Finally had a chance to see a Challenger up closeI

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  1. robmypro

    robmypro Hellcat Member

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    So I stopped by the local Dodge dealer (AutoNation) and had a look at a Challenger. I hadn't had a chance to look at one up close, or sit in one, so this was good. I had a look at an R/T plus, which was supposedly a pretty basic model.

    Some observations....

    The car looked great in person, and the rear end didn't bother me as much as it does looking at photos and videos. It also had a real solid feel to it. The doors closed nice. The engine bay and trunk area are really clean, and the interior was really well done. The seats were really comfortable. Almost too much?

    This is a big car. That would be the biggest negative to me. Of course 707 horsepower overcomes that problem, but I am hoping Dodge launches a slightly smaller car, sheds about 500 lbs., and gives us a Hemi. If they do, we can overcome the HP disadvantage through mods, and rule the street.

    I think I am going to wait and see what Dodge does next. If they can come up with a slightly smaller car (A body Demon, for example) that weighs less, and has a smaller 500 ish HP, that would be my preference.
     
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    OK
     
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    HOONAGN FLOOR IT!

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    You are about to enter another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop....

    WTF
     
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    srtfan SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    We already rule the streets :D
     
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    Shake&Bake Back to (1) Club?

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    I heard...... They are coming out with a dual engine Dart. I think it would be perfect
     
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    Big toys for big dogs;)
     
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    Rock Petrick Silver Member

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    Just wait till you get to drive one!
    Thanks to a very generous Canadian HellCat.
    Still can't believe he let me drive his car!
    What a Thrill!
    The torque curve is incredible!
    HellCat owners are a special group.
    Have you heard rumours of the HellCat Pickup?
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    what car rules the streets right now?

    give up on the demon...a HC Dart wouldnt be popular....its a basic commuter
     
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    Why hope and wait for a smaller Challenger? There are plenty of smaller cars to choose from now.
     
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    I heard the same thing about a hellcat Ram,,, And even talks of 2017 300 SRT
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    is what it is, you want smaller, change brands
     
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    I was more than perplexed when reading OP's post whilst drinking my morning coffee yesterday, but today I took some time to go through his post history and it seems he was never committed to buying one in the first place.

    Virtual tire kicker.

    /thread
     
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    Waiting for FCA to build one? Good Luck... You might see a Cuda? Years down the road, but 'might' being the key word. I'll tell you it won't happen next year. So be patient!:p:rolleyes:
     
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    You should look into the Fiat 500 I hear you can them real beasts of the street!
     
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    Doubt that FCA would dip into the Plymouth bag at this point (unfortunately :(!!!)....
     

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