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Matt..

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2,232 posts

72 months

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Sunday 23rd September 2012 quote quote all
What are these like to own in the UK? Also, how easy are they to get serviced, and sell on? If i bought a used one, would it cost me an absolute fortune to run (low milage), and would it lose a massive amount over a couple of years?

Roo

7,753 posts

90 months

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Monday 24th September 2012 quote quote all
Cheap and easy to service. Reasonable running costs for what they are.

Only buy the SRT if you're worried about residuals. They're overpriced new compared to Mustangs so suffer a hit from that when new. As a used car they're much more in line price wise.

LuS1fer

31,685 posts

128 months

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You'll never really be short of a buyer as they are far rarer than Mustangs and Camaros but it is a big car and it is LHD so you're still appealing to American car fans to a large degree.

The Hemi is a pushrod V8 so there's bugger all difficult to do in the way of servicing and you could service it yourself if so inclined.

swerni

21,742 posts

93 months

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Monday 24th September 2012 quote quote all
Not sure I agree with you there.

Lot's of Mustangs, yes but very few Challengers or Camaro's.

Also they only appeal to a very small audience.

There are so few because so few people want one.


ringram

13,831 posts

131 months

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Monday 24th September 2012 quote quote all
Mustang is lighter and solid rear axle.
Camaro weighs a ton with zero visability.
Challenger also weighs a ton, more than the camaro, its based on a sedan platform. So basically large sedan size.

Still I like the challenger because its spacious and looks pretty good. The new 6.4 is supposed to be much better than the older 6.1 suspension and handling improved.

Not sure why people like the mustang, perhaps its cheaper on gas and sounds better off the showroom floor.

I do think the Challengers are overpriced though, you can get a 2005 v8 mudstain for £9k, Camaro's are around £20k and challengers £5k more than that..

So I guess on that basis its not surprising the mustang is more popular.

For modding the camaro wins with the largest aftermarket for the LS engine range.
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LuS1fer

31,685 posts

128 months

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Monday 24th September 2012 quote quote all
swerni said:

There are so few because so few people want one.
Can't agree. I know lots of Mustang owners who would like one and who would have bought one for the right money.

The problem was it was too expensive to start with, given it was dynamically inferior to the Mustang, and there are legions of Mustang fans who had already bought their cars by the time it was launched. I also think that this generation of Mustang has had a far greater percentage of long term buyers who keep the miles off and the paint dry - so many won't buy another car.

There were also the old Camaro afficionados who waited 7 years for the new Camaro and were never going to be denied.

I accept that limits the potential market but I still know plenty of people who would pick the Challenger.
which has a bit more room in the back for families - it has 3 rear belts for a start so that alone would have put it at the top of my own list.

swerni

21,742 posts

93 months

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LuS1fer said:
Can't agree. I know lots of Mustang owners who would like one and who would have bought one for the right money.

The problem was it was too expensive to start with, given it was dynamically inferior to the Mustang, and there are legions of Mustang fans who had already bought their cars by the time it was launched. I also think that this generation of Mustang has had a far greater percentage of long term buyers who keep the miles off and the paint dry - so many won't buy another car.

There were also the old Camaro afficionados who waited 7 years for the new Camaro and were never going to be denied.

I accept that limits the potential market but I still know plenty of people who would pick the Challenger.
which has a bit more room in the back for families - it has 3 rear belts for a start so that alone would have put it at the top of my own list.
If they were cheaper or could get rid of the Stangs they can't shift.

Okay I'll rephrase it. There are very few who want one who are in a position to do something about it.

Know one is eve going to buy one as a family car, even if it had 3 rear seats



LuS1fer

31,685 posts

128 months

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Monday 24th September 2012 quote quote all
I would. I have 3 kids.

In fact, if I could convince my Mrs to sell the Mondeo and I sold the Fiesta ST, I'd be out there buying one right now. In a few years time, I still might.

swerni

21,742 posts

93 months

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Monday 24th September 2012 quote quote all
LuS1fer said:
I would. I have 3 kids.

In fact, if I could convince my Mrs to sell the Mondeo and I sold the Fiesta ST, I'd be out there buying one right now. In a few years time, I still might.
You're welsh you tard wink

Ps on a few years, your children won't fit in the back for anything other than short drive ( even if you had 2)

LuS1fer

31,685 posts

128 months

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Monday 24th September 2012 quote quote all
Sure but there is always the Charger then...

Oh hell, looks like they've ruined that by styling it like a jet engine:

irocfan

4,509 posts

73 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
having played with all 3 I does strike me that the Challenger is better screwed together than the other 2 it really felt a nice place to be. Performance-wise I was happpy with what the Challenger offered too - I know that the other 2 are 'better' but (hopefully!) in 3 years I'll be looking at an auto 392

swerni

21,742 posts

93 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
Why on earth would you get an auto?

LuS1fer

31,685 posts

128 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
Nothing wrong with a big-engined Yank auto - great consistency in the drags. that little rise of the nose when you rev it, all depends what you want from your driving. I hate to say it but I preferred my Corvette C4 Auto to the recalcitrant gearbox in my C5 Z06 which was a hindrance rather than a help.

irocfan

4,509 posts

73 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
swerni said:
Why on earth would you get an auto?
quite simple - I'm a lazy fker who likes slushboxes, I've gone through the whole canning the arse off it in all gears stage and just appreciate being able to press on when needed and relax in town and when I don't want to press on

swerni

21,742 posts

93 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
irocfan said:
swerni said:
Why on earth would you get an auto?
quite simple - I'm a lazy fker who likes slushboxes, I've gone through the whole canning the arse off it in all gears stage and just appreciate being able to press on when needed and relax in town and when I don't want to press on
That's fair enough.

I've got a Merc diesel for that wink


Captain Cadillac

2,924 posts

70 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
LuS1fer said:
Sure but there is always the Charger then...

Oh hell, looks like they've ruined that by styling it like a jet engine:
Oh but you should drive it..... And drive a RED one biggrin

AdeTuono

4,511 posts

110 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
swerni said:
irocfan said:
swerni said:
Why on earth would you get an auto?
quite simple - I'm a lazy fker who likes slushboxes, I've gone through the whole canning the arse off it in all gears stage and just appreciate being able to press on when needed and relax in town and when I don't want to press on
That's fair enough.

I've got a Merc diesel for that wink
Grandad.


swerni

21,742 posts

93 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
AdeTuono said:
swerni said:
irocfan said:
swerni said:
Why on earth would you get an auto?
quite simple - I'm a lazy fker who likes slushboxes, I've gone through the whole canning the arse off it in all gears stage and just appreciate being able to press on when needed and relax in town and when I don't want to press on
That's fair enough.

I've got a Merc diesel for that wink
Grandad.
I told you, I got confused with my midlife crisis wink

LuS1fer

31,685 posts

128 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
swerni said:
I've got a Merc diesel wink
Great. Can you collect me at 8 and drop me into the City Centre, Drive?

swerni

21,742 posts

93 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
LuS1fer said:
swerni said:
I've got a Merc diesel wink
Great. Can you collect me at 8 and drop me into the City Centre, Drive?
Of course, £748 please wink


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