Buying a new car, down to 4 options. HALP

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Which one of these?

2010 Dodge Challenger R/T
6
17%
2011 Ford Mustang GT
13
37%
2010 Dodge Charger R/T
4
11%
2010 Chevy Camaro SS
12
34%
 
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Buying a new car, down to 4 options. HALP

Postby Fivelives » Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:31 pm

2010 Dodge Challenger R/T:
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Specs and other info: http://www.motortrend.com/cars/2010/dod ... index.html

2011 Ford Mustang GT:
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Specs and other info: http://www.motortrend.com/cars/2011/for ... index.html

2010 Dodge Charger R/T:
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Specs and other info: http://www.motortrend.com/cars/2010/dod ... index.html

2010 Camaro SS:
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Specs and other info: http://www.motortrend.com/cars/2010/che ... index.html

I'm torn. They're all pretty equivalent, specs-wise and price-wise, so it's down to the looks. HALP ME, ASYLUM! You're my only hope!
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Re: Buying a new car, down to 4 options. HALP

Postby Invisusira » Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:44 pm

um duh mustang
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Postby Gorlando » Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:49 pm

I like the Camaro.
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Postby Arjuna » Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:31 pm

the one with the horsie on! :)
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Postby knaughty » Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:32 pm

The Jaguar!

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Re: Buying a new car, down to 4 options. HALP

Postby Flex » Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:38 pm

The Mustang is the newest design so is the best that way, however I am not that pleased with its looks.

The Challenger is just no.

The charger on one hand is awesome because it is a 4 door muscle car which is just below a muscle wagon/estate on the coolness level. However I dislike the looks a lot.

Camaro. I have nothing bad to say about this vehicle and if I could afford a new car this would be it.

I am sad Pontiac is gone because the G8 made me moist.
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Re: Buying a new car, down to 4 options. HALP

Postby knaughty » Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:00 pm

I'd pick the Charger, but I need four doors.

Though in reality, if I was going to get a muscle car, I'd get one of these: MuscleWagon!

6.2 litre LS3 V8 with 325kw. Non-supercharged version of the engine in the Corvette ZR1 - which I believe is about 50kw more than any of these teeny little muscle cars.

If I was willing to be impractical?

HSV W427 Still 4 doors. 7 litres (427CI). 500 HP, no blower.
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Postby Fivelives » Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:01 pm

My thinking:

Challenger - most comfortable ride, biggest interior of the 3 coupes, still a nice pony car. It'd be a great touring or road trip car, if it weren't for the 20mpg combined driving (it gets around 360 miles per 18 gallon tank) and the soft tuned suspension.

Mustang - best specs of the bunch, least comfortable ride. But, I could get it as a convertible, which I might consider doing. If I could afford the gt350 or gt500 conversion, this question would be a no-brainer. I may not like the LOOKS of the shelby converted mustangs, but you really can't argue with the performance.

Charger - I'm not entirely sure whether or not I like the new muscle car designs. I'd prefer a coupe to a sedan, but this might be nice if I have to carpool somewhere. It basically screams "midlife crisis compromise" if you're driving a pony sedan. Still, Chargers are nice cars.

Camaro - It looks mean and is the only camaro to ever outsell the same year mustang. It'll beat a 2010 'stang off the line, but still corners like a dead whale. It's also not a very comfortable ride; I'm a big guy and it's another small coupe.
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Re: Buying a new car, down to 4 options. HALP

Postby knaughty » Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:25 pm

Flex wrote:I am sad Pontiac is gone because the G8 made me moist.


The Pontiac G8 is a re-badged Australian Holden - which is the base vehicle that all my suggestions above are built from. Holden still exist, HSV (Holden Special Vehicles) still exists, and Holden is still a GM subsiduary. HSV take high-end GM V8s out of Corvettes and stick them in sedans with some suspension tweaks.

GM can stick any name-badge they want on a Holden and import them to the USA. They send them to the UK as a Vauxhall, and Clarkson thought they were the maddest thing ever.

There's videos on YouTube if you hit the search button.
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Postby Fivelives » Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:41 pm

Ah, so that explains why pontiacs kicked so much ass. I, too, am sorry that GM axed the pontiac line.
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Re: Buying a new car, down to 4 options. HALP

Postby Rachmaninoff » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:03 am

if your looking to mod-it and put work into it... go with the pony, only downside as my chevy friend puts it "a mustang is like a tampon, every girl has one"

I like the way the camero looks, its bad ass, and it sets you aside from the others... minus under the hood
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Re: Buying a new car, down to 4 options. HALP

Postby Dragonzbane » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:19 am

Fivelives wrote:My thinking:

Mustang - best specs of the bunch, least comfortable ride. But, I could get it as a convertible, which I might consider doing.


Well according to the MSN 2011 Preview:
2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
Until now, buyers of the Chevrolet Camaro had to take their muscle car as a hardtop only. For 2011, GM's engineers are set to introduce the new convertible version to take on the comparable Ford Mustang Convertible. Expect the engine program to mirror that of the standard Camaro, including the 304-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 and the 426 horsepower 6.2-liter V8.


http://editorial.autos.msn.com/listarticle.aspx?cp-documentid=1149254&page=2

So if you wait for the 2011 models you can get a Camaro Convertable.
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Re: Buying a new car, down to 4 options. HALP

Postby Goins2754 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:35 am

No offense to the OP, but buying one of these is like buying a $45,000 ticket to the bandwagon express. I'd suggest not doing it.

Do you know how badass a old Mustang or and old GTO would be if you bought one and put that $45,000 into upgrades? It would easily blow all of those cars out of the water. Not to mention, you could drop some cash on a nice custom paint job or even some, dare I say it, but spinners [ugh].

That's just me, though. I've never been the type to jump on these bandwagons & I love seeing 40 year old dads driving these around town to get groceries. I often want to pull up next to them at one of the 1000 stoplights here in Chicago & ask them, "did you win the race?" They'll be confused, but they'll figure it out when they think about it.

BTW, I drive an '02 Honda CR-V & a '92 Honda Civic. I bought them because Hondas have a reputation for longevity, safety, & fuel mileage. That's exactly what I want out of a daily driver. The Civic is up to 202,000 miles & I've only ever replaced the rotor & distributor because of component failure. I also have an old Jeep that is my offroad toy when I want to go out and get muddy. I picked it up used for $4000. If I had spent $35000 on a new Rubicon, I'd have a really nice offroad vehicle. If I spent $31000 in upgrades on this old Jeep of mine...Gah! I'd have full tube roll cage, lift kit, air lockers, 38s, winch, Rhinolined floor boards, 5-point harnesses... You get my point. :)

Either way, good luck in your decision.
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Re: Buying a new car, down to 4 options. HALP

Postby Fivelives » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:49 am

Ha. I actually saw two little old ladies drive past me the other day in the Charger with a MONSTER kicker in their car. I heard them coming before I saw them. Hilarity was had.
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