Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Auburn, WA 98401
Neller, I test drove a 300c twice because I was interested in buying one. I agree they are the BEST bang for the buck for the class of car that they are. No arguments from me on that, it has some very good quality under the skin.
The Charger I think will do well as long as they offer it with a manual transmission. I grew up in the 50's, 60's and 70's. Everything, including Chargers, came with a manual transmission option. Even big Impalas and Pontiac Catalinas (the '65 Catalina 2+2 4 speed 421 did 0-60 in 3.9 seconds, Road and Track Magazine). This Charger needs a stick. I would not buy one without a stick.
I like the Magnum, I hope they continue to sell it. Probably the best all around use car I have test driven. I test drove one, the stereo sounded way better than the stereo in the 300C. It feels big but I really like the looks and its design (a station wagon that looks custom). But with gas prices what they are, I am concerned about it continuing to sell very well, it is a 4000 lb car that really runs better with the V8. I just could not buy it as a driver because I want a smaller feeling car.
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