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I traded in my 2012 R/T Classic for a new 2014 R/T. I really liked the Classic but it was an automatic and I missed shifting and the red side stripes were a little over the top for me. The dealer had several R/T's on a back lot - most of them around 32k but differing widely in options. I chose a Pitch Black R/t with silver stripes,27J package, six speed, STP, 730N, Anti-Spin. I'm really enjoying it but waiting for the weather to get better.
 

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Man im in the same boat. I have a 2012 R/T auto, and I am really missing rowing threw gears. This is the first auto I have ever own. Some thing about the paddel shifters sold me. Anyways I am currious to know how the trade in worked for you. How much did you still owe on your 2012? What kind of trade in value did they give you? How much did you lose in the long run? Was it worth it?
Thanks for any imput, as I am on the verge of doing this my self.
 

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The Tremec 6060 6-speed transmissions in the Challengers are a perfect fit. It has a good feel to it and smooth gear shift every time. The clutch has a linear engagement that allows good feedback.

Some have issues with the skip-shift feature. But l haven't had any issues with that feature forcing me to skip a couple of gears.
 

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Man im in the same boat. I have a 2012 R/T auto, and I am really missing rowing threw gears. This is the first auto I have ever own. Some thing about the paddel shifters sold me.
I you haven't started using the AutoStick feature (paddles and/or shifter), you're missing out. Keeping the car in Drive is hella boring, especially coming from manuals. I'm not saying that the shifts are as satisfying as with a stick, and you have only 5 gears, but manual mode sweetens the auto deal. There's a learning curve because the TCM is really the one making all the moves, but it's still a lot of fun and control. Very little lag with the paddles. Try it!
 

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I had to get the manual...and put the Hurst short-throw pistol grip on it.
It's been too long since I had a stick. Used to drive nothing but.
Plus, as a bonus it guarantees the ol' lady won't be driving it (1 armed chick can't shift ;) )
 

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The Tremec 6060 6-speed transmissions in the Challengers are a perfect fit. It has a good feel to it and smooth gear shift every time. The clutch has a linear engagement that allows good feedback. Some have issues with the skip-shift feature. But l haven't had any issues with that feature forcing me to skip a couple of gears.
I've never been caught by the skip shift thing yet but it didn't take me long to cancel that hill-assist thing. I thought that was really going to be great but no...
 

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6 speeds

I looked at the challengers as soon as they came out in 2008, but didn't want one until they offered a stick shift. I bought a 2012 classic and I'm am very happy with the car. Without the 6 speed, I would have never bought it. Its half the fun of driving the car to me.

I have the hill start assist on. I learned to drive on a stick shift and never had a problem on hills, but my HSA works fine, so I use it.

The STP on the 6 speed cars makes it better yet. Good decision!
 

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Man im in the same boat. I have a 2012 R/T auto, and I am really missing rowing threw gears. This is the first auto I have ever own. Some thing about the paddel shifters sold me. Anyways I am currious to know how the trade in worked for you. How much did you still owe on your 2012? What kind of trade in value did they give you? How much did you lose in the long run? Was it worth it?
Thanks for any imput, as I am on the verge of doing this my self.















This is the breakdown - I owned the 2012 outright - they gave me $23,500 trade-in for it. the 2014 R/T list was $37,375 but I got the it for $31,950 - with price break and incentives. The Classic was already paid off and I paid the balance between the two in cash. Did I get the best possible deal? Probably not but a good deal none-the-less and one that I am quite satisfied with.
 
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