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Dodge Challenger

Discussion in 'New Challenger, 300, Magnum, Charger' started by hemi_magnum, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. georgejetson

    georgejetson Ordo Templi Moparis
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    Some people believe that nothing good can ever happen to them. So even when Chrysler appears to be answering decades' worth of enthusiasts' dreams by building a modern muscle car that looks like a proper vintage Mopar and is even powered by a Hemi, for these folks (who seem to be overrepresented among Mopar enthusiasts... there's an interesting thesis paper in there somewhere) there HAS to be something wrong with it. The pillar is what those people are seizing on -- expect several years worth of discussions on how Chrysler "screwed up" the Challenger and how these cranks won't buy one because of the pillar.
     
  2. MoparJoe

    MoparJoe Well-Known Member

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    Da&#(@( , the door ceil plates are fastened down with only 4mm screws instead of 5mm screws....
    That's it, I'm not buying it, it's junk....


    Stop it now everyone, this is the Mopar God's gift to us. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth...
     
  3. JohnRogers

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    I have a hard time believing the No B-Pillar crowd when they say “no longer considering the Challenger”. I have doubts they where true potential customers, perhaps not all but most anyway.
     
  4. georgejetson

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    It makes a great excuse, though, doesn't it?
     
  5. st34

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    This is quite possibly the best looking, nicest vehicle ever conceived of from this company in their entire history yet there are people out there bad mouthing it before it is ever launched. Unbelieveable. Give it a chance? We haven't even seen one up close yet. The facts... It looks way better than any E-body original, It will have a modern suspension that will be considered state of the art compared to any muscle car from say... forty years ago. (And that's how long some of us have been waiting for a car like this). It will have modern emnities and will not be a "beer can". What more could any one want. I personally have dreams about this car. There's too much at stake here to botch this one up. Have a little faith. I think we will all be pleased in the end.
     
  6. JohnRogers

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    I don't know about that. In some aspects yes but it looks a little to tall and the smile under the bumper is corny. It is more Challenger than I ever dreamed would come true. It will be my first new car, I passed on a Mustang GT when I saw the concept spy pics.

    Why haven't we seen more spy shots, do they leave the grounds daily?
     
  7. georgejetson

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    :lol:

    I think the best looking Chrysler vehicle ever is the '96-'97 Viper GTS in blue. I think the best looking old-school Mopars are the '71 Plymouth B-bodies, specifically the GTX and RR, and the '68 and '69 Chargers (the '70 just doesn't do it for me).

    I think the new Challenger is pretty hot, though, and is totally worthy of being compared with (and parked next to) those cars.
     
  8. JohnRogers

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    What would it take for a reputable shop to create this, what would it cost?
    http://www.allpar.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=93633
     
  9. torobud

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    Actually GJ while I haven't been b*tching about it like some other people I am disappointed to see a B-Pillar.. of course I am looking at it from a design stand point of making it easier to add a convertible version at a later time... The additional cost now of developing a pilar-less design would be one less price adder when it comes time for the drop trop version...
     
  10. georgejetson

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    Truth be told, I don't like the pillar either (I had one of those pillarless '74 Chargers, way back when)... but there's so much that's good about the car that I just kind of get frustrated when these old-school guys who should be rejoicing seem to go out of their way to find something to hate about it.

    I dunno, but that's totally my favorite of Doug's pictures to date.
     
  11. MoparJoe

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    I would love that car, love it a lonnnnnnngg time. I had several B-bodys. They are my favorite Stock mopar. Nice photo chop Doug.
     
  12. TWX

    TWX DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS!
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    They're METRIC?!?! children born out of wedlock!

    :lol:
     
  13. rapidtrans

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    Great taste! Those are probably my favs too, just in a different order.

    Dad had an orange '71 RR with the black & orange interior my senior year of high school.
    My 1st vehicle purchased was a used '68 Charger. Never could afford a Viper.

    The new Challenger is great, but it looks huge sitting next to an original.
     
  14. neon_obsessed

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    I am buying a Challenger. Even with all its metric and B-pillarness.
     
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    I love that GTX chop, I am really happy they are bringing out the Chally, but I have to admit, I would buy the GTX hands down ANY DAY! Oh well, thats what resto mods are for right?
     
  16. jerseyjoe

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    Any chance this will be a China car?
     
  17. srt4evah

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    :lol: Dude, that was awesome!
     
  18. JohnRogers

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    Can we have this threaded pinned beneath Charger? We have 605 pages to play catch up.
     
  19. oh2o

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    Hmm, I was thinking maybe February 11th for start of production, too early?
     
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