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    • Muscle car market popular - FCA says Challenger and Charger models selling well, new Barracuda considered

      The Dodge Challenger sold a record 18,031 units in the third quarter alone according to FCA. Now, that's a healthy number but it pales in comparison to the Wrangler moving 59,035 vehicles and the Ram brand selling 179,200 trucks in the same period.


      Still, there is a market for muscle cars despite everything moving in the green and hybrid direction.

      The strong sales are leading FCA to think about a Barracuda resurrection but this seems unlikely. If anything, keep the Challenger and Charger going while figuring out how to produce a new Viper.

      Overall, FCA says in the past decade Charger and Challenger sales are up 60%. A good sign for enthusiast models.

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      1. Zombie1's Avatar
        Zombie1 -
        Would like them to cut 400+lbs off the car. Love everything about it except the poor handling.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Zombie1 Click here to enlarge
        Would like them to cut 400+lbs off the car. Love everything about it except the poor handling.
        It's heavy and handles poorly but a great power value. Classic American muscle in that respect.
      1. Batman's Avatar
        Batman -
        Seriously fellows? You can't be serious. Yes it's a heavy car, but this "boat" has room comfortably for 5 adults and is pulling .91g on the skid pad, and you call that "poor handling"? You sound like a broken record and you're confusing this car with muscle cars from the past. A .91g is good, and you even have the option to upgrade to a wide-body which pulls .95g on the skid pad which is pretty good for a car that is not even trying to pretend that it is a track car. That is more than enough for the street, unless you live and drive on the track 24/7. The only thing really hurting this car is putting down the power without having to run slicks on a sticky glued drag strip. Once FCA / Dodge mans up and puts the AWD system from the Trackhawk into the Challenger and Charger hellcat variants, this car will hurt a lot of feelings on the street even from a dig.