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Old 12-28-2008, 07:40 AM
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new to forum-from Arizona, almost bought our SRT-8 yesterdat test drove both, loved both- wife likes auto better- problem, I'll never get her off the drag stip if I get the auto-really guys which one is best?

love the black !!!!
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Old 12-28-2008, 07:47 AM
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Welcome Peppy!
We have the 2009 SRT8 6spd Black - LOVE IT!! The 6spd is AWESOME!! I'm sure the auto would be okay (haven't driven that one) - Being in control of it all - such as deciding when to shift - driving hard or just for fun - is what the 6spd is all about. The performance is incredible. But I'm sure most would say you can't go wrong with either - it's a Challenger.

Good luck in making a decision - I attached a pic of our baby[sm=shades.gif]

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Old 12-28-2008, 07:48 AM
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why would the stick sound a bit more throaty (sp?) than the auto that we started side by side?
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Old 12-28-2008, 07:52 AM
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attributed to the 6spd's "free flowing exhaust" - they are different
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Old 12-28-2008, 07:58 AM
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thanks so much for your replies- great looking car you have- cool plates for you guys
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thanks for your replies- cool plates- trying to figure out this website- Peppy's wife
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play around with it and you will find all kinds of stuff - New Member Area is a good start - then there is Regional forums as well as SRT8 forum - RT forum - appearance, engine, even off topic. Depending on how often you check in or what you want to learn - you could check Today's posts in the top right - or Posts since Last Login

Good Luck - Keep us updated on the progress of your purchase decision
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Old 12-28-2008, 09:42 AM
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I dance with my cars. No, seriously. Every car we own is a manual shift. My RAM has a 5 speed and a free flowing aftermarket exhaust. There is nothing like pulling into a parking lot and taching it up to 4 grand and then lifting off the accelerator and listening to that barrel chested beast pop and snarl. Then clutch in and throttle blip. That is the stick-shift tango my friend. And then there's the thrill of catching the shift point just right; feeling the tranny load the engine up as you catch the cam just right and that baby launches you through the perfect 0-60 or quarter mile. Double clutching (even though you don't have to). Backing it into the space at the local Show & Shine, blipping the throttle and easing the clutch out. It usually takes me 5 minute to park just because I love making those sounds. Dancing.

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new to forum-from Arizona, almost bought our SRT-8 yesterdat test drove both, loved both- wife likes auto better- problem, I'll never get her off the drag stip if I get the auto-really guys which one is best?

love the black !!!!
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:04 AM
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ORIGINAL: peppy
new to forum-from Arizona, almost bought our SRT-8 yesterdat test drove both, loved both- wife likes auto better- problem, I'll never get her off the drag stip if I get the auto-really guys which one is best?
love the black !!!!
Nice to hear from another Challenger owner in Arizona, I'm from Mesa and own a 2008 SRT8 in Black.....What part of Arizona are you "Challenging" in?
Auto or Stick is up to you.....I love the auto...but it is fun to bang gears sometimes......
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