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Old 10-08-2004, 11:58 AM
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They probably didn't want to use station wagons, 300C is a chrysler brand, Intrepid (name) is gone, so I guess they did need to come up with a 4door for their NASCAR teams..

I don't like the way they're dumbing down 300C's image.
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Old 10-08-2004, 12:54 PM
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....I know the original charger was a 4 door sedan....
The original Charger was a 2-door car. Like the bad-guy-car in Bullitt!
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Old 10-08-2004, 01:27 PM
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The original Charger was a 2-door car. Like the bad-guy-car in Bullitt!

My bad. Even more reason the Charger should be 2 door.
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Old 10-08-2004, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by ClutchPerformer
The original Charger was a 2-door car. Like the bad-guy-car in Bullitt!

My bad. Even more reason the Charger should be 2 door.

domn, who was never a fan of vintage cars.
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The best charger there ever was for "muscle cars"




and of course, the one we all know and love:



The 1999 concept

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Old 10-08-2004, 03:00 PM
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I think if they want to bring back the charger...they should do it like what Ford did with the upcoming Mustang
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Old 10-08-2004, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by TSX 'R' US
I think if they want to bring back the charger...they should do it like what Ford did with the upcoming Mustang

Retro? No thanks. The "new" Mustang looks dated IMO. Lucky I'm not their target market.
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Old 10-08-2004, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by domn
Retro? No thanks. The "new" Mustang looks dated IMO. Lucky I'm not their target market.
Who is?
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Old 10-08-2004, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by ClutchPerformer
Who is?

People with no taste
























I'd guess 18 to 25 year old single males or people old enough to remember the 67 Mustang. If I wanted a 67 Mustang I'd go buy a 67 Mustang.
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Old 10-08-2004, 04:03 PM
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There's lots of complaining on the Dodge boards about this car too. Specifically the fact that it's a 4-door. I can understand that, but the reality is that 2-doors are just not selling any more. So I can see why they chose to make this the stable-mate for the Magnum.

It's not an official DCX prototype, but Popular Hot Rodding commissioned some artwork for a 2-door Charger to be built on the LX platform. I think this would be a winner, if there was actually a market for a 2-door.

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Old 10-08-2004, 04:47 PM
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There's lots of complaining on the Dodge boards about this car too. Specifically the fact that it's a 4-door. I can understand that, but the reality is that 2-doors are just not selling any more. So I can see why they chose to make this the stable-mate for the Magnum.

It's not an official DCX prototype, but Popular Hot Rodding commissioned some artwork for a 2-door Charger to be built on the LX platform. I think this would be a winner, if there was actually a market for a 2-door.

now that's hot!!
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Old 10-08-2004, 05:23 PM
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what he said
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Old 10-08-2004, 08:12 PM
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So we're all emotional about this, but the fact is it's all about money, for the car co.s They design and build cars that will sell and make them cabbage. The trend towards "retro" looking cars is directly linked to the economic bulge we all know as the baby boomers.

The most affluent demographic. These items, like mototrycles (another market freakin going wild) make the 'boomers feel younger, reminicent of their youth. And as a automaker/marketer they know the boomers have the bucks to spend as most of them are nearing empty nest or are there already (I can't wait!). Yes this would mean they may want 4 foors, but when their old fart (just kidding I'm gonna get there soon) friends wanna come along for a double date, a 50 year old climbing over a fold-down seat isn't pretty.

Chrysler saved itself with the K-Car: selling cheap disposable cars to the early boomers with kids, then the mid boomers with growing kids by offering them the mini-van, now they're moving along as the get older. A four door "sport" concept transcends the boomers across the lost generation (me at 39) and stretches into the Genreation Xers - like people buying the TSX = sell more cars. They are car wh*res . . .

Beyond all this crap, I actually like Chrycos old and new and think this car is muscular looking. Not enough to trade in my TSX, but good looking nonetheless.


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My only issue with the new Charger is the size and lack of an MT. It's a full size car - it'll just be too big (assuming it will be the same size as the 300, 197in long and 3700+lbs). If they could have just kept it down to the E class size that the chassis is based on and the weight below 3500 lbs I would have considered it - if it had an MT.
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4 door mustang just a little
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Old 12-20-2004, 06:55 PM
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WTF . It's the best chopped version I've seen yet.
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Old 12-20-2004, 10:12 PM
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Looks good. Lil' on the bulky side.
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Old 12-20-2004, 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Time For Sleeep
Looks good. Lil' on the bulky side.

What Chysler/Dodge isn't nowadays?
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Old 12-20-2004, 11:05 PM
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So it's a 300C with a different nose..........yay.
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Old 12-28-2004, 10:20 AM
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Old 12-29-2004, 08:55 AM
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Looks just like the mustang.
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Old 12-29-2004, 08:58 AM
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Not bad looking actually...too bad it's a Dodge product.
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Old 12-29-2004, 09:29 AM
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Don't like the side view. The more I look @ this car, the more I think that it's utterly plain looking.
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It's a plain looking car with monster motor. Typical Dodge thinking these days. However, it seems to be helping them sell their products.

I have to admit that the Magnum R/T is quite an interesting vehicle though.
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So it's a 300C with a different nose..........yay.
To an extent, yea, 300C underneath. But atleast this car won't be a cookie cutter copy of the 300 like the Ford products are... the front and read appearances, and the side doors are very different from one another. The average person on the street won't look at the Charger and say, "Oh, just a rebadged 300..." That's a good thing, and I think it'll help Dodge sell. The same consumer will look at the Futura and Milan and say, oh, same thing...
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If the GTO came with 4 doors, or if the Charger came with two doors, I'd totally take the GTO over the Charger.
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If the GTO came with 4 doors, or if the Charger came with two doors, I'd totally take the GTO over the Charger.
Why, if the charger is built on a benz like the c and the gto is on a monaro, whats really better? For me it would come down to the design inside and quality. The gto nor C are all that great inside.
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Old 12-31-2004, 09:31 AM
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If the GTO came with 4 doors, or if the Charger came with two doors, I'd totally take the GTO over the Charger.
an old school gto would the
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I think it is ugly, I wouldnt buy it.
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It's good for what it is. Many will like the muscle car look and I'm sure it'll sell fine. But IMHO, the interior is way to close to the 300. It doesn't look unique at all (inside, atleast).
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I hate interior/exterior sharing, takes all the fun out of a new car being released. I guess its decent and will be priced slightly lower than the 300 models.
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Old 01-05-2005, 10:34 AM
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In one word...square.
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Great, they put a Hemi in a Dodge Stratus.
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I don't think it's that bad. Interior is very clean.
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