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Chevrolet Impala, Dodge Charger SRT-8, Dodge Charger, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#10 of 25 Re: Charger R/T vs Impala SS [worr]
Jul 04, 2007 (7:20 pm)
Here is my input on this issue. I currently own a '06 Charger SRT8 and have owned TWO Impala SSes (1995 models). I have ZERO confidence in Chevrolet when it comes to quality control. Both Impala SSes had serious quality control issues from the factory (mismatched doors - driver's door= Impala SS/passenger door=Caprice. Door seams so far misaligned that the dealer claimed that they could not be straightened.) Overall quality of workmanship was VERY poor. Chevrolet quality control is virtually non-existent. The Dodge, on the other hand has build quality at least on a par with Japanese imports and in my opinion has the best domestic auto manufacturer's quality control. I would not hesitate to strongly recommend the Dodge over the Chevrolet any time.
#11 of 25 Re: Charger R/T vs Impala SS [jmiles82]
Jul 05, 2007 (10:15 am)
Not an exact comparison, but I own a 2007 Impala SS, now having 10,700 miles with no problems at all, no return to the dealer for any adjustments. Drove a 2007 Charger SXT rental with 1,200 miles on it for a few days. The Charger is a larger car but did not seem as put together as my SS. The interior reminded me of our '07 Grand Cherokee, Tupperware type plastic trim but OK. While not a Hemi, the Charger did have some stumble issues upon initial acceleration. Not a bad car but I am glad I got the Impala SS instead. GM has done a nice job for 2006+ with these cars.
#12 of 25 Re: Charger R/T vs Impala SS [garsarno]
Jul 05, 2007 (12:00 pm)
I have a '06 Charger SXT,and mine has never stumbled for me.Your talking about a rental.I'm sure people are putting in the cheapest gas they can find.It calls for mid-grade and I'm sure thats what caused the stumble.As far as Quality,This is the best Chrysler product I ever owned,and would compare it to anything in its class.It also has a higher resale value then Impala.I agree with jmiles82 on this.
#13 of 25 Re: Charger R/T vs Impala SS [xtec]
Jul 05, 2007 (3:33 pm)
With 1200 miles, can't be too beat up. It was a V6 and I have a 2007 Hemi Grabd Cherokee. No stumble there. I just liked the Impala better. Looked at Hemi 300 and Charger when searching for the right business car (traveling salesman).
#14 of 25 Re: Charger R/T vs Impala SS [garsarno]
Jul 22, 2007 (1:39 pm)
I shopped the Chrysler 300, Charger R/T, and Impala SS and went with the SS. While I preferred the RWD of the Chrysler products, I didn't like the interiors of the cars and the lack of features. As for quality control, I have had no problems with my '06 other than a tire pressure sensor and remote keyless entry antenna needing replaced. I consider those minor glitches that don't affect the overall reliability of the vehicle and were replaced under warranty.
#15 of 25 Re: Charger R/T vs Impala SS [quietpro]
Jul 26, 2007 (5:36 am)
I'm glad to hear you like the SS. It's great to have a small block back in the biggest Chevy sedan, even with FWD. I really have no problem with FWD V8.
What features are there that the Mopars didn't have? I'd like to know since I have a 300C and can't imagine what features are missing. Of course, the C is more expensive than the R/T and I went for most of the options (except navigation: I like maps
I like the interior of my C by the way. You know, different strokes.
I would probably be happy with the SS, but it didn't exist when I was shopping in July 2005.
It's good to see these domestics going back to where they belong: V8s.
Enjoy the SS.
#16 of 25 Charger RT versus Impala SS
Jul 27, 2007 (12:02 pm)
We have a 2007 Hemi Grand Cherokee too. Like the Hemi but the SS is good for me in NE PA. I like the 300 interior too but it is a Chrysler versus Dodge and it is more upscale than the Charger. The Navigation system in the Jeep seems to be more generic, in the SS, I have the directions plan and you just call Onstar, give them the address and they send the driving instructions through the radio with voice and turn by turn. Very easy to use.
The exhaust note is the same, the flip / fold back seat in the SS meand no more damage to the leather when hauling.
Both have remote start and satellite radio built in. Actually, its apples versus oranges outside of FWD versus RWD.
#17 of 25 Re: Charger R/T vs Impala SS
Jul 27, 2007 (1:08 pm)
Is this even a contest? Dodge Charger all the way! First of all it's a way faster car b/c it's got the hemi! Second the body lines are way nicer than an impala.
Also Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 12 Alltel Dodge Chargerjust surprised lucky fan Jimmie Funell in Rapid City, SD yesterday. This guy won a free trip to Bristol Motor Speedway where his name will appear on Newman's Alltel Dodge! How sick is that! I've never heard of anything like that with an Impala!!!
Check out Newman surprising the fan:
#18 of 25 Re: Charger R/T vs Impala SS [newman12fan]
Jul 28, 2007 (10:38 am)
Unless it's the SRT version, the two car's peformance are identical. The Impala interior is by far nicer than the Charger but nowhere near as nice as the Chrysler 300.
Nascar - not a fan, doesn't mean a thing to me.
As far as the Hemi engine,a far cry from the 1970 version as installed in the Dodge Challenger, Charger, Super Bee etc. The Hemi is great for our Grand Cherokee but if there was a rebate on the Trailblazer SS in12/06, we would have bought it. Hard to pay sticker for the Trailblazer SS versus $4000 rebate for the Hemi Grand Cherokee plus a generous dealer discount.
#19 of 25 Re: Charger R/T vs Impala SS [garsarno]
Jul 28, 2007 (2:36 pm)
the two car's peformance are identical
But the big difference is that the Impala is still a FWD grocery/family hauler. You can't expect too much performance with all the torque steer and uneven weight distrubution.