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Currently my Redeye is covered up in garage waiting for warm weather to return (too long). I went out today & pulled cover to one side, hopped in & just sat there. Turned on ignition (not started) just to watch dash & checked Guages as if I were going for a drive. These cars still amaze me, the seats are comfy, even for my 6'2" self, the dash layout is very appealing, textures, smells & feels are perfect.
After a few minutes of admiration I turned off ignition & hesitantly closed the door & stepped back just to look at the beast. Body lines are sleek, wheels are a perfect fit and style, these cars are works of art.
This is the fastest, meanest, most powerful and beautiful car I've ever owned. Thank you Dodge.
Electrics are coming, but I just can't imagine a replacement for this.
 

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I always feel bad for you guys in snowy climates! Here in FL we get to enjoy our cars year round which is amazing.

I’m 37 so I didn’t get to experience the OG muscle car age. The Chargers I’ve owned (on my fifth and likely final one) have given me a glimpse of what I imagine it was like back in the day but with better reliability, safety, efficiency, and practicality. Especially the Hellcats and Redeyes. Way too much power but so much fun trying to tame it! The noise…that’s worth some money right there…the car makes me smile without even having to be going fast. Be on the throttle just right and you get the supercharger, or a slightly different way and you get the exhaust. Awesome! And the looks…the attitude and F-off look of a coupe that just happens to have an extra set of doors. Love it!
 

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Yeah I love mine; it's aggressive presence, massive V8, aircraft carrier hood, having my own thunder, feeling the sounds, the calmness of having an insane amount of power and torque and anger on tap, at a slight's moment notice. It's like nothing else on the road, yet super comfortable on long drives.
 

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Although mine is tucked away in my garage 7332.46 miles away, I can't help but stare at her through my garage cam every day, and consider just how lucky I am to actually own mine.

My last car was a Scatpack, and drivetrain notwithstanding; this car has all of the features that I now wish my Scat had. It's probably one of the most comfortable cars I've driven and if you can manage to stay off the loud pedal, it's incredibly well mannered, which is so surprising for the massive amount of power that the car has.

When the widebody's first came out, I hated them... Now I think that it's one of the sexiest sedans out there. Sure; at the end of the day, it's a Charger and the basic body lines are 6 years old, but goddamn did dodge knock it out of the park with the addition of the WB. My Scatpack is the first car that I've owned that I couldn't walk away from without looking over my shoulder... My RE is now the 2nd.
 

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I always feel bad for you guys in snowy climates! Here in FL we get to enjoy our cars year round which is amazing.

I’m 37 so I didn’t get to experience the OG muscle car age. The Chargers I’ve owned (on my fifth and likely final one) have given me a glimpse of what I imagine it was like back in the day but with better reliability, safety, efficiency, and practicality. Especially the Hellcats and Redeyes. Way too much power but so much fun trying to tame it! The noise…that’s worth some money right there…the car makes me smile without even having to be going fast. Be on the throttle just right and you get the supercharger, or a slightly different way and you get the exhaust. Awesome! And the looks…the attitude and F-off look of a coupe that just happens to have an extra set of doors. Love it!
Probably the smartest thing I did 10 years ago or so is move to GA from NH. Now I can enjoy my muscle car year round. Come to think of it, I could do that in NH too but I remember my 70 Cuda wrapped around a pole after hitting an ice patch.😕 But with kids grown up and college bills paid, I got to get back to these toys when the SRT8 came out in 2005. 100K miles later I got my Hellcat in 2015 and the smile just got so much bigger. I’m on the edge of 110K miles on this one and just ordered a 22 Redeye to see if I can wear it out. I’m in my upper 60s now so it could be my last but I can’t imagine any other car giving me more pleasure to drive. And I’ve had a lot of other cars in my life.
It’s gotta be a sad day for all of you who have to put a car cover on these beautiful machines for months at a time😥
 

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I absolutely love my car . Mine too is parked for the winter but I go out and visit almost everyday . I do fire her up and data log just to see if I can fine tune something. I keep telling her I have some upgrades coming for her.
My wife is ok with it ...... She knows exactly where I'm at and what I'm spending my extra money on . ( but not how much )

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It’s mostly sunny and will hit 50 here today, good day for a nice ride. As long as there is no slop on the road, I’ll be driving all winter, that’s what the heated seats and wheel are for. (I wish the shifter knob was heated!) And the rears break lose nicely in 2nd when it’s cool! Sometimes I just need one thing at the store, take the long way and make an hour drive out of it. I’m not preserving this car for the guy who gets it after I croak!
 

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I couldn't imagine tucking away my car for the winter. I slapped some new all season Michelins on and I'm good to go. I don't intentionally drive it in snow but I also don't winterize it. It gets cold and snowy in St Louis but not like the more northern states. It's not a DD but I drive it almost daily LOL. I look for reasons to fire it up. I would suggest keeping it ready for the occasional nice day. It will be good for the psyche and you will have spend less time in the garage looking and more time driving. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
 

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It’s mostly sunny and will hit 50 here today, good day for a nice ride. As long as there is no slop on the road, I’ll be driving all winter, that’s what the heated seats and wheel are for. (I wish the shifter knob was heated!) And the rears break lose nicely in 2nd when it’s cool! Sometimes I just need one thing at the store, take the long way and make an hour drive out of it. I’m not preserving this car for the guy who gets it after I croak!
Amen, brother. And that includes the kids, who would sell it right after I get chucked in the grave LOL.
 

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I have stored my HCWBRE for the winter. It’s always such a sad time for me. I lived in Tucson, Arizona for 10 years and always dreame of driving the cat on those beautiful mountain roads. I can see it being a long winter hear in Cleveland Ohio
 

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In answer to the OP’s original question:

Just off the top of my head, the:

-Beautiful blend of retro and modern styling.
-Roar when you start it.
-Deep thumping exhaust note as you idle through the parking lot.
-Rip roaring growl at WOT.
-Rears breaking lose in 2nd.
-Shocking 80-160 acceleration.
-Perfect drivability putting through town.
-3/36 & 5/60 warranties!

There is so much more…
 

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Currently my Redeye is covered up in garage waiting for warm weather to return (too long). I went out today & pulled cover to one side, hopped in & just sat there. Turned on ignition (not started) just to watch dash & checked Guages as if I were going for a drive. These cars still amaze me, the seats are comfy, even for my 6'2" self, the dash layout is very appealing, textures, smells & feels are perfect.
After a few minutes of admiration I turned off ignition & hesitantly closed the door & stepped back just to look at the beast. Body lines are sleek, wheels are a perfect fit and style, these cars are works of art.
This is the fastest, meanest, most powerful and beautiful car I've ever owned. Thank you Dodge.
Electrics are coming, but I just can't imagine a replacement for this.
Ya, mine is in the garage for the winter too. Did you know you can sleep with it in the garage?
 
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