It wasn't the 3.6L P-star engine that got my Challenger embarrassed at red lights. It was the 2.65 axle gearing (seriously?!) combined with the crap-tastic ratios and sloppiness of the 545RFE transmission.
If the V6 cars were available with a stick and 3.55 gears factory, like the Ford cars are, these would be fun to drive and respected on the street. But noooo... Dodge has to leave us hanging. Again.
I'm trying to figure out how much "respect" I have for people in stick-shift cars on the street here, what with all the sitting in traffic and at stoplights and railroad crossings.
Don't get me wrong - I'd like for everyone to have the choice of transmission they prefer. But I don't want to have to pay thousands more for my vehicle to offer it to the six or eighteen people that want it.