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#21 (permalink) Old 12-23-2012, 06:45 AM
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From reading all the replies here and your responses to them, I feel you have your answer. Like so many here, I fell in love with the '70 Challenger and though I lusted after other muscle cars of the era, I am a Mopar nut so there really wasn't a better car. At the time, I wasn't old enough to drive and by the time I could, there was NOTHING worth wanting other than for transportation. Then of course, life happened; kids, saving for college, weddings, divorce (for me anyway), etc, etc. In the midst of all that, Chrysler announced and then introduced new Challenger. When I saw them on a lot or going down the road, I used to drool all over my car windows. Now that I have one, I just drool all over myself.

In my opinion, if you have the means, buy a '13. As you and many others have stated AND what I have heard and read, there will be a SC HEMI in '14 and some possible body tweaks. There will always be a slightly faster, slightly better looking (possibly) car out there, but for me, this Challenger is it!

I personally believe this current Challenger can't be improved upon for looks. Yes, it is getting long in the tooth in styling but it is SO classic! Yes, we are heavier than the gagmaro or moustang, but we ride better, are more comfortable and have more room. Yes, we are slower in the 1/4 and top end but put us in a line up with the others and I can guarantee which car people will stare at and desire. I've had three now and couldn't be happier.

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From reading all the replies here and your responses to them, I feel you have your answer. Like so many here, I fell in love with the '70 Challenger and though I lusted after other muscle cars of the era, I am a Mopar nut so there really wasn't a better car. At the time, I wasn't old enough to drive and by the time I could, there was NOTHING worth wanting other than for transportation. Then of course, life happened; kids, saving for college, weddings, divorce (for me anyway), etc, etc. In the midst of all that, Chrysler announced and then introduced new Challenger. When I saw them on a lot or going down the road, I used to drool all over my car windows. Now that I have one, I just drool all over myself.

In my opinion, if you have the means, buy a '13. As you and many others have stated AND what I have heard and read, there will be a SC HEMI in '14 and some possible body tweaks. There will always be a slightly faster, slightly better looking (possibly) car out there, but for me, this Challenger is it!

I personally believe this current Challenger can't be improved upon for looks. Yes, it is getting long in the tooth in styling but it is SO classic! Yes, we are heavier than the gagmaro or moustang, but we ride better, are more comfortable and have more room. Yes, we are slower in the 1/4 and top end but put us in a line up with the others and I can guarantee which car people will stare at and desire. I've had three now and couldn't be happier.

Good luck in your search and purchase and I believe the only problem you have now is which color!!
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Buy it now, trade it in on a '14/15 if they turn out to be vastly better. I ordered a '13 and can barely handle the wait as it is. You can be stylin' in your '13 while you make the decision instead of slumming with the common herd waiting to see what may or may not be worth getting. (Immediate gratification is my motto)
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Buy it now, trade it in on a '14/15 if they turn out to be vastly better.
This is one philosophy and is perfectly legitimate. However Flygirl specifically mentioned that this to be a long term proposition. Also mentioned is a desire fore a shaker hood. I say wait just a little longer for the 2014 model to break cover. Of course that's just my opinion and you know what they say about opinions!
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Get a '13. Yeah there's going to be a 6.2 SC in '14 but that's going to be a huge price jump, a good comparison would be the Camaro SS and ZL1, your talking a $15,000 dollar difference. Odds are it will be similar with our 6.2 SC. If you have that extra money to spend ~$60,000 on the new challenger then wait. If your budget won't allow for that then you have an already amazing opportunity right now with the 2013 SRT8

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The one change i would assume they are going to make on the new challenger is the updated electronics like we see on the current chargers. Everything else like a 8 speed is not a deal breaker for me personally as i love the current version of the challenger. All i can say to the op is wait till March then order your car. 2012's are selling for 38-39k now used that's one hell of a great vehicle for that price imo.
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If you can afford or might be able to afford the price of the 6.2 SC then wait for the 14s. Because even then if you decide you don't want it or can't get it for whatever reason you can probably get a leftover '13 discounted.

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Thanks, guys. If the '14 were going to have a naturally aspirated 426, I think I'd wait. Shaker hood that's not fiberglass, too, I would wait.

8-speed isn't a factor because I'd get the manual.

Body styling—yes, it has been around for a while, but I think it's kind of timeless, and is aging well in my opinion.

The interior is bland but sometimes that ages well, too.

I don't want to spend a lot more money for even more engine. That's getting too rich for me.

Not super worried about a bit of extra weight and how it has an effect on 1/4 mile times. It's heresy, I know, but I will likely never drag race my car.

I would never, ever get a Camaro, so that's not an issue. Would definitely consider a next generation Mustang, but...well, Ford styling is often a near miss in my opinion. And I wouldn't want a first or second year model of that car.

This is the only automobile that would make me buy a Chrysler product; too many changes and I don't know if I would anymore.

I'm working out the financial side of it, thinking at this point that I'd buy a '13 sometime in Spring.

It would be great to see more about the '14, though, so I'm going to take that advice and hold out just a bit, until we know more.

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Pick up a used low mileage 11/12 model this way you can enjoy it now while waiting for the 14s to be announced and if you decided to sell or trade the car you won't take the financial hit of having bought new.

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Wait til Spring. The 2014 details will be known and new 13s will still be avail. Plus, pcp, h/o, torred,and sublime will be coming!
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