2012 Challenger SRT8

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2012 Challenger SRT8

Postby LynnF1 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:51 am

Traded the Shelby in on a Challenger a month or so ago... black w/ charcoal interior. 470hp, 470 lbs feet of torque. Supposedly good for mid-high 12's in the quarter, top speed 175.

And, sorry... it's an automatic. :(

The car is much quieter and more comfortable than the Shelby was. You can actually hear the stereo over the sound of the exhaust/engine!

Pluses:

Its much larger and more comfortable. Has nav, satellite radio. Getting roughly 18mpg so far.

Minuses:

Slower, of course. HUGE c-pillar - have to be careful when changing lanes, merging.

All in all, a very nice car. Three modes - standard, Sport (holds gears a little longer, stiffens up the suspension), and Track (more of the same). Has paddle shifters for manual mode.
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Re: 2012 Challenger SRT8

Postby AHTOXA » Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:17 am

Sorry Lynne but the Shelby was a far cooler vehicle. I don't mean to come off harsh, but if a quiet ride was a priority, Shelby was the wrong choice for you. IMO, CTS-V wagon is what you need.
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Re: 2012 Challenger SRT8

Postby theholycow » Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:37 am

LynnF1 wrote:And, sorry... it's an automatic. :(

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Re: 2012 Challenger SRT8

Postby Squint » Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:51 am

theholycow wrote:
LynnF1 wrote:And, sorry... it's an automatic. :(

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This. On a more serious note, any particular reason for the Challenger over other... challengers..? 8)
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Re: 2012 Challenger SRT8

Postby LynnF1 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:05 am

Sorry to disappoint everyone.

Only other option I thought about was the new 580hp Camaro. I find it ugly.
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Re: 2012 Challenger SRT8

Postby Squint » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:12 am

LynnF1 wrote:Sorry to disappoint everyone.

Only other option I thought about was the new 580hp Camaro. I find it ugly.

You can go sit in the corner with Potownrob :lol: :lol:

S'all good. I guess you can stick around. When did you get the Edge?

EDIT: And of course, obligatory request for pics... all of you with your fun sports cars...
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Re: 2012 Challenger SRT8

Postby theholycow » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:18 am

LynnF1 wrote:Sorry to disappoint everyone.

Only other option I thought about was the new 580hp Camaro. I find it ugly.

Not so much disappointment as curiosity. I thought they offer the SRT8 with three pedals, so I'm curious why you would choose otherwise. Availability? Tired of rowing your own?
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Re: 2012 Challenger SRT8

Postby LynnF1 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:11 pm

Periodic gout and a bad left knee.

Someone else will enjoy the Shelby more.

Pics later this week!
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Re: 2012 Challenger SRT8

Postby Squint » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:37 pm

LynnF1 wrote:Periodic gout and a bad left knee.

Someone else will enjoy the Shelby more.

Pics later this week!

You are excused from judgement on driving a PRNDL stick. I would've taken the Shelby off your hands for free :wink: :lol:
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Re: 2012 Challenger SRT8

Postby theholycow » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:47 pm

LynnF1 wrote:Periodic gout and a bad left knee.

Someone else will enjoy the Shelby more.

Pics later this week!

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Re: 2012 Challenger SRT8

Postby six » Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:12 pm

If you wanted it to be larger, and since manual transmission was no longer a factor, I would have went with the Charger, but hey, that's just me :wink: :wink:

Just kidding. Great choice. Can't wait for the pics. And I'm sorry you couldn't drive a stick anymore :(

AND... the obligatory CTS-V plug: Was the Cadillac CTS-V one of your candidates? Because it seems like more up your alley in terms of what you like: comfort, quietness, nav, space, PERFORMANCE. You know the CTS-V is faster than your Shelby, right?
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Re: 2012 Challenger SRT8

Postby Squint » Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:31 pm

Also, is it actually your birthday LynnF1?!?
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Re: 2012 Challenger SRT8

Postby LynnF1 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:21 pm

Umm... it is. No big deal.

Didn't look at the CTS-V, though I understand they're great cars.

Out the door for $48K for the Challenger, plus liberal trade-in for the Shelby.
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Re: 2012 Challenger SRT8

Postby Squint » Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:51 pm

LynnF1 wrote:Umm... it is. No big deal.

Didn't look at the CTS-V, though I understand they're great cars.

Out the door for $48K for the Challenger, plus liberal trade-in for the Shelby.

Well, you got yourself a car for your birthday. So happy birthday! (It says it's your birthday on the bottom of the forum home page).
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Re: 2012 Challenger SRT8

Postby watkins » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:30 pm

Challenger SRT is one of the few new cars on the road I like. They drive fantastically, sound phenomenal, and are overall excellent cars. Plus the go sideways really well. The automatic really drains a lot of the fun from them though.

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