With over 1,600 cars in our indoor showrooms and online, chances are we have exactly what you're looking for. Source: Manufacturer data for coupes only. The Challenger comes out ahead here, and that could give Dodge a much-needed winner. Both guys agree that the Challenger appeals to younger and older buyers. Dont expect a return on your investment should you go to sell.
As a modern computer-controlled and fuel-injected powerplant, it can settle into everyday life with ease. Nevertheless, short of that maddening one-to-four skip-shift, we never missed a shift. And I always use the autostick. New-Car Owners The next day, we drove the car out to one of our favorite Sunday morning car shows at Village Coffee Roasters in Woodland Hills, California. Developed for low pedal effort and long service life, it's fitted with solenoids for a fuel-saving and frustrating one-to-four skip-shift and reverse inhibit features. The forthcoming Chevy Camaro roughly splits the difference between the two: It's as wide as the Challenger, but 7 inches shorter. Can V-6 engines, cylinder deactivation, and manual transmissions help earn a piece of the neo-pony pie with its gorgeous Challenger? Catchy styling is good, but a car's staying power depends more on quality, everyday livability and bang for the buck.
Six standard airbags include the required frontal devices as well as side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags for both rows. Most Challengers ride on 18- or 20-inch alloy wheels. Safety The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not crash tested the Challenger. This car has been treated like the future classic it is since day one, and you see it over every inch of this bold orange. And for those that can't drive the autostick I have been getting great mileage with it and my shift on it have been less harsh the only thing I hate about it is the downshifting on a turn and the car fishtails a bit.
All of this changes at the track. Rounding out the poor visibility Triple Crown, the C-pillars are thick enough to support the roof over the South Portico at the White House. Perhaps a stick shift would help things along, but Dodge says there wasn't enough demand to justify the investment, and designing a manual transmission to fit this engine would have delayed the car's arrival. Everyone knows that in nearly all instances, a brand-new car will outperform its 40-year-old namesake. With a two-ton curb weight, the big coupe isn't exactly a lightweight, but the powerplant will send it past 60 mph in less than five seconds. Source: Manufacturer data for coupes only. But, I would say it depends on what you plan to do.
Karl wants to go 200 mph in the standing mile. It propels the Challenger to 60 miles per hour in just 4. Both are single-overhead cam designs, but the Dodge breathes better with double the valve count 24 to 12. Cheap upgrades and I can hag with the 6. If the engine's constant thrum doesn't stifle all conversation, road noise certainly will. Introduced in 2008, it exists as 4,140 pounds of old-fashioned American muscle.
It comes packaged with a hill-start assist system, bright pedals, and a way shorter axle ratio 3. While that variant delivers most of what it promises, the manual gearbox completely transforms this bear from Teddy to Grizzly. Some call it a bit clunky. The interior lighting is dismal, the upgraded audio system is merely average and the manual climate control is simply unexpected on a vehicle in this price bracket. The ones that have been played with a little too much are revamped and ready to drop into your own car.
I recently sold one to a cop who came in to look at them after writing a bunch of tickets to Challenger owners. If you're outside of the United States, fear not. The trapezoidal dash doesn't look as much like the original Challenger's as the Mustang's twin-cowl design recalls its forebear, but panel fit and materials quality are acceptable. Top speed I've reached is 187 mph Appearance: I think that the every new Dodge looks amazing so does this baby Cost of Ownership: For me it's a little expensive because of everything I did with it. Someday, neither will the Challenger; that day may come sooner rather than later, given Dodge has expanded the lineup with affordable V-6 and 5. He said they also discovered a bent valve but determined that he did that during his burnout, when he bounced the engine off the rev limiter. But serious power is only part of this car's story.
That translates to low 10s at the dragstrip. Likewise, this is not your boilerplate old-model-versus-new-model puff piece. One afternoon after a thorough washing, there was a knock on our front door. Source: Manufacturer data; excludes convertibles. However, finishing last among a trio of well-honed athletes is nothing to snicker at. It's a throwback to the High Impact colors that helped make these Mopar muscle cars so memorable. I was fully intending to trade to a 392 until I drove the 6.
The car drew lots of looks and thumbs up everywhere we went. Little kids begged to sit behind the wheel and dream while their fathers simply asked for joy-rides, which we happily obliged. One of our first stops was Huntington Beach Dodge, where we talked with this guy, Dan Powers. Our large interantional customer base has allowed us to make shipping contacts around the world. That isn't something I could say about the Mustang or, at least based on its published dimensions, the upcoming Camaro. Maybe Chrysler engineers should give us a car with solid motor mounts, zero sound deadening, and minus the weight of all the airbags, traction control, and satellite radio stuff.