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I have to give this list some credit, but the ricers that are on the list--please! I mean the non-turbo charged Chrysler V6 or for that matter the Ford or Chevy V6 out-muscle the Hyundai U.S. economic gate crasher with a normally aspirated engine!
Throw a super charger or twin turbo on any of the American V8 powered pony cars or Charger and you will get the same basic results and power gains, depending on how you set up the rest of the engine in regards to how much boost the engine can handle. Typically 100 HP is a pretty standard gain.
I currently own two (2) Challenger R/Ts (a '70 and '71) and an '08 Charger R/T. Before I had the '08 Charger I owned a '05 Hemi Ram Quad Cab 2WD (it was as fast as the pre-11 Stangs!). So I have had the old and new muscle and they both have their advantages and disadvantages. One is an investment that you can have some fun with and the modern ones are more practicle transportation pieces. Want more transportation value? Buy a used modern muscle car.
The Charger and Challenger are both great drivers and they offer good handling, along with acceptable mileage and loads of comfort and modern amenities. My Charger R/T hasn't met a car or truck it can't pass on the road and literally just blow by them before the other driver even realizes what happened (no wonder the cops like them as patrol cars!). BTW, you don't see Shelby or Saleen Mustangs being driven to work very often--they are tucked away in their garages, so there isn't a lot that my 5.7 Hemi Charger can't pass on the road. I don't see many V8 Camaros out there either, but I do see a fair number of Challengers being driven on the street.
At any rate, buy one of the cars from the Big 3 and be an economic patriot, not an accomplance to one of the country's economic raiders!
Ford always starts out well then pulls some B.S. just like GM. A lot of American car guys read these articles and then they don't buy them after they read this.
If this is true - 200HP tranny in 412? The torque will clean that out quickly. China or not - the design must be flawed. I'm just going to keep driving older cars. I have never had problems like this with older muscle - so easy to fix. So they don't have all these new handling packages. Go to the catalog and buy as many bolt on's as you want - make a 96 camaro or 90 mustang handle pretty darn well.
The Dodge looks heavy, but it looks like fun.
Ya know "Someone," you have a perfect right to be a woose or a whimp. If we didn't have those kind of people in the world, well we would have to take those words out of the English language, because those names would apply to no one!
It's apparent that you don't like speed or taking chances. Good! Stay home or just don't be stupid and pull out in front of me and then drive like grandma. Otherwise expect me to pass you and your slow asset!
Me? I don't take reckless chances when driving in traffic. I've been driving since 1974 and have driven maybe a couple of million miles since then. What I do take are calculated risks when driving, just like anyone else. Face it. Every time you go out on the road you are taking a risk. How much HP your vehicle has, makes no difference. I can take the same risks with a car with a 3 cyl. engine as with a V8. If I drive like a moron, there is no hope for me either way.
I like having a powerful or fast vehicle for those long, lonely stretches of highway in rural areas. To me it's exciting to go fast in that situation once in a while, as long as I am not endangering someone else. That's still my choice in this country and yours too.