Length isnt the issue with the LX/LD sedans. It's the safety equipment, and all the fancy standard power features that used to be optional. All the way through 1989, the base M-Body Diplomat and Fury had the following options: A/C, P/W, P/L, power seats, and cruise. Although the were equipped with a driver side airbag from April of '88, the base M-body - which is about the same size as the later Intrepid and Charger - would weigh in around 3700 lbs full of oil and fuel. The complaints from the police departments about today's Charger are actually the opposite: They want *more* trunk room, and a wider opening for the rear seat. They aren't making any noise about it being too big or heavy.