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post #1 of 21 Old 01-09-2008, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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IL Insider: Dodge Challenger and Chevrolet Camaro Convertibles in the Pipeline

This is the first I have heard of a Challenger vert.
Camaro vert as 2010 model? That would make the vert be first year model althogh it will be later in the year though, but I would think it would be called a 2011 model.



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DETROIT ó Convertible versions of the Dodge Challenger and Chevrolet Camaro are expected to become reality in the 2010 model year, according to supplier sources familiar with the product cycle plans at the two Detroit automakers.

Chrysler's Brampton, Ontario, plant is on track to build a soft-top version of the Challenger with production tentatively scheduled to kick off in December 2009, in advance of the spring selling season in 2010. Supplier sources say the Chevrolet Camaro convertible is scheduled to begin production a year after the debut of the hardtop version, also sometime in the fourth quarter of 2009. The Camaro convertible will be built at the General Motors assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario.

"The Challenger convertible was always in the plan," one highly placed source told Inside Line. "Once you get rid of the [Chrysler] PT Cruiser convertible, you only have the Sebring convertible." Production of the Chrysler PT Cruiser convertible ended on December 21 as part of the automaker's attempt to cut slow-selling products.

Chrysler is also considering a larger Hemi engine for the Challenger, Inside Line has learned. The Dodge Challenger SRT8 is equipped with a 6.1-liter V8; Chrysler would up the ante with the 6.4-liter V8 mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Output numbers are not yet set in stone, but they are said to be in the neighborhood of 500 horsepower on the 6.4-liter V8, sources said.

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Hmm, interesting.
That's the first I've heard of a Challenger Convertible too.

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Nice find! I am anxious to see the final msrp $ for these two cars. And the mpg for that 6.4 dodge motor.
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Chally droptop with a 6.4 Hemi? OMG, the MSRP will be astronomical. Fifty thousand prolly?

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Chally droptop with a 6.4 Hemi? OMG, the MSRP will be astronomical. Fifty thousand prolly?
So will the weight

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Seriously, that car would be PRICEY!
6.1L SRT8 = $40,000
add $2K for so for the 6.4L, and convertibles are generally $5-6K over their coupe counterparts.
Thats $48,000

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Seriously, that car would be PRICEY!
6.1L SRT8 = $40,000
add $2K for so for the 6.4L, and convertibles are generally $5-6K over their coupe counterparts.
Thats $48,000
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are you sure that's not the MPG?



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are you sure that's not the MPG?
Its the wieght in tons. sorry.

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Words from a friend of mine working at a Dodge dealership.....

"ADDITIONAL DEALER MARKUP"

LOTS AND LOTS OF "ADDITIONAL DEALER MARKUP"

They are actually looking forward to large profits. And if people are willing to pay, they'll get it. Keeping VERY hopeful the Camaro doesn't become a "dealer gem" to gain large added profits!

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Words from a friend of mine working at a Dodge dealership.....

"ADDITIONAL DEALER MARKUP"

LOTS AND LOTS OF "ADDITIONAL DEALER MARKUP"

They are actually looking forward to large profits. And if people are willing to pay, they'll get it. Keeping VERY hopeful the Camaro doesn't become a "dealer gem" to gain large added profits!
One big factor in that is that the Challenger's first year is a limited-run of SRT8's only. The Camaro, in all of its forms, is meant to be mass produced from the get-go..to try to combat greedy dealers.



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