Retrostyle car (LAC)
mcloffs at mac.com
Thu Jun 1 16:50:47 EDT 2006
Having driven a Charger with the 3.5 liter V6 a fair amount I agree
some and disagree some with what's been said about the Magnum/Charger/
300 so far. Yes, visibility is pretty bad. The fit and finish
generally and the interior especially come across as being somewhat
cheap. Having major electrical components located where water tends
to collect seems somewhat ill-advised. And I wasn't crazy about the
light/horn show that accompanied locking the car.
I think some of the other comments reflect a little bit of Audi-
centrism. I've not been in an Audi V8 in a number of years, but the
V8 and the V6 Chryslers have similar power ratings and similar
weights so acceleration and such should should be similar; the
Charger I drove responded better than any automatic-equipped Audi
I've driven, most likely because of the more sophisticated
transmission. I thought the handling was pretty good. It doesn't have
the friskiness of an Audi but I found it fun to drive, especially
considering its size.
The keyhole thing (having a keyhole only on the driver's door) is
something that I don't like, too, but the vast majority of cars are
doing that now.
I'm not sure I'd buy one but I was pleasantly surprised by the Charger.
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