1 year later, my 2012 Challenger R/T

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    1 year later, my 2012 Challenger R/T

    Well, I figured after a year of ownership, I ought to show off my Challenger on here. Reminiscing on the purchase, it won out over a used G8 GT and a new Camaro SS. As much as I wanted to buy GM, the fat of the matter is that the G8 just wasn't a radical enough exterior design and the Camaro was not built for someone tall like me. The Challenger was a happy medium. Still a great looking coupe, but with plenty of space on the inside. Only things I have done to it were aftermarket wheels, plus splash guards. I would like to do some performance mods eventually, but I'll wait 'til the warranty expires.



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    Re: 1 year later, my 2012 Challenger R/T

    Really sharp car. Do you have any specific insights about what your favorite aspects of th car you really like? Any small things you would improve on?

    I hear supercharging is a cool way to go when the warranty is over?

    Is this your daily driver? How many miles and no issues to speak of during the light winter last year I'm sure.

    Looking forward to yor responses and thanks for sharing.

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    Re: 1 year later, my 2012 Challenger R/T

    Are those Ford wheels? They look like the sport wheels of an Explorer.

    Good looking car. I just wish the Challenger had more sport in them.

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    Re: 1 year later, my 2012 Challenger R/T

    That's a nice looking ride. I vote for a supercharger when the warranty expires and they sound awesome with a Corsa exhaust.

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    Re: 1 year later, my 2012 Challenger R/T

    Although coupes are not my forte, I really like the Chally. May own one, one of these days.
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    Re: 1 year later, my 2012 Challenger R/T

    I really like the Challenger's exterior styling the best over the Mustang and Camaro. I also really like the interior. There is ample space, and while it is pretty spartan by nature, it doesn't look unusual to me like the Camaro's does. Areas for improvement? I would point to performance. A big part of that is the dated 5 speed automatic, which will be replaced with the 8 speed used in the Charger and 300 for the 2015 model year if I recall correctly. The car could also use a boost in power as well. It is plenty powerful, but relative to its closest competitor (Camaro SS), a boost is needed. The Challenger is a heavier car, so I wouldn't expect it to be faster than a Camaro SS, but an equal amount of power would be nice. The R/T "only" has 372 horsepower whereas the Camaro is at 400 hp with a 200 lb weight advantage.

    The car is a daily driver with about 7,000 miles on it (no long trips, which is the reason for the low miles). Winter tires plus 100 lbs of sand over the rear tires and I had no problems in the snow. Only issue I have had was the radio had to be replaced (under warranty), which isn't too major.

    The wheels are Moda MD14's mounted on the stock tires. I use the stock wheels for the Winter with snow tires mounted on 'em.

    One of my least favorite things about the car is that everyone calls it either a Camaro or Charger. It becomes annoying always having to correct people. lol

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