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#308 of 1087 Re: Question for RobinT [cfazzari]
Apr 25, 2005 (7:05 am)
I'm well aware of the history of the Challengers and the pony cars that they competed with. The point being, you wouldn't see a Corvette or Mustang with 4 doors was the same as why the Charger shouldn't be called a Charger. The 2006 Charger should have been called a Monaco or something more in line with Chrysler's rich history. This was a marketing ploy. I also don't need to be reminded of the Chargers/Daytonas of the 80's and 90's. Wish there was a way to erase them from car history.
I just don't see how a little more R&D on the Charger, couldn't have brought upon a car more like the PHR one previously mentioned. I know the concept from 99 was from some old school Chrysler employees and ol' Dieter didn't want any part of the old school Dodge thinking in this new Charger. With regards to the answer of the new Charger and the modern day equipment we need in a car, please give me a better excuse then side curtain air bags and front and rear crumple zones causing the chape of the Charger to need a truck grill and bland styling. Your Benz cousins turn out some pretty nice looking cars that have great lines as well as functionality, not to mention the great handling of a sports car and the room to carry 5 people. They also have the best cup holders in the industry.
I wish the 2006 Charger looked more like the NASCAR version, at least the NASCAR version is sleek, love them common templates.
Robin T, let me know when you all attempt to remake the Challenger, I'll be more then happy to relocate and work for you to avoid another debauchery of a classic.(Can get you my resume if you want) I do suppose that even if the Challenger came out, and I'm thinking a Dodge Firepower version if one is on the horizon , won't be so high on the HP and Torque numbers so as to not compete with the Viper. From a marketing standpoint the Challenger would be a better car on the NHRA drag racing circut then then current Stratus in Pro Stock and Funny Car. It would be good seeing the Mopar banner on an actual rear drive car with a HEMI then what your racing effort currently shows. Is Lou Pattain still head of MOPAR racing and development?
#309 of 1087 awd option ?
Apr 26, 2005 (4:58 pm)
will 2006 charger have a awd option?
#310 of 1087 Re: awd option ? [owens2]
Apr 26, 2005 (8:30 pm)
Probably not in model year 2006...sorry
#311 of 1087 Re: awd option ? [owens2]
Apr 26, 2005 (8:32 pm)
Read some of the thread above. For 2006 the short answer is "No AWD for 2006". But DCX will probably have to offer AWD as an option in 2007, just like they had to cave on the Chrysler 300. I can't buy a RWD car and live with myself the first time I get stuck in a snowbank. So I can wait them out, or buy a FWD Impala SS, Grand Prix GXP or even a Hybrid Toyota Highlander...The Highlander especially if our hand-holding President and his beloved Saudi Prince manage to drive the price of gasoline up over $3.00 a gallon next year.
Hey Robin - We'll probably have to wait until our next life before we see a hybrid out of Germany, huh?
#312 of 1087 AWD Option?
Apr 27, 2005 (9:14 am)
Hi everyone! I’ve been away for a couple of days but I’m glad I sparked so much feedback!
First off, I’d like to thank jimhemi for his offer…you have some great ideas. Secondly, your request for AWD is widespread, but don’t get discouraged. At this point it’s still very early to predict any changes to the Dodge Charger. The vehicle hasn’t even hit the dealer lots yet…
Besides, I thought our previous conversation on RWD was pretty encouraging. You guys are a tough crowd…
Your enthusiasm for this vehicle, however speaks volumes. As I stated before, keep checking the site often and thanks again for your communications!
Apr 28, 2005 (4:24 am)
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#314 of 1087 Full pricing available on Dodge website
Apr 28, 2005 (6:46 pm)
It looks like pricing, including options, is available on the Dodge website.
then click "Build and Price"
At R/T fully loaded (including rear seat DVD for the kids) comes in just over $36k.
Kelly Blue Book also lists pricing now including Dealer Invoice.
go to the New Cars tab.
#315 of 1087 Re: Full pricing available on Dodge website [mnunes]
Apr 29, 2005 (5:54 am)
Edit to previous post:
It looks like the Edmunds site also has pricing now.
#316 of 1087 Re: Full pricing available on Dodge website [mnunes]
Apr 29, 2005 (6:28 am)
wow. 2 seconds on edmunds pricing and i'm already confused.
2 different prices for Navigation. Plus, the cheaper navigation option says "requires ATL. not available with RAK" (atl is upgraded stereo and rak is 6-cd changer). But then you look at ATL and it says it includes RAK. Ummmm... so the navi is not available with RAK, but the required ATL includes RAK .... doesn't that mean the universe will implode or something?
#317 of 1087 Re: Full pricing available on Dodge website [qbrozen]
Apr 29, 2005 (8:37 am)
That's GREAT! Try finding a dealer that will negotiate the price of this car and let me know. From what I have been seeing, how much over sticker do you have to go is what they are taking. Wait a year when demand dies down and you'll have a better shot at your price, although the Hemi 300C goes out as fast as it comes into the dealer show rooms and that's been out for a bit.