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Dodge Challenger, Car Buying, Coupe
#21 of 50 Uh....
by kyfdx HOST
Sep 29, 2008 (9:36 am)
Let's stick to Dodge Challenger pricing, please..
#22 of 50 PREMIUM GAS!! ??
Oct 06, 2008 (9:22 am)
I know yall are smart enough, but beware.... the 6.1 takes premium gas, the 5.7 regular. That was enough to change my mind on what to get.
#23 of 50 Re: IF your smart you'd wait a year [retail102]
Oct 06, 2008 (5:27 pm)
might want to consider decaf
#24 of 50 Re: IF your smart you'd wait a year [sweendogy]
Oct 09, 2008 (1:58 pm)
Well I finally saw a new Challenger RT sitting on a dealers lot in San Diego. Having owned a 71 Cuda back in the 80ís I am really drawn to this vehicle. What I am not drawn to is the $9.000.00 mark up on the vehicle. The MSRP was around $38k and with the mark up it was $47k. I did not even bother speaking to a salesperson.
Hopefully the quality of the Challenger is better then the Charger. I drive one at work (law enforcement) and granted we drive our vehicles hard but we only get around 6,000 miles before the brakes need to be replaced compared to 12,000 on the Crown Vic. We have had the vehicle for the past 1.5 years and it has around 30k on the odometer. The car is not faring well compared to older Fordís we have in our fleet.
#25 of 50 Re: PREMIUM GAS!! ?? [pyew]
Oct 10, 2008 (12:26 pm)
plus the 5.7 gives ya the LIFETIME warranty not a 6.1. and its easy to tweak the 5.7 via factory add on for more HP
#26 of 50 Re: IF your smart you'd wait a year [grunt]
Oct 10, 2008 (12:28 pm)
great northern dodge in Ohio has a couple Zero over sticker.
The car is covered for life. and you can upgrade to cover EVerything mech. FOR life
#27 of 50 Re: IF your smart you'd wait a year [retail102]
Oct 22, 2008 (8:34 pm)
zero over sticker is way to much-- they are not selling these cars-- less then 2k sold in a month is laughable for a new car-"covered for life" --sure if your willing and have the time to keep bringing it to your local dodge--soon to be chevy dealer..
#28 of 50 Re: IF your smart you'd wait a year [retail102]
Nov 18, 2008 (6:33 pm)
Toyota has recalled more vehicles than they have sold since 2005.
Its not so much that imports hold their value better than domestic. It appears that way because when blue book, edmunds, NADA etc. Use this information they normally use MSRP as their starting point..not the ACTUAL sale price.
Domestics typically have more rebate in them than imports. Taking all that into consideration you actually loose LESS money in alot of domestics compared to imports when you take into consideration the actual sale price of the vehicle.
a dodge truck may have an MSRP of $30,000 with a $5000 rebate and then whatever discount the dealer may give you, in this case we will say $5000. So you paid $10,000 less than MSRP. ...........$20,000
an import may list at $30,000 however the rebate may only be $2000 and they do not discount near as much as domestics but to be semi fair we will say $5000. A total discount of $7000.........................$23,000
kinda get where this is going? of course those numbers arent accurate but just a simple way to explain
#29 of 50 Re: IF your smart you'd wait a year [sweendogy]
Nov 18, 2008 (6:40 pm)
Toyota also got thrashed at the last autoshow in Detroit due to them "living on thier past reputation for quality" and having issues with their current products.
yes if you ask you average person about Toyota and quality they will go for it, yes they will say Toyota is more fuel efficient, yes they will say Toyota will last longer...and at one point in time that was true....
however not here, not now, not in 2008.
A lot of people respond out of habit and because of what they have known of the past. Domestics (generally speaking as a whole) are just as reliable and just as fuel efficient, and will last just as long. with a more cost effective maintenance.
#30 of 50 Re: IF your smart you'd wait a year [sweendogy]
Nov 19, 2008 (9:25 am)
the challengers are selling as well as can be expected considering todays market for vehicles.
its not ONLY challenger sales that are down or hurting, it is the entire market, taking everything into consideration they are doing pretty well.