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We have all discussed the pros and cons of buying an R/T over an SRT (e.g., cost, insurance, mileage, etc.). Now that the first performance numbers have been posted, are any of the SRT buyers having second thoughts?
Second Thoughts...heck no! Its easy for me to see where the extra cash is going. I have had R/T Challengers when I was younger & they are a killer car & so is the new one, but this time Im getting the BADBOY! I have never had a big block in a Challenger & I have always wanted one! I been lookin at the thred like this in the R/T section and the R/T fits alot of folks needs. Im not buying my SRT as an investment (it would be a poor one I think) but it is going to be mostly a garage queen/weekend car....If I were going to be raceing alot and doing a bunch of mods Id buy the R/T. Im sure Ill be picking up an R/T anyway later on, unless they come out with a 'Cuda which Id rather have. I may be turning a R/T into a 'Cuda. I looked at the R/T hard before I put my order in, and optioned out that puppy was pretty high so I went SRT. As said, Ill be picking up a plain jane R/T later on.
Had a Charger r/t, traded it in on the srt.... not even the same car... now I'm trading my charger srt in on a challenger srt... no second thoughts... would never be happy with the r/t.... I think its the grin you get from the other guy you meet driving by you and they know theirs is better than yours.... hate that look... srt or nothing...
There is really no comparison. The SRT is much more prestine, and the performance goes way beyond 0-60. Anything above 80mph the r/t has no chance. The brembos and suspension speak for themselves. Thats about $6k or more in mods alone. If it were not in my budget, i would definately get the R/T without a second though. Both are great cars, its just like comparing the honda civic to a mustang gt. Not really the same class
2009 Challenger SRT8 - Hemi Orange - 6 Speed - MyGig - Sound Group II
Carbon Fiber Nose Emblem, Spoiler Badge, Strut Covers, Plate Frame, & Door Sill Plates
HURST Shifter, Spec P-Trim Clutch
Go watch the Edmunds R/T and SRT test videos back to back. The 6.1 roars, while the 5.7 sounds much tamer. I had ordered the R/T, but canceled in favor of the SRT. If you're on the fence, I'd get the SRT and not regret it later.
If I weren't on a "35 and under" budget, I'd get the SRT. At the moment I have an R/T ordered. Only thing about that is, I test drove the SRT8 Charger.. Am I going to be let down completely, or will there only be a mild difference? Should I cancel the Chally order and get the 06 SRT8? It's got 26k on the clock is my only issue..and it's an automatic, but that doesn't seem to be a problem for the SRT's. On top of that they only want 30,000 even for it. :P Decisions!
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