Originally Posted by jaim
Originally Posted by HeavyD
Is that a full frame car or unibody?
I'm not entirely sure. But it sounds as though Frenchy knows what he's talking about. Mercedes also played a major role in the transmission and stability control of the Charger.
How's the mpg?!?!?
Listed at 17/25. I have put about 200 miles on it since I picked it up Thursday, and the reading on the EVIC is showing an average of 17.4 mpg so far. And almost all of that was around town, and out back roller coaster driving.
How's it ride and handle?
I would consider the ride to be almost perfect. It is incredibly smooth, but not numb like the 300C. Feels attached to the road, but doesn't bruise your kidneys going over potholes and the like. And even though I haven't tried to push it really hard through the twisties yet, I can say that body roll is incredibly minimal for such a large and heavy car. Seats are comfortable as hell in a straight line, but once the curves start coming at you, you'll need to hold on tight because there isn't a great deal of support. The only downside to the suspension is some SERIOUS float over large humps. I hit a pretty decent one coming off of a small bridge at 80 mph yesterday, dude, I thought I was gonna go airborne!!
And even as big and heavy as it is, it really struggles with harsh crosswinds. It's really stable on the highway, but because it is about as aerodynamic as the old muscle cars, a quick burst of crosswinds really pushes that sucker.
The traction control works very well. It will let you bark the rear rubber a little, but it's damn near impossible to get the thing completely sideways.
I would seriously consider one.
WARNING!!!! If you are not seriously considering one, DO NOT TAKE ONE FOR A TEST DRIVE!!!
Trust me on this one.
Originally Posted by Tigerblade
Why don't you drive it 25 miles north for a BBQ?
When? We may already be coming up there next Saturday.
Originally Posted by Beedy A
So do you feel the cylinder cut/return at all?
No. Not even a little bit.
On top of that, it is an incredibly quiet car. Sound insulation is top notch. Much quieter than my wifes Honda Pilot.
But if you're cruising along at any speed, and you hit the gas, the power is instantaneous. No lag.
Oh, and the autostick is the best one I have ever used. You can actually take it to redline through every gear if you want to without it shifting out before you want it to.
And, if you accidently kick it down too many gears, it will only allow you to kick down to the lowest gear inside the redline(so you don't wrinkle some valve stems like I once did in my Celica).