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IB Adrian 02-11-2009 09:28 PM

2010 Mustang GT vs. 2010 Dodge Challenger
 
Hey everyone,

It seems we keep pitting the Mustang against the new contenders. While it's still debatable whether or not the new Mustang is a welcome change, what do you think of it in comparison to the "challengers" (pardon the pun)?

Still staying Mustang? Does that SRT8 have you intrigued enough to jump ship? Is Al Bundy still a relevant reference? Have at it, guys.


If you missed the article, find it here:
http://mustangforums.com/articles/20...hallenger.html

SirKnightTG 02-11-2009 09:44 PM

I think the new Challenger is awesome. I'd love to have one as a second car.

Jmoss 02-11-2009 09:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SirKnightTG (Post 5931802)
I think the new Challenger is awesome. I'd love to have one as a second car.

+1, The Challenger is sick.

TheRebel 02-11-2009 10:00 PM

I test drove a SRT last week. I started a thread in in the off topic section. I wanted to test drive a R/T since it is in the GT range. From what I read, our GTs would probably win in the acceleration test. The problem is the Challenger's mass. It weighs a lot but I do think it looks good. You'd have to jump into an SRT to beat a GT but I don't think it would win by much. Howerver, the SRT price range is in GT500 and corvette territory. A vette will smoke the SRT I think. Sadly, I have not had a chance to drive or ride in a GT500 to compare.

99RedStang 02-11-2009 10:03 PM

I was actually convinced I wanted to get a Challenger R/T for my next car... until the 2010 Mustang came out and then that all changed. But they are still very sexy cars. I see them on the road here in Michigan occasionally. I'd definitely love to have one if I could afford two new cars. There's this Hemi Orange SRT8 at a Dodge dealership near me that looks especially sexy.

TurtleSLow 02-11-2009 10:23 PM

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

mygt500 02-11-2009 11:27 PM

I like the challenger and it is very retro....it would be welcome in my stable!!!!!!!!!!

SikO7GT 02-11-2009 11:48 PM

I seen a couple of challengers most in SRT and one in RT!! No v6's yet!!
Went up to a orange SRT and it was really nice but it was HUGE!!
I mean i thought the 05+ Mustangs were a little huge at first but compared to the new challengers it looks so tiny!!

RedRave 02-12-2009 04:11 AM

I park beside the baseline challenger at work as he winter beats it ;o( and can tell you the car gives me a chubby every time i see it. Its a awsome car but i just like the new mustang and the up and coming camaro better ;o)

steelybuns 02-12-2009 06:50 AM

I like the new challanger but I wouldn't want to choose between my cobra or an srt8.
The only srt8 I've seen so far there was some old guy in it putting around like any other old guy in a corvette it was actually annoying.

Riptide 02-12-2009 08:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheRebel (Post 5931933)
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.

acascianelli 02-12-2009 08:47 AM

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.

OhioState87 02-12-2009 08:56 AM

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

acascianelli 02-12-2009 09:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OhioState87 (Post 5932746)
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.

OhioState87 02-12-2009 09:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by acascianelli (Post 5932755)
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

Riptide 02-12-2009 09:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by acascianelli (Post 5932724)
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.

1morepart 02-12-2009 09:38 AM

i like the look, but i would rather have it's motor in my gt.....

kodos78 02-12-2009 09:53 AM

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.

Riptide 02-12-2009 10:20 AM

/agree

The cobra is overpriced. I looked on autotrader yesterday and most people still want 40K plus even for lightly used ones.

99RedStang 02-12-2009 02:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TurtleSLow (Post 5932108)
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.


Quote:

Originally Posted by kodos78 (Post 5932893)
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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