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how come the 2011 is $2k more than the 2010?(when your getting $8500 off)....is the 2011 $6500 off?

if i were buying it i wouldnt hesitate to go HO on an RT....if you were talking SRT then id say no, but RT=YES! all day long
The 2010s are more expensive than the 2011 because a lot of what was optional on the 2010 is now standard on the 2011. The sticker on the 2010 Hemi Orange one is 38.5, whereas a similarly equipped 2011 Toxic Orange one is 34.5.
 

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Well got an offer for 10K for my Mustang, which I am going to take. If all works out, I'll pick it up Saturday. They are, however, not coming down on the price of the 2010. I still think $29,9xx is great deal for a car that was $38,500 MSRP. 29K even would be even better, but at this point, I found the car and color I want, and it is the only one optioned the way I want within 200 miles of me. The best quotes I have gotten have been between 7-8K off sticker for similar cars, so this one at $8,500 is the best I've seen so far. They said they'll remove the white side stripes for me too. I'll pay a lttle extra for the convenience of not having to ship a car of fly out to get it. Plus, I saved a little not having to list my Mustang by selling it to a friend. Anyone ever take off their Classic's side stripes, any issues? I plan to put black ones on in the near future.
Woot! Can't wait to see pics.

You don't like the white stripes? I've never seen them in person, but I would think it would look great on HO. Regardless, AWESOME CAR!

Hope it all goes smoothly.
 

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Well got an offer for 10K for my Mustang, which I am going to take. If all works out, I'll pick it up Saturday. They are, however, not coming down on the price of the 2010. I still think $29,9xx is great deal for a car that was $38,500 MSRP. 29K even would be even better, but at this point, I found the car and color I want, and it is the only one optioned the way I want within 200 miles of me. The best quotes I have gotten have been between 7-8K off sticker for similar cars, so this one at $8,500 is the best I've seen so far. They said they'll remove the white side stripes for me too. I'll pay a lttle extra for the convenience of not having to ship a car of fly out to get it. Plus, I saved a little not having to list my Mustang by selling it to a friend. Anyone ever take off their Classic's side stripes, any issues? I plan to put black ones on in the near future.

Hmmm maybe they'll sweeten the deal and remove the white ones and replace them with black???? The stripes come off easy enough but there will be a slight amount of "ghosting" for lack of a better word. That ghosting can be taken care of with a little wax and buffing. But seriously..... I would see if the dealer will put on black ones if thats what you really want. The black side stripes look good on HO.

BTW I agree with you on the white side stripes. I prefer the black side stripes. Funny though the white full rally stripes really look good IMHO....:bigthumb:.....the 392 style even better.......:thumbsup:.....sorry Huggytree
 

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Well, they will remove the side stripes free of charge, but I don't think they will put black ones on for me since they don't carry them in stock, and I am not going to drive 90 minutes both ways to have them do it when I have a guy I know who would put them on for a case of beer.
 

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I got an 08 HO with 14000 miles for 32k
I see your looking at 6speeds so going fast in the qtr must not be your goal, that being said I would go with the 2011
If you want to go fast in the qtr then buy my brothers 08 #5440
 

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Hmmm maybe they'll sweeten the deal and remove the white ones and replace them with black???? The stripes come off easy enough but there will be a slight amount of "ghosting" for lack of a better word. That ghosting can be taken care of with a little wax and buffing. But seriously..... I would see if the dealer will put on black ones if thats what you really want. The black side stripes look good on HO.

BTW I agree with you on the white side stripes. They look like sh*t. Funny though the white full rally stripes really look good IMHO....:bigthumb:.....the 392 style even better.......:thumbsup:.....sorry Huggytree

The RT Classic with white side stripes looks like sh*t??? That's the first time I've heard that one.



2010 Hemi Orange Challenger RT Classic
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Electronics Conv. Group
Mygig Nav with Sound Group II
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Mods: Katzkin Pearl White Leather * Skip Shift Eliminator
 

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Originally Posted by plissken99
HO is an endearing color, you will love it for years to come. A year and a half later I still get a big shit eating grin whenever I look toward my driveway! And personally I'm in the 'don't like the new steering wheel' camp, looks like a minivan wheel.

Glad to see you decided on the R/T.
Minivan? MINIVAN!

Them's fightin' words.

Ever see the steering wheel in a minivan? I have a 2009 T&C and you can see the same steering wheel (minus the Chrysler logo) in your 09/10 challenger. They changed it so its not the same as the mini van.
 

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Ahhhh....sorry SRTpwr.....please accept my apology. Let me remove my foot from my mouth. I really ment to say that I prefer black side stripes rather than white and was agreeing the the OP on his color preferance on the side stripes and got caught up in the moment. My apologies to any and all who were offended....... :7:



The RT Classic with white side stripes looks like sh*t??? That's the first time I've heard that one.



2010 Hemi Orange Challenger RT Classic
6 Speed Manual
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Electronics Conv. Group
Mygig Nav with Sound Group II
White Stripes

Mods: Katzkin Pearl White Leather * Skip Shift Eliminator
 

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Ahhhh....sorry SRTpwr.....please accept my apology. Let me remove my foot from my mouth. I really ment to say that I prefer black side stripes rather than white and was agreeing the the OP on his color preferance on the side stripes and got caught up in the moment. My apologies to any and all who were offended....... :7:
I think the white stripes look good if the car has a white interior to match them. Whoever said I don't care about going fast in the 1/4 mile by getting a 6 speed, you are right. I could care less as the car will never be tracked. I just think the 6 speed is more engaging and fun. Plus, the six speed exhaust is much better in comparison to the auto at least on the R/T. Someone also mentioned earlier that no one exclaims after looking inside one's Challenger, "Oh awesome! You got the automatic!" I have nothing against either. I just don't want to turn this thread into auto vs. manual debate. God knows there are enough of those. :)
 

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I am glad you made the decision to go with the color that really is you. Given the choice I would take HO, but that is me. I would keep the white side stripes if I were you also. A lot of guys think they would not like stipes they come with but they change their mind after a bit. IMO white stripes are awesome looking on HO - but again that is me.
 

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Well, I am going to leave the white stripes on for now since I don't have black ones to put on yet. If they grow on me, I may end up leaving them. My wife has come around to them and thinks the car is more rare with white stripes. Of course, 12 hours earlier, she said it was fugly with white stripes. Women... At least, she caved and let me get the 6 speed!

I found some OEM Mopar black stripes on ebay for $231.99, but I am going to wait to see the white stripes in person before making any FINAL decisions. This entire process has been exhausting enough without getting worked up over something as trivial as stripes.

2010 Dodge Challenger Black R/T Bodyside Stripe Kit OEM - eBay (item 150576962790 end time Apr-13-11 04:41:05 PDT)
 

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Well, I have the checks here, and the Mustang has been sold. I am ready, but are they? Ah, how I love dealers. Where do I begin? The nice lady I have been dealing with was off today. I arranged financing through Chase bank and not the dealer. Chase needed the bill of sale faxed to them. Their finance guy refused to fax them the bill of sale and told my loan officer he doesn't understand why I am not doing indirect financing through him. Chase said they have never had someone pull something like this from a dealer. I called the dealer and the manager ended up faxing everything himself. Then I look at the bill of sale and notice the price of the car is up by about $700.00 more than what I agreed upon. The price did not include destination, which I knew. I asked the manager about it. He tells me the destination charge is $1,200.00! I told him there was no way it was that much since I have the window sticker and it states $750.00. He backpedals and says he would have to check on it for me and get back to me. He never does. Then I see a 209.00 "optional equipment" column on the bill as well. I ask him about that, and he goes into this long rant about how all their cars have this. He says they have a serial number in the cars windows for theft purposes or something that made no sense. I told him that was never agreed upon and they never told me about that. He says, "Well, we told you everything else, and it would just be easier if you were here." I told him I lived 90 min from there and would not waste my time if this is how I was going to be treated. I am calling the manager I have been dealing with giving her an earful in the morning, which will be awesome after coming off a midnight shift tonight. I'll be extra fired up. I refuse to pay for $200 worth of crap I didn't want or ask for. Also, they are going to fix their inflated destination charge, or they can shove it. Antioch Chrysler Dodge Jeep Antioch, IL.
 

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Keep strong arming them, dealers are always more desperate than they let on. When I bought mine it was the last HO Challenger for 09, and it still appeared they were going to cancel HO for the 2010 model year. The sticker on mine was just under 32k, but when we sat down to deal they wanted 40k, market value they said. I laughed in the guys face and told him I wasn't married to HO, but either way they would not get my buisness if I bought another color because of this BS. They asked me what my price was, and I told em not a penny over sticker.

Then they said they had a lady out of town offering 35k for it, but I could have it if I matched that today. So I said more power to ya with whatserface, and walked out. They called me two days later and asked me to come in. Suddenly they were giving the car to me at sticker!

If I had caved and paid 35 or 40k, then the next month it turned out that HO was still being offered, I would have burnt that dealer down lol.
 

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Well, on their website the car is listed as $38,450 MSRP less a discount/incentive of $8,528 with a final price of $29,962. They also have the catchall "Prices do not include tax, title, license, and destination." The MSRP already includes a $750.00 destination fee from Dodge right on the window sticker. Does that mean these idiots are trying to charge a destination fee of their own? That's what it looks like, and it appears it is $1,200 on my bill of sale form. Depending on their reaction to me pointing this out, I may or may not have a car afterall because I refuse to pay two destination fees. Oh, and they are going to take off that $200.00 dollar charge on the anti theft etching crap they did without telling me. Stick it to the man!
 

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Okay, the descrepancy has been taken care of with the destination charge along with the anti theft option charge. I am going to pick her up this afternoon. I mentioned to the wife about keeping my Grand Prix for winter time. She said we are selling it to buy winter wheels and tires for the Challenger. I can't win all the battles it seems! At least, she let me get a stick shift, which baffles me. I wonder if she has a hidden agenda... :) I'll post some pictures in the next few days if I can figure out how. Thanks for everyone's valuable input and patience with my ramblings on this subject.
 

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Wow, what a great car! The 90 min ride home was so comfy, except for the butt pucker moment I experienced. My wife was in front of me in the middle lane alongside a semi tractor trailer that was traveling in the right lane. All of a sudden, I saw rubber flying up from underneath his truck. That's right he had a blow out right in front of me at 70mph. Luckily, I was far enough behind to avoid the flying tire debris, and my wife was able to swerve out of the way. That would have been horrible to have two new cars damaged by something like that at the same time. We were lucky.
 
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