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Dodge Charger 2006+

jrourkejrourke Posts: 72
edited April 5 in Dodge
Just discovered the Charger this week and have been doing some online research. Most of the new cars I had found to date that were visually appealing to me and had the options I wanted, recommended premium gas which I'm not willing to use. I haven't seen this listed anywhere for the Charger (I'm interested in the SXT).

-Does it use 87 Octane? Or maybe 89 as I recall the 300 also used that?

-Also what are people's real world experiences in MPG with the V-6 SXT. I know driving conditions will be a factor, but I've had cars that met or exceeded the estimate and others that didn't even come close.

I'm sure I'll have more questions as my research continues or once I get to a dealer.

Thanks
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  • jimhemijimhemi Posts: 223
    I would like to second your notion.
  • tolenashtolenash Posts: 52
    Remember the same engine/tranny are in the Chrysler 300 and the Dodge Magnum. I know some people on the 300 board are complaining of tranny issues. The charger is likely light on complaints due to its newness relative to the Magnum and 300. So check there and other forums also. (on a side note - i believe most what I read about w/ problems where the 2.7 or 3.5 w/ 4 speed. The Hemi w/ 5-speed seems trouble free.)
  • I have been hunting feverishly and calling all my local dealers to find out when the TorRed Daytonas will be hitting production and an expected dealer delivery date? The best answer I can get is "spring". When is "spring" March, April, May??? I can hardly wait!! :D
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  • rorrrorr Posts: 3,630
    The Charger is coming back as a......4-door sedan????? I thought the original Charger was only available as a 2-door (a BIG 2-door to be sure).

    At least GM had the good sense to not call the new SSR a "Camaro"....
  • etcarrolletcarroll Posts: 87
    Yesterday's NYT auto alert email had a pen and ink drawing, hope it actually looks like this, I'd put down a deposit now!
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,168
    DOn't tell Andre.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • tomcat630tomcat630 Posts: 854
    It's not going to be a 4 door that looks liek every other car on the road at least. In order for it to be a coupe and sell huge, one would have to magically transform the US to 1966.
  • rorrrorr Posts: 3,630
    I've no doubt that it won't look like any other 4-doors on the road; that wasn't the issue. One look at the new 300C should tell anyone that DC knows how to style non-conformist cars.

    But why name their new sedan after their old coupe? What happens if coupes become popular again and DC wants to enter that market? I just don't care for a manufacturer recycling an old name (in many ways, a name which has nearly achieved icon status) simply for the marketing benefits.

    Didn't it irk anyone when Pontiac sold their dinky little Korean import as a "Le Mans"?
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,168
    I got over it eventually.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • rorrrorr Posts: 3,630
    Sure, but why should you have to?

    Why can't Dodge simply call their new 4-door an Intrepid? It'll still be the same car; do they think people will buy it simply because it says "Charger" on the deck lid instead of "Intrepid".

    Geez, I guess I should be happy that Toyota didn't release the Prius as a "Supra"....
  • rorrrorr Posts: 3,630
    ....the Dodge Magnum sedan. To go with it's stabemate, the Dodge Magnum wagon.

    I know, I know....too simplistic....guess I'll never be a marketing genius...
  • wale_bate1wale_bate1 Posts: 1,986
    You'd have to go back and look at the concept as it appeared in '00. It looked very much like a coupe with four doors artfully worked in and had undeniable Charger/Challenger DNA.

    If I can locate a link. I'll post it. If they're thinking of something very similar, this could be good news.
  • wale_bate1wale_bate1 Posts: 1,986
    Here ya go:
    http://www.popularhotrodding.com/features/0404phr_dodge/

    Popular Hot Rodding. Of course, they'd be interested! Check out the previous concept and see what we all missed thanks to the "merger".

    If their rendering is correct, I'll pass. This current vein of styling seems flash-in-the-pan to me, and I'd much rather see the more concise, flowing style of the '99 (not '00) concept.
  • rorrrorr Posts: 3,630
    Thanks for the link.

    Ok, here's where I take a massive step back from my earlier misgivings.

    While several of those concepts look a bit ungainly (to put it nicely), they've definitely managed to resurrect many of the orginals lines. (Of course, the original was a bit ungainly too, IMO; sorry Andre). And it is about as 'un-4-door' as I can imagine. Definitely has coupe lines.

    Maybe we'll see both 2- and 4-door Chargers running around in the not so distant future....
  • wale_bate1wale_bate1 Posts: 1,986
    Yup RR, they definitely grabbed the retro-cues by the horns. I notice that the newer concept is in fact a two door. Again, I like the older concept a whole lot more. I must've seen it a dozen times in print before I even realized that there were four doors!

    Either they're good, or I'm getting ocularly challenged far sooner than I thought I would...
  • rorrrorr Posts: 3,630
    Being ocularly challenged wouldn't be so bad sometimes......makes the sight of an Aztec MUCH less painful...
  • theo2709theo2709 Posts: 476
    Apparently it will be auto-only.
  • odmanodman Posts: 309
    No word whether they will have nosecones or wings like the Daytonas, but this report says that we will see what they look like on the track in February.

    Can't wait!

    http://www.detnews.com/2004/autosinsider/0407/19/c01-215232.htm
  • setzersetzer Posts: 127
    i have a question. How do you think the Charger is going to sell compared to the 300. Will the "Charger" nameplate give it more sales or what?
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