Originally Posted by chris_knows
It also has a lot of trunk space (16.2 cubic feet)--the Accord Sedan, for contrast has 14. That Challenger wasn't made for guys like you or me. It was made for the country club type, that likes to go golfing on weekends, and they think a clutch is a woman's purse.
I've got to disagree with you there. The country club types I know drive things like BMW Zs and Brit cars. I'f you're thinking along the lines of Caddys and Lincolns I see what you're saying as far as the type of people and the purpose (A manual El Dorado probably wouldn't sell), but I don't see either the sporty car golfers of the old Towncar golfers being very interested in buying one of these. Seems like it's meant for the 30-40 year old guy who lusted after these as a kid but now has to cart kids and groceries around.
That being said a Challenger without a manual is a disgrace, coming from a guy that owns an auto Camaro. As far as an auto shifting faster than people can, yes, many new ones can. Unfortunatly they also drop you way the hell out of the powerband leaving you dragging ass while the manuals are blowing by you. On top of that manuals get better MPG. Shame shame if it's true Dodge.