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WELL......where's the pics :bigthumb:. Glad you and the wife made it home safe....so did you get the black side stripes?
 

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Sorry guys, been really busy. I need to get off midnight shift and then I'll have some pictures up. At this point, I am leaving the stripes on. Everyone compliments them and says they have not seen one like it. So I am left with a few possibilities:

1.) Leave the car as is
2.) Do the Katzkin white leather to match the stripes (total 70s look)
3.) Change the stripes to black and leave interior alone

The only things I plan to do are put a Mopar exhaust and CAI on it and maybe a retro pistol grip like out of the Mopar 10, but that's it. I just am curious to see how many are out there like mine with the same options (Track Pack, STP, electronics group, HIDs) with the white stripes. I would imagine not a ton, esepcially since mine does not have a sunroof.
 

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Dude congrats on your new ride!! In my opinion you made the right choice but u have to get the white katzkin seats!! I think that looks awesome!!! first talk your wife into keeping the pontiac for the winter, cause once u change the interior you wont want to get it dirty at all, and these cars arent that great in the winter. well good luck with your purchase and im glad u held your ground on the price too, tose dealers can really try and screw you sometimes.
 

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Thanks guys. Everyone tells me to the leave the white stripes since it is unique. I don't think there are many Hemi Orange around with white stripes. Out of the eight leftovers I found within driving distance, two had them. Besides, the white stripes have grown on me now. I still like black slightly more but not enough to change it. I am debating on the white katzkins. They are $1,200 installed for the normal quality leather, more for the fancier leather. The mods I may do to the car are exhaust, cai, tune, Mopar 10 pistol grip shifter handle, and the white Katzkins. I have some other bills to take care of first namely just buying 5 grand worth of new furniture for our living room and dining room. Once my priorities are in order within the next year, I will probably go with the white katzkins/door panels first then the new shifter followed by the performance stuff. Orange with white is so 70s. I love it.
 

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Easy Toxic Orange!
 

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For anyone else who is debating a 2010 or 2011 RT, the 2011 RT's do not have some of the evic options that the 2010's do. There are many threads on here from 2011 owners saying the 2011 cars do not have the 0-60 timers like the 2009's and 2010's have. This is one of the coolest features on the car. Also with the shipping problems and parts problems that Chrysler is having, you might be waiting a while for the 2011. Unless you want a SRT or SE(which have major upgrades for 2011), there is not that much changed on the 2011 RT. You might really consider a 2010 RT. I went through the same debate 6 weeks ago before deciding on the 2010 HO RT Classic. I am totally happy with my decision.
 

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Everyone gets what they get for there own reasons. I got a 2011 because....
I like toxic orange
I like climate control
I got it below invoice, so it wasn't much more.
All the 2010s within 100 miles were poorly equipped
I like some of the subtle changes like no hood badge, hood struts from the factory
New intake
Etc....

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Everyone gets what they get for there own reasons. I got a 2011 because....
I like toxic orange
I like climate control
I got it below invoice, so it wasn't much more.
All the 2010s within 100 miles were poorly equipped
I like some of the subtle changes like no hood badge, hood struts from the factory
New intake
Etc....

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Oh yeah everyone has to make their own decisions and be happy with their choice. I just always wanted Hemi Orange. Your Toxic Orange looks awesome.
 

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I agree that the 2011 R/Ts are a slight improvement over the 2010s but not enough to make me not get a color I wanted, which I why I bought the 2010. Now had I with a SRT-8 brand new, I would have gotten a 2011 since it is improved enough to make me want it over the 2010. I just felt the extra cost premium 6-8K over my R/T based on the quotes I got on leftover 2010 SRTs was not worth it not to mention the 2011s were between 45-47K. If I ever get a SRT, it will be a 2011 plus now. The R/T for all intents and purposes is pretty much going to stay the same I believe for a while if not until production ends on the current generation. I doubt we will see a second anyway.
 

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My 2010 HEMI Orange R/T. Other than the chrome 20" wheels, hood, spoiler and stripes, this car is a entry-level as any R/T comes. I upgraded the sound system and wouldn't have my car any other way. Plus, you can probably make a better deal on the 2010. Due to the softer ride, it's hard to believe this heavy car has more power than my 1995 LT1 Corvette.

(Note: Even "entry-level", this car comes with more standard features than most cars have options. Power seats, power windows, A/C, leather interior, 5.7L HEMI engine, illuminated cup holders, 5 speed auto trans. Not bad... Not bad at all.)
 

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Thanks guys. Everyone tells me to the leave the white stripes since it is unique. I don't think there are many Hemi Orange around with white stripes. Out of the eight leftovers I found within driving distance, two had them. Besides, the white stripes have grown on me now. I still like black slightly more but not enough to change it. I am debating on the white katzkins. They are $1,200 installed for the normal quality leather, more for the fancier leather. The mods I may do to the car are exhaust, cai, tune, Mopar 10 pistol grip shifter handle, and the white Katzkins. I have some other bills to take care of first namely just buying 5 grand worth of new furniture for our living room and dining room. Once my priorities are in order within the next year, I will probably go with the white katzkins/door panels first then the new shifter followed by the performance stuff. Orange with white is so 70s. I love it.

I have a feeling that the 2010 HO Challenger Classics with the whites stripes is somewhat of a rare combo... and I ordered mine with the 6 speed and no sunroof as well. I'd love to know the production figures with this setup.


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

Mods: Katzkin Pearl White Leather * Skip Shift Eliminator
 

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I have a feeling that the 2010 HO Challenger Classics with the whites stripes is somewhat of a rare combo... and I ordered mine with the 6 speed and no sunroof as well. I'd love to know the production figures with this setup.


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

Mods: Katzkin Pearl White Leather * Skip Shift Eliminator
I too am curious. I suppose I could contact Chrysler? Anyways, surprisingly the white stripes really grew on me as everyone who has seen the car keeps complimenting them. My wife says a no go on the white seats since they are too hard to keep clean and would rather see me put money into performance stuff since the car already looks good. We will see what happens. I also convinced her to let me keep my Grand Prix, so the car will only be driven in nice weather. Had I known that would have been the case, I may have bit the bullet and gotten the SRT-8. For now, I'm just enjoying her!
 
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