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When reading/skimming this, here is what I read.
When I start thinking of upgrading my wife
reminds that when I sit in traffic on my commute I'm no faster than the civic next to me. Might be her way of getting me to stop changing cars too often.
 

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Last year a friend of mine upgraded from GirlFriend 6.0 to Wife 1.0, and found that it’s a memory hog leaving very little system resources available for other applications. He is now noticing that Wife 1.0 is also spawning Child Processes which are further consuming valuable resources. No mention of this particular phenomena was included in the product brochure or the documentation, though other users have informed him that this is to be expected due to the nature of the application.

Not only that, Wife 1.0 installs itself such that it is always launched at system initialization, where it can monitor all other system activity. He’s finding that some applications such as PokerNight 10.3, BeerBash 2.5, and PubNight 7.0 are no longer able to run in the system at all, crashing the system when selected (even though they always worked fine before).

During installation, Wife 1.0 provides no option as to the installation of undesired Plug-Ins such as Mother-in-law 55.8 and Brother-in-law Beta release. Also, system performance seems to diminish with each passing day.

Some features he’d like to see in the upcoming wife 2.0:

a “Don’t remind me again” button.
a Minimize button.
an install shield feature that allows Wife 2.0 be installed with the option to uninstall at any time without the loss of cache and other system resources.
an option to run the network driver in promiscuous mode which would allow the system’s hardware probe feature to be much more useful.

I myself decided to avoid the headaches associated with Wife 1.0 by sticking with Girlfriend 7.0. Even here, however, I found many problems. Apparently you cannot install Girlfriend 7.0 on top of Girlfriend 6.0. You must uninstall Girlfriend 6.0 first. Other users say this is a long standing bug that I should have known about. Apparently the previous versions of Girlfriend have conflicts over shared use of the I/O port. You think they would have fixed such a stupid bug by now. To make matters worse, The uninstall program for Girlfriend 6.0 doesn’t work very well leaving undesirable traces of the application in the system. Another thing — all versions of Girlfriend continually popup little annoying messages about the advantages of upgrading to Wife 1.0.

Wife 1.0 has an undocumented bug. If you try to install Mistress 1.1 before uninstalling Wife 1.0, Wife 1.0 will delete MSMoney files before doing the uninstall itself. Then Mistress 1.1 will refuse to install, claiming insufficient resources.

To avoid this bug, try installing Mistress 1.1 on a different system and never run any file transfer applications such as Laplink 6.0. Also, beware of similar shareware applications that have been known to carry viruses that may affect Wife 1.0. Another solution would be to run Mistress 1.1 via a UseNet provider under an atechinternet-users.gifnonymous name. Here again, beware of the viruses which can accidentally be downloaded from the UseNet.

Tech Support Suggestions

These are very common problem men complain about, but is mostly due to a primary misconception. Many people upgrade from Girlfriend 6.0 to Wife 1.0 with the idea that Wife 1.0 is merely a Utilities & Entertainment program. Wife 1.0 is indeed an operating system and designed by its creator to run everything.

It is unlikely you would be able to purge Wife 1.0 and still convert back to Girlfriend 6.0. Hidden operating files within your system would cause Girlfriend 6.0 to emulate Wife 1.0 so nothing is gained. It is impossible to uninstall, delete, or purge the program files from the system once installed. You cannot go back to Girlfriend 6.0 because Wife 1.0 is not designed to do this.

Some have tried to install Girlfriend 7.0 or Wife 2.0 but end up with more problems than the original system. Look in your manual under “Warnings - Alimony/Child support”. I recommend you keep Wife 1.0 and deal with the situation. I suggest installing background application program C:\YESDEAR to alleviate software augmentation.

Having installed Wife 1.0 myself, I might also suggest you read the entire section regarding General Partnership Faults (GPFs). You must assume all responsibility for faults and problems that might occur, regardless of their cause. The best course of action will be to enter the command C:\APOLOGIZE. In any case avoid excessive use of C:\YESDEAR because ultimately you may have to give the C:\APOLOGIZE command before the operating system will return to normal. The system will run smoothly as long as you take the blame for all the GPFs.

Wife 1.0 is a great program, but very high-maintenance. Consider buying additional software to improve the performance of Wife 1.0. I recommend Flowers 3.1 and Diamonds 2K. Do not, under any circumstances, install Secretary with Short Skirt 3.3. This is not a supported application for Wife 1.0 and is likely to cause irreversible damage to the operating system.

Best of Luck,
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LOL, instant classic write-up right there.
 

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Every time I drive from Los Angeles to Houston every year I am so glad I have the V6.

The V6 cruises effortlessly at 80MPH with wonderful freeway passing power in reserve, and I get 27.8 MPG on the trip computer using regular gas

Every time I’ve visited there some stranger remarks how great my car looks.

Don’t want to offend anyone here but the V6 in the current Challenger is a newer design than the 5.7 and in my opinion a better design.

Also I recently turned 52,000 miles on my 2016 SXT Plus without any issues with the engine




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Don’t want to offend anyone here but the V6 in the current Challenger is a newer design than the 5.7 and in my opinion a better design.
As the owner of a 5.7l I am..... (wait for it)


actually in agreement with you, I wish the 5.7l was an aluminum block overhead cam engine! And yes I know 4 valves per cylinder is good too, for the V8 trying to be close enough to a Hemi I would only want 2 valves per cylinder.
 

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Here's a true story for you. Guys with the dual motor Teslas can turn your V8 of choice inside out. These guys are appearing more often at red lights near you. The moral of the story is that style is often far better than speed. Enjoy your Challenger for what it is, not what it's not.
 

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Here's a true story for you. Guys with the dual motor Teslas can turn your V8 of choice inside out. These guys are appearing more often at red lights near you. The moral of the story is that style is often far better than speed. Enjoy your Challenger for what it is, not what it's not.
Well said! :)
 

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The 3.6 is an excellent engine and has more than enough power for everyday street driving. Most of us Hemi owners never get to use the full potential of their engines, unless we take them to the track. I live in NJ- the most densely populated state in the nation. Because of heavy traffic and a strong police presence, I have to drive very conservatively with my 6.1 SRT, while getting 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway. I have never come close to seeing its 173 mph top speed.
 

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I will say - I've been VERY happy with the 3.6L in my 2018 GT. I've honestly never said to myself "I wish I had more power". I just don't need any more power for the way I drive the car. I bought my GT for looks and for the AWD capability and it serves me well.

If anything, I would like to have the V8 sound, but that's about it for me.
 

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This is why I never buy brand new...I did once and regretted it the day after...
I now only buy "pre loved" vehicles because the dollar value is so much better...

I just bought a 2015 SRT 392 with mileage in the 40s for probably less than you paid and guess what...we are both now driving "used cars"...

Today's cars are so well built that they are like new for a long time if treated right and if I accidentally put a scratch in my "used car" it doesn't hurt nearly as bad as if I bought it new :)

Just my 2 cents worth...

You sound kinda like I did after buying the only new vehicle I have ever bought...it would not surprise me if this was your last one as well for the same reasons...

Do what I did and drive it til you are no longer upside down and move on and remember this the next time you car shop :) Peace!
 

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well I had many cars in my day and not really impressed by this SRT8 I own.

Car is so dang heavy the 475 HP is way to low for the given weight. I bought the car for looks alone and 6 speed Hemi.
Not for performance, we cruise the wheels off it and car shows. Will never see the track ever.
SO a First v6 car would be WAY more practical for us except the HEMI Stick shift stuck in my head. (just to own one)

AWD drive GT would be in my future me thinks...………...
 

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If this makes you feel better

1969 Mustang Boss 302 302ci/290hp, 4spd, 3.91, 0-60 - 6.9, 1/4 mile - 14.85 @ 96.15mph

Challenger SXT 220ci/305hp, Automatic, 0-60 6.3, 1/4 mile - 14.8 @ 95 mph
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A couple of years after I graduated High School a buddy of mine bought a new 1987 IROC-Z. I remember thinking how awesome that car was.

It was a 5.7L V-8. Made 220 hp. 0-60 in 6.3. The car magazines declared “The Muscle Car is back!” 🙂
 

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I will say - I've been VERY happy with the 3.6L in my 2018 GT. I've honestly never said to myself "I wish I had more power". I just don't need any more power for the way I drive the car. I bought my GT for looks and for the AWD capability and it serves me well.

If anything, I would like to have the V8 sound, but that's about it for me.
What he said...


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I'm on the band wagon that the SXT is plenty fast if your not racing. 300hp is nothing to sneeze at. A differential upgrade (3.9?) would help your 0-60 but your MPG would go down.

I had an Altima with the 3.5L, it was a little faster than the SXT but for sure fast enough. My wife has a BMX X3 Xdrivei28 (Turbo 4 banger, 245hp I think) that is about as fast as the SXT and I don't feel under powered when I drive it. However, my Scat Pack is way more fun to drive. Ironically I think her Beemer handles better despite being a Cross-Over.

Just toss a Super Charger on it and you will be good. ;)
 
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