2008 Dodge Challenger starts at $37,995

2008-dodge-challenger Chrysler may have made a fatal mistake by pricing the all-new, and supremely bad-ass 2008 Challenger at $37,995.  Granted, this is for the 6.1 liter SRT-8 HEMI powered version.  Granted, this car is one of the most gorgeous ( at least on the internet ) cars I’ve seen in a long time.  But nearly 40 grand for a Dodge is a tough pill to swallow, no matter how badass it is.  Some folks will no doubt disagree with me and say “But Ford is selling a $43k Mustang”.  And yes, they are.  But there are two major differences.  First, the Ford has 500 horsepower – a powerful statement.  Second, and way more importantly, it has the Shelby name attached to it.  The name alone is worth several thousand on the sticker price.

The first year will be a short run, though no official limit has been stated yet.  You’ll have your choice of black silver, or this simply awesome Orange.  My advice?  Get the orange and don’t look back.  That is, if you want to be one of the first to drive the reincarnation of the greatest muscle car of all time.  If you can wait till the 2009 model year, then you’ll have your choice of the 3.5 liter V6 or the “regular” 5.7 liter HEMI, with a much lower price.

Published on November 30, 2007 in Dodge

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