Originally Posted by kruze
I cant speak on the GT but the 2011 v6 models are terrible. The interior is ugly, drives like a boat, poor visibility and feels cheap. Again this is the current v6 not the gt model. I still feel the interior cant be a drastic change though so its probably still cheap in many ways.
Which trim level are we talking. The base feels cheap, because it IS cheap. The premium is supposed to be better though to me it still doesn't seem very nice. Flop down another 500$ or so for the premier accent trim and its a world of difference though. Better quality leather, upgraded dash insert, retro style billet aluminum shifter, its totally worth it and takes the interior to a whole nother level IMHO.
I'm a big fan myself, (which is why I just bought one). Now, is it an M3 competitor? No, but then I don't think it should be. The fact that if can compete mechanically is certainly a nice accolade, but in terms of fit and finish, BMW has it. Then again, if you are planning to spend the money for a brand new M3, I'd be surprised if the 5.0 GT is on your cross shop list.
For the Challenger? Ugh. Dear god no. I like the look of it, its a beautiful car, but thats it. It drives poorly, handles poorly and is slow. (when compared to the Stang and the Camaro, its direct competition) Worse yet, the interior is god awful. I mean horrendous. Its bland, cheap, poorly thought out, no scratch that. Its just NOT thought out. Its as if the interior design guys showed up at lunch the last day before sales and hadn't brought their homework, so they just sketched up something and tossed it in. Hard cheap plastic EVERYWHERE.
I'm not asking for E class styling here, but I should never pay 40,000$ and feel like I am sitting in college freshman's dodge avenger base. But hey, don't just take my word for it