I agree as well. If the Challenger is going to be a long term success it needs to appeal to as many buyers as possible. I really hope DCX doesn't try to make this car a niche market collectable.ND RAM said:Gotta leave every option up to the potential buyer. V6 base, 5.7, 6.1, 6.4
...what he said.WildBillTX said:If DCX wants to compete head on with the Mustang they'll have to make a V-6 base model. There will be plenty of students, struggling young adults and especally females who'll want the looks but with better fuel economy.
Well said!! I want a big V8 as bad as the next guy but if there is not a V6 then this car will not be around long....WildBillTX said:If DCX wants to compete head on with the Mustang they'll have to make a V-6 base model. There will be plenty of students, struggling young adults and especally females who'll want the looks but with better fuel economy.
.MoparOrNoCar said:In a word...yes! The challenger should be a V8 only car. A V6 in a challenger is like putting 4 doors on a charger or a V8 in a viper. Also, when I buy one of these I don't want to see another 149,999 of the same car running around. Saturation means that the uniqueness of the vehicle is lost as is some of the appeal. (e.g. all mustangs and camaros)
As far as profitability the challenger sounds like it will be shoehorned into an existing line which means cheaper tooling and production layout costs. Less overhead = lower sticker price = affordable V8 mode that doesn't have to be mass producedl. If people want a V6 well then they should just have to pony up and buy a mustang. Me…well, I’m a mopar guy, a v8 mopar guy.
What made the Ponycar so popular in its glory days was that anyone with a decient job could at least afford a base model. And if you had extra cash you could get a V-8 that you could later modify or trick out when you scraped up more money for engine mods, paint, wheels, interior etc.firstmethod said:Its awfully crowded on your side of the fence.