Difference between 09-10 and 11-on?

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    kanga573 New Member

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    I'm determined to buy a used Challenger in the fall of 2017 - anyone thinking of selling then - and I'm pretty sure I'll aim for a V8, but what exactly are the difference in the pre- and post-2010s? I understand it has something to do with steering and?

    Anyone drive or own one of each? Is there a year in general to avoid or go for?

    Thanks.
     
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    I was drawn to the changes in 2015.
     
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    Me too, although I'd have to go for the six cylinder in that case due to limitation of funds, but that wouldn't be so bad. Would it?
     
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    BAD GRANDPA How fa$$$t do want to go? Site Supporter Level 5 Military Public Safety

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    Let's see, 2015 Challenger 3.6 liter V6, 306 HP,..........NO, not bad at all! ;)
     
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    The pre 2014 automatics had a timing chain recall. I am not sure that the 2014's won't be included too.
     
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    Some cosmetic changes. First year for proximity entry. Electric assist steering. Nothing else comes to mind but there probably is.
     
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    hi from Texas
     
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    Much better post than mine Jon!!!:D
     
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    I'm partial to the pre 2015's. I don't like the newer 'modern' look of the interior or exterior, especially the change to the retro hood vents being moved too far down. You cant go wrong with an 09-14. I'd avoid an 2008 just because it was the inaugural year and it may have hidden bugs. Just get a 6-speed or if you want an auto, get a tuner and disable MDS so it doesn't blow up your engine. Good luck in your hunt.
     
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    Ok my 2 cents, it all depends on what you looking for. I had a 2011 RT Classic and loved that car but I hated the taillights, and the bland interior. in the 2015 and newer the taillight and interior was a must have for me. I too also don't like the hood vents on the 2015 hood but you can get a shaker or an SRT or just change the hood. but all these challengers are fun to drive and great eye candy.
     
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    Also, there was no encryption on the ecm/pcm modules for those first years. They are easier to tune to your liking...:D. Do not limit your search by model year alone...they are all great!
     
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    What is that MDS and what's the issue with that and the engine longevity?
     
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    I found the answer, but curious how to disable it other than driving in autostick.
     
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    get you a tuner and you can disable the mds, I had mine off for 6 yrs. good luck on the hunt for a challenger. I like them all so I don't think you can go wrong
     
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    MDS delete is a lifter mod if you're willing to go there.
     
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    I actually like the 70 version but I also like the 71 version. I do like the old school look of the 14 and below dash. As everyone has stated you really can't go wrong. There are plently of garage queens out there if you are willing to do some driving to get one. Good luck!!
     
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    I have a first year R/T (2009) and it is as close to the 70's version as you can get. Slightly less sound dampening inside, and super simple design. Less gizmos but still stocked with Uconnect, heated seats, traction control, all that. Gotta get the six speed too. Raw, not too refined and a serious throw back touch.
     
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    Then throw on a supercharger and up your game to 400+ HP to the ground! :)

    However if you are looking at something from 10 and newer, I would definitely go with a post 11 and the 3.6L V-6. Overall a MUCH better engine and it handles the boost better!
     
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    Howdy,

    I got a check engine light come on and took it to autozone to have it checked. I was told it was the 4th cylinder selanoid (sp) for the mds that had gone bad. If I buy the diablosport tuner to disable the mds, will it work?
     

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