Well I have had a interest in the new Charger the first time I saw the 99 concept . I am a member here and allpar.com . I have been lurking for along time on these pages - http://dodgeintrepid.net - http://board.moparts.org -http://pub88.ezboard.com/f300menthusiastsclubfrm38 . I am glad to see a forum just for the Charger . We just need to get some “ insiders “ signed up and posting
I second the thoughts of 58Hawk - I've been interested in the Charger since the concept came out. I was even more interested when I learned it was originally designed as a two door. As an ex-owner of a 68 Charger and a 69 Charger R/T SE (sold them both to buy a Viper GTS) I know that a Charger should have 2 doors not 4.
Memo to DCX: make the Charger look good, run very fast and have two doors and you'll sell a ton of them!
The pricing for this car has to be contemporary Muscle Car price range. This CAN NOT be another super car like a Viper or Prowler! It must fit in the category of GTO range. GM has already announced future RWD products, even in their Buick range, with Sigma-car spin-offs AND V-platforms (Aussie/world-car) mixed with the Sigma plattform to make the VE-body. Ford is ready with a world-car platform to start new Falcons and LTDs in Australia and as a world-car platform.
Chrysler has to get ready for the onslaught of new RWD full and mid-sizers that will dominate the U.S. car industry. With Camaros likely making a come-back, Chrysler needs a high-volume platform based Charger to compete at all as all they have now is a wagon and a over-priced Chrysler 300 (should have been called the Imperial for what price they are asking for it) as I understand it will be in the 48G range. This is no New Yorker, it is competing with high-end BMWs and MBs. Perhaps DCX will respond by bringing back a longer car and calling it the New Yorker or Fifth Avenue. The 300C is supposedly SMALLER than a 300M; too tiny. If DCX tries to make all-american style rides that only conform to European standards (I know it's becoming a world-market but... Marketing will always win over word-strategy and if Jurgen Schremp retires in 2005 like he is rumoured to, Chrysler Group is rumoured to go on the market and perhaps a company like GE can by it and make it an American car company again and bring out even better toys. But anyway, before that ever happens the best thing DCX can do is to make the Charger and bring some nice Jeep models out to compete with the (cheaply made Hummer H2 and H3) and to put 5.7/6.1L semi-Hemis in as many models as possible to say that they made their mark. The Chrysler Airflite looks good too and Bravo to DCX for contemplating to offer a 5.7 in that too by 2007.
Hay evryone, I wouldlike to introduce myself. I have been a memeber of the srt forums for a while now. i am glad to see this forum dedicated to new charger. I currently own a 68 charger. It is built to what some people might call a G machine. wheels, tires, brakes, suspension, and I converted it to a rack in pinion.
I am really hoping that dodge will step up to the plate and build something that us mopar die hard's really want. A REAR DRIVE, 2DR, PERFORMACE CAR!!
Look at ford with there new mustang. And gm with the gto. We need the charger!!
If anyone from dodge is on these board, please stop building stuff that in a way does not make sence. I:E: the viper engined bike, the new magnum. I am not sure what kind of market there might be for the magnum but, if you try to make it a performance package, I will not know why.
How do I put a picture on my avator by the way?