Hey, everybody! I've been kickin' around this site for about three weeks, now, and decided I should start a new thread on the newbie forum. I've been putting it off until I got pics of my new Trep, but we had our first snow last night so it'll probably be this weekend before I get to it.
I've owned Mopar's all my life starting with a 383 in HS, then lots of 318's, my '89 2.5L LeBaron (driven for 11 years and 140,000 miles), and a '96 Concorde - just replaced as it's getting a little old. Not counting the Mrs. '99 Voyager...
I went into the Dodge dealer to buy a new SXT and found out that I couldn't get TracCont on it :( . This lead me on a research trip through the Net which finally brought me here to DI.Net! I learned enough on this board to know that I needed to be looking for an R/T … a very special R/T. And this car needs to take me to work and back for the next ten years, so it needed to be low miles, too. I start scouring the Net … it took two weeks of looking until I finally ran across The One in Cuyahoga Falls, OH! It might be easy buying a car across 4 states in NE – but in the mid-west it’s a royal pain in the butt! The guys at the Dodge dealer in OH were great and it couldn’t have happened w/out them – but it was still a pain.
Thanksgiving Eve, the transport driver calls wanting to know where to deliver. So I drive down to the local Mall (the only place I could think of with enough space for the transport) and there’s my new Trep waiting for me in the parking lot
2002 R/T Black
Slate gray leather w/pwr dr seat
60/40 split rear seat (great for copper pipe and wood trim)
240w Infinity stereo (DI.Net’s DIY steering wheel controls next year?)
Sentry key ignition
Alarm (to be upgraded due to DI.Net recommendations)
OTIS (soon to be EVIC+?)
Side air bags
Did I miss anything? Oh ya’ … 11,500 miles! It’s a real beauty if I say so, myself!
Also, in case any of you are interested – and I’ve seen a few Muscle Car pics here - I’m also in the process of (very slowly) restoring a 1972 Road Runner/GTX. For the few who question that - the 1972-74 Road Runner with a factory 440 also received the GTX badging. The GTX, as a separate car line, was dropped in 1972 for lack of engine upgrade options – no more 440+6 and no more Hemi (damn EPA!). Below my sig there is a link to a pic and bio of my Bird on Heminet
. As my subject implies, I may know a little about old muscle but very little about new cars ...
This board is fantastic and I want to thank everyone for their input to my R/T buying decision … you were a great help! Thanks for letting me on-board and thank you Intrepid99 for keeping it all together.