So if your looking for a side street, but haven't set it as a destination before hand, it's not always helpful finding it. I have a few little things that I'll mention. I know I shouldn't, but love it. Ultimately it came down to this. Running on recommended 91 octane premium gas machine, the Hellcat is good for 707 hp at 6,000 rpm and 650 lb-ft of torque at 4,800 rpm. It really does bring back memories of the ones I saw as a kid.
My car has the navigation and premium stereo which rocks. We use data about you for a number of purposes explained in the links below. Just look at Matt Farah, every day of the week he drives a bunch of wildly different cars during filming for One Takes but pretty much always manages have a good time. I have one with a six speed manual transmission in it. The automatic has a way of making seat-of-the pants acceleration feel like the Challenger is lighter than its 4,200-pound curb weight, which is quite the accomplishment. Sure, you can do that with the automatic, but if you put it in Neutral just to do that, you feel like an ass.
Right now I'm averaging about 23mpg according to the gauges but I suspect they might be estimating a little conservatively. The car is still a cruiser even with a manual, but it's also much more fun when you want it to be. There isn't a number big enough to count how many times purists and enthusiasts have likely bemoaned the death of the driving experience. I hope I don't sound rude in saying go with what you feel like you'll enjoy driving more, rather than pinching pennies. Because for the first buyers, the manual transmission is just plain more fun to drive. If I want to drive a manual and be lazy, that's what my Honda 6 cylinder is for.
Check out these other great reddits! This will be my first upgrade to the car, taking it to a shop and replacing the speakers with something that gives me better sound. Like some others said, the auto would be nice but I can't help feeling like a few years down the road you would wish you had gone manual. Comments cannot be excessively argumentative, insulting, or otherwise generally uncivil. It had 150k miles on it when i started driving it about a year ago and now it has 180k. The soft suspension is actually a plus. And besides whats more important? These hardcore first-run buyers are more likely to opt for the more traditional manual transmission, but as time goes on, expect those folks who are focused more on going fast to buy their Hellcat with an automatic and even the numbers out. Comfortable, looks great, roomy, and powerful Overall, I'm very happy with my Challenger.
I'm going with the auto. If your post does not appear please message the moderators with a link to your post and we will take care of that for you. I really like the machine and driving feels nice and powerful. The newer engines are the 5. I need to actually calculate it for myself over the next couple tanks.
If you've already decided on buying a Challenger, you've already accepted the mileage that will come with it. The interior definitely feels more roomy to me than when I was sitting in the competitors models. This will be a daily driver and most of my driving is highway, so the fuel saver is very attractive. The list includes electronic stability control, brake assist, hill start assist, rain brake support, ready alert braking, and a tire pressure warning system. I know most people will say a car like this deserves a manual transmission. No one can say Dodge holds back on muscle-car variations.
All in all, a few months after I bought it I'm not suffering buyers remorse at all. I've yet to drive by a cop that didn't have a radar gun pointed at me. I'm more torn on color than anything. The six speed is great and helps you get that good gas mileage, for a 425 hp beast. Most 2018 Challenger changes involve trim-specific grilles, fender badges, wheels, and colors. I've owned many manual transmissions in my life all in performance cars and driving them in city traffic sucks. In either case I think it comes down to whether you want to have the fun of a manual, or convenience of an auto.
No automatic, in my experience, has ever shifted the car the way I would have shifted it, and to me that's a barrier to control. At the drag-strip you keep it on street for the weight transfer. The ratios could change over time with most hardcore manual enthusiasts showing up early to get their cars while those who might opt for the automatics still waiting to buy. The trunk leaves something to be desired, and I'm not 100% sure why they placed the battery inside the trunk, which isn't able to be opened without battery power. Who wants to take one hand off the wheel to shift into 6th at 155mph? There are plenty of sporty coupes that feel more modern and nimble than the Challenger lineup, but few that can match its retro-muscle-car attitude and broad range of performance and appearance options.