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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-19-2009, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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Ya, I tried the 3.5L yesterday, and was happy with it, but I'm gonna hold off for a bit till I can get my hands on an R/T or prefer. Daytona!!! I wrote about the test drive in the General Discussin thread. So thanx again everyone for the info. You helped me make up my mind.
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what color u like?
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If I'm going R/T i like the TorRed. If I am lucky enough to find a Daytona, I would be happy with any of them. I really like the orange and yellow. I think they are Hemi Orange, and Top Banana, and even the Sublime Green looks pretty interesting. I'm not sure if that color would be fun to look at everyday, but like I said, when the time comes, any of the colors are pretty rockin. Even the plum would be alright.

And if you are just talkin what color in general I like........ I'm gonna say blue.
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The Orange, Yellow , Green & plum were offered with the 5.7, but the light blue was offered as the Superbee (6.1 liter SRT8 version) only I believe.

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Smile Lx

In addition to the Intrepid, I have a 2006 300C (5.7). Same basic car as Charger or Magnum. I've had no problems now at 50,000 miles. Go to LXforums.com for the best information on all LX cars.
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Speaking for the Magnums, the 2.7 Magnum is a little slower than the 2.7 Intrepid, where as the 3.5 Magnum is as fast as the 3.5 Intrepids despite about 400 lbs more weight. The 3.5 Intrepid is faster at top speed because of better aerodynamics though. The intake was redesigned on the LX's and seems to be more efficient because they get the same gas mileage as the LH counterparts despite the extra weight and drag coefficient. The Chargers are a couple 10ths of a second quicker than the Magnums in off the line acceleration because they are about 150 lbs lighter being a sedan compared to a station wagon.
This is a kinda old post but i disagree on the 3.5 magnum being as fast as the 3.5 trep. Ive had a couple of runs with 3.5 chargers in my lhs and pulled away from them easily off the line
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This is a kinda old post but i disagree on the 3.5 magnum being as fast as the 3.5 trep. Ive had a couple of runs with 3.5 chargers in my lhs and pulled away from them easily off the line
Unless the gearing is dramatically different, the Intrepid must be faster: It's a lot lighter vehicle than an LX.
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yea.. My next car will likely be a charger or g8, but id only by the charger with the hemi
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Remember though, that there are 2 different transmissions in the LX's a 4 speed and a 5 speed w/autostick. Also a RWD and AWD version. On dry pavement, the RWD should be a little quicker than the AWD. Yes the LX's are heavier, but the engine puts out 8-10 more hp and I believe the RWD transmission robs less power than the FWD one in the LH's.

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"Tuned up for this year with a variable-length intake manifold, the big 3.5 pulls hard but doesn't generate grins like the Hemi. We ducked the cops on a desert back road to steal a 7.5-second 0-to-60 with a 15.8 quarter-mile at 89 mph." ~ Car & Driver 2004

Intrepid R/T:

"Nevertheless, our Intrepid R/T test car managed to slice a second or more off the acceleration of our last 3.2-liter Intrepid. Weighing 75 pounds less than our last 300M, it managed to stay 0.1 second ahead of the Chrysler to 60 mph (7.8 seconds) and through the quarter-mile (16.0 at 89 mph). Top speed for our sleek and slippery Dodge climbed to 139 mph." ~ Car and Drver June 2000

Not set in stone, but I've found Car and Driver to be pretty accurate with thier numbers. Much better than Motor Trend, Edmunds or Road and Track. They did a test on an Intrepid SE and they said 0- 60 mph in 10 secs. I was like, b.s.! because it seemed faster. But I did some runs and I'll be damned my Intrepid was 10 secs.

So off the line about the same, although the LH's will pull ahead at higher speeds because of the better aerodynamics.

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