiting for you when you get home.
I don't know if anyone caught the Chicago Auto Show on WGN last night, but the Camaro and Challenger were the stars of the show. They definately generated more buzz than anything else on the floor.
Seems to me American's could fall in love with American cars all over again if these two machines are any indication of where we're going.
#180 of 526 Re: 2008 Challenger [chuck1959]
Feb 13, 2006 (6:58 am)
Well, no, I don't think the Magnum looks like a station wagon from the 70s, either. But, like I said, it takes cues from 40s and 50s hot rods with the high beltline, narrow windows, slab sides, etc. There is nothing wrong with it, in the least, its great looking, but, if you follow the thread, the person I was responding to was calling the Challenger garbage because of its retro cues, while calling the Magnum and 300 completely new, fresh, and modern. Fact is, they are all retro. Its just that the Challenger concept seems a bit more retro than the others.
#181 of 526 Re: Challenger does look excellent [m382]
Feb 13, 2006 (2:48 pm)
"Read between the lines of your own words. Do you think a car company strives to produce a car that would be the equivalent of a "single"...or "double" at best? Obviously not. In those terms, any product mereley being compared to a single or double would not be profitable business...what would you call it...a success?? It's not all in what you say, more as how you say it."
No, I'm merely trying to say that it's too bad Challenger isn't available right now, 'cause if it was I don't think DCX could build enough of 'em. Three more years will give consumers an all new Camaro and a freshened up Mustang to choose from too. Just more in the mix for muscle car crazy American's to choose from, that's all.
Have a nice day !
#182 of 526 Re: 2010 Dodge Challenger [brysok6]
Feb 14, 2006 (3:55 pm)
The same was in person, not sure which one got the most attention though. There was a decent crowd the GT500 as well. I really didn't look at the Camaro; I hope some clean-up is done to it before it hits the streets, if it does.
For me, I'm still leaning towards the Challenger. To me it just has that "look", that "feel". But as many said, the real determinates will be:
1. Will it really make it to production (from Dodge's past record, most likely it will)
2. What will / won't make it to production or will be changed and make it horrible in some way
3. Price / options
4. Dreaded dealer markup -
That Caliber SRT-8 was getting some looks as well, mostly for the hp rating. Not a bad little run about. The rest of the show was a bore to me.
#183 of 526 Re: Reverting to the 50s [m382]
Feb 14, 2006 (3:59 pm)
Know this is off-topic, but do you think the new Impala will become the darling of the rental - company-car fleets like the previous generation?
Reason I ask is because the company I work for has Impalas as the mainstay fleet car, and Venture/whatever the new van is as people/box hauler throughout the NA locations. Our HQ here just got an '06, so looks as though we'll be rotating those in.
#184 of 526 Re: Challenger does look excellent [m382]
Feb 14, 2006 (7:20 pm)
I don't like the Camaros look it looks real bad,Chevy should learn from Ford,they brought back what people loved too look at and if chevy could just get away from the future and bring back the old style more they would bring back the people.
the old new ponies are the best looking Cars on the Road again. Great Job Ford
#185 of 526 Re: Challenger does look excellent [badness]
Feb 14, 2006 (11:27 pm)
Well yes and no. Yes, the New Stang looks OK, though one could say too retro as in replica car. It is just new enough to where I would consider one. A nice looking car. It is just that they were doing fine with the previous styling. The interior, IMHO, was better looking and more functional before - using the instruments as an example. And one burning question is where to next? Hopefully not a full replay, or we are into the Pinto years.
The New Challenger looks good, as does the Camaro. Just lower those doors if possible. The whole cars now-a-days look too bulky. And one note of caution, or is this another note on the same line, beware of the Challenger being too retro, as in replica, plastic car reproduction look.
One more thought. What would have happened if people in 1970 did opt to buy a 1935 styled car? Now that would have seemed strange. That said, the mid-60's thru earliest 70's cars did stand out as real classics with enduring graceful lines which do stand the test of time.
#186 of 526 Re: Challenger does look excellent [m1miata]
Feb 15, 2006 (11:46 am)
Yes they did,the cars in that era were the best since P>B and Jelly.good reply.But if I had the money I would buy both cars the old Challenger and Camro,69,SS and the 70 Challenger,for I don't have a money tree in my back yard so if you know were to buy ine let me know.
Feb 16, 2006 (3:21 pm)
Unlike the hideous midget Charger with the Dakota grill, the prototype Challenger appears to have some sheet metal DNA from the original Challenger. My question is will DCX pull another Bait&Switch routine like they did after parading the sleek, eye-catching, and aerodynamic 1999 Charger prototype to auto shows, only to roll out the stubby Checker Cab Charger.
If DCX management intends to insult true Mopar enthusiasts by serving an Egg McMuffin again, after showing us a Sirloin Steak, they can keep it.