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You are in the Dodge Challenger
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Dodge Challenger, Coupe
#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?
#365 of 526 Re: Waiting a long time [m1miata]
Nov 03, 2006 (2:16 pm)
Good post m1miata, I agree with every thing you've stated. Don't know where you are, Here in Ontario The Charger R/T is about $38k, and the SRT8 Charger is about $48k. I definately will be in the market for a Challenger SRT8, but I refuse to pay anything over $50k out the door. Seems like the days of the average consumer owning a nice rod are disapearing. Cheers.
#366 of 526 America = waist?
Dec 23, 2006 (8:10 pm)
I see it happening, nothing but a collector's: "The Dodge Challenger Fan Club". A Sunday Show, then on Monday back to the used Corolla or Saturn. Pure hypocrisy. Totally unpractical. I mean, I can't even count how many 350Zs and Imprezas been daily driven. Does America = waist? Here is a hint, GM pushes the GTO - a 6.0L.. GONE! Firebird, Trans Am! Camaro? But Joe... the current muscles are holding on. But... without the v6? muscles anyway? again, Pure hypocrisy. Of the three, GM is slowly getting it. The GTO was an attempt: compact with a RWD v8. How about a smaller v8-4.0? Tuners can take it from there. Pontiac Solstice, interesting.
#367 of 526 Re: America = waist? [lexmen]
Dec 23, 2006 (8:29 pm)
Yo, dude. Take a chill pill and count to five bazillion.
There's room here for all opinions. It seems that you have one, however, just what it is I have no idea. So, please, take a step back, collect your thoughts, put them in outline format and post them in a nice & logical format. When you do, the rest of us can digest what it is you have to say, think about it and then debate it.
#368 of 526 Re: America = waist? [shipo]
Dec 23, 2006 (9:17 pm)
Dude, are you slow?
#369 of 526 Re: America = waist? [lexmen]
Dec 24, 2006 (7:02 am)
America = waist?
I have read that Americans are overweight on average, yes. ;b
#370 of 526 Re: America = waist? [lexmen]
Dec 24, 2006 (7:45 am)
Nope, quite to the contrary actually, I just have a problem reading incomprehensible and illogically presented thoughts. Please, try again.
#371 of 526 Re: America = waist? [qbrozen]
Dec 24, 2006 (10:30 pm)
And with the Lincoln LS and the Cadillac CTS somehow I thought American automakers were taking a different direction: lean vehicles with lighter but stronger bodies, with smaller but more powerful engines. Sure, these pimp rides look and sound good, but we way passed that.
#372 of 526 Re: America = waist? [lexmen]
Dec 25, 2006 (11:25 am)
I can aprreciate your point of view lexman, but what about the guy like me. I don't want somebody telling me that this is it, lean, lighter, stronger bodies with smaller powerful motors is all I have a choice of. I want bold heavy looking American muscle of the past in a new package. It may seem out of date to you, but to me it's the next generation of muscle car, it's going back to it's roots to draw from. Personally there's not much out there that grabs my interest, this Challenger is one sweet looking ride. Merry Christmas brother.
#373 of 526 Re: America = waist? [zman08]
Dec 25, 2006 (4:26 pm)
And I appreciate and respect yours. And it is clear that Chrysler knows that there is a big market for these vehicles and they are wisely capitalizing on it. We are a very diverse society and auto manufacturers have to adapt to that. Best wishes to you and your love ones.