The HK system is required when your car has Nav correct?
Correct, at $1995.00 no less. This, the $1000 Gas Guzzler tax, the inability to equip the car with the "Heritage wheels," and that awful (in my opinion) interior is what prevented Chrysler from having sold another SRT.
For $8-10K less, one can have a beautiful R/T Classic. It's admittedly no where near as quick, but it's better looking inside and out (my opinion,) quite fast enough, and as you fellas have mentioned has the "superior" Sound Group II which does sound terrific !!
Chrysler could have improved the sales of their upper-trim levels, had they simlyp offered the "392" in the Classic for an additional $3-4K, give or take; although in fairness to their marketing scheme, that probably would have also "cut deeply" into SRT8 sales.
I only ended up with one because it just happen to be in the car that I found and wanted. I wasn't crazy about it at first ,but I since than have got it adjusted to where I think it sounds very good for most songs. I will agree that certain songs lose depth. But for the most part I'm happy with it. I will however have to say that the system in my wife's new Grand Cherokee sounds better with all music. The HK system needs to be turned up loud to make it really perform and that isn't what people also want to do. Would I buy a Challenger with this system in it again. NO, but then again I'm not completely disappointed in it either.
With all this talk, I need to stop in at the local Dodge dealer and listen to the new system. I think the systems in my 09 Challenger and the 10 Jeep are pretty good really. Granted I realize that once you reach about 30, you may still be an audiophile at heart but in reality the monitoring system is (sadly) over the hill.
2009 Challenger SRT8
2010 Jeep GC SRT8
11 GMC Sierra Ext Cab, LB
69 Pontiac Grand Prix 428
in MY opinion..you don't have to be an audiophile to hear the obvious deficiencies in this system.
As for genre...I'm truly eclectic...everything but country (not digging on it...just not my bag).
From Nine Inch Nails, to Dave Matthews, to Petty, to Zepplin, to Katy Perry, back to White Zombie, over to AC/DC, to Jason Mraz, to Floyd, etc.
Within a given album, some songs will sound pretty decent, then the next comes on and it's truly so bad, I have to skip it. Many times, it's my favorite song, but the quality is truly so bad that I HAVE to skip it or I'll get sad...
'09 SE Pearl Black w/Custom Paint ... traded for ... 2012 Blue Streak Pearl SRT8
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Reason: wearing a stupid wrist brace so my typing is EXTRA horrible...
It's not that I really needed 370 hp...but having 150+ hp riding shotgun at a moment's bidding w/o a 6000 rpm moonshot is what makes me feel like I'm in the right car for me. The roar of a v8 seals the deal!
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The HK stereo is a disgrace to the HK name. It sucks unless you listen to rap or hip hop.
You're quite right. I think they've taken this "Imported from Detroit" crap a little too far. Stangley enough, Chrysler is headquartered in Auburn Hills, or is it Italy? The cars are assembled in Brampton, ONT. Canada using an overabundant "mix" of imported components.
Just exactly how does Detroit fit into this at all?
Frankly, I doubt that Sergio has ever been any closer to Detroit proper than possibly the airport which is several, safe, miles away.
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