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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!!
Cheap; fast; reliable: you can only choose two
Last edited by Tony Queen; 12-23-2012 at 06:53 AM.