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(CNBC)   Smoke 'em while you got 'em: Chrysler announces 2023 as the end of the line for all gas-powered Chargers and Challengers   (cnbc.com) divider line
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2022-08-15 7:13:35 PM  
If I didn't 500% love my Plum Crazy '18 Scat Pack, I'd be all over snagging one of these final models. But I'm just glad I got a 392 of my own, lol.

Have had 3 Chargers over the years, from a 2013 v6 to a 2014 RT (100th Anniv. edition), and now the '18 Scat Pack. Loved all of them, and got plenty of good use out of them. It'll be sad to see them go, replaced by soulless battery packs on wheels.  :(


/save the environment, yes
//but this is painful anyway
 
2022-08-15 7:48:23 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: If I didn't 500% love my Plum Crazy '18 Scat Pack, I'd be all over snagging one of these final models. But I'm just glad I got a 392 of my own, lol.

Have had 3 Chargers over the years, from a 2013 v6 to a 2014 RT (100th Anniv. edition), and now the '18 Scat Pack. Loved all of them, and got plenty of good use out of them. It'll be sad to see them go, replaced by soulless battery packs on wheels.  :(


/save the environment, yes
//but this is painful anyway


And the soulless ICE replaced the actual living, breathing horse.

So it goes
 
2022-08-15 7:56:59 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: If I didn't 500% love my Plum Crazy '18 Scat Pack, I'd be all over snagging one of these final models. But I'm just glad I got a 392 of my own, lol.

Have had 3 Chargers over the years, from a 2013 v6 to a 2014 RT (100th Anniv. edition), and now the '18 Scat Pack. Loved all of them, and got plenty of good use out of them. It'll be sad to see them go, replaced by soulless battery packs on wheels.  :(


/save the environment, yes
//but this is painful anyway


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2018 - Bought certified pre-owned from the dealership in 2019 w/~2500 miles. Sold it in December back to the dealership when they offered the same amount that I had paid for it. Super fun car, comfortable and had a shiatload of room. First car I've had with heated rear seats. I miss it, but I definitely don't miss going to the pump
 
2022-08-15 7:57:51 PM  
Like anyone would buy an electric vehicle named Charger.
 
2022-08-15 9:00:04 PM  

markie_farkie: Like anyone would buy an electric vehicle named Charger.


Maybe if it's "fast charger."
 
2022-08-15 9:04:42 PM  
I've absolutely loved the recent models of Chargers and Challengers. I hope they become classics. It'll be interesting to see if they can turn one into an EV without blowing it.
 
2022-08-15 9:20:01 PM  
And as they are riding off into the sunset they will lose control and have a head-collision with a car in the opposite lane.
 
2022-08-15 9:21:35 PM  
The entire Dodge line is named after buts of toxic masculinity.

Why, yes, I had an intrepid.
Also had a dart.
 
2022-08-15 9:28:39 PM  
I will never own a Charger or Challenger. I want to make the remark that there are a lot of companies doubling and tripling down on fewer and fewer models and technologies with which they have very little experience. Will they sell? Will they be safe? Can they be produced profitably? Will they fit the existing infrastructure? Will they be marketable and exportable?

Someone upthread has compared them to the horses of yesteryear. I will compare them to the EVs of yesteryear. The EVs of the early 20th century went as fast as gasoline vehicles. They recharged quickly. They were as safe as gasoline vehicles. And they were better than horses. So, to allude to Jurassic Park, are we bringing back a dinosaur that already went extinct? Or... will... life... find a way?
 
2022-08-15 9:31:55 PM  
Eh, ill just poke along in my old Ford.  Anything like a Challenger, im going to jail.  Would get in too much trouble.

Yea, I owned a 65 GT fastback way back in the past.  Got that sold out from me when I literally blew past my dad doing around 130 mph one night.  40 years later, I still miss that car
 
2022-08-15 9:37:32 PM  
Good lord, how will all of the E-1's destroy their credit now?
 
2022-08-15 9:39:18 PM  

LineNoise: Good lord, how will all of the E-1's destroy their credit now?


Marrying strippers.
 
2022-08-15 9:39:31 PM  
Every new beginning comes from some other new beginning end.
 
2022-08-15 9:41:32 PM  

BunkyBrewman: Grand_Moff_Joseph: If I didn't 500% love my Plum Crazy '18 Scat Pack, I'd be all over snagging one of these final models. But I'm just glad I got a 392 of my own, lol.

Have had 3 Chargers over the years, from a 2013 v6 to a 2014 RT (100th Anniv. edition), and now the '18 Scat Pack. Loved all of them, and got plenty of good use out of them. It'll be sad to see them go, replaced by soulless battery packs on wheels.  :(


/save the environment, yes
//but this is painful anyway

And the soulless ICE replaced the actual living, breathing horse.

So it goes


Yeah, that's apples and oranges, but thanks for playing!

A better example would be if they replaced the horse with a new model that had a different fuel system. It's still a horse, and these are still cars.
 
2022-08-15 9:43:30 PM  

Mikey1969: BunkyBrewman: Grand_Moff_Joseph: If I didn't 500% love my Plum Crazy '18 Scat Pack, I'd be all over snagging one of these final models. But I'm just glad I got a 392 of my own, lol.

Have had 3 Chargers over the years, from a 2013 v6 to a 2014 RT (100th Anniv. edition), and now the '18 Scat Pack. Loved all of them, and got plenty of good use out of them. It'll be sad to see them go, replaced by soulless battery packs on wheels.  :(


/save the environment, yes
//but this is painful anyway

And the soulless ICE replaced the actual living, breathing horse.

So it goes

Yeah, that's apples and oranges, but thanks for playing!

A better example would be if they replaced the horse with a new model that had a different fuel system. It's still a horse, and these are still cars.


A newer horse that is powered by the lightning bolts of Zeus himself.
 
2022-08-15 9:44:18 PM  
I'm not sure if they realize this, but the people buying these new Challengers want hemis, not electric motors.

Electric is cool, but this doesn't at all seem like a smart move.
 
2022-08-15 9:44:53 PM  
So interesting question. I know a lot of police departments use chargers as their standard patrol vehicle since the crown vic died. Wonder what they will move into? I'm trying to think of a pure EV that hits all the numbers that you need in a cop car. The mustang maybe? Haven't been in one yet. I know the explorer, which a lot of departments use has something in the works.
 
2022-08-15 9:46:40 PM  

Mikey1969: I'm not sure if they realize this, but the people buying these new Challengers want hemis, not electric motors.

Electric is cool, but this doesn't at all seem like a smart move.


I thought the same, but Ford managed to sell all those bros and manly men on an electric truck.
 
2022-08-15 9:49:53 PM  
It would be great if they put out a hybrid. Electric motor assist for the immediate torque with electric pre-spunup  turbos, similar to the current F1 cars.
 
2022-08-15 9:57:15 PM  

LineNoise: I know a lot of police departments use chargers as their standard patrol vehicle since the crown vic died. Wonder what they will move into?


The sales winner for police patrol vehicles has been the Ford Explorer, probably followed by the Chevy Tahoe.
 
2022-08-15 9:58:41 PM  
Everytime I'm drinki... Er driving home late at night, a damn Charger wants to race me. Every damn time.

I'm 3 of 4. I only lost that one time because the damn battery drained like a m*therfarker at 140 mph. It bends the battery over and beats it.

There's nothing worse than losing a race and then have to limp home on 0%.

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2022-08-15 10:01:45 PM  
Whar hemi? Ahh want mah hemmeehhhhh!
 
2022-08-15 10:13:56 PM  

2fardownthread: I will never own a Charger or Challenger. I want to make the remark that there are a lot of companies doubling and tripling down on fewer and fewer models and technologies with which they have very little experience. Will they sell? Will they be safe? Can they be produced profitably? Will they fit the existing infrastructure? Will they be marketable and exportable?

Someone upthread has compared them to the horses of yesteryear. I will compare them to the EVs of yesteryear. The EVs of the early 20th century went as fast as gasoline vehicles. They recharged quickly. They were as safe as gasoline vehicles. And they were better than horses. So, to allude to Jurassic Park, are we bringing back a dinosaur that already went extinct? Or... will... life... find a way?


You're an idiot.
 
2022-08-15 10:14:01 PM  
Every time I see one of these things on the road, I think 'who the fark would buy a Chrysler?'
 
2022-08-15 10:18:51 PM  
I can't help but feel a touch concerned for Dodge as a brand if Stellantis is announcing the end of over half their lineup before announcing what is replacing them.

Meanwhile, somehow Chrysler still exists.
 
2022-08-15 10:26:16 PM  

Foxxinnia: I can't help but feel a touch concerned for Dodge as a brand if Stellantis is announcing the end of over half their lineup before announcing what is replacing them.

Meanwhile, somehow Chrysler still exists.


They have three or four interesting battery platforms planned, but I don't think they have the means to actually make the cars. The CEO has said they can't make the transition. Silly geese.
 
2022-08-15 10:30:10 PM  
Oh no, how will I compensate for my permanently flaccid penis on a Burger King assistant manager's salary now? How will I spin around a parking lot with all my friends hanging out a window until I slam into my side-piece's stanced G35? How will I start pointless arguments that lead to fist fights at NASCAR father/daughter weekends?

Joking aside, good. Muscle cars, especially the modern incarnation, bore the shiat out of me. Giant displacement is the single least interesting way to make power. Like, there's Mercedes getting 415 HP out of a 2.0 turbo 4, and here comes Dodge making just a little bit more with 6.4L. And the car still sucks at taking a corner unless you get a tire wide enough to double as a cruise ship life raft.
 
2022-08-15 10:30:31 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: If I didn't 500% love my Plum Crazy '18 Scat Pack, I'd be all over snagging one of these final models. But I'm just glad I got a 392 of my own, lol.

Have had 3 Chargers over the years, from a 2013 v6 to a 2014 RT (100th Anniv. edition), and now the '18 Scat Pack. Loved all of them, and got plenty of good use out of them. It'll be sad to see them go, replaced by soulless battery packs on wheels.  :(


/save the environment, yes
//but this is painful anyway


well good for you and your big fat wallet. get as many as you can, put them in the garage. big man like you should have a 5 car garage. gas isn't going away for a real long time. our government/military will see to that.
 
2022-08-15 10:50:49 PM  
Oh no, what will the people with awful credit scores and financial literacy buy now when they want a loud 'vroom vroom' car that will fall apart in 5 years?

/I swear everyone that drives either of these models is an absolute arsehole on the road.
 
2022-08-15 10:52:36 PM  

BunkyBrewman: Grand_Moff_Joseph: If I didn't 500% love my Plum Crazy '18 Scat Pack, I'd be all over snagging one of these final models. But I'm just glad I got a 392 of my own, lol.

Have had 3 Chargers over the years, from a 2013 v6 to a 2014 RT (100th Anniv. edition), and now the '18 Scat Pack. Loved all of them, and got plenty of good use out of them. It'll be sad to see them go, replaced by soulless battery packs on wheels.  :(


/save the environment, yes
//but this is painful anyway

And the soulless ICE replaced the actual living, breathing horse.

So it goes


My car has a soul.
 
2022-08-15 10:59:07 PM  
I live very close to one of the major US ports. The locals are a unique congruence of VERY high wages and poor education via Longshoremen. Challengers and especially Chargers are ALL over the place. It's almost like they hand you the keys to one when you get your union card. They are all driven recklessly.
 
kab
2022-08-15 11:04:25 PM  

Lusiphur: Oh no, how will I compensate for my permanently flaccid penis on a Burger King assistant manager's salary now? How will I spin around a parking lot with all my friends hanging out a window until I slam into my side-piece's stanced G35? How will I start pointless arguments that lead to fist fights at NASCAR father/daughter weekends?

Joking aside, good. Muscle cars, especially the modern incarnation, bore the shiat out of me. Giant displacement is the single least interesting way to make power. Like, there's Mercedes getting 415 HP out of a 2.0 turbo 4, and here comes Dodge making just a little bit more with 6.4L. And the car still sucks at taking a corner unless you get a tire wide enough to double as a cruise ship life raft.


i dont like thing dot jpeg
 
2022-08-15 11:16:46 PM  

kab: Lusiphur: Oh no, how will I compensate for my permanently flaccid penis on a Burger King assistant manager's salary now? How will I spin around a parking lot with all my friends hanging out a window until I slam into my side-piece's stanced G35? How will I start pointless arguments that lead to fist fights at NASCAR father/daughter weekends?

Joking aside, good. Muscle cars, especially the modern incarnation, bore the shiat out of me. Giant displacement is the single least interesting way to make power. Like, there's Mercedes getting 415 HP out of a 2.0 turbo 4, and here comes Dodge making just a little bit more with 6.4L. And the car still sucks at taking a corner unless you get a tire wide enough to double as a cruise ship life raft.

i dont like thing dot jpeg


Eh, you're free to like things Idon't like. You're even welcome to opine about it on the internet! That's basically the whole point.
 
2022-08-15 11:19:23 PM  

LineNoise: Good lord, how will all of the E-1's destroy their credit now?


If you want a 3500 pound monster that causes traffic tickets, there are still plenty of Dependapotamii in the wild.
 
2022-08-15 11:30:37 PM  

monsatano: Grand_Moff_Joseph: If I didn't 500% love my Plum Crazy '18 Scat Pack, I'd be all over snagging one of these final models. But I'm just glad I got a 392 of my own, lol.

Have had 3 Chargers over the years, from a 2013 v6 to a 2014 RT (100th Anniv. edition), and now the '18 Scat Pack. Loved all of them, and got plenty of good use out of them. It'll be sad to see them go, replaced by soulless battery packs on wheels.  :(


/save the environment, yes
//but this is painful anyway

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2018 - Bought certified pre-owned from the dealership in 2019 w/~2500 miles. Sold it in December back to the dealership when they offered the same amount that I had paid for it. Super fun car, comfortable and had a shiatload of room. First car I've had with heated rear seats. I miss it, but I definitely don't miss going to the pump


Nice ride! To the same point you made, we've been continually impressed with the comfort and utility of these cars, despite the big power and curb weight. We drove our Scat Pack from the midwest to the northwest in 2018 (job relocation). We had it just about stuffed with stuff the movers wouldn't take, and I did 70-80 the whole way, and it still returned 24mpg over the trip. Not bad at all for nearly 500hp!
 
2022-08-15 11:31:53 PM  

MBZ321: Oh no, what will the people with awful credit scores and financial literacy buy now when they want a loud 'vroom vroom' car that will fall apart in 5 years?

/I swear everyone that drives either of these models is an absolute arsehole on the road.


Hi. I guess I'm the one person who isn't then.

/uses turn signals
//have only even chirped the tires once or twice
 
2022-08-15 11:33:09 PM  

Mad_Radhu: And as they are riding off into the sunset they will lose control and have a head-collision with a car in the opposite lane.


you must be thinking of the Mustang thread.
 
2022-08-15 11:37:14 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Mad_Radhu: And as they are riding off into the sunset they will lose control and have a head-collision with a car in the opposite lane.

you must be thinking of the Mustang thread.


CHALLENGER HELLCAT FLIPS TRUCK OVER LEAVING CARS AND COFFEE!
Youtube p0T1olfIGGE


Lol, no.
 
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2022-08-16 12:34:41 AM  
I had a big fat fast car, I understand it, but why really care when going fast is the outcome?

Maybe in the end they'll allow for rentals of antiques by the hour, like people going to a blacksmith now.
 
2022-08-16 1:11:10 AM  
I'm not ashamed to say, I'm on my second Chrysler 300, both of which have served me well for many years and love them, think they look great too, would buy a third if they didn't stop making them, would consider an electric one next but I always buy used, never new, so that could be a while.
 
2022-08-16 3:23:33 AM  

Foxxinnia: I can't help but feel a touch concerned for Dodge as a brand if Stellantis is announcing the end of over half their lineup before announcing what is replacing them.

Meanwhile, somehow Chrysler still exists.


I'm halfway convinced that anyone who could have made things for Dodge left when their current CEO decided to kill the Viper and Hellcat as many things as possible.  You can even see it in their ad campaigns.  It's been a gradual devolvement all the way into "Unga bunga we kill tires Goldberg Vin Diesel."  They have not even pretended to be interested in catering to anyone but brain-dead meatheads who list Gold's Gym as their place of residence.

Contrast that with Ford and Chevrolet, who not only have more diverse lineups, but have also made attempts to keep fresh and evolve.  Your mileage may vary on how successful they've been, but they're not addicted and coasting on temporary hits of dopamine like Dodge (and really, all of Chrysler) have been.  I really don't think Dodge is going to be around in the next few years; Stellantis seems poised to finish what Daimler, Cerebus, and Fiat started.  What remains of it will likely just be the SRT division providing aftermarket parts for aging Challengers and Chargers, and occasionally getting to build cars for SEMA and the next Fast & Furious movie.
 
2022-08-16 3:28:46 AM  
Arsehole driver in a Challenger who pulled a Mustang in front of me resulted in my getting a dash cam
 
2022-08-16 5:05:25 AM  
I have a 165k mile on my original brake pads because I don't drive like that.
 
2022-08-16 5:46:39 AM  
Fool idiots at the Reno airport rental office once sent me off with a Charger. Only took it to 111. What was that damned irresponsible rental car agency even thinking.
 
2022-08-16 6:11:04 AM  
Those things could fly!

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2022-08-16 6:56:08 AM  

MBZ321: Oh no, what will the people with awful credit scores and financial literacy buy now when they want a loud 'vroom vroom' car that will fall apart in 5 years?

/I swear everyone that drives either of these models is an absolute arsehole on the road.


My daily driver is a Camry, but I got a "free upgrade" to a Charger from Enterprise a few years ago when I was on vacation in Sacramento.  I've got to admit that it was fun to drive.  You put your foot on the gas and it actually goes.

I wouldn't own one, If I had the money to not care about wasting so much on a car I'd probably go with an Italian sports car, if I were to keep it domestic I'd go with a Vette or a Mustang.  But I do get the appeal.
 
2022-08-16 7:28:27 AM  

Foxxinnia: I can't help but feel a touch concerned for Dodge as a brand if Stellantis is announcing the end of over half their lineup before announcing what is replacing them.

Meanwhile, somehow Chrysler still exists.


They're still coasting on their greatest hit.
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2022-08-16 7:40:00 AM  
I rented a 5.0 Mustang when I was in Arizona last month. Fun car to drive. Gas bill....not so much. Took it off-roading to get to the Lava Tube outside of Flagstaff.
If anyone offers to sell you a used, black 5.0 from Arizona that was a former rental......don't buy it.
 
2022-08-16 8:09:37 AM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: LineNoise: Good lord, how will all of the E-1's destroy their credit now?

If you want a 3500 pound monster that causes traffic tickets, there are still plenty of Dependapotamii in the wild.


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2022-08-16 8:13:40 AM  
Clutch2013:

GM is in the data mining business now. Every car has it's own cell phone that sends telemetry and usage back constantly. You can't stop it either unless you really know what you are doing and are handy with a soldering iron.

Been that way since On-Star.
 
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