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#1 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 08:18 PM
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I'm a new driver and I really want a challenger ,but I wanna know which model is good for a beginning driver or if this is a nice safe car for a beginner
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Welcome to the forum. The Challenger is a good safe car providing you drive carefully and don't get in over your head. Your insurance cost will help you select which model. The V6 will obviously be less than the V8.

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Welcome! Test drive if that's an option. Most challenger owners will tell you they like all the models

Agreed with the above post- Insurance will help decide


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I went with a V6 Challenger. I bought the car for myself 2 weeks after i got my license. I still get in plenty of trouble. I only wish i had a 6speed (thats my only REAL complaint)

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I dont plan to be speed racer. Would any of you recommend this as a first car
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Well if your confident in your driving, Sure. It was my first car. Although, Its not the best on Gas, or visibility.

If you plan on driving it only certain months of the year...and since im assuming your young (like myself) avoid it. Since if your dropping 20k+ on a car as a teen only to drive it a couple of months, its probably not the best, all year around like myself isnt bad, but winter caaaaan be sketchy. I avoid bad snow storms because of it, but even with my Pirelli Winter Carving Edge Tires, Ive had some oh shit moments.


But if you ignore the bleh stuff like i did! Yeah id recommend it. its an awesome car, just have to get use to dodges crappy service and our bad blind spots! XD


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I dont plan to be speed racer. Would any of you recommend this as a first car
If this is your first car, I would recommend something cheaper unless you have disposable income.
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