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posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 10:41 AM
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So I've been driving this new beast since Monday, on a closed road of course




I have never, ever been a Dodge/Chrysler fan, until now. The 2016 Challenger is one hell of a car. She's an R/T ScatPack package with the 6.4L naturally aspirated Hemi. 485 ponies, and it shows! The on board computer is amazing and the ride stability and control is amazing for such a large car. Quiet inside, almost too loud outside! (Is there such a thing?) Its like Christmas morning every time I sit in the thing.

Did I mention, for what you're getting, it is CHEAP, relatively speaking. Power/performance to cash ratio is nuts

Wanted to share with anyone who appreciates classic American muscle, which Ford and Chevy have forsaken ( style wise )




posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 10:45 AM
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a reply to: Psychonautics

I do really like the new Challenger.

They did a great job of retaining that classical Muscle-car look while upgrading it to still have the modern appeal.

Love how it sits and could see myself getting one someday - gotta run my beast up past at least 150k before I'll consider a different car though.

Ultimately someday I'd love to have a few classics. The old Buick Regal is another one that has a great look to it. Can't imagine getting behind the wheel - looks like you're having fun with it. Be safe and thanks for sharing your experience - I was already a fan but now I know a little more about this model



posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 10:49 AM
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I bet you are happy the price of gas has dropped somewhat.....
What can you actually do with all that yankee horsepower......
besides go fast and waste gas that is....
Neve r could fathom the urge to own one of these impractical beasts...
Cant even haul a bale of hay....
To each his own I guess....
If you saw a picture of my home youd probably feel the same way....
Twin Perkins power......turboed to boot......25 - 30 knots....

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posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 10:55 AM
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originally posted by: bandersnatch
I bet you are happy the price of gas has dropped somewhat.....
What can you actually do with all that yankee horsepower......
besides go fast and waste gas that is....
Neve r could fathom the urge to own one of these impractical beasts...
Cant even haul a bale of hay....
To each his own I guess....
If you saw a picture of my home youd probably feel the same way....
Twin Perkins power......turboed to boot......25 - 30 knots....


Would you like a picture of the trunk and back seat? This is a full sized vehicle, I could probably haul two bales of hay in the trunk.



posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 11:02 AM
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a reply to: Psychonautics

Very nice, good for you! And with most of spring and summer still ahead of you. ENJOY!

I almost bought a Spring Special B5 Blue Challenger (second-hand, but barely used) - luckily I didn't because I was laid off while I was hemming and hawing over dropping the $40k - which henceforth turned into 20 mortgage payments lol. I still want one. I have a 1970 B5 Blue project car underway, and someday plan to seeing it and a Spring Special B5 Blue side by side in my garage. Great cars both.

As for the newest generation of Challys...not that comfort is the primary concern, but those seats...honestly, the comfort of the Challenger seats is beyond ridiculous. I'd rather sit in that seat than in my leather chair in my living room!



posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 11:08 AM
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originally posted by: bandersnatch
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What can you actually do with all that yankee horsepower...


Nothing really useful or sensible - that's why we do it.




besides go fast and waste gas that is....



Wasting gas is putting it into the tank of a Volkswagen. I believe burning gas in this bad-boy is an excellent use of gas!




posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 11:15 AM
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Love the sound of the engine. Definitely sounds better than the one a guy I know had his mother buy for him (she got him the V6... oh, and he's 33 years old.
)

I've always loved going fast but never been able to drop that kinda money for horsepower, so I usually just went with fast motorcycles. I have a bike that I bought for $3500 that'll blow almost any car with less than 500 horsepower out of the water. Having said that, I almost never go very fast. Usually just ten second blips on the throttle or a "spirited" acceleration to the legal speed.



posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 11:16 AM
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originally posted by: dogstar23
a reply to: Psychonautics
As for the newest generation of Challys...not that comfort is the primary concern, but those seats...honestly, the comfort of the Challenger seats is beyond ridiculous. I'd rather sit in that seat than in my leather chair in my living room!


Thank you! Also oh my yes, the seats. Comfort and functionality x1000



posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 11:16 AM
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a reply to: Psychonautics

Nice!!! I'm officially plum crazy with envy


We've been talking about getting one. It's a gorgeous car -- even surprised me that I like the new models! My hubby had a '70 back in the day... still kicks himself for ever getting rid of it. We've owned some pretty cool cars -- '55 Nomad, '66 Mustang, '71 Chevelle -- but that's the one that still sticks. I'll be showing him this tonight.

Enjoy!!!



posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 11:20 AM
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originally posted by: Slanter
Love the sound of the engine. Definitely sounds better than the one a guy I know had his mother buy for him (she got him the V6... oh, and he's 33 years old.
)

I've always loved going fast but never been able to drop that kinda money for horsepower, so I usually just went with fast motorcycles. I have a bike that I bought for $3500 that'll blow almost any car with less than 500 horsepower out of the water. Having said that, I almost never go very fast. Usually just ten second blips on the throttle or a "spirited" acceleration to the legal speed.


My father has always had at least one bike in the garage, super fun but super dangerous ! I trust myself, but not others. I had gone to high school with more than one kid who wet headfirst into a telephone pole on his bike and didn't live to tell. I fantasize about getting a bike still, though.



posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 11:20 AM
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originally posted by: bandersnatch
I bet you are happy the price of gas has dropped somewhat.....
What can you actually do with all that yankee horsepower......
besides go fast and waste gas that is....
Neve r could fathom the urge to own one of these impractical beasts...
Cant even haul a bale of hay....
To each his own I guess....
If you saw a picture of my home youd probably feel the same way....
Twin Perkins power......turboed to boot......25 - 30 knots....


It is beyond words... It's is like the matrix, nobody can tell you why, you just have to experience it yourself!!



posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 11:21 AM
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a reply to: Psychonautics

That needs to be a convertible. Jealous people should be able to see you smile as you ride by.



posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 11:22 AM
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originally posted by: Boadicea
a reply to: Psychonautics

Nice!!! I'm officially plum crazy with envy


We've been talking about getting one. It's a gorgeous car -- even surprised me that I like the new models! My hubby had a '70 back in the day... still kicks himself for ever getting rid of it. We've owned some pretty cool cars -- '55 Nomad, '66 Mustang, '71 Chevelle -- but that's the one that still sticks. I'll be showing him this tonight.

Enjoy!!!


You should kick him for that too! lol

My uncle has a 69' Camaro SS rotting in his garage, poor thing. Best "muscle" on the market right now, I think. You two should go for it!

Thanks, cheers!



posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 11:30 AM
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posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 11:40 AM
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You should kick him for that too! lol


He traded it for the Nomad right before we got together... he says he wishes we'd gotten together right before he traded it because he knows I wouldn't have let him trade it for that old rust bucket! (And he's right) But we had a lot of fun in the Nomad once he got it going again, so not too many complaints on my part.


My uncle has a 69' Camaro SS rotting in his garage, poor thing.


A '69??? That just makes me want to cry. We had a '70 at one point, but for some reason I fouled the plugs every time I drove it... don't know why... made hubby crazy. I was relegated to driving the Silverado!!!


Best "muscle" on the market right now, I think. You two should go for it!


My husband agrees. You've definitely given me the wannas...



posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 11:50 AM
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originally posted by: Boadicea
a reply to: Psychonautics


You should kick him for that too! lol


He traded it for the Nomad right before we got together... he says he wishes we'd gotten together right before he traded it because he knows I wouldn't have let him trade it for that old rust bucket! (And he's right) But we had a lot of fun in the Nomad once he got it going again, so not too many complaints on my part.


My uncle has a 69' Camaro SS rotting in his garage, poor thing.


A '69??? That just makes me want to cry. We had a '70 at one point, but for some reason I fouled the plugs every time I drove it... don't know why... made hubby crazy. I was relegated to driving the Silverado!!!


Best "muscle" on the market right now, I think. You two should go for it!


My husband agrees. You've definitely given me the wannas...


Yeah, unfortunately he's getting up there in age and he can't work on the car anymore. It's his baby, he put the 302 together himself. He used to collect old Camaros, had three in his driveway at one point. He sold them all off, and he just can't decide what to do with the 69' and so it's just rotting. Only needs a new heater core...



posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 12:05 PM
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a reply to: Psychonautics


Yeah, unfortunately he's getting up there in age and he can't work on the car anymore. It's his baby, he put the 302 together himself.


That's gotta be killing him inside... I feel for him. I know the pride a man feels for building an engine from the ground up and dropping it in... that first time you start it up and hear the rumping... getting the timing right... ain't nuttin like it! I'll be thinking good thoughts for him.

Maybe you need to take him cruising!



posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 07:58 PM
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a reply to: Psychonautics

Nice viedo. You think that's fast...lol check this one out! As he pulls you over.



posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 08:49 PM
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a reply to: bandersnatch


Twin Perkins

Why do yo need two anchors?



posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 09:02 PM
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a reply to: Psychonautics

Nice bus with classic styling and modern accessories, drove a '12 around the west coast USA for a month during a round the world trip. Bright orange, blackouts, etc. Good Fun.The keyless ignition is a bit of a pain for the uninitiated... car locked itself running with the keys inside during a photo op in the middle of death valley... those rear quarter windows are bullet/rock proof.
Was going to source one back here in Oz, but at AUD$150k++ from the specialist importer with RHD conversion, was a bit excessive..... Then the young fella came along and the two doors became impractical... so one of these instead....
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