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Dodge Challenger, Car Buying, Coupe
#41 of 50 Buying advice for 09 SRT8 in the N.East
Feb 20, 2009 (5:21 pm)
Hey folks, looking to buy an SRT8/6 speed this spring. Would
Like to know where the largest Dodge dealer is near the Ny/Nj area.
Also, would like to hear of recent buying experiences from people
In the same area. Rock on!
Feb 27, 2009 (3:20 pm)
I decided to buy my challenger last november. the markets were crashing and i lost over $25,000.00 in my 401k plan. i was pissed i had nothing to show for the lost money, so i decided to pull out about 30 grand and go shopping. i went to melloy dodge in albuquerque nm and decided to order one with the options i wanted. i wanted the six speed tranny(only way to drive a muscle car), they had an orange one loaded with all the bells and whistles. well they wanted $41,000.00($5,000.00 market adj). long story short. i bought it for $38,000.00. i love this car, it puts the fun in driving, and the young chicks always tell me they love the car. if i was only 30 yrs. younger. don't wait, do whatever you have to do to buy it. or you never will. when the challenger came out in 1970 was in vietnam and missed it. when it was offered again, i knew i would buy one.
#43 of 50 Re: PREMIUM GAS!! ?? [pyew]
Feb 27, 2009 (3:26 pm)
i bought my 09 r/t in november with the 5.7 and six speed tranny. the owners manual says to use premium grade.
#44 of 50 Re: PREMIUM GAS!! ?? [ziapiper]
Apr 29, 2009 (4:53 am)
I've seen that in the manual as well. I haven't heard how it does on 89 or 87.
Does anyone else know about that?
I've been looking for deals on Challengers and the best I've found was $1500 off of MSRP on a base SE with sunroof.
Has anyone else done better? What's the average for this super car?
I can't believe how tough it is to get a Challenger.
#45 of 50 Re: PREMIUM GAS!! ?? [sabre52270]
Apr 29, 2009 (6:19 am)
I've read differing opinions, but I think it's 89 octane in the R/T auto and 91 octane in the R/T manual. But many have posted the 87 works fine in either, not on this forum but on another one. If anyone is interested in the link, shoot me an email, the addy is in my public profile.
#46 of 50 Re: PREMIUM GAS!! ?? [sabre52270]
Apr 29, 2009 (6:22 am)
And here's the information quoted from the owner's manual.
The 3.5L and 5.7L engines (with automatic transmission) are designed to meet all emissions regulations and provide satisfactory fuel economy and performance when using high-quality unleaded gasoline having an octane range of 87 to 89. The manufacturer recommends the use of 89 octane for optimum performance. The use of premium gasoline is not recommended, as it will not provide any benefit over regular gasoline in these engines.
#47 of 50 Re: 09 R/T [ziapiper]
Jul 17, 2009 (2:47 pm)
I hope you put some money away for the taxes that you'll have to pay on the early withdrawal from your retirement account. And good luck with the car!
#48 of 50 Congrats Ziapiper!
Aug 11, 2009 (5:03 pm)
Congrats on getting the car you want. Wouldn't it be cool if you had bought a 1970 and kept it all these years?
Re: The young chicks. I had a '97 Trans Am convertible in red with the WS 6 package and an aftermarket exhaust. It seems the engine sound makes their ovaries vibrate and the poor things are defenseless!
Anyone have an update on production of 2010 Challengers?
#49 of 50 2010 Prices paid
Jan 10, 2010 (8:41 am)
Guys i have been looking at SE model with that popular package that brings the price to $26,200. I was wondering if anyone in here has bough a Challenger in last 3-4 months and what did you end up paying.
I have been doing some research and it seems like there's almost 100 days supply of these cars out there, so i am sure you can get it at $1K below MSRP, but that would still make it too expensive for me. Can someone shed a light on the current prices charged.
P.S. Sat it it yesterday, interior is not bad, back seat is very roomy, 3 people can seat easily. I am short, 5'5' but i felt like there was enough room in there to be pretty comfortable.
Oct 03, 2012 (12:26 pm)
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