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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-19-2005, 11:37 AM
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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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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-19-2005, 01:29 PM
 
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oh yeah i agree with you on the manual trans....i would not buy a new sports car without one, ever. a sports car withough stick is....just pointless.

its too bad we dont have many everyday cars runnin 3.9s, that would be really nice, but again my mustangs pretty quick (slightly modded though ) still gets 23mpg on the highway and like 14-17 around town. back then i bet those cars only got 8 or so around town, but then again gas was what 20 cents a gallon? haha, and now im payin just under 3 bucks for premium.....wow those mustve been the days huh?
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I remember gas wars when I was a child where the prices were around 15 cents a gallon. And they cleaned your windows (not just the front) and they checked your oil.

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