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Dodge Charger, Dodge Charger SRT-8, Sedan
#619 of 1087 Re: People stare.........EVERYWHERE !! [discgolfer99]
Aug 15, 2005 (5:23 am)
YOU’RE NOT KIDDING!!!!!! I bought a 2006 charger silver steel R/T a month ago. I liked the car and did get people starring at it. BUT.... on 8-12-06 I received a call from a dodge dealer that the new DAYTONA MANGO COLOR was in. I did some research and found out they are only making 4000 of the mango color and 4000 of the yellow. I went and looked at the car......UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!! The pictures on the web site do not do it justice. This car is awesome. The sticker is $36,000 but..... The manager said there is an addendum of an additional $10,000.00. I was so pissed that they wanted to add whatever they wanted to that car because it was limited and only a few dealers have it. I called 5 other dealers and 3 didn't have it until another month and the other 2 wanted $5,000 - $8.000 more. Finally, I called the dealer where I bought my car first to put in an order, and they just received one yesterday. I went down there right away and there was no additional addendum. I immediately made a deal and drove away that day. I've had it 3 days and wherever I go, everyone stairs especially the other dodge owners. High fives, thumbs up and “yeah man awesome” are the usual. I don't know if you tinted the windows, but it does make a big difference. Ride on and enjoy... I know I will. I'll send you a picture on your email.
#620 of 1087 Re: Mustang vs Charger [hayneldan]
Aug 15, 2005 (6:29 am)
Anyone putting the Charger in the same performance category as the GTO or the Mustang is cheerleading a bit too much. Don't think you'll see it in the 13's until the SRT-8 is available.The Charger is a nice car and I'd probably buy one over both the Mustang or the GTO, but it doesn't offer the performance or handling of either of these. It's way to big and heavy. And as far as looks? Again, anyone who thinks the Charger is better looking than the new Mustang is probably being less than objective.
#621 of 1087 Re: Charger vs Mustang [frnkrzzo]
Aug 15, 2005 (7:00 am)
the only reason it isnt a 2 door is because it would have caused dodge to have more production costs.
OR, more likely, to appeal to a much larger crowd. Most folks looking for a 2-door don't have a big problem with accepting a car that has 4. The opposite is not true.
#622 of 1087 Re: Mustang vs Charger [hayneldan]
Aug 15, 2005 (9:41 am)
Just one question?
If the Charger is better than the Mustang then why are Charger RTs avialble everywhere and are being discounted $2000-3000 of MSRP while Mustang GTs are rarely seen sitting on lots and are currently commanding $2,000 to $3,000 above MSRP.
Is it only economics, did Dodge make too many and Ford too few?
cruis'n in 6th ,
P.S.- Ford does make a manual transmission model and it is still a coupe!
#623 of 1087 Re: Charger vs Mustang [frnkrzzo]
Aug 15, 2005 (9:54 am)
i have been reading the charger vs mustang posts for few days and i dont see any sense in comparing two different cars which are in different categories. first of all to let you know i had a mustang gt till 2004 march then jumped on a suv now i have a charger r/t. i dont like comparing cars and fighting about which one would do fast at a drag strip as thats all for books or people who want to keep track of the speed everyday. for a day to day man charger is perfect may be it doesn't look as best as it should have but com'on 4 doors vs 2 doors any day will choose 4 doors as i know how crampy a mustang can be when u have more than 2 people.
just for comparing both of them from outside may be the mustang might be a better design than charger coz it has only 2 doors. interior i dont think none of them are any great. options wise charger has more than mustang can ever fit in i got mine fully loaded for less than 35K i mean even the side airbags and self sealing tires, gps bluetooth and so on. if you put the same options for a mustang together it might end up some where closer to 30K but still u have only 2 doors and a trunk which can fit a gym bag and tennis rackets.
i bought it coz it had all the options i want including the power how many 4 door american cars are as fast as a charger just think of that.
i had both the cars and definetly i am happier with my charger than a gt mustang also i noticed this weekend when i was on a drive on highway 1 that every one has a mustang and for me thats not really special ( its my opinion).
one more thing i dont care what magazines rate any car as its always biased or one persons view ask a person who is driving it everyday you will get the best review either good or bad, till now i haven't had any problems and not expecting any so cheer up guys this is a good car and definetly worth the money.
#624 of 1087 Re: Mustang vs Charger [midnightcowboy]
Aug 15, 2005 (9:56 am)
i think you should do a little bit more research before claiming something like that in repsonse to the price
#625 of 1087 Re: frnkrzzo Not all are equal [hayneldan]
Aug 15, 2005 (12:33 pm)
You mean the Crossfire SRT-6 which starts at $46,000? Why is everyone so catty about the Mustang? Is everyone jealous or something?
#626 of 1087 Re: People stare.........EVERYWHERE !! [discgolfer99]
Aug 15, 2005 (3:37 pm)
hey, luke....i read that dodge spent $125,000 retooling a chrysler 300 line to produce your charger. thats it man. that's total production cost. you guys have spent more time in this forum talking about this car than dodge spent on the total developement of it. chrysler/dodge is nothing if not opportunistic. they'll sell this heap a couple of years until all the misguided people who can afford them have bought them, then you'll never hear the word "charger" again. i'll see you in a couple years when you actually try to trade in a DODGE that you darn near paid msrp for. good luck.........and i'd still blow your doors off with my cheaper mustang. and pick up more women too.
#627 of 1087 Re: People stare.........EVERYWHERE !! [frnkrzzo]
Aug 15, 2005 (4:01 pm)
i dont think you get the point if you love mustangs then go somewhere and brag about them may beinfront of some chicks who cares
i know the resale value of a mustang i had one when i was growing up so just keep the 2 doors of your CHEAP mustang to yourself
#628 of 1087 The Mustang
Aug 15, 2005 (4:24 pm)
is not on topic here. For those who wish to discuss it, please use the search features on the left side of the page to find appropriate discussions.
Let's get back to the subject of our discussion now - thanks.