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2009 Challenger Brochure hits the web

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Amazing that there's not a single picture of the gauge cluster.

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You beat me at this Challenge, BP (I was just about to burst in here and post this very same info). This is one HONEY of a car! I was just at Autoblog, and I went through all 30 pictures in the gallery for the brochure. Two things of interest for budget-minded Challenger prospects: the base SE comes with 17" aluminum rims, not the cheap wheel covers shown earlier on the Dodge website for the car... and the price starts at only $21k, not $23k as was previously reported. This is what I'm talking about, Dodge Boys. I could jump GM's one-oar-in-the-water ship for one of these. This car has BALLS and I am sure GM will price the Camaro to sabotage it in the market so they can kill it quickly and place the blame on the buying public, or CAFE, or fuel prices, or some such bull$h!e.

I am going to continually check for updates and prices on the Challenger SE with the uplevel option package. Just when doom and gloom descend on us GM fans, along come The Dodge Boys to set us right!

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I just glanced over the specs and I noticed that you cannot have the SE model Challenger with a stick. I am very disappointed.

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Prices are up at Edmunds! My Deepwater Blue Pearl SE with the uplevel option package and Boston Acoustics speaker package: $25,785. Go option yours up and post the numbers here!
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Prices are up at Edmunds! My Deepwater Blue Pearl SE with the uplevel option package and Boston Acoustics speaker package: $25,785. Go option yours up and post the numbers here!

No stick no sale so it seems I will be sitting out on the fun. :AH-HA_wink:

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I love it...if this is indeed the beginning of the end, then this car (and the Mustang, Camaro, and G8) will be the last of the rock stars, so to speak..the last American style old school modern muscle cars. I want a white R/T.

It's bold and brash, styled like it's from my birth year, and stands out amongst the generic FWDs that the mass market is today. Long live the V8s.

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I like everything except that they didn't make it a true hardtop and too many variations on the 5-spoke wheel design....wish they'd done a something to evoke the slotted look of the original.

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Picture 9 and 10 show it. Link Link

Haha, now I feel like an idiot--I didn't scroll the page down :AH-HA_wink:

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I like everything except that they didn't make it a true hardtop and too many variations on the 5-spoke wheel design....wish they'd done a something to evoke the slotted look of the original.

Yeah..there are some aftermarket 18-20 inch wheels that sort of look like the a large version of the '70 Rallye wheel...I know that the Magnum 500 style 5-spokes were available on the '70, but the Rallye is the original Challenger's signature wheel, IMHO..

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Dodge has remembered how to do cool!

Even the brochure and options are cool.

This car is still on my radar.

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There are a few companies that make modern-diameter copies of original OE-style rims.
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I priced out a Stone White R/T with 6MT and the 5.7L Hemi, sunroof, HID headlights, 27J and AFC packages, etc for $36,015. Though I might consider an SRT-8 and the B5 Blue is very intriguing to me!

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Yeah..there are some aftermarket 18-20 inch wheels that sort of look like the a large version of the '70 Rallye wheel...I know that the Magnum 500 style 5-spokes were available on the '70, but the Rallye is the original Challenger's signature wheel, IMHO..

Ya, Rallye wheel is the proper name for them....they were so Challenger to me.

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Ya, Rallye wheel is the proper name for them....they were so Challenger to me.

The Challenger Chrysler entered in One Lap this year had Foose Classics Challenger wheels from MHT on it.

03_vanishingpointchallenger.jpg

Link to the MHT Site

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I priced out a Stone White R/T with 6MT and the 5.7L Hemi, sunroof, HID headlights, 27J and AFC packages, etc for $36,015. Though I might consider an SRT-8 and the B5 Blue is very intriguing to me!

That's a bargain, of course, the dealers will probably mark them up for a while.. that's how I'd equip one.... I'd have to have white and register it in Colorado.

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The Challenger Chrysler entered in One Lap this year had Foose Classics Challenger wheels from MHT on it.

03_vanishingpointchallenger.jpg

Link to the MHT Site

SO MUCH BETTER!!!.....

For me the 5-spoke is so overdone, it's on everything these days....really like the Foose treatment.

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Well the chrome version is a bit too blingy for a retro-cool car like the Challenger, imo. I do like the silver-painted version with the bright lip and different center cap like the One Lap car that got crashed.
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Have to disagree, HE.

Those wheels look awful.

Gimme the 5-spokes.

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5-spoked wheels have become so generic and if I were buying this, off they'd come, and aftermarkets on, something closer to the spirit of the original.......but not to focus on wheels too much, this is a very nice car and glad it exists. With the troubles over at Chryco, it's amazing it's here.

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WANT

I just priced out my Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat Challenger R/T

27J Quick Order Package

RER MyGIG Multimedia System w/Navigation

WP2 20" X 8.0" Chrome Clad Aluminum Wheels

AFC Electronics Convenience Group (w/Manual Transmission)

LMP High Intensity Discharge Headlamps

MPD R/T Hood To Fender Strips

$38,315

:idhitit:

Despite hat other challenges the company is facing, the Challenger proves that it's a good time to be a Dodge Fan :P:D

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