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both have their pluses and minuses.
Personally feel the rallye redline is the best looking challenger right now.
Big difference in power of course.
Go with what you can afford both in purchase price and operating costs.
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All this talk about mpg vs speed is all good, but remember what the most important factor is, whether or not whatever you pick is truly going to make you happy for however long you plan on having it. Life is waaay to short to keep thinking to yourself, "I should have done this" or "I should have done that", regardless if your choice is a top end V6, RT, SRT or the used Civic across the street.
Just my .02
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Transportation - get the 6. Fun - get the R/T. If you are comparing apples to apples, the R/T will set you back about $5,000. Look at the base price. Leather seats and radio choices cost the same for every model. You are paying extra for the engine and some better suspension. There are a lot of people who upgrade after a year or two. Nobody does down a model. Think about it. You will get better mileage with the 6, but the savings won't be seen because it will be spread out over the year. Then again, I just did some math and at 23 MPG vs. 18 MGP you will spend about $500 more for gas per year. If that makes you think, the extra for the R/T should hurt you more. The way around that would be to get a used R/T and use the savings for gas.
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A lot of the fuel economy issue depends on how you drive. I have managed as high as 24 mpg in my 2010 SRT8 (6 speed manual) on a 350 mile round trip road trip 2/3 was 70-75 mph interstate highwa the rest was 55-65 mph mostly 2 lane stuff with a couple of 1 stop light sort of towns. Usual day in and day out average is running 19.4 mpg probably 70% 65 mph highway 30% in town stop and go, with the occasional spirited moments.
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If your a car guy buy the R/T, if you buy the 6, the first cruise night or car show you will wish you got the Hemi, if it's all about gas mileage i would not even consider a Chrysler product, they have never been noted for gas mileage and as stated in another post their MPG numbers are all over the board, a friend has a 2010 Dentanator yellow R/T with an automatic, he said he got 32mpg on a trip to Arizona, I had a 2011 R/T with a 6 speed and couldn't even come close, I traded that for a 2013 SRT8 and right now with only 310 miles on it, I'm getting 16 on the highway and terrible city mileage, but I love the car and didn't buy it expecting good gas mileage.
I'd say If you are going to be a bear be a Grizzly Bear! We can't all be Polar Bears! (SRT8's) The R/T isn't much more that the R/T so the money you save on the SXT you would just spend on fast food so the healthier choice is the R/T. lol I drive 70 miles a day and average 20-22 mpg. That's playing around a wee bit too. I love it. If you get an v6 just get the SE not the SXT. I don't want to offend anyone so I will just hush up on that. Whatever you end up getting just make sure your 100% happy with it and can afford it. Good Luck!
if you buy the 6, the first cruise night or car show you will wish you got the Hemi.
Eh don't let this be your decision point as it's hogwash...numerous V6 owners have won many trophies and plaques from many car shows and cruises...REAL car guys appreciate numerous makes and models sporting a wide range of power plants.
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