Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Elizabeth City NC
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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
Thanks for the input, I think you nailed it. I am going to wait until I find the exact car I want with all the options and combinations I like. I can always upgrade some parts pretty easy and inexpensively ( I added leather to my current 06 SXT for under $300)
I am looking at purchasing a 2008 Charger Daytona (of course it is Hemi Orange). The internet price is $17984. With my trade equity I should be able to get it right where I want it for out the door price that I have budgeted for my next vehicle. I just got off the phone with the dealership and they don't seem to understand the importance of the car being a Daytona limited edition. It was like the lady I talked to didn't know what it meant to be a Daytona. I am actually in the market for a 2012 or newer with the 8 speed (which I have found a couple in the price range) but is the Daytona worth buying instead of the 2012 8 speed car? This particular Daytona doesn't have sun roof or navigation so I am giving up a few things that my 2006 SXT has. The Daytona has the R/T seats with leather and suede and orange stitching, my SXT has leather with red stitching. The Daytona doesn't have sunroof like my SXT and it doesn't have navigation and backup camera. But it has all the other goodies of the Daytona like 345HP Hemi, 20 inch chrome clad wheels, spoliers and other appearance lie the graphics. So what does anyone think, should I jump and take on the payments? My SXT is almost paid off and I was a actually looking for the 8 speed and new body style, will the Daytona package make up for not getting what I have really been looking for?
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