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Old 02-12-2009, 08:43 AM   #11
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The problem is the Challenger's mass.
At 3500 pounds the GT isn't exactly a lightweight either. The R/T doesn't weigh much more and it has another 75 crank hp. It's a close race between the two.
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:47 AM   #12
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I thought the R/T's were still close to 4000lbs. Either way, it still has a slightly better hp/weight ratio than a GT.
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:56 AM   #13
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Here are the weight specs for the 2009 models of both:

2009 Mustang GT
Curb Weight MT 3356
Curb Weight AT 3540

2009 Challenger R/T
Curb Weight MT N/A
Curb Weight AT 4140
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:00 AM   #14
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Here are the weight specs for the 2009 models of both:

2009 Mustang GT
Curb Weight MT 3356
Curb Weight AT 3540

2009 Challenger R/T
Curb Weight MT N/A
Curb Weight AT 4140
A manual GT does not weight 3356, they're closer to 3450-3500. That looks like the weight of a V6.
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:04 AM   #15
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A manual GT does not weight 3356, they're closer to 3450-3500. That looks like the weight of a V6.
I'm just relaying the info from here: http://autos.yahoo.com/2009_ford_mus...m_coupe-specs/

Those are the specs listed for a 2009 Mustang GT Premium coupe
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I thought the R/T's were still close to 4000lbs. Either way, it still has a slightly better hp/weight ratio than a GT.
Right on both counts. I thought it was closer to 3800 pounds but it's not.

kbb.com lists curb weight for a 2010 premium GT at 3483lbs.
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:38 AM   #17
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i like the look, but i would rather have it's motor in my gt.....
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The real problem for the Challenger is the Camaro. For $30k Chevy has a 422hp car that will probably outperform and outhandle a $42k SRT8.

Not good for the Challenger.

And I don't even know how Ford can justify a $50k Mustang Cobra. It looks sweet and all, but I'd pocket the $20k and go with the Camaro SS. Ford needs something to compete with the Camaro, let's hope the 5.0L V8 does the trick.
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The cobra is overpriced. I looked on autotrader yesterday and most people still want 40K plus even for lightly used ones.
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i do like the challengers looks, but then when it comes down to it, its pretty big and heavy, and when i sat in one at the autoshow that was equipped with a manual, it felt HORRIBLE! it was the worst feeling shifter i ever felt
I disagree. I sat in an R/T and I thought the shifter felt really good, as well as the clutch.


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The real problem for the Challenger is the Camaro. For $30k Chevy has a 422hp car that will probably outperform and outhandle a $42k SRT8.
Although I agree, the Camaro is the bargain, your facts are a little slanted. For closer to $31k, you get the zero-optioned, 400hp auto version of the SS.
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