Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Central New Jersey
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Im with ya. I have owned a 1968 GTO and a 1997 30th anniversary Z28. So I know all about RWD and snow (not that the GTO saw it). And I know the power of good dedicated snows.
But here is the thing. 4 new rims and 4 new tires will cost about the same as buying the AWD system in the car from the start. We don't see snow here more then a few times a winter too so I could probably make the case to go with RWD and just work from home if it snows.
Which would open up some other options and make the car cheaper. I just think that having the added comfort of the AWD would be good if we start a family in the next year or so.
I just think that having the added comfort of the AWD would be good if we start a family in the next year or so.
Right now it looks like they are very very heavily discounting them too. Around $4k. Which would mean I could probably get into an AWD R/T Max for about $33,500.
Here are my Answers to your questions:
1) Are they heavily discounting the V8 (non SRT8) cars because the 8 speed auto is coming out early Feb? If so I would assume the 8 speed would greatly increase the MPG as well as the performance overall. Right now the car is ~ 5.3 0-60 and 13.7 1/4. I would think that this trans would have the potential to make that 5.0 and 13.3 along with improved fuel. Is it worth me waiting or do you think the discounts will be there next month too.
I can't see the 8-speed giving the hemi all that much better mileage, but it should make the car quicker with better gear choices.
2) I would pretty much only consider the AWD version of the car for winters in NJ. But it looks like the AWD car only comes with the cheesy rims. You can't get the nice 5 spokes or those blacked out ones. Nor can you get the black out package. Do I have this correct? If so why is that?
You can get your own aftermarket wheels. I didn't like the stock wheels much, so I got my own.
3) Would there be any advantage to getting the R/T Plus and adding options rather then the R/T Max? Its a little confusing to me. Does the R/T Max literally come with every option?
The max is literally all the options but sport package and paddle shifters. The AWD does come with 3.08 gears instead of the 2.65 which makes it run quite well. I love my max. The Adaptive cruise control and rain sense wipers are beyond awesome.
4) Does the R/T suffer the gas guzzler tax?
Not that I'm aware of. I didn't pay that nor was it on my window sticker. It still gets very good mileage on the highway and if you were to consider the 6cyl with the 8-speed, it gets awesome mileage.
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