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OK, a Dodge at nearly 44 grand. I don't care if its 'got a hemi'. Give me the CTSv instead. Then, I can at least look at the car without having wince in pain.

I didn't realize the price of this thing was so horribly high.

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Um, according to their respective Build n' Price sites, the Charger SRT-8 starts at $38,095 while the 300 SRT-8 starts at $42,695. I still find it stupid you have to pay even more to get a decent sound system (6-speakers?) or side airbags at this price level.

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Um, according to their respective Build n' Price sites, the Charger SRT-8 starts at $38,095 while the 300 SRT-8 starts at $42,695.

You forget the dealer "price/market adjustments".

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$h!, that's one hot ass ride. I don't even care. They have one in black on display at the local Dodge dealer. :thumbsup:

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You forget the dealer "price/market adjustments".

no, the MSRP of the one I saw was close 44k.

there you go, there's your AFFORDABLE RWD performance car.

there's a used 05 GTO by my house. 4,000 miles on it and a 6 speed manual. I'll take that and save 20 grand.

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ill refrain from saying something just to not start an argument and for the sake of not bitching

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ill refrain from saying something just to not start an argument and for the sake of not bitching

you don't think that's too expensive for a Dodge? Its just a pumped Hemi with bigger brakes and more stickers to go with the go man go

the audi S4 is only a couple grand more......

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At first I thought the SRT-8 was pretty cool, but other than the visual upgrades it's not worth it. Rather than spend $44k on the SRT, I'd spend $35k or however much the loaded HEMI is and mod it if I wanted more power and performance.

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I'll still take a GTO.  Less of a cop magnet and an oooh so tunable engine.

with ya there.

mid forties is getting close to corvette pricing....i.e. a real sports car

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Like most performance cars of Dodge ilk, its mostly engine with a total lack of sophistication or desireability beyond it. Fine for some, but not for me. Look at what kind of package you get with the GTO in terms of interior accruments and equipment.

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you don't think that's too expensive for a Dodge?  Its just a pumped Hemi with bigger brakes and more stickers to go with the go man go

the audi S4 is only a couple grand more......

Whoa whoa......hold up. First of all, the Daytona version has nothing to do with the SRT-8. The Daytona version has the Go ManGo paint job with the stickers. The Daytona is just an R/T with special paint, stickers, wing, grille, seats, interior upgrades, and the Road and Track (suspension/exhaust/brakes) package.

And I don't know where that dealer came up with $44K for the SRT-8......because I just priced one on the website completely loaded, even with the extra available accessories.....and I could only get the sticker up to $42,245.

The SRT-8 has many modifications beyond the R/T and Daytona models. But what kind of car should it be compared to? A GTO.....which is a smaller, foreign platform (lower cost because they make a bunch of these in OZ), coupe? A Corvette......which is a high performance all out sports car 2-seater? A Cadillac STS-v....a CTS-V? An M5? I don't know if there is anything out there that it directly compares with. What other 425 HP 4-door vehicle can you get for $38K moderatly optioned, or for $42K fully optioned.....that will hold your whole family comfortably and get you from 0-60 mph in about 5 seconds? The CTS-V has 400 HP, does 0-60 in about 5 seconds, and bases for $12K more. But then I would argue that the more expensive 300C SRT-8 would go up against the CTS-V.

So again......what other large 4-door sedan can you get with 424 HP, for $38K, or even $42K?? For $42K you get the SRT-8 with a moonroof, heated seats, DVD Navgation, U-Connect, 6-speaker Boston Acoustic sound systen with amplifier, and side air bags. You won't find anything from Ford, GM, or any of the Asians.

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Um, according to their respective Build n' Price sites, the Charger SRT-8 starts at $38,095 while the 300 SRT-8 starts at $42,695. I still find it stupid you have to pay even more to get a decent sound system (6-speakers?) or side airbags at this price level.

I don't know where you are looking, but the 6-speaker Boston Acoustics system is standard on the SRT-8, with options for an 11-speaker Kicker sytem with a Kicker subwoofer, or the 6-speaker BA system with the Nav radio.

It's as simple as looking at the website to find this out.

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Like most performance cars of Dodge ilk, its mostly engine with a total lack of sophistication or desireability beyond it. Fine for some, but not for me. Look at what kind of package you get with the GTO in terms of interior accruments and equipment.

The GTO has NO AVAILABLE:

- Side air bags

- Heated seats

- Moonroof

- Navigation

- Larger than 18" wheels

How can this have more/better "interior accruments and equipment" than the Charger. The Charger has everything the GTO has and much more!

:stupid:

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The GTO has a Blaupunkt stereo system, which is worlds better than the junky Boston Acoustics 6-speaker. I've heard it, it sucks. I don't understand why you'd have to pay extra for the speaker upgrade and side airbags in a car of that price range ($40k+).

Huge wheels aren't an outright advantage unless you're Xibit, so...

As far as the moonroof and heated seat options, I agree those are deficiencies, but ones that can be forgiven for a near $10,000 price advantage. Sit in an SRT-8 and sit in a GTO and its obvious which one will be more enjoyable day after day.

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in my opinion, the SRT8 Charger is not worth any more than about a 38k sticker, after all, its just a Dodge, which isn't terribly high on the food chain. You hit the 40's and you can get real performance cars like 330's.....all those luxury marques. I know for a fact that the CTSv's can sometimes be had new in the mid forties. Corvettes are darn close and the Mustang GT is far cheaper. A Mallett Solstice is a real option there too. A good lightly used 5 series or M5 is even an option. And its a LOT easier to look at.

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The GTO has a Blaupunkt stereo system, which is worlds better than the junky Boston Acoustics 6-speaker. I've heard it, it sucks. I don't understand why you'd have to pay extra for the speaker upgrade and side airbags in a car of that price range ($40k+).

Huge wheels aren't an outright advantage unless you're Xibit, so...

As far as the moonroof and heated seat options, I agree those are deficiencies, but ones that can be forgiven for a near $10,000 price advantage. Sit in an SRT-8 and sit in a GTO and its obvious which one will be more enjoyable day after day.

Depends what you are using it for. Hauling kids around??? Id say the Charger SRT-8. Racing on a track?? Probably the GTO with the stick.

Who really cares if the 6-speaker system is standard? If you do care, then you can spend the extra money to get the 11 speaker Kicker system......and if you don't care, then save money by keeping the base system. The GTO has no options because they just import fully optioned ones from OZ. Where's the GTO's Nav system??

Again GTO vs Charger SRT-8 = Apples to Oranges.

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The GTO has NO AVAILABLE:

- Side air bags

- Heated seats

- Moonroof

- Navigation

- Larger than 18" wheels

How can this have more/better "interior accruments and equipment" than the Charger.  The Charger has everything the GTO has and much more!

:stupid:

Not only that, but pretty soon the GTO won't be available at all...

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in my opinion, the SRT8 Charger is not worth any more than about a 38k sticker, after all, its just a Dodge, which isn't terribly high on the food chain.  You hit the 40's and you can get real performance cars like 330's.....all those luxury marques.  I know for a fact that the CTSv's can sometimes be had new in the mid forties.  Corvettes are darn close and the Mustang GT is far cheaper.  A Mallett Solstice is a real option there too.  A good lightly used 5 series or M5 is even an option.  And its a LOT easier to look at.

The Charger is faster and way better looking than a cookie cutter bland 330. Cheaper and more aggressive looking than a CTSV. Anyone who thinks it doesn't handle has never driven one.

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""Man I can't believe how much the Denali is... man for my money I would get the GTO to be faster and save my money..."" - Sarcasm off

Comparing the GTO to the Charger SRT-8 is a joke..

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""Man I can't believe how much the Denali is... man for my money I would get the GTO to be faster and save my money..."" - Sarcasm off

Comparing the GTO to the Charger SRT-8 is a joke..

Why? Because the GTO kicks the Charger's ass? The Charger has a laughable interior for the price, while the GTO's is actually very nice. About the only thing the Charger has over the GTO is more seats and more rear legroom. Other than that, there's little reason to spend $40k+ on an SRT-8 when you can get a GTO for $30k.

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Why? Because the GTO kicks the Charger's ass? The Charger has a laughable interior for the price, while the GTO's is actually very nice. About the only thing the Charger has over the GTO is more seats and more rear legroom. Other than that, there's little reason to spend $40k+ on an SRT-8 when you can get a GTO for $30k.

:lol:

I don't know what magazines or tests you guys read, but the GTO can't even beat the 300C SRT-8. I know there is a more current Motor Trend test with the Charger SRT-8 vs the GTO, but I can't find it on the MT site. However, I did find a February 2005 test between the GTO, 300C SRT-8, and the CTS-V.

The portly (425 lbs more) 300C SRT-8 beats the GTO in almost every performance test they performed:

0-60

1/4 mile

Braking

Slalom :huh:

and Skidpad :lol:

The GTO won the figure 8 test, by only 0.2 sec.

The lighter GTO coupe should be ashamed of itself that a bloated brick of a car outperforms it in almost every aspect of performance testing!

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/sedan/...son/index7.html

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yea and if you like a gto that much and dont wanna spend 30 grand just by a cavalier.

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