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Old 02-26-2008, 01:43 PM   #1
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Default Charger R/T vs. G8

Guess who comes out on top?
http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...hotopanel..1.*

awwww yeah
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Great review! The video is decent as well. Good to see some real competition with the LX Hemi powered Chryslers.
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I like the red on the G8, it looks great!

I don't know if it'* bias but the G8 looks aggressive and the Charger looks lame.
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Agreed, it didnt look like a traditional R/T Charger, it looked like the 3.5L trim level.

I retract that statement actually



You'd have to get the special trim level add-ons.
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Heck, even a G8 in base model with the V6 looks more exciting than that.

The G8 makes my car looks boring.
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It'* about time the Ugly Charger got a competitor, and a awesome one at that. The Charger simply can't touch the G8 in comparison. Charger'* interior is that classic plasticky Chrysler interior like my Dad'* Durango.

Oh, and I forsee many mufflers being lopped off G8'* in the future. Which is good thing of course!
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That 6.0 block in the G8 is a fun engine. I have a slightly older version in my C3 (325hp stock). It'* a little sluggish out of the box but a few good breathing tubes and a chip, that engine comes alive something fierce. I can just imagine how fun that G8 would be with a few mods and power adders.

I like the looks of both, but would still rather wait for something like the camaro or (fingers crossed) a Trans Am again.
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yep I'm getting one in a year or two I think.

hopefully they will drop in value just like the bonneville did. Waiting for one to hit $15,000.
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I thought the chick at the Auto Expo said Pontiac was contemplating a 425 HP 6.2L (or is it 6.1L? - same as in the Escalade) version of the G8. Maybe I was delirious.
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I thought the chick at the Auto Expo said Pontiac was contemplating a 425 HP 6.2L (or is it 6.1L? - same as in the Escalade) version of the G8. Maybe I was delirious.
I believe that'* the proposed GXP.
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