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Dodge Challenger, Coupe
#355 of 526 Re: '08 Dodge Challenger [mashkm]
Oct 30, 2006 (10:55 pm)
Yes, the Challenger is suppose to be the smaller of the two. If they build yet another car sized as a 300, I would consider it too large. Don't need a super sized pony car. Something no wider than 74" is OK, and would prefer under 71", and smaller overall dimensions. Give the base model the 3.5 V6 and sell it for around $21K or less, and I would bite. Camaro, Mustang, Challenger, 'Cuda, AMX pony cars all looked awesome. Keep them no larger, and a bit lighter than the original cars to help performance and gas mileage, and the New Challenger should be a winner as a Pony car, as well as, a muscle machine. Hope it doesn't become a specialty car, too wide to drive in my home town, and too costly buy. Have no idea what gas will be in 2007 and 2008, but I bet it will be more than the $2.50 a gallon it is now. My bet is $3.00 to $3.75 a gallon range, if we are lucky. So a tame version and a gas guzzler may make for a good pair to sell. Yeah, I know DoD engines save on gas, if you want to drive like the little ol' lady going to bingo. That said, Corvettes, with a stick, get pretty good gas mileage when cruising.
#356 of 526 Re: Waiting a long time [zman08]
Oct 30, 2006 (11:03 pm)
Sure you've seen this car before. It is, in a way, a replica car of Challenger of days-gone-bye. From '67 to '73 there were plenty beauties to choose from. Best years for GM and Dodge/Chrysler's had some hot looking items, while Ford gave use some great Stangs. Personally, I think one of the most awesome looking concept cars is the Solstice Coupe, which for the life of me, I can not understand why GM did not produce it in large numbers before introducing the drop top. I would have sold the Sky as the roadster and the Solstice as a Coupe'. Oh yeah, with lower door window sills.
#357 of 526 Hasn't this been cancelled yet?
Oct 31, 2006 (4:03 am)
I'm surprised the plug hasn't been pulled on this concept yet. Seeing that Chrysler is loosing money even with all these very nice cars that they are already making (Magnum, 300C, Charger)I can't see why they would bother with this ugly retro! Plus gas still isn't cheap so you know people will slam them for building yet another sports car instead of a fuel sipper. I'm all for more horsepower but they have to look at the big picture and this is a bad move.
#358 of 526 Re: Hasn't this been cancelled yet? [dialm4speed]
Oct 31, 2006 (4:15 am)
And, what planet are you from???? Although, it's good to hear the tiny minority's opinion. Check out all the pro-Challenger emails in the last couple years. If you don't like it, get a fuel sipper Yugo because they did well, NOT.
There's a lot of us that have been waiting for this car to come back. Don't ruin it for the rest of us.
#359 of 526 Re: Hasn't this been cancelled yet? [mopar_rick]
Oct 31, 2006 (4:22 am)
I'm not trying to pee on anyones parade. If I had the cash I'd be riding in a fully loaded Dodge Magnum SRT-8 fuel prices be damned! But most of us live in the real world mopar_rick and we don't have the money for such fun vehicles. And Chrysler is loosing money so is a car like this really going to help them? NO! Even though it will probably have MDS the perception will still be that it's just another gas guzzler. Plus it's ugly!
#360 of 526 Re: Hasn't this been cancelled yet? [dialm4speed]
Oct 31, 2006 (4:26 am)
"Plus it's ugly!"
Clearly the above is just your subjective opinion, an opinion that is in the extreme minority I might add. Fortunately DC listens primarily to the majority, and like it or don't, the majority likes the Challenger concept muy much.
#361 of 526 Re: Hasn't this been cancelled yet? [shipo]
Oct 31, 2006 (4:40 am)
"Fortunately DC listens primarily to the majority"
Well if that's the case I should be driving a Razor! LOL
#362 of 526 Re: Hasn't this been cancelled yet? [mopar_rick]
Oct 31, 2006 (5:27 am)
I agree with you Rick IF your not for us your against us . Again like Rick said"WHAT PLANET ARE YOU FROM"!!! You don't have a clue on style so stay on your bike.That car ROCKS!! This car WILL be THE HEAD TURNER!! Please . . .stay off our wave. Have a nice day!!
#363 of 526 Re: Waiting a long time [m1miata]
Oct 31, 2006 (6:33 pm)
Yes I've seen the old version of this car and have had a ride in one too. But I beg to differ with you, the best days for Dodge for me personally are now not then. The cars of Dodge today, are second to none if you wan't a meat and potatoes muscle car. This car will be a head turner no matter what. As far as the Solstice is cocerned, nice little car but not even in the same league. About putting the Challenger into production, it will happen, my place of employment is currently bidding on work to retrofit an existing dodge line to take the challenger parts in Brampton Ontario Canada. I can't wait to see the birthing grounds of this car.
#364 of 526 Re: Waiting a long time [zman08]
Nov 03, 2006 (11:23 am)
I was talking about style, and not engineering. Sure as time moves along, there are plenty of advances in how cars ride and handle, as well as, reliability, fit and finish. While the Challenger may be a good effort in meshing the two eras together, it validates what I am saying. They are having to go back to the wonder years of cool styles of American cars to find today's buyers. Not sure if it is a good thing of not. Will be an outstanding looking car, if not too wide and overall too larger, but it looks pretty close to the original. Thus you always run the risk of replica car status. I suppose that is OK as well. You would have a modern day replica of the best of style for Chrysler/Dodge company. The original will always be the real deal, and have the greatest worth however. As for great car to drive, those are todays cars.
The Solstice and Sky are new cars. The less bling-bling Solstice could in a way be considered a modern day Pony car. I would consider them as much a Pony as a Challenger 2008. The Challenger is muscle car of course, and is super sized larger than the fat era of Mustangs. This appeals to some. I like the look of the New Challenger, as I did back when, but not the width. And I fear pricing will get out of hand too. I am seeing Mustangs now for $31K or more, which is ridiculous. Have they moved from Pony car to Ultimate Driving Machine status now - I think not. They have Chargers priced like Cadillac, Infiniti or Bimmers now. Where does the madness end?