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The hate is there because even with 475+ HP the SRT/8 can barely keep up with a 426 HP SS and gets dusted by the 412 HP 5.0. In the twisties, forget it it gets dogged even more by both competitors.
The Challenger is a cruiser. Sound good looks good but costs more for less performance. If I were given a choice only between the Camaro and Challenger, I'd take the Challenger. Not as fast but looks way better. The Camaro just looks...like a cartoon and the body has so much wasted surface space. (fenders flares and all).
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08 S197 GT Auto: FRPP Strut Tower Brace, FRPP Bullitt CAI, Bama 91-P Tune, VBX remaned valve body with Superior Transmission Shift Kit.
Pending upgrades: Shaftmasters Aluminum 3.5" DS, FRPP 3.73 gears, Axle back exahust (?)
Originally Posted by LostBoyz
if you are getting 29mpg in your 5.0, you aren't driving it correctly
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Us Stang owners will typically diss the Camaro and the Challenger. The Challenger owners will diss the Stang and Camaro and the Camaro owners will diss the Stang and Challenger. I like to think of it as "spirited competition".
I'm just pleased to see, to some extent, a muscle car battle. It's been a long, long time...
your problem is that you are basing your opinion of an entire group of owners by internet forums.
Believe me, I work at chrysler, anyone who honestly likes cars and isn't some internet fanboy loves mustangs. I mean I own a mustang and I literally got no **** for it, the guys were excited for me, and wanted to see it.
Meet people IRL and you will see things are a bit different than they are online.
People from all Forums (including this one) that put down a different car and its owner is a douche.
You can't blame someone that buys a different car than yours but if the same guy as an attitude towards your car choice then f*** him because after all, the best car is the one you like.
Dollar for dollar I think the GT is actually in the RT category, the base SRT8 is extremely over priced at almost 44k, that is more in the 302 Boss category and it gets completely owned heads up in that fight.
I love Mustangs, and yea I find myself biased towards them. The Challengers are just way too heavy and the visibility and interior design of the Camaro is horrible (I drove my friends around a couple years back). That being said, I can totally appreciate Challengers and Camaros. I love the look of both. But again, you just can't argue with numbers, and the new mustangs are lighter, leaner, nimbler, and quicker than the competition.
I've yet to come in contact with a Camaro or Challenger owner who has held their noses up at the other manufacturers, but I can guarantee they're out there.
OP, you've got to realize that the internet is a haven for trolls and uneducated middle school dropouts who like the feeling they get when arguing with someone online because they know there's no risk in that other guy getting pissed off and in their face. Those guys are the ones who know nothing about their model's history.
2007 5spd Vista Blue 4.0L
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Tokico HP series dampers/ Eibach pro springs/ 18x9 and 18x10 AM GT500 wheels/
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