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Old 07-31-2011, 05:26 PM
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In the United States, the name Charger was commonly associated with mid-size performance coupe. But Dodge breaks the tradition when they launched the 2006 4-door Charger Sedan.

Why not bring back the Charger Coupe? Rear-wheel driven and seats 4? I think there's market for that.
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:12 PM
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Wish the rear end was changed up a bit more, rather than a 2-door Charger, but it looks good.


Sadly, the market for large Coupes died in the 90's.
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:11 PM
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Great chop as usual, but wouldn't this go directly against the Challenger, as both are based of the same platform, offering the same engines and have a great name plate stuck to them?
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Old 08-01-2011, 01:56 AM
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Great chop as usual, but wouldn't this go directly against the Challenger, as both are based of the same platform, offering the same engines and have a great name plate stuck to them?
That crossed my mind. So the Challenger is the less practical 2+2, this is more a 4-seater GT?
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Old 08-01-2011, 02:42 PM
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Great chop as usual, but wouldn't this go directly against the Challenger, as both are based of the same platform, offering the same engines and have a great name plate stuck to them?
The original Charger was significantly bigger than the Challenger which followed. The Charger was Dodge's competitor to the Mustang until 1970 and the Challenger was developed only because Chrysler had decided to morph the Charger into a personal luxury coupe. The Challenger was built on what was pretty much a shortened Charger platform.

The current Challenger is HUGE so there would be no point to a similarly sized Charger coupe.

As for the chop, I'd liked to have seen more of the '68's rear window treatment. I'd also would have liked a modern interpretation of the '68's nose.
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There's actually a rumor going around that the Challenger may be replaced by a lighter more modern Charger Coupe.
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There's actually a rumor going around that the Challenger may be replaced by a lighter more modern Charger Coupe.
I would doubt that move. I could MAYBE see a Charger 2-door reviving the personal luxury coupe market assuming people could get past their disco nightmares of leisure suits, John Revolta, and the castrati known as the Bee Gees.
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