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Im no Dodge hater, I actually like Dodge and Jeep very much. Not as much as the Ford blue that pumps through my veins, but quite a bit. Chevy im not a fan of and I think its just all because of the rivalry we have always had with them. My friends and I have always been Ford/Chevy people. Im glad to see Dodge finally putting something out there thats going to kick some butt. If I had the cash I might consider one, but like people have mentioned above, you cant beat the Mustang for the price, power and options. It will be interesting to see what these cars will do at the track.

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Not a Challenger fan and not scared of them either. I have not seen one I would trade my Mustang or my Trans Am for.

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TBH, I feel like the Challenger and the Mustang are two totally different segments.

The Challenger is a comfy, big, v8 cruiser (aka more like a true Muscle car) whereas the Mustang is a smaller, sportier car.

Similar, but very different.

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Originally Posted by blkandgud View Post
TBH, I feel like the Challenger and the Mustang are two totally different segments.

The Challenger is a comfy, big, v8 cruiser (aka more like a true Muscle car) whereas the Mustang is a smaller, sportier car.

Similar, but very different.
^^ he gets it.

45 years ago, the mustang and Mopar E bodies were in the same segment. Today, Dodge is carving its own niche.

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I love the interior of the new Challenger. I've never had much faith in Chrysler products though.

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OP. 670 pounds of torque ? Where do you drive something like this ? Don't get me wrong, Im a gearhead from way back, with a few notches under my belt.But unless you are running a fully prepped car, with big racing slicks, that kind of power will only get you a recognized burnout award.
There is a lot of difference between a powerful car, and a fast car. Nothing has changed. Again, don't get me wrong, I like both. But when I have to drive it on the street, I also have to force myself, to have some common sense.

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Two weeks ago I traded my 2010 Dodge Challenger R/T plus in for a new 2013 GT Premium Mustang that was left over at a Ford dealer. Liked my Challenger but I love my mustang now. I have no regrets trading in the Challenger.

I appreciate all muscle cars but you get so much more with the the Mustang than the challenger. Hope the hellcat does Dodge well but i still think the mustang will outsell the challenger.
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I hope they keep pushing each other to build better and better cars. Thats what its about. I wanted a convertible so the Callenger was out. Another thing Ive herd was as big as the Challenger is you still cant really sit people in the back seat.

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For that much money, I would buy a C7 Stingray and smile all the way home.
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I went for a ride in my son's roommate's 65K SRT 8 Challenger, nice, it went OK. But when I took him out in my BOSS..................his eyes bugged from his head...........................still Da Boss...................ha ha!

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Originally Posted by blkandgud View Post
TBH, I feel like the Challenger and the Mustang are two totally different segments.

The Challenger is a comfy, big, v8 cruiser (aka more like a true Muscle car) whereas the Mustang is a smaller, sportier car.

Similar, but very different.
Having owned an SRT-8 for 4 years yeah, I agree, def more of a cruiser. You don't feel bumps but always have a big V-8 on tap for power. I'd agree the Mustang in general is a Sports car, Challenger is a muscle, but that thing is so well insulated you have zero road noise, you don't hear rain taps, and even with 1000w subwoofer the car barely rattles. Def a cruiser, but the 6.4l can bruise for sure, I don't see many 5.0's beating out the 392 6.4l's, but then again with the price range naturally the 392 should be an ass whooper as currently (until '15's come out) it's way more expensive.

Of course now that the R\T is getting the option of the 6.4l and the insane new 8-speed....the automatic version is going to be a monster. 8-speed autos like the ZF-8 you have to drive them vs the prior gen (same motor, not same trans) and good lord always at peak power. I LOVED the 5.7l RAM w\ the 8-speed, vs the 5-speed in the 14 and below the 8-speed cuts almost 2-3 seconds off 0-60. The Jeep SRT-8 w\ 8 speed vs the 5-speed, just good lord. So many gears so you are always @ peak power in the rpm band + 250ms shifts, blazing fast.

I dunno how fast the 8-speed is in the Chevy stingrays, but I'm guessing they more than likely use the ZF-8 as well, it's rated up to I think 800lbs of tq.
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I was driving next to an SRT Superbee Charger today, seemed relatively new, and the passenger was holding up the rear view mirror which had some how fallen off. Our police force also uses Chargers now, but I don't really take Chrysler products seriously yet. Maybe in a few more years, but FoMoCo FTW.

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You can drive yourself crazy with this stuff. Like the new c7z06 supercharged with 650 hp. Well that's 10 more hp than I have now in my naturally aspirated srt viper. There will always be a new version of something that tops what you might have. I celebrate that the US can put out such fine cars as the Challenger, Mustang, C7, viper etc. I like them all but have a preference. Anyway all more hp means to me, is a longer walk out of the woods. I have average skills at best and street road surfaces offer insufficient grip, even with the stock 355 rear tires.

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