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Yup its a granite a8 ... hopefully by thursday the title is in my name , hoping ... so there a dash indicator , but no 100% confirmation if sport mode disable MDS? Anyone can confirm? I want the full v8 exaust note even at a traffic light lol.
It's disabled in my car in sport mode. It's never come on while on the freeway which was what i was testing for. In sport mode it never drops into the last gear.
But if I'm on the freeway and making a trip, I want the MDS on for the gas mileage.
 

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I agree with both posts above.
Another reason I went manual: it's just a lot more rare these days.
When I was searching hundreds of Challengers throughout the country, it wasn't too hard to find an Auto that was very close to the build I wanted. But when I filtered the results to Manual, there were very, very few. None were the exact combo of options I wanted, so I ordered one.
A Manual with no sunroof and no navigation is the closest thing to a 60s/70s classic musclecar I could get.
With the production status due to corona virus situation, I am sure the search was extra hard. I got mine bare bone stock, a poor man's SRT392. Less things to break, too :)
 

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Enjoying the M6 more and more each time I take her out. Getting real smooth with the shift points and rpm matching. I love that it won't downshift without me telling it to.
 

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If they offered a manual with the 3.6 I would have bought it instead of the auto. But the 8 speed is a very good trans. Now, three of the four R/Ts I had were the Tremec manual. IMO, with a V8, a manual is the only way to go. But you have to add the Hurst pistol grip shifter.
 

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New autos have too many gears for driving in the Appalachians. Our 9 speed 200c is eternally confused trying to predict the hills and curves. And after years of rev matching and hearing exhausts gurgle and pop on decel, a clutch pedal is pretty much my addiction at this point.

That and driving certain iconic pony/sports cars with an auto just seems like blasphemy.
 

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It's disabled in my car in sport mode. It's never come on while on the freeway which was what i was testing for. In sport mode it never drops into the last gear.
But if I'm on the freeway and making a trip, I want the MDS on for the gas mileage.
Man ... where i am gas is at least 50% cheaper than the us and im still surprised and did not expect this at all ... sure i just go it and going on long drives ... but half a tank every 24 hours? I did not see this coming at all ...my plans for this car being a daily driver have completely changed lol ,

man it eats gas like no other , i mean i had a 5.7 ls1 and it was my only car and it wasnt half this bad , i swear it wasnt this bad or even close ... quick google shows 20 mpg ...

and nah i take back my talk about wanting the mds off lol ... 18 mpg atm

i have a toyota fj cruiser but i never calculated the mpg ... did a quick google search on fj forums and they are posting around 20 mpg , i drove it 40 mins each way to work and i never spent this much $$ on gas , so i’m not sure how both are about the same mpg or how to understand it ... not sure what to believe or why lol :LOL: how can they both be around the same mpg? And. I knew exactly how much i was paying for gas each month ... just not sure how to understand mpg.

if all 3 cars have around the same mpg , how comes am i paying more $$$? not by a little amount even so i can say it is just how am i driving.

how does mpg work or mean? Im sure driving it crazy and not going easy , but how come all 3 cars have around the same mpg then?
 

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Man ... where i am gas is at least 50% cheaper than the us and im still surprised and did not expect this at all ... sure i just go it and going on long drives ... but half a tank every 24 hours? I did not see this coming at all ...my plans for this car being a daily driver have completely changed lol ,

man it eats gas like no other , i mean i had a 5.7 ls1 and it was my only car and it wasnt half this bad , i swear it wasnt this bad or even close ... quick google shows 20 mpg ...

and nah i take back my talk about wanting the mds off lol ... 18 mpg atm

i have a toyota fj cruiser but i never calculated the mpg ... did a quick google search on fj forums and they are posting around 20 mpg , i drove it 40 mins each way to work and i never spent this much $$ on gas , so i’m not sure how both are about the same mpg or how to understand it ... not sure what to believe or why lol :LOL: how can they both be around the same mpg? And. I knew exactly how much i was paying for gas each month ... just not sure how to understand mpg.

if all 3 cars have around the same mpg , how comes am i paying more $$$? not by a little amount even so i can say it is just how am i driving.

how does mpg work or mean? Im sure driving it crazy and not going easy , but how come all 3 cars have around the same mpg then?
Maybe the SPWB is just so much more fun to drive that you are in the throttle a lot more than with a boring FJ or LS1?

Just a guess...
 

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Maybe the SPWB is just so much more fun to drive that you are in the throttle a lot more than with a boring FJ or LS1?

Just a guess...
prolly why

but then again , are other people flooring their fj’s 24/7 to make it have the same mpg or even close as the scat?

how would you explain that? Donnu

and after searching most common cars , all are around the 21 22 23 mpg area ... you see why i am curious on how they are rating them?

wont change a thing about how awesome the car is , just curious about how mpg is given to a car at this point is all.
 

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if all 3 cars have around the same mpg , how comes am i paying more $$$? not by a little amount even so i can say it is just how am i driving.
I think you are just driving the Challenger harder since you just got it.
 

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I think you are just driving the Challenger harder since you just got it.
ya ,unfortunately i dont think i followed the break in period very well:confused: seriously im at 500 miles now , almost no 0 launches but alot of wot , honestly i wish i followed it to the word but ... you know.. hope i didnt mess up badly , i think i need to chill down ... its just too amazing To resist and hopefully it continues to be:D

how many of you use a scatpack as their dd?
 

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ya ,unfortunately i dont think i followed the break in period very well:confused: seriously im at 500 miles now , almost no 0 launches but alot of wot , honestly i wish i followed it to the word but ... you know.. hope i didnt mess up badly , i think i need to chill down ... its just too amazing To resist and hopefully it continues to be:D

how many of you use a scatpack as their dd?
Wonder if many of these types of takeoffs increases OR decreases fuel economy? :unsure: :LOL:
 
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ya ,unfortunately i dont think i followed the break in period very well:confused: seriously im at 500 miles now , almost no 0 launches but alot of wot , honestly i wish i followed it to the word but ... you know.. hope i didnt mess up badly , i think i need to chill down ... its just too amazing To resist and hopefully it continues to be:D

how many of you use a scatpack as their dd?
If you didn't break it in properly, it's probably too late now. The good news is that you'll never miss what you've never seen.
 

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The good news is that you'll never miss what you've never seen.
please tell me the meaning of this sentence “ in regards of our conversation” , good thing or bad thing?:D:unsure: What did i not see to not miss exactly :unsure:

Edit: now im driving with the rpm around 1 just to save gas lol , if only i knew sooner
 

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I have been driving mine as a daily since I got I 3 monthso ago. I'm about to hit 3,000 miles. So far I am averaging around 15 statute miles per US gallon. This is with a manual transmission.
 

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On mine, my MPG can literally double based on traffic/stop&go. It is a pig around town or when playing, like 13-15, but on drives where I am moving about 20. And once on a long leisurely drive about 60-65MPH I got 29.5.
 

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It's my daily driver. Knowing that either way there would be times when I would regret the transmission choice, I realized that there would be less times where I would regret getting the auto than getting the manual, I chose the automatic. Plus, the ZF 8 speed is a great transmission that has taken the automatic transmissions to the next level.

Do I sometimes wish it was manual? I'll be honest, there are times when I do. But there are so many more times where I'm happy it's an auto. (City driving, California traffic stop and go).
 
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