I've been a member for about a year now, but just finally got around to actually buying one. I traded my '04 ram in on a 2011 R/T classic (used). I got it for 28k with 24.5k miles on the clock and the high side of my trade-in's listed trade value. It's got precisely what I wanted (sunroof, leather, base stereo, TO, HIDs, Classic package rims), and I catch myself just randomly smirking every so often. Then I remember why and it turns into a full on grin.
Here's some Day 1 pictures of it:
I've yet to decide on a gender or a name for it, but I've got some plans. For starters I'm going to move in most of my old audio equipment from the traded in truck. I'm trying to decide if I should make an attempt at a carputer. I'm a junior electrical engineering student and the only thing stopping me on my last vehicle was knowing I'd be trading it within a year. In the mean time, I've got my sights set on a competition quality SQ system. I've got the deck and frontstage amplifier already. Next comes the 3 way components and maybe a beefier substage (2 mid-level 10" subs from the last vehicle ready to install for now). It turns out, the approach angle just ever so narrowly makes my driveway's incline (maybe 1/8" to spare). It means I can spend the money I expected to spend on leveling and repouring the driveway on those speakers in a little while.
I decided going in that I'm okay with the '11s not being tunable (yet). Until someone makes a handheld tuner I'll focus on looks and audio. It took me about 5 drives to figure out how the key fob's different features work. Unlocking the doors was interesting, and the remote start has been a crowd pleaser. How much can a car manufacturer change in 7 years? There's not a single thing familiar from my old truck. I'm sure a lot of people say this going in to a modern challenger purchase, but as of right now, I don't believe I'll ever sell this car. The V8 seems to be a dying breed, and someone's got to tell the grandkids how Detroit was made.
I've been an active forum member at some other dodge related talking forums. I hope to be an active contributor on CT. So hello from the newest owner on Challengertalk!