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Start in 2nd?(M6)
Having only recently gotten my SRT8, I'm finding this a particularly good question. Don't get me wrong, having driven an SE for 3 years, I'm " PROUD " to be driving a top of the line Challenger. After a month of ownership, I'm still having a difficult time getting on top of the feel of this tranny. I've owned manuals in the past but this one's still making me look like an amateur. First gear seems WAY too short to me. If there's anyting I hate, it's people climbing up my rear end...no matter what I'm driving. I'm finding that I'm doing the 1st to 3rd to 5th more and more just so I can get a gap. Along these lines...having the premium sound system in the car was something I was very much looking forward to. Nobody likes to rock " loud and proud " more than I do but I'm finding that I need to " hear " what the engines doing to properly operate the clutch and not look like I'm driving a bucking bronco. It's not enough to have a cool car, you gotta look good doing it! " Smooth is Fast ". Catching a green turn arrow in stride and hitting the apex at about 15 mph just doesn't seem like it should be a low rpm 4th gear turn to me but....hey, I'm driving a Challenger SRT8, LIFE IS GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!
P.S. after 3 tank fulls of gas I'm averaging 19mpg. My SE didn't do much better. Sweet.
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