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Old 01-07-2013, 09:42 PM
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I think you made the right decision. MOPAR or no car. I've had mine almost a year now and love it. The last MOPAR I had was my '69 Charger from 90-2000. I missed it until I got my Challenger.
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Wow Blackie RT, talk about mirror image, although it was a few months ago I was looking for a SRT Challenger and ended up buying a Mustang!

I stumbled across a Roush 427R on eBay while looking at Challengers and couldnít get it out of my head, I was looking at a SRT8 # 392 of 1100 but could not bring myself to bid after seeing that Mustang.
After some research I decided a 2011 or newer Mustang was the way to go with the Coyote motor. To cut a short story even shorter I ended up buying a 2011 5XR Roush and had the dealer update it to 2013 tune which has over 500 RWHP, this thing is dangerous fast, sticks like glue to the road and is seriously cool and even the wife (who is not a car person and doesnít even drive) loves it
Now my head says the Mustang is far better bang for buck than just about anything and donít get me wrong it IS a great car, and it is on a lot of levels far superior to the Dodge, yet I still yearn for a Challenger, must be that Dodge blood in my veins! I guess thatís why I still lurk here and are quietly trying to figure a way for a Challenger to find its way into my garage.

I think if I could have bought a package on the Dodge like Roush (Shelby, Saleen) does for Ford at a competitive price I would have bought a Dodge, doesnít have to have a blower but a good handling and brake package at a reasonable price would have made a difference, hey but thatís just me.



That Mustang koolaid loses its flavor fast doesnt it???








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When I started to first look a month and a half back I could've swore in the build you're own section they offered Orange which I wanted, but then it disappeared. I also liked the Plum Crazy, those colors remind me of the early cars. Well I got Black and i love em all really, with this it was the red interior that put me over as far as a decision.
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500 HP is crazy ! Face it they are all truly nice. My last Mustang was a triple black Mustang GT conv, that was loaded, 2008, which I put a Hurst shifter in and Corsa exhaust and it ran flawlessly an was just a great car. I think Ford screwed folks when in one year they just jumped up 100 HP. Down deep I personally feel the Challenger just edges out the Mustang with style. And again where ever would I ever use more than 375 HP on the street?
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Welcome to CT and belated congrats on the black R/T, John! I have to agree that it's a great car and color... And I originally missed your intro because I hardly check out this section, but after interacting with you on the forum I thought that you deserved a proper welcome. Good to have you here.

The other muscle cars are for kids, plain and simple. They do have strong points, but it's mostly about performance and it comes mostly from their smaller size and lighter weight, again, being kids' cars and all. I don't meant to put down the GT, mind you, I know it's very respectable, but for someone who doesn't race and has enough years on the planet to appreciate quality, comfort and practicality... there's no contest. The Challenger is the thinking man's, or the gentleman's, muscle car. They can have their tenths in the quarter and fractions of G's .

And when the original muscle cars mean something else to you that some old school rides that an Accord can smoke, a good look at the Challenger will seal the deal. It evokes so much of that American styling of the late '60s - early '70s, when it was at its peak. The fact that the car is based on a Mercedes platform helps explain why it can feel so refined while Dodge has never been synonymous with quality. It's a man's car, as I said. You chose wisely.

As for the forum I think that you'd benefit greatly from lurking and exploring some more, figuring out who posts what and in what section to ask questions. Takes a while to get a handle on forums, especially when not used to them, and being new opens you to unnecessary attacks. Not that it's not a friendly and mature forum (it is), but we get our share of smartasses, pesky kids and people who think they are moderators, like everywhere else. It can be part of the fun.

Again, a warm welcome from (mostly) sunny LA!
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I just came back a couple weeks ago from the LA area. Daughter in Long Beach, brother in Topanga Canyon, nephew in Woodland Hills and a friend in Thousand Oaks. It''s so beautiful out there. Actually I was on the computer every night looking at area Dodge dealers and their inventories. Definately car and motorcycle country, take care talk to you soon, John
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Welcome to CT. I'm a little biased on the Black w/ Red stripes Challengers! Hahahaaaa. Good choice!


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What a horrible color combo you have! I checked you're pictures and they are great, they confirm my choice. These Challengers have such character and style. Plus you being out in LA makes me jealous. I got the six speed is yours manual or auto? That 4.7 time is nice as the Mustang guys just can't get over how much HP they have and bla bla. For me and the style of the car blows the Mustang away, plus theres way to many of them, not unique like the Challenger. I do like the Mustang but get tired of the bragging about HP and handling. Oh by the way no pictures of the back end of you're car, did you put the R/T sticker on? I'm going to order one and the Challenger script as I think the back end is to plain and I like the idea of those looking at the car can see it's an R/T. Well thanks for the wlecome and take care, John
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I'm a new owner. 2013 Challenger R/T Plus, 6 speed, Track Option, Jazz Blue Pearl. Traded in my 2006 GTO, 6 speed just this past Friday. I love this car!! Even though the 06 GTO is a faster car the Challenger is so much nicer in every way and it's aint' no slouch for the size. I'm a Pontiac diehard fan, have a 10 sec 67 GTO, 72 Pontiac Lemans/GTO Convertible and 67 Pontiac Grand Prix.

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Welcome and congratulations on your new car. Sounds very nice. I just got an R/T Plus one month ago. They had a black one and a blue one and I settled on the black. I also have the six speed but no track pack. Lots of good guys on the forum, I think you'll enjoy it. I just put on the Challenger and R/T script on the rear spoiler, I think it really completes the car. Take care, John
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