: anyone leaving v for CHALLENGER???



mlg
11-01-07, 06:55 PM
425/ 420 hp/tq pistolgrip stick hemi tunable to 6 zillion hp, ???

1QUICKV
11-01-07, 07:07 PM
That car's going to be a joke! It's going to be a Charger with a challenger body. The car anit going to be anything like it should be.

dqw1
11-01-07, 07:12 PM
Not me.
Keep this V, upgrade to an 09 V or find an E55.

bleeee
11-01-07, 07:23 PM
GARBAGE ON A STICK....anyone else want a shish-ka-bob.

Flyboy
11-01-07, 07:36 PM
I have one on order.....might keep both......I'll see. If it is like the concept car.....it'll be cool.....

mlg
11-01-07, 07:41 PM
when is it due in?? pleasr pm me or write v forum back to back comparo . would love to hear how it drives. thnx, mlg

Nutz
11-01-07, 09:30 PM
The opposite! I've shelved the challenger idea, sick and tired of waiting for detroit to finish playing they're pony war price secrecy. I threw in the towel when they released reliable info that the first year of production was going to be ALL AUTOMATICS:cookoo:... I'm glad I jumped ship, cause now by the time the 6-speed comes out I'll be on a waiting list for the new CTS-V 505 H.P. (hopefully). Oh yea, what's up with the movie TRANSFORMERS getting a new Camaro?? It takes years to make a movie, they have probably had that car since right after the Auto Show debut!!!

StealthV
11-01-07, 09:36 PM
Sorry, owned two Chrysler products in my life and that was enough - They made the V diff look like a Toyota.

Blackout
11-01-07, 09:44 PM
I believe the only Challengers that will be a stick shift will be the SRT-8's only. Don't quote me on that but I think I remember reading that not too long ago. But yeah when they launch they will only be automatics

JimmyMack
11-02-07, 12:03 AM
2008 will be a banner year for Detroit muscle. It'll be the Mustang vs Camaro vs Challenger (Charger is being discontinued) all over again! All of them are quality designs. I can't wait for the Motor Trend shootout!

trukk
11-02-07, 12:40 PM
2008 will be a banner year for Detroit muscle. It'll be the Mustang vs Camaro vs Challenger (Charger is being discontinued) all over again! All of them are quality designs. I can't wait for the Motor Trend shootout!

Heh, title should read: "New/Old Ponycar Shootout: Detroit is to lazy to design anything new, and roundsout 40 year old styles."

These 'retro' designs are way to retro for me. These car's should retain some styling queue's of their namesakes, but looking like they took an exact clay model of the original, and stuck it in a giant oven, to melt some more curves into the design, just sucks. Hell Ford even put an exact copy of the hideous 60' rear spoiler on the mustang. BLECH!

I'm glad that Cadillac took a chance on Art's & Science. At least it isn't just complete rehash. Queue's are retained: egcrate grille, 'fin' style tailights, stacked headlights, but they are reinterprested in a brand new style.

Good job Caddy. Bad job 'retro me too designers'.

-Chris

CVP33
11-02-07, 06:47 PM
If the Challenger is delivered with the same drivetrain as the Charger than it's just a styling exercise and a HUGE mistake. Now if they do what the rumors are saying - shift paddle auto / optional 6 speed, 500hp and lighten it up about 300lbs. Then we've got a contender. If not, they're F'd.

As for me, if I was in the market for a pony car, I'd wait for the Camaro.

CVP33
11-03-07, 07:41 AM
Now this is interesting.

http://www.srt8oc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14330

CTSV_Rob
11-05-07, 12:10 AM
I sure liked the look of the concept challanger, sure hope they don't destroy the body lines when it goes into production.

Would I switch for one? If you would have asked me before I bought the V I would have said oh hell yeah but now that I have driven and modified the V I would have to say hell NO.

Plus Chrysler (Dodge) has some really crappy dashes that crack after <5 years and cost about $1,200 just for the plastic!

Can't see the challanger being any better in that regard. Not my only beef but one I look at everytime I get in my 01 Ram.

gothicaleigh
11-05-07, 11:51 AM
Oh yea, what's up with the movie TRANSFORMERS getting a new Camaro?? It takes years to make a movie, they have probably had that car since right after the Auto Show debut!!!

They had Saleen create a clone of the concept car for the movie. There was a GTO beneath all of that custom fabricated sheetmetal.

Wheelman322
11-15-07, 09:03 AM
Don't own a V...but might grab a SRT-8 Challenger when it comes out. I'm trying to get back into modern American cars.

Blackout
11-15-07, 09:45 AM
Don't own a V...but might grab a SRT-8 Challenger when it comes out. I'm trying to get back into modern American cars.There is no modern american muscle cars. They're all retro lol

Cadillacboy
11-15-07, 12:57 PM
There is no modern american muscle cars. They're all retro lol

In a sense, you're right lol

TSS
11-15-07, 01:44 PM
Sorry, owned two Chrysler products in my life and that was enough -

I am with you. Had a 99 and 94 LHS. Garbage, complete garbage with an attractive exterior and modern (for the time) interiors. I was blinded by their good looks (again, at the time). I am suspect that the Challenger will emulate those purely superficial attributes.

CVP33
11-15-07, 07:12 PM
I am with you. Had a 99 and 94 LHS. Garbage, complete garbage with an attractive exterior and modern (for the time) interiors. I was blinded by their good looks (again, at the time). I am suspect that the Challenger will emulate those purely superficial attributes.

I had a 2000 LHS, no mechanical issues in 119,000 miles. Great car for me transportation wise. The paint did start to bubble on the top a little after 7 years and the leather didn't hold up as well as our Tahoe, but mechanically very sound. Our 2002 Tahoe has also been a gem. No issues there in 79,000 miles. :thumbsup:

TSS
11-16-07, 09:01 AM
I had a 2000 LHS, no mechanical issues in 119,000 miles. Great car for me transportation wise. The paint did start to bubble on the top a little after 7 years and the leather didn't hold up as well as our Tahoe, but mechanically very sound. Our 2002 Tahoe has also been a gem. No issues there in 79,000 miles. :thumbsup:

Kinda funny - I had a 99 LHS and an 01 Tahoe too at the same time. Both LHS' had repeated A/C issues, O2 sensor issues, and ABS/Traction malfunctions. The really BIG thing was that after about 20K miles, they started to drive like crap (NVH in both got really bad). Rattles, engine harshness, choppy ride, loose suspension and steering. It kind of seemed to me that they aged very poorly - like there life was calculated in dog years. As well, trim would fall off or corrode (worse on the 99). No similar problems with my Tahoe or with the 01 SLS I currently have that replaced the 99 LHS in 03.

Just a thought, my 99 was the first year of production - always more issues. Perhaps that is why your 2000 was less problematic. My 94 was also a first year model.

Back on topic, hopefully the Challenger is more like your experience, not mine.