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Now this is an idea for Chrysler to think about.

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started life as a 300C SRT8.

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That's what the new Charger should have looked like in the first place. Not the four-door brick they foisted on us.

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That brick must have sold well because I see them all over. I kinda like them.

That is ugly. Retro is over. IMHO, anyway.

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I love Mopars & while I agree with most people, that a Charger should ONLY have 2 doors, this hybrid is ok, not great, but ok. It would need to shed some of it's bulk, be more aero-dynamically friendly & those old '68 tail lights, ( as much as I love them on a real '68 ) would have to go & something more modern, like on the latest Challenger, would have to be in it's place.

It is a good effort though ?

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That brick must have sold well because I see them all over. I kinda like them.

That is ugly.

When I was in USA a couple of years ago, there were lots of Chargers! And even here in Finland I see these sometimes! I think it's not that bad looking car anyway.

But I agree, the one posted here looks horrible. I think it looks like a boat on the first picture. The front and rear end make it look that way, just like it would need major sectioning...

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That is ugly. Retro is over. IMHO, anyway.

I think retro is... well, maybe on the decline. But given the choice of which style is dead, embalmed, six feet under and memorialized, I'd say retro still has a pulse.

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That's what the new Charger should have looked like in the first place. Not the four-door brick they foisted on us.

I agree, Chrysler dropped the ball with the 4 door

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The Charger should have been a coupe, if they also wanted a four-door to compete with their rivals, they should have called it a Monaco or something.

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I always thought the Charger should have been a two door..Unfortunately two doors now a days don't sell..Maybe they should have named the four door another name..They have refined it to where it now looks mean and nasty and fast..Sure makes for a good police package....

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The new Mustangs, Camaros and Challengers seem to sell very well wth only two doors but then again they dont look like a Magnum with the back of the roof gone.

Any more being said about a new Barracuda using the Challenger platform?

Edited by Jon Haigwood

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It's a 4-door world.

Not where I live.

The only 4-door I've ever owned (and I've owned a lot of cars) was a Plymouth Horizon... and that was the wife's car. She wanted a 4-door for easy access to the back seat when the kids were little and sitting in car seats.

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Agreed, Harry. If they name the current production Charger anything else, well...it's pretty nice. But Charger + four doors doesn't compute.

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Four doors aren't so bad. I've had a few that were aces. I've also had some (company cars) that weren't.

The 4-doors I've owned:

1959 Chevy Impala flat roof ~ transportation to college classes ... faded, bloated, indestructible, ugly, but what a Hoot! A true 'who cares?' car!

1970 Coronet police package ~ wow. big but lithe, mo-power, fast, throaty, and EVERYBODY thought it was a cop car, both civilians and cops!

1977 Nova police package ~ rocket sled. Z28 had sex with a go kart and ended up with two extra doors. Handled like nobody's business, too! FAST!

2006 VW Passat Turbo ~ Okay. So now I'm older and the knees don't work as well after all those years. But this car is FUN! And luxurious. And cool. And relatively fast.

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The new Mustangs, Camaros and Challengers seem to sell very well wth only two doors but then again they dont look like a Magnum with the back of the roof gone.

Any more being said about a new Barracuda using the Challenger platform?

The "new" Barracuda won't be based on the Challenger platform. It will be replacing the Challenger ( supposedly ? ) & will be built on a World platform, so Fiat can use it on other brands it owns, Specifically Alfa ?

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I love my four doors ........... I know it does not look like the old one's but the fit and finish is far superior ,and the ride is awesome how do I know becomes I own one 2006 Daytona R/T which by the way rides better the my 2010 Challenger SRT8 6-sd.

Edited by Mr mopar

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The "new" Barracuda won't be based on the Challenger platform. It will be replacing the Challenger ( supposedly ) & will be built on a World platform, so Fiat can use it on other brands it owns, Specifically Alfa

sounds like another Dart

bummer

Edited by Jon Haigwood

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sounds like another Dart

bummer

No, from what I've read/heard, it won't be a small/hatch type car, it'll be a medium to large/sports car type.

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