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Old 01-14-2013, 10:12 PM
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Thanks for the compliments. The color combo reminds me of a 1971 Duster 340 I owned that was red with white stripes and a black hood. It had white interior also, which might have looked good on my RT.

The wheels are growing on me, but I think a set of Heritage wheels, Cragar SS, or chrome MB old school rims would look better. After wheels, I will put an exhaust system on.
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The MB old school or Cragar SS is my first modification. I would think somebody here would be interested in my Envy wheels when I sell them.
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There is no comparison. The boss is a one trick pony good for the track and carrying one passenger. You be better off buying a used fox bodied Mustang for $10,000 that can run 10's. The Challenger is a better all around car that actually rides awesome, seats 4 adults for real and simply blows the boss outta the water in the looks dept. Again, no comparison.
I agree, but I do wonder how often the Challenger's back seat is used to carry passengers.

I think the Boss is a bigger step in refinement from Fox Mustang, especially modded to run 10s (I had a '89 GT, it was a bucket of bolts even new and bone stock) as the Challenger is from the Boss. But I get your point.

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I agree, but I do wonder how often the Challenger's back seat is used to carry passengers.
Up until a few months ago, daily. These days...usually it's just me and it gets driven maybe a few times a week.

I think the Boss is a bigger step in refinement from Fox Mustang, especially modded to run 10s (I had a '89 GT, it was a bucket of bolts even new and bone stock) as the Challenger is from the Boss. But I get your point.
Even if a Fox-body Mustang were modified and could perform at the same level as a Boss 302 I would still take the Boss. I'm so over "old" cars and their issues, I'll happily pay more for something more comfortable and reliable with more creature comforts. The '68 Cougar I sold last year pushed me over the edge, my Challenger is my new muscle that will stick with me until it's old muscle.
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Even if a Fox-body Mustang were modified and could perform at the same level as a Boss 302 I would still take the Boss. I'm so over "old" cars and their issues, I'll happily pay more for something more comfortable and reliable with more creature comforts. The '68 Cougar I sold last year pushed me over the edge, my Challenger is my new muscle that will stick with me until it's old muscle.
Words of wisdom here, the new muscle cars are just so much better than the old ones, even resto-modded out, that the old ones are quickly becoming rolling art. They look awesome and have lots of chrome, sound great, but the awesomeness kind of ends there.
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I was actually thinking a while ago between a Mustang and the Challenger. Obviously, the Challenger (SXT) won out. Unlike many on here (sincerely no offense given), I'm 26 and don't have the "rainy day funds" of just whimsically being able to get an SRT with whatever options I please. This is my daily driver and with over 70 miles per day, I need the 27ish MPG and in no way was going to get a Prius, haha.

The one thing that I absolutely love, and still want, about the Mustang is of course the exhaust - even stock it sounds fantastic! I was debating for the next car/version between the 5.0 Mustang and the RT Challenger. The BIGGEST selling point, to me, is the absolutely sexy overall look of the Challenger. Albeit the Mustang has many advantages: it's less expensive, has more power, sometimes better gas mileage, more accessories or options to upgrade and sound is second to none in the Mustang, but even now when I walk into a crowded parking lot, I look at that beautiful black Challenger and just have to smile. It's definitely more of a rarity to see it on the road (more of a head-turner). It's quite comfortable, has more room than the Mustang, can still seat four comfortably (it's just getting the back two inside that sucks), and it still handles just fine if you're looking for a realistic car vehicle. The retro look sells this car like no other. Not everyone can fully appreciate it, and to each their own, but for those that want something that stands out and makes a statement, it's the Challenger all the way.

To me, it's like my previous Jeep Wrangler. There are often times many disadvantages to it, but there's always that little something that makes you absolutely love it and never want to get rid of it.
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Originally Posted by Orangekrush
I know I'm in the minority but I Love those envy wheels!
You are not the only one. I will choose the Envy wheels over the cragar style wheels every time.

Originally Posted by Flygirl
I agree, but I do wonder how often the Challenger's back seat is used to carry passengers.
....ummmm never for me.
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Originally Posted by Flygirl
I do wonder how often the Challenger's back seat is used to carry passengers.
my wife's Challenger has 2 car seats in the back that house a 5 year old and a 3 year old. in April they will be 6 and 4.

they ride in the car about 2 hours in a day, 5 days a week.

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Originally Posted by Whiskey Tango Foxtrot! View Post
You are not the only one. I will choose the Envy wheels over the cragar style wheels every time.
Ditto here. I love the Envy wheels - especially in person. The OP's Red RT with white stripes and envy wheels just blew me away. I didn't like Cragars back in the day and always preferred Ralleys or Magnums. Different strokes.
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[QUOTE=Flygirl;1234065]I agree, but I do wonder how often the Challenger's back seat is used to carry passengers.


I can fit all four kids in my 12 RT. I tried shoe horning them into the stang.... wasn't happening. I was worried about the size and well the girth of the Challenger. I was coming out of a Mercedes C300 and really wanted an American "muscle car" but I was worried about build quality. I liked the looks and power of the mustang but I didn't really like the drive, not to mention one kid would always be left out. I fell in love with the Challenger when I first saw the concept, but was worried about her girth. So I went to my local Dodge dealer and took an RT for a spin. I must admit I was shocked at how well she handled. Is it big, yes. Does it feel big, not IMO. I'll take my new Challenger over that Mercedes's any day of the week! Dodge you made one hell of a driving machine! Not to mention all the kids are comfy in the back seat.



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