Comments - SRT Rolls Out Challenger & 300 Core Models

Published: Feb 11, 2013
Description: American muscle cars are supposed to be all about the bang-for-your-buck factor. And there's little doubt that the likes of Ford, Chevy and Chrysler's SRT division have been bringing the &qu...
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ChristopherandKimberly Helms Feb 12, 2013
Even the top line models with all the packages are still pretty cheap. Go build and price a Mustang GT500 and see what price you get. Crazy expensive compared to a SRT Challenger
ChristopherandKimberly Helms Feb 12, 2013
@ Tim They are offering the SRT's at almost Camaro SS, Mustang GT, and Challenger R/T prices. That is pretty cheap.
Kevin M. Hogan Feb 12, 2013
While they're at it, add the 8-SPD ZF, more HP/torque and a steeper discount. Despite what Gilles thinks, SRT is NOT AMG, BMW M, Audi S/RS, etc.!
Kevin M. Hogan Feb 12, 2013
Personally, For that kind of dosh, I'd want ALL the options of the SRT8 Charger PLUS the Super Bee pkg, like the old model offered!
Kevin M. Hogan Feb 12, 2013
All you have to do is sit in one and you can see where they cut corners! I'm amazed they're offering these models at all as the '12 stripped Super Bee was/is a sales disaster! It simply too expensive of a car to not have all the options!
Tim Preisinger Feb 11, 2013
Arthur, I wouldn't really call the top line SRT models low cost...
Arthur Erlend Harvey Feb 11, 2013
As a Mopar fan, it seems obvious they're adopting the strategy behind the successful '68 RoadRunner: High performance with no frills at low cost. We'll see if it's an attractive package in today's market. Collectors may snap them up too...
Pablo Herasme Feb 11, 2013
They are good cars I just feel they should add more performance on their SRT models
Ashton Summers Feb 11, 2013
They cut corners by choosing interior materials that come from the bottom of a Saudi oil well rather than the bottom of a cow. Plastics, it's the future. Fortunately, if oil prices get higher, might be cheaper just to shoot the cow.
Brady Williams Feb 11, 2013
I think the challenger and charger would have made more sense as far as leaving options out
Ryan Lopez Feb 11, 2013
Oh nice but where have they cut corners
Author Norman R. Colson Feb 12, 2013
I'd get it in black!!!
Jacob Burford Feb 11, 2013
This or the 300! Hard choice!
Marco Bendel Feb 11, 2013
I love it, and the best bargain American v8 sport sedan out on the market today (not counting the CTS-V). Haters will keep on hating. Mopar power !
Dylan Bruder Feb 11, 2013
Looks good to me
Ben Knorr Feb 11, 2013
not feelin it. sorry.
Lou Guerrero Feb 11, 2013
If this had a 6 speed, lowered 2.5 inches, loud exhaust and wide wheels with proper fitment, it would be amazing. And be plum crazy purple with the bee graphics
Mike Renaut Feb 11, 2013
Got a lot of presence, maybe two too many doors but a great car nonetheless.
Stephen Reed Warren II Feb 11, 2013
Terrible
John Hyland Feb 11, 2013
That's because it is
Description: The Challenger SRT8 Core features unique decals and trim, 20" alloys and black Brembo brake calipers, all motivated by the same 392-cubic-inch Hemi V8 with 470 hp and an equal measure of torque. ...
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Markel Brown Feb 12, 2013
If it still isn't cheap enough then you guys are just poor.
Ryan Faber Feb 11, 2013
I cant believe all the hate people have against Ford. Especially the Mustang. its a GREAT looking car and handles a hell of a lot better than the Charger, Challenger and the 300 with that LIVE REAR AXLE.
Jake Dula Feb 11, 2013
The Mustang still handles better than a Challenger or Charger, live rear axle or not. Stupid Mopar fanboy.
David Bradley Feb 11, 2013
I have a 5.0 and there is no way of getting 26 MPG. The best I've have got is 15 city/ 21 hwy. and that's skipping gears and driving like an old man. Can't talk MPG with muscle car engines
Zach Gathercole Feb 11, 2013
Still not cheap enough lol
Lou Guerrero Feb 11, 2013
Hmm, I don't think the Core line should apply to Chryslers. Kinda going backwards or them.
Ashton Summers Feb 11, 2013
What's someone arguing MPG on a V8 muscle car? Seriously MPG is boring. Gas was made to be burned.
Mike Renaut Feb 11, 2013
Since I'll never own one new I'd prefer leather than cloth in my pre-owned car, wonder if that $5000 saving may bite you in the ass for car's value at trade in time?
Ryan Patrick Clauson Feb 11, 2013
I'll always take GM because they without a doubt build the best engines, but the SRTs are badass, especially the 300 srt
Paul Smolin Feb 11, 2013
I will take any ford over all other US makers, just think they make a better product.
Tyler Tarbox Feb 11, 2013
same as the GT and SS even though it costs about $10K more. Pretty much the only thing I see that it has going for it is that it is by far the best looking
Tyler Tarbox Feb 11, 2013
The SRT-8 Challenger is kind of in a class of its own. It's too expensive to compete with the GT Mustang and SS Camaro but not expensive enough to compete with the GT500 and ZL1. Not to mention it is big and heavy making it's performance about the
Tim Preisinger Feb 11, 2013
If they were the same price I would go for the Challenger and be a bit slower. Awesome looking car. However, with it being close to 10k more, ill take the 5.0
Jesse Williams Feb 11, 2013
I'll take a Chevy or a Chrysler over a Ford at any time. I don't like Ford due to to past reliability problems. If your going for a Chrysler product then choose wisely and try not to get a lemon and a Chevy is like a Toyota in terms of reliability.
Sam Reinsel Feb 11, 2013
@David. Okay, that's REALLY comparing apples to oranges. The 370 or WRX aren't at all the same kind of car. No one debates between getting them. Sure they're the same price but neither have V8 or the same sort of presence as American muscle...
Wyatt Gordon Feb 11, 2013
Jake, have fun with your live rear axle.
Jake Dula Feb 11, 2013
All you Mopar guys must not like performance. I love the '70 Challenger more than anything else in the world, but the new one just isn't up to par with the Mustang and Camaro, none of Chrysler's muscle cars are. I'll take a Mustang GT and beat the new Challenger in a straight line or around a corner, get better MPG, and all for less $. Kind of a no brainer, people.
David Guerrero Feb 11, 2013
I'll take a Subaru or a 370Z over a 5.0 or a srt
Pablo Herasme Feb 11, 2013
I would take a SRT Charger over a 5.0
Ashton Summers Feb 11, 2013
Well fortunately I'm about as loyal to a brand as a Hollywood star is to their spouse. So if it put a big enough smile on my face I would buy it. Though I would spend the extra $100 a month for cow hide which defeats the purpose of these cars.
Brandon Chamberlain Feb 11, 2013
I'm a huge fan of chargers, challengers and the Chrysler 300 and a huge fan of the 5.0 so I'd take both screw the camaro, ugly mother fuckers
Patrick Schalk Feb 11, 2013
I'd take an SRT Charger or 300 over the 5.0 easily. You aren't really comparing apples to apples though Matthew.
Ryan Lopez Feb 11, 2013
And they made less "core" Cars (as I call them) so it will go up in value (and they failed to say the more you buy american or imported products the better it is for the economy) so it's a good idea
Aaron Crisp Feb 11, 2013
I'd take the Challenger over the 5.0, both are awesome though. I'm just a Mopar guy.
Corey Blomquist Feb 11, 2013
@Matthew, Fiat cannot touch the profits made by Chrysler. So the proceeds DO stay in America, trust me.
Raymond Reynoso Feb 11, 2013
Mid 12, not bad. Gives me a heads up next time I play Pass Time on Speed lol
Description: It also packs the same Hemi (signified by special badges on the fenders), and rolls on 20" alloys packing Brembo calipers. Performance is on par to the Challenger, but with four doors, a slightly...
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Aj White Feb 12, 2013
er. Stays cool in summer and warmer in the winter. It's just about the performance for these, there is a regular 300 SRT or the others for those who want it.
Aj White Feb 12, 2013
It's just about the performance. Why keep going with this whole Chrysler shouldn't have a Core model, that's going backwards. There are people out there that want a 300 SRT and would love this drop in price. I personally prefer cloth seats over leath
Bill Estep Jr Feb 12, 2013
The front kind of reminds me to a Sebring or 200 touring
Jacob Burford Feb 11, 2013
And good point Theo
Jacob Burford Feb 11, 2013
I'd probably go for this over the charger for the slightly classier look!
Paul Dickey Feb 11, 2013
I second that 100% Theo
Theo Hubbard Feb 11, 2013
Love it. Love molar. Cory. Why don't you use a wiser word than gay. I don't see how a car can be homosexual. Insensitive. Lets grow up and talk about cars not gays...
Cory Olner Feb 11, 2013
Gay! Oversized avenger! Send it back and make something good. A 300 is top of the line why make it look like a mid level. Make her look like a rolls but keep it original.
Robert Young Feb 11, 2013
Not bad!
Ben Knorr Feb 11, 2013
looks classy
Daniel Anglevik Feb 11, 2013
Omg!! THAT is NOT a pretty sight
Stephen Reed Warren II Feb 11, 2013
Hate the 300.
Jordan Nishida Feb 11, 2013
Love the 300
Wyatt Gordon Feb 11, 2013
I quite like the color
Alex Long Mar 23, 2013
Thats the coolest challenger i've seen
Tyler Wallace Feb 13, 2013
It's def better then the Camaro
Aj White Feb 12, 2013
Gorgeous! Eff the haters.
Jacob Burford Feb 11, 2013
The challenger might not me as good overall as the mustang and Camaro, but it's the best and meanest looking!
Tyler Wallace Feb 11, 2013
Yes I agree actually just challenger the Camaro us horrid
Zachary Maurer Feb 11, 2013
Lol Tyler
Jordan Smith Feb 11, 2013
I wish they still offered the crazy colors from the 60's.
Antonio Falsetti Feb 11, 2013
That's a beautiful car that Challenger.
Jeremy Kertgate Feb 11, 2013
Challenger Mustang Camaro
Tim Preisinger Feb 11, 2013
Lmao @ Tyler. That remark made me "lol" in person
Stephen Reed Warren II Feb 11, 2013
Might not be "ghetto" - buts its ugly as hell. I'd laugh at the person driving it. That's just me being an ahole though
Jordan Nishida Feb 11, 2013
Love the plum purple.
Tyler Tarbox Feb 11, 2013
How in the world is this car ghetto? Hell it costs about the same as a ghetto house
Tyler Wallace Feb 11, 2013
Ghetto car ? Wow
Scuttle Buttocks Feb 11, 2013
Ghetto car
Tyler Wallace Feb 11, 2013
I want one
Wyatt Gordon Feb 11, 2013
That looks cool
Ryan Lopez Feb 11, 2013
That a crappy wax job wow
Aaron Crisp Feb 11, 2013
Plum crazy purple! I love it.
Boyd Boudreaux Feb 11, 2013
May be the light but if not some one needs to put the buffer down and step away from car
Natalino Monastra Feb 11, 2013
Does the paint come with swirl marks . I'm in! Come on,
Aj White Feb 12, 2013
Torred!
Derek Soanes Feb 26, 2013
But this eats your fiesta for breakfast
Jake Dula Feb 13, 2013
This interior is garbage. Sorry Mopar boys, but it is. My base model Fiesta has a higher quality interior than this.
Oren Blumenstein Feb 12, 2013
the charger should have a manual option
Bill Estep Jr Feb 12, 2013
Unless it has the auto/manual thing then maybe
Bill Estep Jr Feb 12, 2013
Yeah the old rumblebee's had manual wth
Jacob Burford Feb 11, 2013
I'd have to spend the extra for the leather! Interior quality is extremely important to me! This looks cheap without it!
Ian Hawkes Feb 11, 2013
Put in a stick shift and ill respect it
Patrick Schalk Feb 11, 2013
In My Opinion.
Tyler Wallace Feb 11, 2013
What does IMO mean ?
Patrick Schalk Feb 11, 2013
The dash isn't hard plastic for all you dummies that have never been in this.
Kevin Carlin Feb 11, 2013
Really couldn't care less about the interior, I care about a manual... Where's the manual??
Jordan Smith Feb 11, 2013
Looks nice to me. Plus, this is the "core" model. If you want the leather and goodies go for the real deal.
David Bradley Feb 11, 2013
Cloth is fine. Try getting into your car with leather seats in the middle of summer in Florida. I wish I had cloth
Lou Guerrero Feb 11, 2013
This is a good interior not superb but good. Haters gonna hate.
Antonio Falsetti Feb 11, 2013
Needs a manual.
Daniel Anglevik Feb 11, 2013
Plastic fantastic
Gray Conron Feb 11, 2013
Tim I'm with you it looks cool imo
Tim Preisinger Feb 11, 2013
I guess I'm in the minority here but I don't think this is bad at all...
Justin Routh Feb 11, 2013
Im sure it looks better in person but man that dash is bad
Edmond Gebara Feb 11, 2013
Just. Awful. Certain interiors have the ability to be instantly old. This is no exception.
Patrick Joseph Feb 11, 2013
Nothing wrong with cloth. Have a look at Audi cloth interiors for instance. However there's something I don't like in this car. The shifter. Never liked that type of gear selector.
Braxton Omgbased Booker Feb 11, 2013
I wish they gave the Srts the option of a manual
Drew Humphrey Feb 11, 2013
Looks like the old Chrysler interiors. No.
Patrick Schalk Feb 11, 2013
You guys are tards. The interior is fine. Of course it's not as nice as leather but these things are fun as hell to drive
Scuttle Buttocks Feb 11, 2013
Leather is bounds and leaps better than cloth. I don't see why we're arguing.
Jesse Williams Feb 11, 2013
There's wrong with the Charger's interior, but I like the 300's interior much better. It seems as if the Town & Country and Grand Caravan got their dash layouts from the 300. It's evident in the shape of the air vents for the driver and passenger.
Sam Reinsel Feb 11, 2013
I don't see the downside to cloth... Every leather interior I've had has worn out in half the time the cloth interiors do. Sure, it's nicer, but that doesn't mean cloth=shit...
Jake Dula Feb 11, 2013
It looks like it was all made from recycled Legos and old t-shirts is what's wrong with it.
Demid Petrov Feb 11, 2013
Leather is the component that defines interior of the car, no leather, sh*t interior
Paul Dickey Feb 11, 2013
What's so terrible about it?
Clinton Burger Feb 11, 2013
This interior is terrible