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Old 10-14-2012, 07:28 AM   #1
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Normally, I am far from the Dodge fan base. I drive a 2012 Dodge Ram at work, I was very impressed with ride quality and interior materials as opposed to the older Dodge vehicles. I see the new Charger quite often, it's such a sharp redesign! I'm just looking for personal opinions on the Dodge Charger. For quite some time, I've kept my eye on the new 8 speed transmission.

I can't justify dropping more money into my truck, likewise I hate to keep adding these ridiculous commuting miles on my Tacoma week after week. I won't part with my Tacoma, but the 25,000 price tag allows me to keep the Tacoma while adding the Charger into the family.

Does anyone own this car? Suggestions? Ideas?

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Closest thing I got to help is I have a 2012 Challenger

I like it

I also like the new chargers but havent heard much on how they hold up/drive/etc
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I did a test drive tonight. . .

I was very pleased with performance, comfort and got 26.4 mpg average on my three miles around town test drive.

My salesman is going to keep an eye out for what I want, maybe we'll talk.
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I average 12 mpg in my challenger
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Check out the new Altimas. 36 mpg
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i like the look a lot better than the previous model
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I like the previous look a lot better than the new one & on a side note make sure you get a good warranty + extended warranty
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altima is not a bad ass pursuit vehicle

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SRT8?
R/T with the 5.7l V8
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I'm not as as I would be if it was a SRT8 but I'm still .
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I'm not as as I would be if it was a SRT8 but I'm still .
SRT8 would be overkill for my purposes i believe and would greatly increase my chances of a collision

the R/T has plenty of get up and go and handling performance for a pursuit vehicle

especially considering that most pursuits around here involve ragged out crack rentals
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SRT8 would be overkill for my purposes i believe and would greatly increase my chances of a collision

the R/T has plenty of get up and go and handling performance for a pursuit vehicle

especially considering that most pursuits around here involve ragged out crack rentals
But but but

R/T =

SRT8 =
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But but but

R/T =

SRT8 =
i got the r/t sideways today around a corner with traction control turned on running to an officer needs assistance call
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i got the r/t sideways today around a corner with traction control turned on running to an officer needs assistance call
But but but but but
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You have a Challenger for a patrol car? How did you swing that? Pics?
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My distant cousin has this exact car. I love the car. Has tons of power and I stare at it all the time. The features on the car amaze me. Especially how the key (so to say) works. I'm pretty sure SRT8. He got the highest and most expensive package on the list.
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my friend had an older model R/T with the 5.7 hemi....man...he cried and cried about not being able to get the SRT8, but sure laughed his ass off when we were sideways on a freeway onramp.

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My only debate is buying a 13 with the 8-speed or finding a 2011-2013 with the 5 speed.

I haven't driven a 5 speed to compare the power to that of the 8-speed.
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