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RobertCTS said:
I think you want the 5.7 RT Charger. I think the LX is a 6cyl. If you think you'll SC the 5.7 you should get the 6.1
I am getting the R/T, LX is the basic platform that the Charger/300/magnum are built on. Like the b bodies of yore. And now there is a turbo set up for about 3 grand good for about a 80hp bump. And i wont be doing that for a while. Also the SRT had higher insureance and a gas guzzler tax, the R/T does not. Also higher sales tax. I feel so smart thinking about EVERYTHING this time and not just getting the biggest and best lol. Its funny cause over there the SRT guys tell the R/T guys they shoulda just got a SRT, like the V guys here telling the base guys they shoulda just got a V.
 

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like the caddy is said to have with people, i have a real love/hate relationship with the chrysler 300 and the charger relative to appearance...the big truck like grille is eye catching and interesting, but i think looks much better on the trucks then the cars!:)

don't get your hopes up to much on the shutting down of cylinders for economy feature. when i was considering the chrysler 300 i thought that was brilliant and held interest for me. after reading a # of reviews online, i note that not once did a reviewer who had stats on the feature remark that it saved them any gas. if i have a hemi, i'm liking pushing the pedal pretty hard all the time anyway:)

lastly, i took an altima with 6 cylinder (with full sports package), chrysler 300 with 6 cylinder and cadillac into consideration when i was looking for a new car. my thoughts were:

altima was the best all around performer for a "sports feel" with strong engine performance. cockpit felt a little cramped and was uninspiring too view.

the chrysler- after the love hate/relationship with appearance, i immediately noted the very cheap feel of the interior..no soft surfaces at all..you could see it, never mind , feel it..the chrysler engine performance was uninspiring and the handling sloppy..ride was good, but not great.

the caddy - the best looking car of the 3 to me, most features, best comfort/sports ride hybrid, not as kick you back in the seat as the altima, but noticeably better performance than the chrysler, better handling than the chrysler and nice soft padded interior.

i was coming off a chrysler minivan lease so fully intended to buy a 300 when i walked into the dealership, until i took the caddy for a drive!
 

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Devil_concours said:
one correction, altima is now offered with 260hp engine option with se-r package.
It's the SE-R like 32K? I would never pay that for an Altima. Just my opinion though.
 

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05CTS said:
It's the SE-R like 32K? I would never pay that for an Altima. Just my opinion though.
in canada, the SE-R version would have cost me about the same as the caddy given that they didn't have the family type discounts available. but i also would have for sure, had to buy a set of tires and rims for winter. the launch is just too hot and i don't recall it having a winter mode to help.
 

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Sorry Devillish about the thread crashers. We're talking muscle cars here. Like Dodge Hemis!! Ricers are not invited! Right Devillish? How mant HP for a 6.1 SC engine!!:lildevil:
 

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hasnt been done...yet. Theres a guy putting the 426(6.1) heads intake and headers on the 345(5.7) block with a new cam...and its supercharged. Theres a supercharged magnum that runs 13.3 with headers and exhaust. Iam looking into maybe turbo at about 3500 bucks, about 2 grand less then the supercharger. i figure 400hp to the wheels and i'll stop...maybe....Mopar even sells a CAI and lowering springs, oh oh and chrome valve covers. The whole idea of putting 426 heads on a 345 block reminds me of the Super Bees with 440 heads on 383 blocks. My sn there is SuperBee06 so i may just need to make good on my name and do the head swap and bumble bee stripes!
 

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05CTS said:
It's the SE-R like 32K? I would never pay that for an Altima. Just my opinion though.
se-r isn't for everyone. It may be too sporty for most people.
SE-R is light and nimble
 

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What I find interesting is the Magnum seems to draw a lot more attention than the Charger. I think it is the lines of the roof. It looks like it's been chopped. We get a lot of drivers give us the thumbs up or come over to our car and ask how we like it. The rotors on the Magnum are almost twice as big as my CTS.
I'm a big DIY person and the big storage area is cool for the 2x4s and the surf board.

Ours is the 5.7 and is fast. I'd love to drive the 6.1!!:bouncy:
 

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Rob you got a mag??? Cool, i liked the mag when it came out but i didnt want a wagon. The charger has those huge rotors too, the really fill out those 18s. I think the front of the Magnum looks a little more relaxed, the Charger looks like it just wants to eat somthing, i love it. In about 3 hours i'll be getting a Super Bee name plate, then the trunk and grill Bees. Yes, i am making a 2006 Dodge Super Bee, hood scoop, bumble bee stripes and all! Cant wait.
 

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RobertCTS said:
Sorry Devillish about the thread crashers. We're talking muscle cars here. Like Dodge Hemis!! Ricers are not invited! Right Devillish? How mant HP for a 6.1 SC engine!!:lildevil:
Funny because a Charger RT is almost a dead heat with a Coblat SS SC.
 

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DeVillish said:
Rob you got a mag??? Cool, i liked the mag when it came out but i didnt want a wagon. The charger has those huge rotors too, the really fill out those 18s. I think the front of the Magnum looks a little more relaxed, the Charger looks like it just wants to eat somthing, i love it. In about 3 hours i'll be getting a Super Bee name plate, then the trunk and grill Bees. Yes, i am making a 2006 Dodge Super Bee, hood scoop, bumble bee stripes and all! Cant wait.
The Magnum and the Charger have the same front end. The difference is the profile.
 
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