Check out this 1987 Buick Riviera
Also, I’m into sport sedans and midsize.
When it comes to midsize. Nothing looks better than the current generation Mazda 6 IMO.
FCA seems to have gotten ride of their FWD sedans in favour of crossovers. The only sedans they make now are the Dodge Charger and the Chrysler 300, all of them have AWD options and offroad capabilities.
I’m guessing they’re cutting close into a territory Subaru specializes on.
Crossovers have become cancer to the automotive industry.
Remember when coupes, sedans, and station wagons ruled the roads?
I doubt it, they probably will put an electronic limiter on it!
it is hard to beat the Tesla with that title, though electric motors are kinda cheating! I think the Porsche Cayenne might be hard to beat as well. perhaps if Jeep drops all the luxury features, they’d be faster
I’d think a coupe would be faster than the crossover/SUV but perhaps AWD will truly shine in this situation!
I feel like FCA is now doing so many off-road options (Jeep models as well as Ram Rebel and Power Wagon). Looks like GM only has the Colorado offload package that could ever compete. Shall be an interesting few years to see what off-road enthusiasts think of these new offerings.
One thing I like about FCA is that they make vehicles nobody else would. What other company would think to build a Jeep with a Hellcat engine?
The Challenger is a brute force machine in the long tradition of muscle cars. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but a true sports car is about more than raw power.
egh, I’ve been worrying about what Fiat is gonna do to the V8 sedans ever since they became partners in 2011. Maybe Fiat will put some amazing new transmission/engine pair and turn the next Hellcat series into an amazing powerhouse?! I’m hoping they do something with that V8 Durango as well as the 300 SRT. Us Americans will always think “no replacement for displacement”
What you say about the Challenger, I agree with. I love the car, and I think it is a true sportscar. I’d happily pay for one if I had the money D: way cooler than the other, less practical sport cars!
I’ve been in a police Charger, they are pretty cool. (the driver seat, of course) With my interests, I think having no door handles would be lots of fun, like a good party trick
Yeah, and aside from potentially being thrashed with no warranty, ex-police Chargers usually don’t have interior rear door handles, so you lose some practicality unless you want to replace the whole door panel.
Still, they’d probably be cheap, and owning one would give you an excuse to endlessly quote the “cop motor, cop brakes” scene from Blues Brothers.
That’s what I’ve read. Apparently there simply isn’t space for all the parts. Maybe that will change with the next platform.
Well, you can buy used Charger pursuit specials. It’s just that cops use their cars hard and Dodge does not exactly have the greatest reputation for reliability to begin with. A new Charger you can get a good warranty on. I’m not so sure about used.
So it’s a packaging issue? I’d always just assumed that the AWD version dragged down fleet fuel economy numbers too much to justify itself, but that makes more sense.
It’s really too bad they won’t sell the pursuit specials to civilians; they’re way cheaper than regular R/Ts and I’d much rather have the column shift and heavy duty interior. It’s not like they’re particularly dangerous or anything.
I don’t believe FCA is going to downsize the Challenger and Charger or do away with their V8s. They know size and power are what their customers like. If FCA lengthens the Giulia chassis and makes it very rigid but lighter than the old Mercedes platform, that could shave a few hundred pounds off the weights of the Challenger and Charger, which would only be an improvement.
The reason Dodge can’t offer AWD with a V-8 is that it doesn’t leave room for the ZF transmission. I’d take the old six speed in the Charger police package.
Here’s hoping FCA does a good job with that platform switch. I’d hate to see the Charger/Challenger/300 lose their “big American sedan” character, their V8s, or their price points. (The cheapest Giulia is going to cost about as much as a Scat Pack Charger.) On the other hand, if they do it right, I’d love to see what Dodge could do with the Stelvio. Take that body, stick a 5.7 under the hood, and keep the price out of the stratosphere, and you’d have a pretty wild RWD/AWD hot hatchback/crossover.
I always liked that car. Kind of reminds me of an early ’60s Chrysler:
I like the Challenger enough that I’d seriously consider buying one if I was to get a vehicle for only half the year and couldn’t spring for a real sports car like the F-Type or GT-R. The Mustang is all right but everyone and their brother has a Mustang and the Camaro is too small. The Challenger is even somewhat practical with the large trunk and backseats that are usable by actual adults.
I’d have mine in B5 blue.
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