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Dodge Charger, Dodge Charger SRT-8, Sedan
#494 of 1087 Re: Hello again everyone!! [heinzh2]
Jul 15, 2005 (12:01 pm)
The number that Dodge has released at this time is 4000 of each color. There will be plaques inside of the vehicle as well to indicate which number it is (xxxx/4000). I canít say for certain whether either of those colors will be offered on future Charger Daytona Models or future Charger models in general. Dodge has announced though that there will be additional heritage colors offered in the future. Those colors have yet to be announced; although a few days after the 2006 Dodge Charger and the Charger Daytona R/T were introduced at the Daytona 500 there was an event at Dodge City at Daytona. More than 60,000 Dodge fans attended the event. They got thrill rides in the new Charger and the Charger Daytona and voted for their favorite Charger Daytona classic muscle car color. There were 20,000 votes cast, with Plum Crazy finishing on top, followed by TorRed and Go ManGo! This may not indicate the new heritage color to come, but we are collecting your input.
Hope this helps!
#495 of 1087 What happened to the body style?
Jul 16, 2005 (6:42 am)
I liked the looks of the concept R/T much better. You know, the one that was CNG powered? I think the production model just looks like another version of the Chrysler 300. Why does that always happen? The beautiful concept car turns ugly when it becomes the production model.
#496 of 1087 Re: Base Model Charger - Worth it? [acjoyal]
Jul 16, 2005 (12:56 pm)
> I just looked at the base model Charger today and fell in love with the car. My quesiton is, is the base model worth it?
The SE is a deal. If you do the math you'll find that the contents of the STX package are worth about $2000 retail, not the $3000 that Chrysler charges. There is a similar discrepancy between what you pay for and what you get when you move from the STX to the R/T.
> The hemi is out of my price range, plus I don't need all that power. I don't know much about Dodge's, but how's the reliability on them?
Neither Chrysler not M-B have a very good reputation for quality control or reliability, but being an optimist I will say maybe it's average.
The build quality on the few Chargers that I have seen isn't very good - a lot of misaligned body panels. The early 300s were like this too. They eventually got better, but are still average at best. If I buy one, it will be off the lot so that I can inspect the car carefully before I buy it.
Jul 16, 2005 (1:47 pm)
We are talking about a Dodge here. You aren't going to get Lexus-like build quality in a Charger.
#498 of 1087 Re: acjoyal [bottgers]
Jul 16, 2005 (1:50 pm)
> You aren't going to get Lexus-like build quality in a Charger.
I'd be happy with Toyota-like build quality.
Jul 17, 2005 (5:05 am)
Lexus, Toyota, same thing. You won't get either in a Dodge.
#500 of 1087 Re: Base Model Charger - Worth it? [z9z9z9z9]
Jul 17, 2005 (11:09 am)
The question originally asked was about reliability. These are fairly new vehicles so much long term reliability hasn't been established. Since reliability as measured by various sources indicates that "average" today is about equal to very good just a few years ago, I'd be optimistic.
As to build quality, I have to disagree. I looked at several Chargers on my dealer's lot a few days ago and I would challenge anyone to show me where build quality wasn't very good. They were just as good as our Toyota Avalon.
#501 of 1087 Re: Base Model Charger - Worth it? [dustyk]
Jul 17, 2005 (7:04 pm)
> As to build quality, I have to disagree. I looked at several Chargers on my dealer's lot a few days ago and I would challenge anyone to show me where build quality wasn't very good.
I've looked at 14 different cars at 4 different dealers. About half of them had panel alignment problems. The hood in most cases, although a couple had trunk problems. One of them had a huge gap between the leading edge of the hood and the front facia. A couple had ill-fitting front bumper covers.
#502 of 1087 Re: Base Model Charger - Worth it? [z9z9z9z9]
Jul 18, 2005 (2:24 am)
I don't know where you all have been looking, but my Charger's body panels all line up. Even the moonroof is aligned correctly. The car looks sharp, and the ride is smooth. I had an Intrepid before I traded it in for the Charger and I had absolutely no quality issues with the Intrepid. I predict that I will have no quality issues with the Charger for some time to come.
#503 of 1087 The real tale of the tape......
Jul 18, 2005 (5:26 am)
......is how the Charger and Avalon would compare after they both have 100K miles on them. I'd be willing to bet the Avalon would drive better, have far fewer squeeks and rattles, and will have been in for fewer repairs.