Comments - Dodge Brings Back the Charger Daytona

Published: Nov 26, 2012
Description: Daytona is a name inexorably intertwined with Dodge. The nameplate was used on a sport hatch in the 80s and 90s, and on a Ram truck trim, but most will know it as a version of the Charger. The Charger...
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Wyatt Gordon Nov 30, 2012
I rarely think of Dodge when I hear Daytona. that normally gets me thinking about Ferrari.
Antonio Falsetti Nov 28, 2012
About time.
Jacob Viiper McCord Nov 28, 2012
No. 2 of em blew. rest broke down and 1 blew its heads. He worked on them to keep them working but then still wouldn't work. I have seen veeeeey few dodges still out with no problems.
Patrick Schalk Nov 27, 2012
My parents Durango had 289k miles on it without one problem.
Aaron Crisp Nov 27, 2012
One guy blew 6 Dodges engines in 2 years? Sounds like user error, dude.
Jacob Viiper McCord Nov 27, 2012
right now is the 392. Thats the only one I'll take. But, dodges motors aren't all that great. Sure they sound nice but they don't last long at all. A few friends of mine have had dodge after dodge due to motors breaking down.
Jacob Viiper McCord Nov 27, 2012
Whoever said I don't provide actual facts, one of my friends has owned about 6 dodges within 2 years and they were all crap. 2 of em blew their heads off. Others blew up and/or broke down within a year. Their new Hemis are terrible. The only good one
Justin McLeod Nov 27, 2012
To all you babies crying below, just buy a Porsche if you want performance, and if you want power with practicality get a grand Cherokee srt8, nuff' said, DIS IS 'MERICAAAA!!!
William Downs Nov 27, 2012
I always thought dodges interiors were crap, but man once fiat took over there interiors have made a complete 180, now there interiors are well played out and are comfortable, I would buy a dodge now, still find fords interiors extremely boring, I've driven a magnum guy had a full exhaust and can in the car, thing sounded like thunder
Patrick Schalk Nov 26, 2012
David do these Dodge owners own new Chargers? Because I sold them for awhile and even the Pentastar Chargers with the 8 spds have some get up and run solid. The new SRT8 is so underrated. Go drive one
Zaire Wilkins Nov 26, 2012
how bout dodge bring back the magnum 3.5L 5.6L 6.5L
Shelby Cassandra Nov 26, 2012
The ranger isn't road legal. It is for mud bogging. Besides that, you would be correct. Although only the truck and Taurus are daily drivers because modded Mustangs and classics don't work for that.
David Parenti Nov 26, 2012
Damn, how many cars do you have? Like 2 trucks and 3 cars.
Shelby Cassandra Nov 26, 2012
Honestly, the charger isn't a bad deal at all. When I was shopping for a sedan, the Mopar Charger was only like 2-3k more than my Taurus limited. Not even close to the same interior quality, but it is faster for sure.
David Parenti Nov 26, 2012
Idk you'd have too be able to compare them all side by side like I was able too. Then you realize which cars are worth the money.
David Parenti Nov 26, 2012
I don't know. I hear the contrary from dodge owners. And I've seen all makes this past weekend at an auto show. IMO the ford focus titanium with leather has the same quality or better interior than a Chrysler 300.
Patrick Schalk Nov 26, 2012
Well that's fine but I'm saying they are worth every penny when it comes to quality. They are really nice. A lot nicer than people give them credit for.
David Parenti Nov 26, 2012
Yeah sure I'd drive one, but it wouldn't be my car of choice. Ya dig? I could find something else for my money.
Patrick Schalk Nov 26, 2012
David, go drive an SRT8 Charger and tell me it doesn't put a smile on your face. They are fun as hell and extremely practical and have really nice creature comforts. I know because I used to sell them. I'd love one as a DD.
David Parenti Nov 26, 2012
Probably, but probably not worth it for Chrysler.
Aaron Crisp Nov 26, 2012
Yeah the Chally will be killed off and the Barracuda will replace it around 2015 or so. Top model may even receive a super charger so it would actually compete with the GT500 and ZL1. I think a limited production of a 2 door Charger would be sweet.
David Parenti Nov 26, 2012
If that is in fact true. That will Kill challenger sales. When there is a lighter, faster version; why would you buy the big fat pig?
Avery Williams Nov 26, 2012
Wait, I thought that dodge was getting rid of the challenger and that SRT was going to create the new barracuda. So does anyone think that it'll be possible for the charger to be in a coupe or sedan version in later years to come?
Aaron Crisp Nov 26, 2012
I realize the Challenger and Charger are both fat dogs, doesn't make me love them any less. Also a reason I'm excited for the SRT Barracuda to come out, it's supposed to shed quite a bit of weight. Now that is the Mopar muscle car I'm waiting to buy!
Aaron Crisp Nov 26, 2012
Take a joke David.
David Parenti Nov 26, 2012
@aaron. Your comment about beating a mustang in a srt charger shows your knowledge of the brand.
Aaron Crisp Nov 26, 2012
@Jacob I already know you're a Ford fanboy, which is fine.. But I've seen you hate on Mopar time and time again without any real knowledge of the brand.
Patrick Schalk Nov 26, 2012
Jacob, I laugh at your stupidity.
Jacob Viiper McCord Nov 26, 2012
Put this against the 420 hp 5.0. The 5.0 coyote laughs at dodges Hemis haha
David Parenti Nov 26, 2012
470 hp is alot yes, but the damn thing weighs 4300 lbs!
David Parenti Nov 26, 2012
Maybe a V6 mustang....
Aaron Crisp Nov 26, 2012
If you want a 2 door Charger, go to West Coast Customs and spend your money there! I'll take the SRT8 and whoop Mustangs at the stoplight.. With 4 doors!
Jacob Viiper McCord Nov 26, 2012
@Colby If they made a 2 door charger it would interfere with Challenger sales since its a 2 door already.
David Parenti Nov 26, 2012
I would drive a srt300. I think they look good. But when it comes to performance, there's a few cars I'd rather have.
Patrick Schalk Nov 26, 2012
They still sell well and people love them. I'd have a new SRT8 Charger or 300 over A LOT of stuff.
David Parenti Nov 26, 2012
The challenger is heavy and always comes in big fat third when side by side with the Mustang and Camaro. It's a fact. Dodge didn't produce much of a muscle car. They made three cars with one platform. The 300, the charger, and the challenger. Creativ
Stephen Tyler Learn Nov 26, 2012
People need to stop being so butt hurt over the dart and charger. If they want to use an old name on a new car to help it sell who cares. Not every car can be the exact same thing it was 40 years ago. And the old dart sucked anyways so who cares
David Parenti Nov 26, 2012
@colby. Compare the dart, old and new. Smh. It's like their just re using old names. And the cars don't live up to the name.
Kyle McCullough Nov 26, 2012
The answer to Colby's question is the challenger. Plain and simple: they couldn't have two big, retro coupes, and they chose the challenger to be a coupe and charger a sedan
Kyle McCullough Nov 26, 2012
Sorry Drew, but you are so wrong. The viper is a V10, two seat exotic. Nothing like the old charger either.
Jake Judges Nov 26, 2012
I like the car but I don't like the use of the charger name on a sedan
Drew Humphrey Nov 26, 2012
Because that's the Viper
Colby Church Nov 26, 2012
Better question. Why doesn't Dodge make a 2 door version of the Charger? Especially considering the original never had 4 doors. I know a lot of people that would've gotten one had they produced it.
Wyatt Ortega Nov 26, 2012
Why did they get rid of it to begin with
Kevin M. Hogan Feb 15, 2013
That's the point, Drew! If I drove any other perf car besides my black Hemi Charger R/T, I'd have no license! I can get away with driving it like I do precisely because other motorists and Five-O think I'm the Po-Po! Works for me!
Tom Ippolito Nov 27, 2012
Those rims are hot and i like that blue id buy it Obviously it slightly resembles a police car they make charger police cars that's like saying that a ford crown Vic looks like a police car
Drew Humphrey Nov 26, 2012
I actually agree with this "Car Buzzer" "troll" guy. Countless times I've been driving down the road and seen white/black Chargers and slowed down because I think it's a police cruiser.
Raschard Jackson Nov 26, 2012
Looks good!
Author Norman R. Colson Nov 26, 2012
Like a boss!
Aaron Crisp Nov 26, 2012
I think it looks great!
Clay Williams Nov 26, 2012
Car buzzer is what we call a troll like most trolls he will annoy the crap out of everyone on a particular website until he is banned then he'll move to the next site and start all over again.
Tyler Ray DeFord Nov 26, 2012
@Brandon trollollollolloll
Brendan A Mcginnis Nov 26, 2012
I think he was thinking about the charger police cars... -.-
Jake Judges Nov 26, 2012
And this paint scheme would look a lot better on the challenger
Colby Church Nov 26, 2012
Ehh, not that appealing in my opinion.
Car Buzzer Nov 26, 2012
Looks too much like the police car
Description: That gives you 370 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque, but what sets the Daytona apart is its trim package. Available in Daytona Blue, Bright White, Billet Silver or Pitch Black, the Charger Daytona i...
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Paul Dickey Nov 27, 2012
Fast outdated? Since when?
Dale Schroeder Nov 27, 2012
So they made a basic trim package and attached a famous nameplate to it in the hopes it'd squeeze a few more bucks out of a car that's becoming fast outdated. What a shame.
Kyle McCullough Nov 27, 2012
Seems strange to word it that way. Like if there was a camaro SS SuperSport.
Patrick Schalk Nov 26, 2012
No. Those are solid numbers out of a 350.
Darian Vorlick Nov 26, 2012
For a 5.7l engine it seems a tad underwhelming, no?
Aj White Nov 26, 2012
@Kyle a fully loaded top of the line R/T with every option.
Aj White Nov 26, 2012
@Kyle Yes, but you have different levels. The R/T is just an R/T. Then u have the R/T with the Road and Track package which gives you stiffer suspension and the like, think of it as a handling pack aka Super Track Pak. Then you have the Maxx which is
John M Weishahn Nov 26, 2012
CarBuzz has managed to suck at math and misuse the word "respectively" in the same sentence. I'm available if you guys need a new editor.
Ben August Nov 26, 2012
So the new Daytona has neither the aerodynamic package, nor the downforce package, unique to the original? Great, how about they also make a new Caravan and call it the Viper.
Jacob Viiper McCord Nov 26, 2012
@Oren SRT stands for Street and Racing Tech.
Jacob Viiper McCord Nov 26, 2012
R/T stands for Road and Track for whoever asked.
Lou Guerrero Nov 26, 2012
The old 5.7 is solid but needs an update.
Ryan Spencer Nov 26, 2012
"hoot" stripes lol.
Patrick Schalk Nov 26, 2012
Damn 36k is a good deal for what you get
Oren Blumenstein Nov 26, 2012
if you're gonna call it a daytona give it some extra power or at least an aero kit otherwise it's just a stock R/T with some fancy paint and rims
Oren Blumenstein Nov 26, 2012
i thought it always stood for racing technology
Kyle McCullough Nov 26, 2012
Isn't Road and Track what R/T stood for this whole time?
Antonio Falsetti Nov 28, 2012
Change the wheels
Raschard Jackson Nov 27, 2012
Why does everyone compare looks they don't like to Hyundai or Kia? I find some models to be pretty nice from both manufacturers.
Author Norman R. Colson Nov 27, 2012
Lmao y'all are killing me!
Aaron Crisp Nov 27, 2012
Don't worry guys he's a foreign GTR fanboy. BTW this rear looks great.
Bill Estep Jr Nov 27, 2012
Like you'll even notice the rear end as it haul's ass pass u
Jason W. Evers Nov 27, 2012
You clearly must be drunk or high. Don't be mad we run the planet.
Daniel Carroll Nov 27, 2012
Nasty rear. You Americans never do a full job properly. From the front the car looks a beast a beauty even. From the back it look like you knicked the idea from a KIA or Hyundai. Get your act together
Pompey Paul Nov 26, 2012
It's back and betta than ever
Raschard Jackson Nov 26, 2012
With our auto industry, the need for more practical cars is rising. So in many cases.. 4 doors sells more often than 2 doors. Besides, it would be bad for Dodge to have a 2 door charger along with a 2 door challenger.
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Nov 26, 2012
Doesn't matter if its called Charger or not, it's still an awesome car! I agree, that the Charger should have stayed a 2 door, but I don't really care.
Owen Tiernan Nov 26, 2012
To each their own I guess. I never liked the styling of this car. This is not a Charger! Same with the Dart!
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Nov 26, 2012
This car is so beautiful!
Raschard Jackson Nov 26, 2012
Looks mean!
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Nov 26, 2012
Monster!
Bill Estep Jr Nov 27, 2012
The blue for the door handle looks pretty cool I wonder if anyone knows if this is coming as a manual
Jonathan Gomez Nov 26, 2012
I was originally going to get a 06 Daytona but parents wouldn't let me get a v8
Patrick Schalk Nov 26, 2012
There isn't hard plastic in dash. It's nice soft coating like what's in BMWs. And the touch screens are so user friendly
Michael Gallagher Nov 26, 2012
@devin, "good for the price". Glad you at least said that lol.
Devin Babyn Nov 26, 2012
Seriously this isn't even remotely cheap. The interior is the second best part about this car. I don't even like Chrysler products but their new interiors are damn good for the price
Patrick Schalk Nov 26, 2012
This is a 5 speed. Dodge is working on getting the 8 speed with the Hemi though
Preston Ming Nov 26, 2012
surely it has the 8 spd autostick so it can't be that bad..but it looks good
Raschard Jackson Nov 26, 2012
Idk how this looks cheap. I think it looks great! I agree with Theo, Chrysler is really stepping up their game! I love that!
Timothy Hooker Nov 26, 2012
way better interior than the older styles..that is the one thing that has kept me from getting a 08-10 charger srt
Avery Williams Nov 26, 2012
This Charger definetly needs to be manual. It's kind of a let down compared to the new charger srt8 super bee.
Theo Hubbard Nov 26, 2012
Chrysler has really stepped up their game on the interior
Aaron Crisp Nov 26, 2012
Lol @ David saying a 90's Japanese muscle car interior is better than a 2013 American interior. That is definitely not true, this looks beautiful. I'm sure the Supra interior is great too, but this is just a different level.
Stephen Ishard Nov 26, 2012
How does this look cheap? Explain.
Paul Dickey Nov 26, 2012
Ok David. Keep telling yourself that.
David Guerrero Nov 26, 2012
The supra's cockpit was glorious, this looks nothing like it, just looks cheap value interior.
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Nov 26, 2012
I love the new Charger interior!
Jacob Hill Nov 26, 2012
How're you gonna have a Daytona automatic? An automatic doesn't seem worthy of the badge
Michael Montefusco Nov 26, 2012
I'm pretty sure Car Buzzer is referring to the driver centralized controls. It's loosely set up like a Supra. I can't speak for any of his other comments though -- iv never seen any lol
William Downs Nov 26, 2012
This car buzzer guy really doesn't know his cars or even how to read.. that or he is fishing for comments hard as hell and that's even more pathetic
Stephen Tyler Learn Nov 26, 2012
Supra cockpit?
Car Buzzer Nov 26, 2012
Love the supra cockpit
Author Norman R. Colson Nov 27, 2012
The interior reminds me of the new 300! So beautiful!
Jeyhoon Jahanroshan Nov 26, 2012
nice interior
Mark Fei Ling Nov 26, 2012
They still use that five speed trans instead of the new cool looking 8 speed on v6???!!!
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Nov 26, 2012
Such a cool screen!