Last post on Jul 29, 2007 at 7:17 PM
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Dodge Charger, Dodge Charger SRT-8, Sedan
#17 of 26 Re: Thinking about a new R/T [lflowers]
Apr 13, 2006 (3:09 pm)
Hey! Welcome back!!
#18 of 26 Re: Thinking about a new R/T [lflowers]
Apr 14, 2006 (3:15 am)
Good to hear another name from the old 300M days. I traded my 2000 M for an 06 300C a couple months ago. I can tell you that the LX cars are outstanding.
#19 of 26 Re: Thinking about a new R/T [lflowers]
Apr 15, 2006 (5:19 am)
135k on the 3.5? that's a good barometer for reliability issues; how has the motor been for you? any major problems with it? how often did you have have the cam drive belt replaced?
#20 of 26 Re: Thinking about a new R/T [justgreat47]
Apr 17, 2006 (12:18 pm)
Yes, that's right! 135K trouble free miles on the high performance 3.5. I replaced the timing belt at 100K and had the only tune up it's ever had at the same time (not because it was running poorly, just because the owner's manual recommended a tune up). I have been changing the oil every 3K miles and I use Castrol GTX (I've had very good service from other cars with the same oil). The only real problem with the 300M was the steering rack needed replacement at about 70K (too much steering play). That was covered by my extended warranty. Almost have another 70K now, new steering rack still seems fine.
The 300M has been the best car I've ever owned (and I've been driving for over 50 years now). My experience with this car is the reason I'm looking at Chrysler products again (but I like the styling of the Charger much better than the new 300). Even though my experience with the 3.5 has been great, I think I'm gonna go for the Hemi now that it is available. If the Charger reliability is as good as my 300M, it will probably be my last car!
#21 of 26 Car Chase Movie
Nov 23, 2006 (4:45 pm)
Hi People ,Could anyone one help !
I am Trying to find a movie. All I can remember of the movie is the end of the movie when the car hits a train side on ( you think he has got away with it ),I think the car was a Dodge Charger , IT has been many years since i have seen the movie. But like to add to the car chase dvd I have got . Another scene i can remember is the car getting chase or something like that, in a orange grove. It was a great movie like Vanishing point , gone in 60 sec , Duel and many more.
#22 of 26 Re: Car Chase Movie [jacknzone]
Nov 24, 2006 (1:25 pm)
The movie your talking about is Dirty Mary,Crazy Larry,It stars Peter Fonda and it is a Charger.It came out in '74.
#23 of 26 Re: Car Chase Movie [xtec]
Nov 24, 2006 (4:07 pm)
Thank you xtec got it on order now that i have got the title of the movie It will be here in 10 days from the USA Thanks Jack
#24 of 26 Re: Test Drove an SXT today... [lflowers]
Mar 15, 2007 (11:30 am)
I just wanted to give you some advice of what my mechanic said about K&N air filters. I resently put on on my lincoln aviator and in his oppinion they may help horsepower but at a cost to the engine. he has some fixed up mustangs that only a K&N Filter will fit and when he pulled apart the turbos the were pited from dust and particles. in his opinion since they are high flow air filters more dirt is able to get through. I trust his advice and since i hate replacing engines, it is gone. mike Tucson, Arizona.
#25 of 26 Re: Test Drove an SXT today... [jrourke]
Jul 29, 2007 (7:17 pm)
I rented a 2007 Charger SXT for a week, and put over 1400 miles on it (mostly highway). It felt like a well-screwed-together piece of machinery. It gave a good ride, good acceleration (250 hp V6), and reasonable gas mileage (28 MPG) for a car of this bulk. This was the first time that I spent any time with one of these new (?) auto-stick transmissions. Before I go any further, let me state that I realize not all transmissions of this type are the same. The Tiptronics (Porsche), the DSGs (Audi/VW), and the rest of these manual-option automatics (paddle shifters, too) are designed for different drivers and driving styles. My comment is based on my experience with the 5-speed automatic in the V6 Charger. OK.
I know the benefits of holding gears in certain situations. I've been driving cars with manual trannies for over 20 years. My current car is an Acura RSX with a manual gearbox.
[Back to the Charger]
I went looking for some thrills with this auto-stick, but none were found. Even though I selected 2 or 3 or 4 on the upshift, the transmission engaged the particular gear when the COMPUTER gave the final OK.
Under normal conditions and those requiring brisk acceleration, manually shifting THIS transmission with THIS engine is a complete waste of time.
In full-auto mode, this transmission does it's job quite nicely. I suspect most drivers will just put it in [D]rive and let the electronics and hydraulic wizardry take over.
That said, I bet a Charger with an honest-to-God 5 or 6-speed manual transmission would be one kick-ass ride!