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Old 12-31-2015, 10:18 PM
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Some of you may already know, but my GS is sold and this is my new car...2016 Challenger 392 Hemi, 485 hp 475 ft lbs trq... It's a lot of fun, and yes I will get another Vette in the future. For now I am enjoying the big block Hemi. The stock exhaust sounds incredible!
Happy New Year to all my Vette buddies!










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Great choice. The '16 Challenger is a very sweet ride, especially with the 392.
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Old 12-31-2015, 11:00 PM
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Those are sweet cars. Have fun with it.
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Old 12-31-2015, 11:02 PM
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looks good Auto or manual i'm guessing manual.
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Old 12-31-2015, 11:10 PM
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That's a sweet ride ! Wheels look really nice. Enjoy
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Old 12-31-2015, 11:55 PM
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I'm thinking of doing the same. Nice ride.
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Old 12-31-2015, 11:56 PM
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Enjoy you new car and come back to us later with a new Corvette.
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Old 01-01-2016, 12:16 AM
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Very nice!!
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Old 01-01-2016, 12:42 AM
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Great color!
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I have also been considering a SRT8, test drove one about a year ago and fell in love.
I remember, no road noise, no inside cabin relay switch sounds or torque tube whine or targa top creak....just exhaust and intake. Still have not pulled the trigger. Tell me what made you do it? What do you like the best about the Challenger that made you get rid of the Vette?

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Old 01-01-2016, 01:19 AM
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Nice ... enjoy and happy new year
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Nice looking ride. Congrats!
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Big block.....
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Sorry DB, just couldn't stand that dealer advertising plate anymore.


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Old 01-01-2016, 08:07 AM
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Congrats man!

I been pondering what to get next for a daily driver. I have a '15 camaro because i wanted to keep both my cars GM and i wanted to get the '16 camaro next year but dealing with my car now, it kind of sucks lol. I mean its a good car mechanically. But all the touch features, the poor visibility etc. I don't think i'm upgrading to a 6th gen.

Been looking at used chevy SS's or even the new mustangs.

Can't get rid of the GS though.

Enjoy the new ride
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Old 01-01-2016, 08:45 AM
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I have also been considering a SRT8, test drove one about a year ago and fell in love.
I remember, no road noise, no inside cabin relay switch sounds or torque tube whine or targa top creak....just exhaust and intake. Still have not pulled the trigger. Tell me what made you do it? What do you like the best about the Challenger that made you get rid of the Vette?
I loved them since they first came out, however I did not want the 5.7 Hemi, not enough power. Then the 392 came out and I test drove one. The ride is very smooth, and the exhaust note is music! But the low end torque from a big block is intoxicating! And it is very quiet inside, just the exhaust sound. In addition it shifts very smooth. But in the end it was to cut my cost of living expenses since I work in the oilfield industry. I needed to get something cheaper to weather the storm. When things turn around, another Vette is in my future. I also got a employee discount, which is 1% under dealer cost. So that made it very cheap. But when I drive it, I don't feel like I settled very much! The brakes and suspension are very good considering the weight. So for the price it is a great car! By the way, it is the Scat Pack, so my price was around $37k before tt&l, so I financed less than $40k. And I had to have a black one...looks mean! 👍🏻

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Sorry DB, just couldn't stand that dealer advertising plate anymore.


Lol...thanks, the plate and bracket are off, just haven't taken any new pics!
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Many thanks to all who have replied...I will miss my Vette. I don't think the Challenger is a better car, but it sure is fun to drive, and it meets my needs financially at the moment.
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Gotta admit I like the looks of that muscle car. Enjoy it and hopefully you will get back to a Corvette soon.

I know what your going through with the oil patch in the dumps.
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Old 01-01-2016, 08:58 AM
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No Hellcat?
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