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#11 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 02:14 AM
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Well, think ahead if you need to sell or trade it in, the '12 will be worth alot more, plus i just like to start with my own car. That way you KNOW exactly when, where and what.

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2010 was my favorite year for the R/T. I prefer the larger 4 spoke steering wheel, because I can rest my hand in the 6:00 position. Great for cruising around like that.

Also the 2010 had the BEST selection of colors available!

I understand the 2011+ suspension is slightly better, but if you get a 2010 with the super track pack you're good to go.

Didn't have to wait for tuning with the 2010, it was already there when the cars rolled out!

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I am looking at a 2010 for $26500 with 23k miles and a brand new 2012 for $28500. Are there any major differences between the 2 years besides the computer?

Need more info on the 2010. Is it standard R/T or Classic? What color is it? Manual or auto? Fully optioned or ?? Does it have any mods to it, exhaust, cai, etc..

For 26500, you might be getting a great deal.

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In addition to the already mentioned changes here are a few more:

Front lower grill is upside down on 11+
Heater / AC has thermostat, rather than hot/ cold (this is nice)
20" chrome clads are newer style. They're beveled on the edges.
Gauges are slightly different font.
Different door handles w/ lock button.
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Thanks for all the info!! I really appreciate it! I went with a 2010 RT 6spd. Coilovers and sway bars will be first. Going through all the suspension posts now to decide which ones and what extra parts will be needed. Looking like either ST or BC so far.
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The other item is the changes to the suspension:

*negative camber on front suspension
*more negative camber on rear
*changes in spring / shock tuning
*faster steering ratio on '11+ (electro-hydr. p/s on R/T)

the visual changes:
*steering wheel (smaller diameter, 3 spoke design, thicker rim)
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*Keyless Enter & Go door handles, trunk ('11+)
...and to add to Hal's visual list - the 2012 has the "grimace" lower grille, where the 2010 has that "goofy smile".

2012



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...and to add to Hal's visual list - the 2012 has the "grimace" lower grille, where the 2010 has that "goofy smile".
Us goofy smile grille owners refer the 2011+ lower grilles a "bottom feeder" mouth.

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Thanks for all the info!! I really appreciate it! I went with a 2010 RT 6spd. Coilovers and sway bars will be first. Going through all the suspension posts now to decide which ones and what extra parts will be needed. Looking like either ST or BC so far.
Wise choice grasshoppah. Best year IMHO. Sorted out-bugs wise, but still raw enough to give an old school feel. See mods, do mods. Great starting point to improve the turning left and right stuff.

Heads up, if the ECM has never been reflashed by the dealer-NEVER LET THE DEALER DO IT!
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