Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Brevard County, Florida
Hemi Orange Daytona Owner
I have an 08 Hemi Orange Daytona and love it. I bought it used with 32000 miles on it and have had no problems since my June purchase. A 2012 was not in by budget range at the time of purchase, but I had heard good things about the new tranny. Test driving 11 and older 3.5's I thought that they were underpowered.
Others on this forum will tout the great gas mileage they squeeze out of their R/T's but not me. I don't stomp on it that much and 70 percent of my driving is around town. I get at best 15 mpg in these condititons. On a highway trip using cruise control my best mpg is 22. I didn't expect a fuel saver when I purchased my Daytona, but the mileage is still a bit disappointing.
That being said, have you test driven the Daytona? Mine has nav, sunroof etc. so I am very happy with the package. Seats are fantastic and graphics are nice, but require extra tlc. If the performance and styling package don't wow you, I doubt it will be worth it to you given the negatives you have expressed.
I do enjoy the way the Daytona package gets me noticed when tooling around town though. Kids in the neighborhood all say I drive a racecar! lol
Every time that wheel turn round
bound to cover just a little more ground.