Oh YEAH, baby! (in Off-topic)


PirateKing October 14 2006 11:40 PM EDT



The Challenger is a go!

I came real close to buying a 70 Challenger a few years ago, but something told me to wait. I'm glad I did. :)

Brakke Bres [Ow man] October 15 2006 2:23 PM EDT

Ugly looking car.
Im not a real big fan of american cars.
Big, lazy, fat engine that takes ages to come up to rev
Soft, lazy suspension
And automatic shift :S

AdminShade October 15 2006 2:26 PM EDT

Henk, nothing wrong with automatic shift, though the engine does use a lot of fuel...

AdminNightStrike October 15 2006 2:44 PM EDT

Henk, obviously you've never been behind the wheel of a 383 or a 427 in a short throw vette 4-speed. American muscle is all about pure power, displacement, and torque.

BTW... that car...... SO hot!


I'm all revved up for this, though:

www.teslamotors.com

AdminG Beee October 15 2006 2:51 PM EDT

Looks great and although I'm a bit of a sucker when it comes to boys toys on wheels I've got to ask myself where would all the kids sit, and how do I get the golf clubs in the back...

I'm afraid my days of flash cars are gone and I'm resigned to driving about in my "hairdressers" SUV.

I definitely would have gone for one of those back in the day when it was practical (life before kids), but only if I could have found one with the steering wheel on the correct side ;)

This was about as flash as I ever managed to get (the one at the front), although mine was a shiny black:

PirateKing October 15 2006 2:53 PM EDT

"Ugly looking car"
No. This is an ugly car:


"Im not a real big fan of american cars.
That's ok. Nobody is perfect. ;)

"Big, lazy, fat engine that takes ages to come up to rev"
Which, when paired with the right transmission can smoke those "screaming mimi's" the Euros and Japanese call engines.

"Soft, lazy suspension"
Heh. Don't have first hand experience with Dodge's performance platform suspensions, do you?

"And automatic shift :S"
Gotta have something to keep from completely destroying the toys coming from Europe and Japan. :P In all seriousness, we agree on this. I'm hoping Dogde includes a standard shift option when production starts. :D

PirateKing October 15 2006 2:58 PM EDT

"...I've got to ask myself where would all the kids sit, and how do I get the golf clubs in the back..."

The kids can sit at home or in Mom's car and maybe Dodge will make a ragtop version.... perfect for loading and unloading golf equipment. :P

AdminNightStrike October 15 2006 3:55 PM EDT

The trunk in the teslamotor I referenced is sized to fit exactly one bag of golf clubs.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 15 2006 3:59 PM EDT

shiny, but modern dodge trannies are ugly...wait for the SRT model next year...
they are going to do an SRT version right?

PirateKing October 15 2006 4:02 PM EDT

Hasn't been determined yet.

th00p October 15 2006 5:16 PM EDT

I've only been learning to drive for 4 weeks or so, and I already HATE automatic transmissions. Sorry. And American muscle cars do have a distinctive classic styling, whether you like it or not.

Brakke Bres [Ow man] October 15 2006 5:59 PM EDT

I don't like the styling of the car, it looks way to screamish.

It's like: "look at me!!!! please notice me!!!"

And yes the SMART is also very ugly.

But then again cars are like art, you love it or hate it.
And this car doesn't appeal to me at all.

And how i came up with the lazy suspension. Well the impression i have with most american cars is that its soft. If a car going tru the corner wobbles after it has gone tru that is soft.
But then again this is a muscle car, maybe its different.

and yes paired with the right transmission it "could" smoke the European cars. But we don't have purpose build muscle cars. So thats like comparing apples with pears.

Slashundhack [We Forge Our Own Stuff] October 15 2006 11:11 PM EDT

Henk I think you are confusing "Hey look at me " for "I'm a brutal mother get out of my way or die!"And " My other car was eaten by this one" I hope this clears up any confusion.

Colonel Custard October 15 2006 11:38 PM EDT

NightStrike: That teslamotor is awesome. I read every word and looked at every picture on that website. I'm for sure getting one of those... once I make my first million in about 28 years...

Thoop: For sure. Automatic transmissions are crap. I learned to drive stick a week or two ago, then drove an automatic again after getting used to stick, and I was like "... holy crap this sucks". I also successfully started the car without killing it in 3rd gear today, because I forget to put it back into first when I got to the Stop sign. Haha.

Miandrital October 16 2006 12:06 AM EDT

My friend successfully started his car in fourth and fifth gears. However later that day his transmission broke down. =O

PirateKing October 16 2006 1:02 AM EDT

"they are going to do an SRT version right?"

Ok, the current buzz is that the initial production run will comprise of a base model, which will have a simple V6 engine and auto transmission... and an R/T version with a 6.1 liter Hemi and standard 6 speed transmission.

The SRT-8 version is being held off till the following model year. Most likely will have a 6.4 liter Hemi and 6 speed tranny, though there are rumors of something even larger. There is also speculation that a T/A version may be available as well(low end V8 and optional standard transmission) I guess Dodge is waiting to see how initial sales go before committing to additional options.

QBOddBird October 16 2006 1:10 AM EDT

:O
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