Well, I'm cruising down Scatterfield (SR 9) in Anderson, IN in the 2001 when I see a hemi orange 2009 Challenger on a delivery truck passing me... guys, that is one gorgeous car. I don't like the huge wheels, small rubber, though. I just thought I'd let you all know!
Yes the Challenger is a good looking vehicle but I think they are asking a totally insane amount of money for the darn thing. Right now I think we're just seeing the 2008's with an MSRP of $40,095 the dealer markup (Market driven they say) is about double that. Cheapest 08' SRT8 Challenger I've seen the dealer was asking $79K!
I almost get the feeling that Dodge is holding off on releasing the base V6 and the 5.7L Hemi powered R/T to build the hype. But looking at the Dodge website those versions of the Challenger will be 2009s.
Personally I was considering the Challenger R/T with a 6-speed but was so annoyed with Dodge that after some recent articles & comparisons between the two I decided that the Bullitt was the better bargain.
Better Bargain is only less than 33% of the equation. 67% is that the Bullitt is the better car, and that is by the numbers. 0-60 isn't everything, nor is the 1/4 mile. You have to live with the beast, and the Bullitt has the late comers beat in liveability. All the mags fawn over the latest and greatest models. But if you read the true results, it's right there in front of you, the Ford product is the better car. Just my $.02 of course... ;-)
Remember, I am truly unbiased. I don't have a dog in that fight. I own the 01 Bullitt, and the competition was non-existent back when it came out.
I got a close up look the other day as a couple was towing one to Iowa City from Southern Missouri. I thought it looked good and not as big as I expected but then again my wife had a new Charger awhile back. If I had all the money in the world I would buy one but that would be the only way. Still it looked cool
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