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When you look at the Challengers compared to the Mustangs and Camaro's, they look a lot more retro, I think anyway. Those Hellcats, Scatpacks and all Challengers in general, they just scream power, performance and looks. Read some funny comments too. B-
 

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They almost got a story right...

...and was good for $2,920 on entry-level Challengers
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I have nothing against the Mustang or Camaro and I have no loyalty to Dodge but I must admit when the challenger was first announced back in 2007 (at least that is when I became aware of it) I wanted one so bad. I always fancied Jeeps (have owned several) but this was the first new production car model that I was like...man I want one.

BTW I love the comments...tesla this...and tesla that. I really think the challenger makes those folks jealous. In fact, I have a co-work (old college buddy to boot) that just bought a dual motor Tesla S model and the first thing out of his mouth was...want to race? Come to think of it, even co-workers with Camaros and Mustangs would come up to me and say...want to race?! LoL!
 

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I'm a fan of Mustangs and always will be. One of favorites is the 1965 GT350 (white with blue stripes). But when the Challenger came out it was love at first sight. Then I saw the Sublime at the NYC car show 2 years ago and said this is the car for me. It's the roomiest as I still have a need for good trunk space. Although I would have loved the V8, I ended up with the AWD, which can't hurt in the Northeast, and don't regret it. Fun enough for me and gas mileage is good since it's my daily driver.

So long story short, I'm a Dodge guy now. I am so far highly impressed with the fit and finish of my Challenger, the comfort and the look.

If I read correctly Camaro is on its way out in the next year or two.
 

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A lot of people are misunderstanding the intent of the article (and the title specifically). By "King of the muscle cars", they are simply talking about sales numbers. Has absolutely nothing to do with any other aspect of the car whatsoever.

People are reading way too much into this.... :)

The Challenger simply sold more than the Camaro or Mustang for the month. Nothing more and nothing less.
 

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A lot of people are misunderstanding the intent of the article (and the title specifically). By "King of the muscle cars", they are simply talking about sales numbers. Has absolutely nothing to do with any other aspect of the car whatsoever.

People are reading way too much into this.... :)

The Challenger simply sold more than the Camaro or Mustang for the month. Nothing more and nothing less.
NO!

MUSTANG HAS CLEARLY SOLD MORE FOR ALL TIME THEREFORE THE BETTER CAR!

HURR HURR DODGE MEANS TO AVOID AMYRIGHT? HURR HURR HURR
 

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A lot of people are misunderstanding the intent of the article (and the title specifically). By "King of the muscle cars", they are simply talking about sales numbers. Has absolutely nothing to do with any other aspect of the car whatsoever.

People are reading way too much into this.... :)

The Challenger simply sold more than the Camaro or Mustang for the month. Nothing more and nothing less.
Yeah, but sales are a representation of how well the Challenger is received by the public and let's not forget it was released in 2008, slightly refreshed in 2015 and people are still buying them more so than mustang/camaro...um that is significant in my book and worth a pat on the back for FCA.
 

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I'm a first time Dodge owner. I've owned quite a few Mustangs. Cars that I've had were:

1975 Oldsmobile 442
1975 Datsun 280z
1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1
1983 Ford Mustang GT
1994 Ford Escort LX 4 door (got married, needed family mobile)
1984 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
1987 Nissan Maxima
1986 Ford Mustang GT
1988 Ford Mustang GT convertible
2001 Pontiac Grand AM GT
2003 Pontiac Grand AM GT (Wife loved these cars)
2009 Pontiac G8 GT (I love this car. Still have her and now is the Wife's ride)
2019 Dodge Challenger Widebody Scatpack

Wow looking back I've had alot of cars. Anyway, so being this is my first Dodge I really loved the retro look of the Challengers and the nostalgia is what swayed me into buying the car. I wanted something that was close to the big boat size 70s cars since my first was my 75 Olds, but make no mistake, this Challenger is no where near the big boat feel of that Olds.

The car handles like a sports car and although I find myself looking longingly at the Hellcats on occasion, this Scatpack still scares the crap out of me sometimes when going wot.

So I can see why The Dodge Challenger is a big seller. Dollars to horsepower, you just can't beat it.


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Yeah, but sales are a representation of how well the Challenger is received by the public and let's not forget it was released in 2008, slightly refreshed in 2015 and people are still buying them more so than mustang/camaro...um that is significant in my book and worth a pat on the back for FCA.
I don't disagree with you. I'm just pointing out that so many of the comments for that article were acting like the articles purpose was to say that the Challenger is the best muscle car. Regardless if it is or isn't, that has absolutely nothing to do with what the article is talking about. The article is strictly talking about sales numbers for the past month. Has nothing to do with which car is "better". Better is a relative term - what is "better" for one person may not be what is "better" for someone else. Just like anything else, each car has it's pros and cons.

I bought a Challenger, so it's obvious that I like the Challenger the best as well. :) For me though, it was the looks combined with the AWD - and that is something that none of the others even offer. For me, it's a daily-driver that looks awesome, but also is made for daly use - rain, snow or sunshine!
 

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Have you read many replies to articles in general? There seem to be a human subset that only write replies...to anything...and get all worked up, or troll, or generally go nuts. They are just good for a laugh, because if you take them seriously...that's the first sign :)

Now humorous Amazon review posts...that's a different story


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TW I love the comments...tesla this...and tesla that. I really think the challenger makes those folks jealous. In fact, I have a co-work (old college buddy to boot) that just bought a dual motor Tesla S model and the first thing out of his mouth was...want to race? Come to think of it, even co-workers with Camaros and Mustangs would come up to me and say...want to race?! LoL!
Heheh... that's funny, Chally. Tell him, Hell ya you want to race... Coast to coast, let's go!!
 

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Heheh... that's funny, Chally. Tell him, Hell ya you want to race... Coast to coast, let's go!!
I really have no desire to race...always someone faster. I wanted a car that can put on a smoke show at will. It's nice to see the Challenger winning, and it is a Dodge!
 

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I think a big reason the Challenger outsold the competition is the discounts too. The $10 per horsepower deal was unheard of before. We are only talking about the last 3 months, but I hope this trend continues.

Just my opinion, but if you look at a new Camaro now, the only thing retro about it is the tail lights. I'm into looks, that's why I bought a Challenger.
 

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Too bad the RT puts out more torque than HP. :p
Whys that a bad thing? Torque if I'm not mistaken is what you feel in the seat of your pants when you open the throttle while horsepower is just max power capacity. The old muscle cars also usually had more torque than horsepower.
 

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Whys that a bad thing? Torque if I'm not mistaken is what you feel in the seat of your pants when you open the throttle while horsepower is just max power capacity. The old muscle cars also usually had more torque than horsepower.
But horsepower sounds cooler.
 
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