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Dodge Challenger appreciation thread

Tokyo Slim

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I drove past a dealership today, and they must have had 20 brand spanking new Challengers on the lot. black, red, Hemi Orange, silver, a friggin sweet gunmetal grey color, and... WHITE!
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It really is a neat looking car as compared to some of the others where the manufacturer tried to go back to older styles, instead creating an abortion (a la Chevy SSR).
 

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I used to have a 72 Challenger, that picture reminds me of why I liked it. I agree with JB though, they did a decent job of capturing some of the style without overdoing it.

I am still partial to the 70's though.
 

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Originally Posted by Agnacious
I am still partial to the 70's though.

I'm not a fan of retro styles, but I love the originals.
 

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I like the older one better, but this new one ain't bad.
 

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Love the orginal but the new one looks like a pastic diecast toy
 

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I understand the sentimentality, but you have to remember that this is a modern car. You can't make the 1970's dodge challenger anymore. I think they did a great job leaving alone what could be left alone, and its as true to the original as you are ever going to get these days...
 

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Of course, i'd love to have two of each...
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim
I understand the sentimentality, but you have to remember that this is a modern car. You can't make the 1970's dodge challenger anymore. I think they did a great job leaving alone what could be left alone, and its as true to the original as you are ever going to get these days...

Of course you are correct and the thrill of driving an old car quickly fades once you realize it doesn't have the modern conveniences of cars made more recently.

For instance, I remember mine having a foot pump windshield washer where you would stomp on a rubber thing on the floor and sometimes you would get a spit of fluid on the windshield. I would imagine that quaint mechanism received an upgrade.
 

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I can pretty much see myself in this.
 

Tokyo Slim

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Originally Posted by Agnacious
Of course you are correct and the thrill of driving an old car quickly fades once you realize it doesn't have the modern conveniences of cars made more recently.

Not just conveniences either. Things like ABS, airbags, decent seatbelts, crash protection, stiffer chassis (because of new and better torsion control methods, and honestly - better parts) suspension, paint, and the interior elements are better than they were in the 70's (may be some of the only "iconic" cars that are higher quality now than they were originally!)

Not to mention more horsepower, AND better fuel economy.

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I just cringe when I see a remake of a classic. Let the classics be classic. Are they ******* lazy? All these years and they have to borrow style from the old cars?
 

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I love the looks.
It's kind of a heavy pig, though.

Sad to think this might be the end of the line for Chrysler. I can't imagine a niche car like this surviving the death throes that we're seeing Chrysler go though. :sad:
 

Tokyo Slim

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Originally Posted by DarkNWorn
I just cringe when I see a remake of a classic. Let the classics be classic. Are they ******* lazy? All these years and they have to borrow style from the old cars?

Yeah, same goes for buildings and clothes too. Damn those classic designs!

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