Does anyone here actually own one of the 2nd gen 8-speed cars? Test driven one? I am curious how it feels city driving compared to the 1st gen v8. The quoted 0-60 times are actually the same. I do 99% city driving so the 8 speed v6 combo would obviously be the smarter choice, however I do like my 06 300C's current power around town.
Test drove an 8 speed, and it was nice. Test drove a 5 speed, looked at the price difference, especially right now, and bought the 5 speed. I liked them both.
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Mopar CAI, Corsa Exhaust, Diablo canned tune, Drag Radials, Skinnies
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Are you in need of a car, or want better gas mileage? The math says that you are better off keeping what you have and paying the gas VS the depreciation of a new car.
For those interested in the new transmission, here is a good read. 0-60 in 6.6 which is identical to the 06 300C/RT (hemi). 21 mpg city/31mpg highway...winner. I rarely can get over 60 where I live, so higher end power drop off won't really affect me.
2012 Dodge Charger Blacktop: Road Test of the ZF 8-Speed Automatic with Paddle Shifters
I don't think the performance difference is quite as drastic as they let on. I thought Car and Driver just cut about a half a second off the 0-60. (low 7's to mid 6's)
I didn't find the difference to be night and day. And I did feel the 8 speed was a little busy at times.
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im hoping my job situation works out in time for a hemi 8 speed
one of two things are going to happen. we gonna fly or crash and burn either way we going full throttle
I have a 2012 SXT Plus with the 8 speed and love it. Felt the 5 speed was just too laggy, once the 8 speed learns your driving style its pretty damn quick. Btw the mpg is rated at 19/31 not 21/31.