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A lot of people don't like to buy the first year of a new or greatly changed model.
 

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All the major components are well tested. I took a chance in 2011 with the then new 6.4 and no problems there.
 

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I'd say it's fine. Almost all of the parts have been in other Chrysler vehicles for a few years, and are just making their way into the Challenger for the first time.
 

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These items are only new to the Challenger. They've been in the Chrysler 300 for a couple years now.
 

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The major mechanical items (engines, 6-speed manual) are carry over items .

The 8 speed automatic is new to Challenger, but this ZF transmission has been in production for several years (other mfgrs. use ZF as a supplier).

The body shell itself is a carry over, so shouldn't have any issues there.

The suspension is a different design from the former Mercedes based ['08-'14], if anything there might be bushing issues, but that would likely be it.

The electronics and radios are migrated over from the '11-'14 Charger / 300, so far those items have good service history.

About the only things "all-new" would be interior trim and the front / rear facias, but FCA seems to be focused on getting these details right and based on the '11 refresh of the Charger / 300, material quality appears to be pretty good.
 

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The major mechanical items (engines, 6-speed manual) are carry over items .

The 8 speed automatic is new to Challenger, but this ZF transmission has been in production for several years (other mfgrs. use ZF as a supplier).

The body shell itself is a carry over, so shouldn't have any issues there.

The suspension is a different design from the former Mercedes based ['08-'14], if anything there might be bushing issues, but that would likely be it.

The electronics and radios are migrated over from the '11-'14 Charger / 300, so far those items have good service history.

About the only things "all-new" would be interior trim and the front / rear facias, but FCA seems to be focused on getting these details right and based on the '11 refresh of the Charger / 300, material quality appears to be pretty good.
Is the suspension re-design from the old Mercedes design, is that an improvement or just a cost saving measure?
 

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No, overall the car is still the same so it shouldn't be a concern.
If you buy a six speed then it's even closer the the same as this year's model.
 

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Is the suspension re-design from the old Mercedes design, is that an improvement or just a cost saving measure?
FCA is using the suspension modules that are shared with Maserati models - another of FCA's divisions and the LX and LD models are moving to that as well.

Cheaper for FCA to use their own designs than pay licensing fees or buy an outside company's parts (Mercedes).
 

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Hal H, what makes you say bushing issuses ? as I've been thinking about that for my 11 SRT
Its a general statement - I've found with new(er) designs sometimes the mfgr finds bushing wear or noise issues...I've seen this on new Mercedes designs and other high-end cars. Often with an all new design that gets worked out if issues turn up in the real world with volume production.

Usually its resolved with updated part designs - IIRC, the tension arms and front control arm bushings were an item on early LX cars. Updated bushings resolved it.

I don't know how recent the current Maserati full size (Quattroporte) suspension is, but there may be different bushing rates from the 'Maser design...American cars generally use different tuning rates from the Euro spec cars.
 

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l like the new dash board etc. but not liking the exterior! ......with that said, l do love our Challengers and l am happy for anyone who likes and continues to buy the Best Muscle Car in the World!!!
 

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FCA is using the suspension modules that are shared with Maserati models - another of FCA's divisions and the LX and LD models are moving to that as well.

Cheaper for FCA to use their own designs than pay licensing fees or buy an outside company's parts (Mercedes).
Well, I am good with that.

The current Challenger has a great ride/handling compromise. I would not want to see either diminished much. It sounds like we should like the ride & handling of the 2015s as well.

That addresses my concern.

Thank you very much Hal. :guiness:
 

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I like every aspect of the refreshed Challenger except the grill and the headlights. Everything else, even the big lower intake grill, it just fine with me.

Kudo's to Dodge for not just not screwing this up, but for pulling it off.

The new interiors are just what the Doctor ordered!
 
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