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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-31-2005, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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Just recieved the newest edition of Road & Track magazine and there is a featured test of the '06 GTP coupe w/ 6spd. A very complimentary and fact based article I thought. Glad I bought one !
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-31-2005, 03:52 PM
 
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Yea I was reading it in the store and just had to buy it. It was the first real review of the car. MotorTrend had like, half a page dedicated to it in their last issue, they didn't like it too much.

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Of course they didn't like it; they're will never be another American made car that makes headlines.
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-31-2005, 11:37 PM
 
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Of course they didn't like it; they're will never be another American made car that makes headlines.
what about the new Dodge Challenger?

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Yea I was reading it in the store and just had to buy it. It was the first real review of the car. MotorTrend had like, half a page dedicated to it in their last issue, they didn't like it too much.

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It had its good and bad point like any car. I think the largest complaint was the price. If I remember correctly is pretty much said why waste you're money on this when you can have a Mustang GT for the same price, I can think of many...
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It had its good and bad point like any car. I think the largest complaint was the price. If I remember correctly is pretty much said why waste you're money on this when you can have a Mustang GT for the same price, I can think of many...
True, but MotorTrend doesn't go into detail with their reasons. Why would I want to pay for insurance on a V8? Or pay extra to fill up my gas tank with premium gas? Or why would I buy a Ford instead of a Pontiac? lol

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I like the trend of the retro look. Us old guys ( 52 this month ) remember the originals and wishing we had the cash to get one then, instead of the old 4 door beaters we ended up with ! Of course, with inflation, still not easy to finance these new ones, but I'm closer to it now than then. Check out the Barrett-Jackson auto auctions on Speed network and you'll be shocked at what these old muscle cars are bringing today. I saw a 1970 Hemi 'Cuda that brought a million bucks !!!

Interesting that the " new " Dodge hemi has the same HP as the old one ( 425 ) , but is only 370 c.i. I believe ( the old one was 426 ) . Plus it's light years ahead of it predecessor in driveability and temperament. Like to see a retro 2007 or 2008 Camaro or Firebird that looks like the '69 models.
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Yea, and as a result of the smaller displacement, the new Challenger is only going to have 420lb-ft. of torque instead of the 1970's 490lb-ft.

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Just recieved the newest edition of Road & Track magazine and there is a featured test of the '06 GTP coupe w/ 6spd. A very complimentary and fact based article I thought. Glad I bought one !
I read that article. R&T turned in a 14.9 @ 94.X mph and estimates the top speed to be 140 mph. Car and Driver also featured the G6 GTP coupe with the 6 MT in a comparison article. They turned a 15.0 sec. 1/4 mile. The C & D observed top speed was 118 mph. The G6 GTP C & D had was shod with 'T' rated Goodyear LS touring tires.

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I read that article. R&T turned in a 14.9 @ 94.X mph and estimates the top speed to be 140 mph. Car and Driver also featured the G6 GTP coupe with the 6 MT in a comparison article. They turned a 15.0 sec. 1/4 mile. The C & D observed top speed was 118 mph. The G6 GTP C & D had was shod with 'T' rated Goodyear LS touring tires.

And the motor trend tested at [email protected] Witch is thought was overkill to begin with.
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Dodge cars get praised due to direct affiliation with Mercedes. Its even more apparent with the SRT-8 stuff.
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And the motor trend tested at [email protected] Witch is thought was overkill to begin with.
you don't believe it to be capable of that time?
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you don't believe it to be capable of that time?
Not really, 2 other test have it at 14.9 and 15.0. maybe at a 2.0 60 foot.

Without seeing a few full time slips there is no way to be sure.
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The MPH and rest of the slip are extremely important. If you told me a car ran 15 in the 1/4 and no other info...I couldn't be sure if the driver sucked or the car sucked.

Motortrend is notorious for fudging their numbers.. (er..by fudge I mean.. calculating) I busted them out on their Cobalt SS vs SRT4 comparo last year they even published my letter.
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haha from what I heard, MotorTrend guys are excellent drivers.
I've been told by someone who builds & races race cars, that my car "feels like" a mid 14 second car...but we'll see won't we?

I can't wait till the Spring, time to go drag racing
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