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Dodge Challenger to be Low Production V8

Dodge Challenger to be a low production V8



Wednesday April 26, 2006 10:34 AM EST - By: Michael Kwan Via: leftlanenews.com



Now that the Dodge Challenger Concept has completed its rounds on the auto show circuit, the people over at Daimler Chrysler are hard at work trying to figure out how to go about pumping out a production version of the hot retro automobile. Most recent reports have the carmaker not taking the mass market route that the Ford Mustang has taken, but will rather restrict the Challenger to a limited number, creating its own little niche market. Pricing is expected to be higher than the Stang.

While the Mustang has a V8 as an option, with only 30% of the Ford sports car being sold with the beefier engine, it seems that the Challenger will only come in a V8, and thus is targeted squarely at the people bent on having powerful muscle cars. That said, they still need to figure out where to manufacture the Challenger – which is based on the same platform as the Chrysler 300C, Dodge Magnum, and Dodge Charger – as that facility is already at its capacity.

It does not make economical sense to open up a new plant altogether for the Challenger, so they will have to wedge it into an existing plant. They want to build it "tomorrow", according to Joe Eberhardt, VP of marketing for Chrysler, but until they overcome these hurdles, we won't be seeing a Challenger on the road any time soon.

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NO, we do NOT need a low production car...
WTF DCX?!?!?!


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What The F_ck?????????? Hell No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I Cant Affoard An Old One, Now I Cant Affoard A New One Either, Dammit
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Re: Dodge Challenger to be Low Production V8

Really, take a minute to express your frustration with dodge themselves:

http://www-5.dodge.com/wccsapp/unive...ull&category=N

it wont take long, let them know how pissed off you are. it will make you feel better too.
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I sent them a message
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is it possible that dodge will mass produce it the following year after its limited production run?
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Re: Dodge Challenger to be Low Production V8

At best, this is still just speculation, and i'm not going to believe anything untill the official word is out from DCX. That said, if this car is going to be a gas guzzler, i wouldn't expect it to last very long anyhow.
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Re: Dodge Challenger to be Low Production V8

The high sticker price is not going to be the only problem with this low volume Chally. I just got back from a high volume Dodge dealer; wanted to get a closer look at the SRT's and sit in them. Every SRT (Magnum, Charger and 300) they had in stock had an additional note taped next to the sticker saying "Market Adjustment $5,000". I'd like to say that I'll never buy a vehicle from them, ever. But, they're doing it because all of the other dealers are also doing it. Where the hell are you going to go? Economically, if they ship more, the "price" should come down. But these cars aren't moving. Since I've started watching this SRT Charger about a month ago, it hasn't moved from their inventory. Just keep in mind, this is the type of BS we're going to have to deal with. Have to go now.......getting depressed..... ........now pissed
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Well, i think it's worth mentioning that if the comaro comes out and it is priced to compete with it's main rival, the mustang, then i'd be willing to guess that dodge dealers would have to lower thier prices to compete as well.
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That said, they still need to figure out where to manufacture the Challenger – which is based on the same platform as the Chrysler 300C, Dodge Magnum, and Dodge Charger – as that facility is already at its capacity.
I would think by 2007-08 the magnum will have run it's course, and DCX should say out with the Magnum in with the Challenger!


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