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I got myself a Red R/T and I like it very much... you would too!! :happy:

I'd be happy to answer any questions that need actual study of the car.

If you have no questions, you can just be jealous 'til June!
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1st Q) What is the insurance rating on the Charger R/T...

I don't know yet, my insurance company doesn't have the car in the system yet...
 

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Im Going To Get The Red Srt-8 When It Comes In Sept. ONLY THING IM PISSED ABOUT IS THE GAS GUZZLER TAX.
 

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Well then, Jim, get the Magnum:) No GGT there, and you save maybe a grand, assuming SRT-8 pricing follows the formula of the equivelent Charger modle being $1K less than it's Magnum brethren.
 

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Sure about that? What do you base that on, Jim?
 

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Insurance company gave us full coverage 500/1000 deductable for $68 per month with the Magnum RT at $67, 23 and 25 married not the best driving record
 

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we were told that any car with epa under 16 mpg except suv and trucks will get a gas guzzler tax.the gto has a 1300 gas guzzler tax.the srt-8 chrysler ,charger,and mag have epa of 14 -19 . epa on the charger r/t is 17-25 . thats why the viper has a 3000 gas tax and the srt-10 viper truck doenst,and the epa on the viper truck is lower than the viper car. all trucks and suv are exempt.
 

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What is the PT classed as?
 

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http://www.caranddriver.com/article.asp?section_id=27&article_id=8022&page_number=1

"Those figures don't include the Chrysler PT Cruiser, which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration classifies as a truck, although no one on the street would."

"Chrysler is moving further down this road by also classifying the Dodge Magnum wagon (page 74) as a truck. The company is using the PT Cruiser gambit—the availability of a flat load floor—even though the Magnum achieves this by folding, rather than removing, its seats. By itself, this interpretation would suggest that all station wagons are really trucks."

http://waw.wardsauto.com/ar/auto_magnum_classified_truck/

"Magnum Classified As Truck"
 

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so far we were told that the mag srt-8 will have the gas tax but you got a point there glhs. we will have to wait and see when we get our 1st invoices in . on the invoice its called an adjustment not a gas tax.
 

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Oddly enough, on the sticker, it is listed as a tax, look at the 2nd to last line, above the "Total Price" line. Thi s pic is courtesy of qzking, of the lxforums.
 

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ok on our advanced shippers it says adjustments and on the invioce and window sticker it says gas guzzler tax . my mistake. the pt cruiser is classified by most ins co as a min van. why dont ask me. so i called my ins co they said same thing.
 

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Okay, back to the original point of the thread. Can you take a look at the exhaust system and see if it is the same as the Magnum/300? I'm curious because I believe that several reviews mentioned that the stock RT had a better exhaust note than the Magnum.

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the daytona has a different muffler and exhaust than the r/t to give them 10 more hp.
 

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Jim,

I know the Daytona model has a different exhaust. My question is some of the reviews mention that the stock Charger RT has a louder exhaust than the Magnum. Maybe they have selective memory and just want to believe the Charger RT is louder.

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kra9235 said:
Jim,

I know the Daytona model has a different exhaust. My question is some of the reviews mention that the stock Charger RT has a louder exhaust than the Magnum. Maybe they have selective memory and just want to believe the Charger RT is louder.

k
now granted... local dealer I went to will not let you test drive them... but I did get to start R/T I was sitting in, and reved the engine alittle.... and well... ummm... lets just say that putting a better exhaust will be the first thing on my list if the Daytona is that quiet.....
 

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The exhausts sound the same, we have owned both the Magnum and now have a Charger. The exhaust systems are interchangeable, much like the 300c and the Magnum. Including header fitment.....
 

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Thanks guys,

I think that maybe the reviewers were getting confused between an R/T and an R/T with the Performance Handling Group. Apparently, the PHG has a different exhaust system from a stock R/T. You would think that maybe it is the same exhaust as the Daytona, but the info from Dodge make a clear point that the "throaty note" exhaust is exclusive to the Daytona model. I guess we'll know more when someone actually get their hands on an R/T with the PHG.

k
 
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