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Good Charger/Mustang GT Review

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Re: Good Charger/Mustang GT Review

Postby LV51FER » Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:51 pm

So who was the member of the Moaners who was there fulfilling a lifetime's ambition then?

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Re: Good Charger/Mustang GT Review

Postby Robbed666 » Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:55 pm

No! Don't like the new Charger. Seen a lot of them in the flesh, just 'rental boxes'.

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Re: Good Charger/Mustang GT Review

Postby ozza » Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:16 am

Robbed666 wrote:No! Don't like the new Charger. Seen a lot of them in the flesh, just 'rental boxes'.


I completely agree, the new charger doesn't excite me at all. Looks like a big saloon car.

I saw one about 6 months ago near Chichester on the A27 and it didn't look anything special.

You would have thought Dodge would have done it properly when recreating one of the strongest and historic names in their portfolio but I seems to be a luke warm effort from what I've read & seen.

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Re: Good Charger/Mustang GT Review

Postby LV51FER » Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:09 am

Everybody dreams the Charger plate went away after the 60's but sadly, it was desecrated in far worse ways than the modern version.
This terrible car carried the Dodge Charger name and added insult to injury by also having a Shelby version - proof the old dffer would sell his name to the devil to earn a crust:
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It was a similar story with the 1980's Dodge Challenger which was nothing more tha a rebadged Colt Sapporro:
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Dodge were far from alone in this prostitution of great names - the Daewoo Nexia became the Pontiac Le Mans in the early 80's, itself a reworked Astra Mk II, after the LeMans was replaced in the mid-size sector by the Bonneville.
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So it's worth remembering that to many Americans this new Charger is very much a "return to form" with a pukka V8 compared to the desecration the nameplate has suffered over the years.

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Re: Good Charger/Mustang GT Review

Postby Twin Turbo » Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:40 am

Good points, but I'll forgive Dodge all that as tat least he Challenger looks like it'll be true to its roots.

They could then easily rebody the Challenger as a Charger.

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Re: Good Charger/Mustang GT Review

Postby LV51FER » Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:20 am

Yes but the reason the Charger is a 4 door is because it's a rebodied 300 and Americans want 4 door cars in that class. I agree the Charger should be a 2 door but there would be no point in rebodying the Charger as it would only steal sales from the Challenger. One of the reasons the Trans Am is dead is because buyers either wanted a Camaro or a Trans Am so even combined they never sold as many as the "no choice" Mustang. Sometimes choice is a bad thing and only serves to confuse. I know I spent weeks agonising over whether to buy a Trans Am or Camaro - the SN95 never even featured on my radar so either way, GM would have got the sale but saved all the design costs on one of them.

Let's hope they don't make a "green" Charger and call it the Battery Charger.

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Re: Good Charger/Mustang GT Review

Postby Twin Turbo » Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:23 am

Groan!

That's bad, even for you!!! :mrgreen:

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Re: Good Charger/Mustang GT Review

Postby ozza » Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:11 am

Twin Turbo wrote:Good points, but I'll forgive Dodge all that as tat least he Challenger looks like it'll be true to its roots.

They could then easily rebody the Challenger as a Charger.


But is the Charger a repackaged saloon or is it a 'new' car (as much as any new car is)?


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