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Dealer called. I may be able to trade my 2005 300C SRT-8, with 11,000 miles on it even up for a new 2006 Charger SRT-8 (all options).

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JMatt said:
Dealer called. I may be able to trade my 2005 300C SRT-8, with 11,000 miles on it even up for a new 2006 Charger SRT-8 (all options).

What would you do?
Forget both of those and check out my other thread. This car will definitely be in my stable if they make it!!!! :AR15firin :AR15firin
 

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Dealer called. I may be able to trade my 2005 300C SRT-8, with 11,000 miles on it even up for a new 2006 Charger SRT-8 (all options).

What would you do?
You will know once you sit in the Charger...you'll keep your C. The Charger is cheaper for a reason. The interior is different. Just looking at the gauges and the long, flat, dull dashboard will have you wanting to jump back into your C. Also, no HID.

DCX is doing a good job keeping the platforms different even though they come from the same parts bin.
 

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There must be a good reason your dealer is try to get your 300C SRT8
Sure: It's one of about 150 available to the public in the USA. That fact MAY make it worth a ton a Barrett-Jackson in 20-30 years, but I know I'll never own it long enough to matter.
 

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There must be a good reason your dealer is try to get your 300C SRT8
Yeah... why on earth would they (or you) want to do that?
 

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JMatt,

Keep the C. How many 05 SRT8's are there?? I thought less than 300 of the 05's were made (?).
 

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The fact that you have a BMW for luxury cruising might make it worth it for you get the charger. It is mean, but I also agree that the interior is no where near as nice as the C srt8. The HID is also priceless as is the sleeper look. They are both great cars but for a mature adult I think the C SRT8 is classier and a better all around car.
 

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You will know once you sit in the Charger...you'll keep your C. The Charger is cheaper for a reason. The interior is different.
No it isn't. Chrysler uses the same interior in each LX car.

The only differences between the Chrysler and the Dodges are the gauge cluster, air vents, a little analog clock, and the plastic surround on the center stack. Nothing earth shattering. Same materials, parts, colors, suppliers, everything.

The 300 and Charger are two different styles of the same car, either way you're getting the same thing with two different looks.
 

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I agree with most of what has been said. Here's my only reason for considering the Charger SRT-8: I've been modifying the exhaust, will be modifying the intake, will be working on computer mods, etc. I have, and intend to continue to drag race the platform. It seems like the Charger is really the more appropriate version for modding and racing, while the 300C variant is more appropriate for remaining a street sleeper.

Does that change anyone's analysis?
 

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No it isn't. Chrysler uses the same interior in each LX car.

The only differences between the Chrysler and the Dodges are the gauge cluster, air vents, a little analog clock, and the plastic surround on the center stack. Nothing earth shattering. Same materials, parts, colors, suppliers, everything.

The 300 and Charger are two different styles of the same car, either way you're getting the same thing with two different looks.
I have a 300C and a Magnum R/T. There are a lot of differences between the two. The leather used on the seats, for example, is different. The 300C is festooned with standard features and options that are not on theMagnum R/T.
 

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JMatt said:
I agree with most of what has been said. Here's my only reason for considering the Charger SRT-8: I've been modifying the exhaust, will be modifying the intake, will be working on computer mods, etc. I have, and intend to continue to drag race the platform. It seems like the Charger is really the more appropriate version for modding and racing, while the 300C variant is more appropriate for remaining a street sleeper.

Does that change anyone's analysis?
I agree with you, JMatt. The Charger SRT-8 certainly looks the part, is slightly lighter and has the latest SRT engineering and computer tweaks from the factory.

Having said that, the differences are more style than substance, when it comes to going fast and faster.
 

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Is there a law that says you have to get rid of the "C" to get the charger? I can't afford one, let alone 2, SRT8's, but if that's a possibility I would do that rather than get rid of the "C".

As for me, the styling of the 300 in any version just look like they got it "right" - - while the Charger looks "ok". Very subjective of course but you asked for opinions.

Also things like HID, the power adjust steering wheel, just make the 300 version classier to me. Also I have been told that Chargers have a cheep hood prop rather than gas cylinders to hold the hood up. If that is true, that fact alone would make me keep the 300. Hood props belong on Corollas and Accords!
 

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No it isn't. Chrysler uses the same interior in each LX car.

The only differences between the Chrysler and the Dodges are the gauge cluster, air vents, a little analog clock, and the plastic surround on the center stack. Nothing earth shattering. Same materials, parts, colors, suppliers, everything.

The 300 and Charger are two different styles of the same car, either way you're getting the same thing with two different looks.
You obviously haven't seen the Charger up close. They are VERY different. The seats are different. The dash is different. I sat in both side by side yesterday and you're going to be in for a big surprise when your Charger shows up. Just make sure you get the darkest interior you can or you're going to be dissapointed.
 

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Is there a law that says you have to get rid of the "C" to get the charger? I can't afford one, let alone 2, SRT8's, but if that's a possibility I would do that rather than get rid of the "C".

As for me, the styling of the 300 in any version just look like they got it "right" - - while the Charger looks "ok". Very subjective of course but you asked for opinions.

Also things like HID, the power adjust steering wheel, just make the 300 version classier to me. Also I have been told that Chargers have a cheep hood prop rather than gas cylinders to hold the hood up. If that is true, that fact alone would make me keep the 300. Hood props belong on Corollas and Accords!
Yep, you're right on all counts. They are going for a different market and all of the points you've made are valid.

I was going to buy the Charger but it isn't as nice as my 300C so taking a downgrade for the 6.1L isn't worth the 85HP, IMHO.

I'm waiting for what I want...loaded 300C SRT-8, all options for $47k. That is only $3K more than a similarly equipped Charger I sat in yesterday plus the power/tele steering, HIDs, rear DVD, BlueTooth and Nav. $3k seems to buy a lot.
 

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JMatt said:
I agree with most of what has been said. Here's my only reason for considering the Charger SRT-8: I've been modifying the exhaust, will be modifying the intake, will be working on computer mods, etc. I have, and intend to continue to drag race the platform. It seems like the Charger is really the more appropriate version for modding and racing, while the 300C variant is more appropriate for remaining a street sleeper.

Does that change anyone's analysis?
JMatt, Considering what you want the car for,this is a no brainer to me. A new lighter,shorter wheel base retro 6.4l(392) 500hp fire breathing,pavement pounding,pistol grip manual tranny yielding Super Hemi Challenger SRT-8 is very near the horizon. I bet alot of people will be trading in their chargers for this baby! Hang in there and stay tune,as its being unveiled at the 2006 Detroit Auto Show in Jan. Done Deal!!
 

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JMatt said:
I agree with most of what has been said. Here's my only reason for considering the Charger SRT-8: I've been modifying the exhaust, will be modifying the intake, will be working on computer mods, etc. I have, and intend to continue to drag race the platform. It seems like the Charger is really the more appropriate version for modding and racing, while the 300C variant is more appropriate for remaining a street sleeper.

Does that change anyone's analysis?
Doesn't seem to me like these cars are any different under the skin. I've read conflicting stories about which one weighs less, but if the Charger is lighter and you are getting heavily into drag racing, that's a plus in the Charger column. On the other hand, you've already got the headers and exhaust on the C, so you'll have to pay to have that mod on the Charger, or have the system on the C transplanted, so that's going to cost you more bucks. The Charger will have the "super-duper" ESP so that's another one in the Charger column. You'll also be getting a new car that doesn't have 11k on it. Personally, I'm not real thrilled about the Charger appearance. If it's going to say "Charger" on the side, it needs to have two doors, a fastback, and look like something that wouldn't look silly having a guy sitting in the passenger seat with a Remington pump trying to dust Steve McQueen. If you're happy with your C and the way it runs, I think I'd stay with it. There's always a chance you could trade that sweet-running car for a lemon Charger that would cause you all kind of grief.

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SOLD!!! (on the concept of keeping the 300C version)
There's just not much benefit to the Charger. One year newer - but common. Not really a benefit anyway.
 

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SOLD!!! (on the concept of keeping the 300C version)
There's just not much benefit to the Charger. One year newer - but common. Not really a benefit anyway.
Good News!.. The real reason is we won't want to lose you to Chargerforums.

Rick
 
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