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So, last Friday I parked my 2 year old, 46K mile daily driver Scat Pack, picked up a rental car, and on Saturday morning headed out 4 hours to pick up a new Jeep Wrangler JK Rubicon. I've wanted one for 20 years, found a great deal, and pulled the trigger. It's awesome, for what it is, and I love it. But it's slow, bouncy, has light, pedestrian steering. Bottom line: It's a Jeep. I'm not complaining about all these things, I know what I was getting into, but just making a comparison.

I drove the Wrangler for the past week entirely and for the first time last night decided to knock the rust off the Challenger. HOLY CRAP, it feels like a totally new car. The heavy, short clutch travel and heavy Sport mode steering just feels awesome again, the Barton short throw shifter feels even shorter now. It's just a whole new experience all over again after conditioning myself to the new Wrangler.

So, in buying a new daily driver Wrangler, I've also created an all new driving experience in my Scat Pack. It's like I got two new cars.
 

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So, last Friday I parked my 2 year old, 46K mile daily driver Scat Pack, picked up a rental car, and on Saturday morning headed out 4 hours to pick up a new Jeep Wrangler JK Rubicon. I've wanted one for 20 years, found a great deal, and pulled the trigger. It's awesome, for what it is, and I love it. But it's slow, bouncy, has light, pedestrian steering. Bottom line: It's a Jeep. I'm not complaining about all these things, I know what I was getting into, but just making a comparison.

I drove the Wrangler for the past week entirely and for the first time last night decided to knock the rust off the Challenger. HOLY CRAP, it feels like a totally new car. The heavy, short clutch travel and heavy Sport mode steering just feels awesome again, the Barton short throw shifter feels even shorter now. It's just a whole new experience all over again after conditioning myself to the new Wrangler.

So, in buying a new daily driver Wrangler, I've also created an all new driving experience in my Scat Pack. It's like I got two new cars.


Funny, I experience the same thing swapping back and forth between my 2015 Jeep Wrangler Sahara and 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392. Like yours, both of mine are 6-speeds.
 

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Occasionally I fly out for a work trip and drive a rental car for a few days. When I come back I realize how bad ass my car really is. None of the little quirks no longer annoy me and it feels like a new car.
 

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Try swapping between a 2003 Durango and Scat Pack. Lol, I get a huge smile every time I start the SP up.

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I have my 2012 Yellow Jacket, my 2016 Wrangler Oscar Mike and a 2015 Nissan Frontier, all are 6 speeds and I like each one for the reason I bought it. True, my favorite is my SRT but it gets used less than 2000 miles a season and I don't worry about where I park the other two and the Jeep has thousands in mods done to it so I do take great care of it but not like the Challenger where it's always within visual distance. I don't sit and think wow, I'd rather be driving the car. Even the truck for work puts a smile on my face since it has that third pedal. I'm even considering a Ram 2500 Cummings so I can get a six speed in it. Scary to think it costs more than an SRT, I guess it's because trucks are "in", they used to be work vehicles.
 

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same here. I switch between my lifted Jeep and R/T every couple of weeks until the snow starts flying. Then it's full time Jeep.
 

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Actually, the less I drive it the more I appreciate it and look forward to driving it.
If I drove it on a frequent basis, I'd feel bored of it.
 

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Actually, the less I drive it the more I appreciate it and look forward to driving it.

If I drove it on a frequent basis, I'd feel bored of it.


That's how I was getting without even realizing it.

I appreciate it a lot more now for what it is.


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I actually get into ANY vehicle, drive it for a while, then get back into my T/A, and I get the same feeling. Ain't nothing like it!
 

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I feel the same way! Even though my Wrangler is supercharged, it's so refreshing to get into my Challenger and drive it. Nothing like it.
 
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