Thinking about buying a 2015 Dodge Charger - update - bought it!

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  1. Mangy71

    Mangy71 Member

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    I know that Chrysler quality is still not the best, but I might take a chance on this car. It is a nice car and you get a lot for your money.

    I'm looking at one just like this:

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  2. jds22

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    Hello from Central IL. :wave

    My wife has been bugging me for one also. Awesome cars for sure.
    I know we'd have to opt for AWD which pushes up the price a bit.

    Have you driven one?

    BTW, we have an 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. Bought it in 6/03. It just turned 130k and really haven't had any major problems.
     
  3. T Dizz

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    My buddy started with the Challenger, then had a kid and traded it in for a Charger.. then had another kid and traded the Charger for a Caravan. He liked them all. The Chally was fricking sweet though
     
  4. DustyRhodesJr

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    I have the very top of the line Chrysler that is no longer
    produced and is a sure fire collectors item-

    the PT Cruiser!:eek:

    Although we dont drive it much, it has been a great car. I
    would get a Charger as well, but I keep hearing people comment
    on the quality. I dont want anything that will give me problems
    but I have had good luck with Chrysler.
     
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    I've got a 2015 Challenger RT plus with the smaller hemi v8. About 3000 miles on it so far and a big grin every time I press the accelerator. 22 miles per gallon avg so far as well
     
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    that is one sweet ride :dude
     
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    What exactly concerns you regarding the quality? Chrysler has come a long way since the Daimler Days
     
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    How hard are you planning on driving it?

    I have a 2014 AWD Charger at work, it eats brake pads like candy. Seems like it needs a new set on the front ever other oil change and I don't drive like a nut.
    In our fleet the front ends have been a big issue, they aren't beefy enough.
    The transmission is a grenade waiting to go off.

    I love driving it, but I'm even happier I'm not paying for it's maintenance.
     
  10. jds22

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    Police car?
    Just wondering.
     
  11. bsacamano

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    Hellcat or nothing!
     
  12. Mangy71

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    Consumer Reports still rates the Charger "much worse than average" on reliability. I think the newer ones are getting better though.

    Trust me - if I had my way it would be a Challenger with a V-8, but the Charger is more practical when you have kids.
     
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    Consumer reports is a fools magazine. They've misled their readers or years, to the point of being questioned on their impartiality. In the car world they've recommended more duds than, well, an Internet forum. Don't get me started on their tin ear audio rankings, or blind panel if judges on video quality. Ignore their ratings.
     
  14. DustyRhodesJr

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    I dont know about other stuff, but cars seems to be their specialty.

    I think they are pretty good on cars.
     
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    I can't speak for cars, but the 8-10 major appliances and TV's I've purchased new over the last 20 years have all been fantastic, and all highly rated in Consumer Reports at the time of purchase.

    - back to the regular topic. Enjoy your new car, OP.
     
  16. SamsDaddy

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    I got a 2014 Charger RT AWD last October and I love it. The gas mileage sucks for me because I drive 4 miles back and forth to work with stop lights every block. I'm not sure how someone is getting 22 MPG in a Challenger in even the best conditions though.

    The transmission is a little iffy for sure, it makes some weird shifts and isn't super smooth, but it's not a deal breaker for me at all.

    Overall, it's a damn good-looking comfortable car that you can carry your kids around in and have plenty of trunk space for their stuff. I traded in a 2012 Camaro for mine because it just wasn't practical any more with my 2 kids and Colorado winters. The Charger AWD is much better. Highly recommended.
     
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    Samsdaddy I can get 22 mpg because when just cruising the motor cuts down to only 4 cylinders running. I think the 2015 have a new transmission - 8 speed - as well
     
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    Get a Tesla. I heard they smoke the Dodge's.
     
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    Yeah, I guess my "commute" is killing my mileage. I'm getting about 14 mpg overall. I think the best I've done was on a 45 minute highway drive getting up to 18 mpg. The Charger shuts down 4 cylinders too, so I thought it might do a little better. Oh well, I'm not complaining about my short drive to work.
     
  20. Mangy71

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    We went and bought the Charger today. Drove 1.5 hours to the dealer that had the car we wanted at the best price. Got a good deal and got what I wanted for my trade. After 3 hours we were just waiting for them to detail it.......the guy that went to get it from detail scratched and dinged the front fender while backing it out of the garage!

    We ended up having to leave it at the dealer so they can fix it. It's an amazing car, but a disappointing way to end the day. :(
     

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