From the factory, a Clutch Delay Valve is installed, like on most modern manual transmission vehicles......There was so much clunking going from 1st to 2nd it is hard to believe this is a modern day transmission. Should have been like cutting butter.
My wife and I have driven over 400k combined miles with sticks. This was by far the worse.
As this is my first experience with a Challenger stick, I do not know what a "new" stick feels like. At 3k miles however, I think the stick is probably as broken in/would be about as fluid/smooth as one could expect.So not sure what you mean by "should be broken in by know"?
"Not that any dealer would resort to such unscrupulous tactics"As this is my first experience with a Challenger stick, I do not know what a "new" stick feels like. At 3k miles however, I think the stick is probably as broken in/would be about as fluid/smooth as one could expect.
There were some comments about the hydraulic clutch being responsible for clunking from 1st to 2nd.
To be clear, I was keeping the clutch fully disengaged and shifting back and forth from 1st to 2nd, back to 1st, back to 2nd, etc.
Engaging and disengaging clutch was not involved.
Perhaps the dealer junked up the transmission to keep people from ordering manuals in order to sell the auto transmission Challengers off of the lot. Not that any dealer would resort to such unscrupulous tactics.
Why? Probably a fear of getting stuck with a car a buyer bailed on at delivery."Not that any dealer would resort to such unscrupulous tactics"
Don't be so sure. My local dealer flat out refused to order my car with a manual. He said he only sold auto cars. When I asked why all I got was allot of mumbling. I had to go to another dealer in another city an hour away.
While not wanting to paint with too broad a brush, these dealerships do exist. With too much frequency. However there are great dealerships out there (@stevewhite), for instance, the dealership where I ordered my Scat Pack, they were great.more like beware new car buyers of cars that get test driven period let alone be used as loaners...
at 3,200 miles that challenger was a loaner vehicle at some point and some mouth breathing lead footed buffoon broke the trans. and now the dealership is trying to pawn it off to some unsuspecting poor idiot without fixing it. which is just another one of the common scumbag practices stealerships use to fill their pockets full of middleman cash at the cost of the consumer of course becasue they have no souls apparently.