: Alright another one.... gto vs the hemi charger/300c
12-14-2007, 09:29 AM
Ok i am in love with the GTO but i was looking around and i actually like some of the hemi powered cars....
the charger R/T-
Now the gto has 400 horsepower and beats these other cars in a straight line.... but it seems like the charger & the 300C would be more comfortable and fun to drive.... and i really like the fact that they have a fuel management system that shuts down 4 cyl at light throttle...
so what do you guys think about these cars?
gto has 400 horse & 400 torque
charger & 300 have 340 horsepower and 390 torque
I would get the charger SRT8 but thats an extra 5K and i cant stretch that far...
12-14-2007, 09:49 AM
i would honestly say hold off and go with the srt-8. the mods r there if u want and the fuel management is great.
if u put a few hundred bucks u can open that hemi up to be a monster if u wanted.
but if u choose ride quality i would go with the 300c
but the srt is a much more fun vehicle.
i have driven all three on a road coarse and i would go srt all the way
12-14-2007, 10:33 AM
Brembo brake package with the SRT8... sounds like a win
12-14-2007, 12:03 PM
why not wait till the new challenger drops? or do you need 4 doors
12-14-2007, 12:07 PM
Toss up between the Charger SRT-8 and the gto...
I might go with the GTO
12-14-2007, 12:17 PM
Considering the number of people I know that have had 300Cs and Chargers, I'd go with the GTO. Chrysler interiors are still shoddy at best.
12-14-2007, 01:18 PM
id pick the goat
12-14-2007, 01:23 PM
yeah good luck getting spare parts for the GTO... I had a friend in college that had a GTO (after toasting his Subaru in a rally) he got it because it was fast and he wouldnt rally it, well when he broke *something* im not sure what it was, he had a hell of a time trying to get spare parts, and ended up getting rid of the car. I don't know what the spare parts situation is like now but I'd at least check into it before i picked one up. Also my vote goes to the Charger, it may not have the same power, but i think it will be fun to drive, if you could swing the srt-8 that would be nice, but if you cant, thats still where my vote falls, so why not a new mustang? I'm not a fan myself, but I don't really like the competition either.
12-14-2007, 02:01 PM
just wait till you can afford the srt-8, my dad's got one and even driving in traffic he averages 19mpg and thats with 425hp it is well worth the extra money from the regular hemi but i have not gotten to drive one of the 400hp GTO's but sid03svt brought up a good point the GTO is a limited edition car and parts are hard to come by kind of like the SSR, 1 more vote for the srt-8 butget what you like to drive the best
12-14-2007, 02:13 PM
I guess I'm the only one who sees the SRT8 Charger as a bad value? 36k base and a 25k Mustang is just as quick and probably a lot more fun to drive. I don't get the appeal. Also, I average between 19-21mpg in my Stang depending on my driving. None of my daily driving involves freeways either. Lots of stop and go.
12-14-2007, 02:17 PM
i said it in the other thread and i'm standing by the GTO after seeing top gear's review of the 300c/charger. evidently not much of a driver's car.
12-14-2007, 02:19 PM
get the GTO. but not in that blue color, find a black one they look good
12-14-2007, 02:25 PM
get the goat. It is just a simple, understated, awesome vehicle.
12-14-2007, 04:22 PM
ok what about a G35...
or a 350z-
12-14-2007, 04:47 PM
I think the newer GTO's are better off. The older ones are basically unchanged except for the steering wheel location from their Australian counterparts. At least that's what I read.
There's also a company that makes are rather extreme turbo for the GTO putting out like 500hp.
If I was in the market for a gas guzzling road car, I think I'd go Mustang. I like all the factory authorized FI options- not to mention the aftermarket is stronger for them. Not that I don't like ChrCo cars, I used to be really into their motors- in the old style V8 configurations. I like Fords now because their motors are more technologically advanced.
12-14-2007, 05:00 PM
The G35 and 350Z are nice enough but still slower than the Mustang and SRT8. It's all a matter of what you really want. I'm not crazy on the GTOs appearance but the latest model has one sweet drivetrain. For me it would come down to the GTO or the Mustang GT. You can see the choice I made but that's because I love the looks of the 05+ Mustang.
12-14-2007, 05:21 PM
Id go with the GTO....the interior in the car is much nicer then in the chrysler/dodge. You might get a better ride quality in those two cars, but you definitly wont be getting a more fun to drive factor then the GTO. GTO handels IMO much better then those two other cars. And they may have Cyl. shut down but, they both weight over 4k and get 15city and 23hwy...with MSD(cynlender shutdown). GTO is rated at 16city and 25hwy. Definitly get the manual transmission though, you'll get better peformance, fuel economy and Idk if you have to when buying a used car but theres a gas guzzler tax on the automatic verison...so theres prob one on the 300c and charger as well. A close professor of mine has a 05 GTO with stick and he's averaging about 18, 19mpg when he drives normally. But yea also, the GTO's interior is gonna be much nicer, the dodge and chryslers is plagued by cheap hard plastics and lack luster fit and finish.
Get the GTO, your inlove with it...so get it. Plus I think the LS2 corvette engine is way better then the Hemi anyway. lol There are so many chargers and 300s on the road I'm getting tired of them. Rarely see GTO's so you'll have something not many people have. And just about everything coming outta dodge/chrysler has a hemi in it now...only a handful of cars of the LS2 in it.
12-14-2007, 08:34 PM
The GTO has more power, handles *WAY* better (IRS FTW!), gets much better fuel economy (24-25 hwy is average for the GTO, 26 if you go the speed limit), 6sp manual transmission, much much nicer interior, and rarer.
Don't go with the dodge unless you NEED a 4dr.