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Dodge Quality? #4593184
12/03/17 04:13 PM
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Looking into getting either a Charger Hellcat, Mustang GT, or maybe Vette or Camaro. Is Dodge quality that much behind? Not planning on modding or racing it, etc. Right or wrong, GM bailout stuff in 08 kinda makes me rank them last...but I know if there is a better deal GM would be on the table. Appreciate any insights.

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Re: Dodge Quality? [Re: mbacfp] #4593188
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Did Chrysler/Dodge take federal money? I never let it bother me cause if it was offered to me Id have taken it.
Of course we already had a bankruptcy procedure


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Re: Dodge Quality? [Re: mbacfp] #4593191
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Buy what you like. The quality is likely similar all you list, the most important is what you feel best in, looks best to you and you like driving.

Bailouts should have no bearing on your decision and that was 10 years ago.


Re: Dodge Quality? [Re: mbacfp] #4593200
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I know it is ridiculous. If quality and engineering are there, that ultimately won't stop me from a GM. Prior to all that 08 stuff, I had a 1984 Camaro and 2000 Trans Am...was a GM guy in my teens. Just curious if Dodge quality is that much behind the others.


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Re: Dodge Quality? [Re: mbacfp] #4593207
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Think its a matter of drag racing vs handling so read up on the testing

They can all ruin your shorts (boss has a stang snake and hes scary to ride with)


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Re: Dodge Quality? [Re: mbacfp] #4593210
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Hellkitty pictures I took at my local dealer back in February:













I've owned two Chargers (an '06 R/T and a 2014 SRT-8) and aside from the margarine-container interior on the '06, both cars were excellent. The '14 had very good interior quality, though I will say that my Grand Cherokee is even nicer in that regard.


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Re: Dodge Quality? [Re: madRiver] #4593211
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Originally Posted By: madRiver
Buy what you like. The quality is likely similar all you list, the most important is what you feel best in, looks best to you and you like driving.

Bailouts should have no bearing on your decision and that was 10 years ago.



x2

And V8 Muscle cars is what Dodge does best, they've had years of building this generation. I'd go for one if you like the way it drives. The only reservation I'd have is that the Challenger is heavier than the Mustang and Camaro.


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Re: Dodge Quality? [Re: mbacfp] #4593219
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Thanks for the pictures. Leaning towards Hellcat. Appreciate it.


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Re: Dodge Quality? [Re: mbacfp] #4593223
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Originally Posted By: mbacfp
Thanks for the pictures. Leaning towards Hellcat. Appreciate it.


You are quite welcome. I've never seen one in for warranty work. My SRT had an oil pressure sensor for the VCT fail, covered under warranty, took a few minutes for them to change. That was the only issue I had with that car during the time I owned it. The kitties are very well regarded and seem to be extremely reliable. My dealership has sold a ton of them and I've yet to hear a complaint. Though I'm not sure how you can complain about 707HP on tap with full warranty shrug

I'm really impressed with how the interiors have improved since the old Dodge days where Fisher Price or Tupperware seemed to have a hand in the design and implementation. Everything is soft-touch now, the dash in my GC is leather, headliner is suede. They feel quite upscale, particularly for the price.


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Re: Dodge Quality? [Re: mbacfp] #4593233
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That Multi Cylinder Displacement that Dodge uses would be a deal breaker for me unless I was so desperate for the truck that I'd be willing to install an MDS delete kit as soon as I got the truck home. GM calls theirs Active Fuel Management but it does the same thing. There's a delete kit available for GM too.

Re: Dodge Quality? [Re: madRiver] #4593238
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Bailouts should have no bearing on your decision and that was 10 years ago.

[/quote]

I disagree...'Bailouts' have a bearing on my decision making...however, I bought a new Chevy Cruze in 2011 (after the bailouts) because I had GM Card cash (my hypocrisy knows no bounds). I dumped the Cruze in 2014 for a Ford because of it's coolant leak/odor issues (which soured me even more on GM).
In other words, if all things were equal (which they never are)....I'd buy a Ford over a Chevy because of the 'bailouts' (which screwed the stockholders)....


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Re: Dodge Quality? [Re: pbm] #4593242
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Didnt work out for me


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Re: Dodge Quality? [Re: Merkava_4] #4593244
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Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
That Multi Cylinder Displacement that Dodge uses would be a deal breaker for me unless I was so desperate for the truck that I'd be willing to install an MDS delete kit as soon as I got the truck home. GM calls theirs Active Fuel Management but it does the same thing. There's a delete kit available for GM too.


It has presented zero durability issues on the Dodge engines. There has literally NEVER been a 6.4L in at my dealer with mechanical issues related to the MDS.

However, the OP is looking at the HellKitty, which doesn't have MDS in the first place.


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Re: Dodge Quality? [Re: mbacfp] #4593247
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I didn't think the 6.2 hellcat motor had the cylinder deactivation stuff? I did not reseach though. Not a fan of it myself.


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Re: Dodge Quality? [Re: mbacfp] #4593253
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I like the Mustang the best.


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