I'm sure you're all aware that the 09 RT chally is going to be available with a 6 sp and a few more HP but I am wondering if anybody here is turned off by the "hill assist" feature. Basically, it holds the brake for one second on a hill so you don't hit the car behind you. Am I the only person who thinks you have no right driving a 375 hp vehicle if you can't start out on a hill without hitting the car behind you? That's almost as bad as the second to fourth shift in a corvette. I hope you can disable this feature...
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Can't agree more.
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Very much like writing code for 'smallest common denominator' - if you don't cover every imaginable condition, stuff goes wrong..
I'd figure they put that in there so when the kid takes out the hotrod when you off on that trip/evening out/vacation he doesn't do what a friends neighbors kid did to their prized Corvette and roll back into a truck at the stop stop-sign-on-the-hill.
Not everyone can manage to drive with three pedals, even if they think they can.
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I'm pretty sure most hill assists lets go IMMEDIATELY after the clutch gets engagement...
If that's the case, i can't see a reason why this is so annoying...
do you LIKE rolling backwards from stop signs?
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I haven't driven a stick shift since I traded my 1971 914 Porsche in 1977.
I sure would appreciate that feature. If it had been available on my 914, my ex-wife wouldn't have burnt up my clutch in a one year driving span.
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Sounds like a great idea. I've driven a stick since '87, and I'd really appreciate it. Where I live, there are lots of hills.
I may be wrong, not really sure how it works, but this could be a huge benefit on the drag strip too. Light about to turn green, left foot on clutch, right on gas, no rolling into the light early, or rolling back.
I doubt it does the assist on EVERY start, it's probably a button you can activate. ?
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doesn't have anything to do with whether or not you have a "right" to drive a 375hp car..
hell if that was the case then prevent all these retards from owning SUV's that they can't drive.. Men and Women alike.. they are too damn big and most of the yahoos that purchase them couldn't park a freaking bicycle without hitting a curb, or crashing into a pole....
cars like the Challenger will be purchased by people "who think" they are Mario Andretti, or Dale Earnhart and can handle it.. and like the Status Symbol Seeking Retarded SUV owners will fark up the car and other cars in the process.
unless some law maker designs a law requiring a special driving class/classes prior to the purchase of vehicles like these, options like Hill Assist and the 2nd to 4th gear in the Vette and some of the other "dumb driver assist" features are needed..
do I think it is a needed feature??
for myself NO, I have over 18 years of motorcycle racing behind me, and I have taken a few oval track stock car racing classes..
for someone like my neighbor that just wrecked a priceless Ferrari because he is one of those people that "thinks" he can drive and his experience lies with 20 years of driving in Los Angeles Traffic.. YES a feature like this will help people like him...
just because someone has the money to buy a Ferrari or a Chally, doesn't mean they will know how to handle it, drive it, or care for it..
Last edited by Mr. iNCREDIBLE; 04-30-2008 at 07:17 PM.
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Hill assist, traction control, antilock brakes, adaptive cruise control, lane departure avoidance....people want their government to take care of them when they are driving a car.........keep the politicians and the lawyers out of my car and things would be so much easier
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I hope I didn't offend. I personally do not like uneccesary electronic annoyances in today's vehicles. I don't know why I'm so concernced as I will not be buying one anyhow.