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knightfan26917

Charger or Cutlass?

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Given that my new job (which I enjoy) has doubled my commute time along roads that are, unfortunately, generously dumped with salt during the snowy months, I may purchase another car to keep my '87 MC LS from the salt/snow. During my October road trip, I spotted a white 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme at a dealership in Independence MO.

In the meantime, I loved driving the '06 Dodge Charger during that same road trip ... so much so that I'm toying with the idea of buying one, depending on what type of deal I can get....

I keep wavering back'n'forth, tho. The older car would be a "winter beater" only, of sorts, whereas a new Charger would also double as my personal road trip car (vs. renting). The older car would keep car payments (if any) to a minimum ... and insurance rates would be lower; the Charger, of course, would mean a new car payment ... and loftier insurance costs. Not sure if I really want to tempt fate with another older car. I've had EXCELLENT success with my '87 MC LS as my daily driver since I bought it in July 2003 (the '87 MC LS has been more reliable than my '00 mc LS, actually). Course, a new car could become a lemon, too.....

And, of course, I'd consider another '87 or '88 MC LS, '86 or '87 El Camino, late 70s Cutlass Supreme, late 80s Caprice Classic, late 70s Caprice Classic, '97ish Ford Thunderbird ... depending on condition (some rust/body damage is OK) and reliability....

Then again ... I could just stick with the '87 MC LS.....since I'd still like to get an '87 MC SS Aerocoupe and a '75 Caprice Classic convertible someday....

*sighs*

Decisions decisions decisions.....

Cort:33swm."Mr MC" / "Mr Road Trip".pig valve.pacemaker

MC:family.IL.guide.future = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/

"Sometimes love comes and goes away" ... George Straight ... 'Marina Del Ray'

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Well even though the Charger would be more expensive, you could get some nice features including at minimum a 250 hp V6 and a 5-speed...plus you could get a nifty Nav system for your road trips. Plus, IMO...it looks badass.

Get the Charger, you know you wanna :AH-HA_wink:

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. . . including, at minimum, a 250 hp V6 and a 5-speed . . .

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. . . including, at minimum, a 250 hp V6 and a 5-speed automatic. . .

Fixed.

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I don't like MOPAR....at all...and I "try" to be open minded.

However, with your new Mopar - old Cutlass choice, we have an apples and oranges situation. If you're not really ready to get a new car, get an older one in good condition. I, too, would like to find a 98 or 99 Intrigue in pristine condition as a second car but don't do much about it.

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id take me before i toke him..

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Knightfan, I have to tell you that I'm really impressed with my new purchase - a 2007 Saturn AURA XE. I wanted to get back into leasing (I like the fact of getting a new car every 30-36 months) and get out of my Malibu, and the deal I got was great and got me into a great new car. The best part is that it stickered for $22,295 and looks like it could be more expensive than that.

As for your decision, you already have an older car that you really like ('87 M/C LS), so why not invest in a newer & safer car as your daily driver & vacation car? I'm going to tell you, I've been buying (okay, leasing and buying) NEW GM cars since 1999 and I've got to tell you I haven't had one lemon yet. And if anything went wrong, it was covered by GM's warranty anyway. Ont he 2007 models, you get the 5 year/100K powertrain & roadside assistance warranty too. I'd say keep that M/C safe in the winter & rainy days and treat yourself to something new (GM GM GM GM GM GM GM GM GM :lol: )

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I've had good luck with my dodge dakota. I bought it new and put 60k miles on it. If you look at new cars you really have your options open. I will probably only buy new for my daily drivers just because of all the issues I've had with moderately old cars.

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Between the two: the Charger, no question about it.

But it is an apples and oranges scenario. It depends on what you want.

The Charger will offer more power, better fuel economy, better reliability, better driveability, and will be the most practical daily driver.

I'd spring for the Charger in an instant, because there could be some nice incentives to go along with it.

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Being how your talkin about a winter beater to save your 87 Monty, I know the answer to this search. However I also know there is uncompromisable priorities at play so I wont specify. I can tell you this, with a well thought search and carefully picking the correct car, for the price of a few car payments you can own one of these outright and drive effortlessly with confidence all winter.

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Charger for sure. Plus, you love Chargers. You're always renting them out lol

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Dodge Charger. They're cool. Everybody knows A/G bodies are awesome, but imo they should be preserved now, and GM doesn't have an affordable RWD sedan platform... yet.

Dodge Charger. :)

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Hey Cort - check this thread for a pretty cool idea for a "new" car. Scour the CPO lots for some really good deals....a barely-broken-in STS for the price of a Charger sounds like the deal of a lifetime.

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I say if you can afford the Charger do that...

although there's no shame in owing a daily driver G-body coupe.

P.S. I wish the Charger came with a 5-speed MANUAL.

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Get the Charger, you know you wanna

*chuckles*

Yeah, I do ... but, I admit the thought of carpayments again ... aye.

*shudders*

Even so, some great points/ideas here, guys, so thanks.

GMTruck,

I want RWD ... no FWD for me. As for GM, well, after driving the Dodge Charger for my road trip, GM/Chevrolet (in particular) has lost me. Since they aren't building what I want, I'll be going elsewhere if I buy new.....

Tough choice, I know ... and I have to be the one to make it ... but, as I noted, some great points/ideas ... and I greatly appreciate them :).

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Rock the Cutlass, dude; especially if it's a '77 four door. All the cool kids have 'em! :lol:

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hmm... winter beater, old schoolness,

early 80's Riviera or Toronado!!!!

why not a 06 monte carlo ltz?

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Rock the Cutlass, dude; especially if it's a '77 four door. All the cool kids have 'em!

*chuckles*

Maybe I'd pick up a gal then, too ;). He he he

Why add a Dodge to your all Chevy collection?

Interesting question ... not sure. Something different, that's for sure....

early 80's Riviera or Toronado!!!!

why not a 06 monte carlo ltz?

Nope to these because I want RWD, not FWD.

Course, that hearse would be an interesting choice.... ;).

GTO: A new '06 or a used '04-'05, either way they are a steal right now.

I thought about the GTOs ... but I haven't been able to find one that I actually like ... most of 'em are manuals (sorry, I'd prefer automatic, especially with my commute in dangumit traffic) and the ones that are auto are black.... I already have one black car ... that's plenty tough to keep clean as it is ;).

Cort:33swm."Mr MC" / "Mr Road Trip".pig valve.pacemaker

MC:family.IL.guide.future = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/

Models.HO = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/trainroom.html

"I should've drove all night" ... BonJovi ... 'Misunderstood'

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How about a 1978 Ford LTD sedan? It's really cheap! You know you want it. :P

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