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I am pleased Dodge is doing well, but I wish it was with another model. lol. My small town of 20,000 has been overtaken with Challengers in the last year. 3-4 years ago when I bought my 2010 there was one other Challenger seen on the streets here. That is what I loved about my car- it was different. Tons of Mustangs and Camaros, but my Challenger was uncommon. No longer. I cannot leave my driveway now without seeing several. I don't know why it bothers me so much, but it does. I have always enjoyed driving something different that few others have. Yes, mine still stands out with all of the modifications but it is quickly becoming just another Challenger. I find myself wishing for something else. Right now I have a older truck (2001 Ram) and modern muscle. Maybe a newer truck and go back to a classic mopar- just afraid I would not get it out and enjoy it enough. Possibly a low mileage early-mid 2000's Viper. ? Surely I am not the only one that is starting to feel this way about our increasingly popular Challengers.

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just make it yours and love it that way! I definitely see more and more all the time as well, but no where near the number of stangs and camaros. maybe it's because I have an inaugural and don't see other white with blue stripes in my area...so it doesn't bother me to see more Challengers. If there were others that were exactly the same all over the place, maybe it would bother me more. just my opinion. I wouldn't get rid of it simply because there are more similar cars in the area.
 

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It doesn't matter what you switch up with, people are just going to keep taking your lead. You are obviously the trendsetter in your town, and folks want to be like YOU. It's like that scene in Forrest Gump when Gump was running across the country and attracted hordes of followers who tried to take some meaning out of his otherwise inexplicable activity.

If you do something different (albeit cool), run against the grain, color outside the lines, et al, you become instantly Messianic.

But hey! You started it. You bought a Challenger. :smileup:
 

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I was think the same thing today. I purchased my 2012 in 2011 so three years later, just in my neighborhood, there are five Challengers. Im glad we are doing well too but at the same time the exclusivity has worn off. I use to get so many stares and comments but now not so much. I guess modding my car will make me look different. Oh well at least we have likeminded thinkers.
 

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I live in DeLand, FL. This is a VERY small town 30 miles inland due West of Daytona Beach. Here in our little town there has to be at least a dozen or more Challengers. I wold be willing to say 20. It may be due to the fact that we are home to Steston University, I'm not sure.

Anyway, the good news for us is two things. The overwhelming majority are 6cyl cars. The few R/Ts are all red, black or silver. NO impact colors at ALL! Personally, I don't understand that, I wouldn't own a Challenger in a "regular color" for this very reason of this topic. But that is just me.

Next, in all of our travels thus far to Daytona and back we see TONS of Challengers. We have only seen one other HemiOrange, never a green, never a Fushia. Also, to date, NEVER seen a Shaker hood car and NEVER seen ANY Challenger with hood pins or rear window louvers (these are all just examples).

So, as someone stated above, there is SO MUCH that can be done with these cars to make them your own, that's what I love about this car. And they could make these cars 24/7 for the next 100 years straight and they would be at about half of where they Mustang population is currently!

Personally, I love seeing all the Challengers out there. Such an awesome car it puts a smile on my face knowing we are fortunate enough to own one of them!
 

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In my area still few Challengers. Oh....there are more then in 2010 but in the minority to other brands for sure. A lot of V6 models.........then in lower number R/Ts'......and still fewer SRTs'.

On the R/Ts' and SRTs' better colors for sure. Those colors attract attention. Generally the Mustangs and Camaros are toned down.

Would like to have a breakdown on how many of each model were manufactured per year. (SE/SXT to R/T to SRT) would bet far fewer SRTs' made.
 

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That's strange, its the first time I've ever heard someone say that, here in N.J. you might see a couple per day but we are not overrun with them.
 

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In my area still few Challengers. Oh....there are more then in 2010 but in the minority to other brands for sure. A lot of V6 models.........then in lower number R/Ts'......and still fewer SRTs'.

On the R/Ts' and SRTs' better colors for sure. Those colors attract attention. Generally the Mustangs and Camaros are toned down.

Would like to have a breakdown on how many of each model were manufactured per year. (SE/SXT to R/T to SRT) would bet far fewer SRTs' made.
Interesting you say that, I was at the dealer today and not 1 SRT Challenger or Charger they did have a Viper though.
 

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Last week when we went for oil change number 2 at Greenway Dodge in Orlando they still had 2 Hemi Orange 2013's, the exact same two that were there when we bought ours and they have SEVERAL 14's. They also had FOUR Vipers.

Anyway, we went to our local Piazza Hut last night for dinner and sure enough there was a brand new 14 Challenger R/T in the parking lot.

The new owner was standing outside have a smoke and immediately asked where I got the super bee stripe kit etc. He went on to tell me that he bought his at Hurley Dodge (literally 3 mins from my house) and how his car stickered at 43k (yea ok) sure hope it is no one here, anyway he only paid 32k etc. Keep in mind this is a base model R/T with NO options. No stripes, nothing! Funny thing is, I ran into the guy who sold him that car today at a Philly Steak shop at the end of my street today at lunch time. Small world. LOL

Anyway, the salesman from Hurley Dodge said they are selling record number Challenger for the 14 model year. They have since fired the sales manager who refused to take ONE DIME off sticker when we bought our car. Hence we had to travel 40 mins to Orlando to purchase.

Well, with record sales numbers thus far this year and only three months in sounds like another banner year for the Challenger. According to everything I have read Chrysler never expected the results they are seeing with this car. In addition I did read somewhere that the Challenger has set a record for consecutive increased sales for any vehicle in history this many years without a body change. Has anyone else read or seen this statistic?
 

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In MS, you see a lot v6 challengers, much fewer RT's, and I've only seen 2 SRT8's and 1 392 in person around here. Doesn't really bother me, because soon mines will definitely stand out via mods. Both aesthetically and performance wise.
 

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Next week I will have the only one around with a Shaker hood, hood pins, rear window louvers, rear tail stripe etc. Then, next fall I know for sure I'll have the only one with all the before mentioned mods with Hemi Orange leather interior and a SuperCharger! At that point I won't care if there is a thousand others around!
 

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Gecko, you sound like you want a one-off type of vehicle. The Challenger has become more popular but it is still not as prevalent as you may think. I believe it's a condition that a person gets when they buy something then they begin to see it everywhere. Around here I still see more Camaro's and Mustangs than Challengers. A lot of Vettes are out there along with Maseratti's, Bimmers and Benz. Just these few I mentioned really are more common than the Challenger.
Like what has been mentioned most of the Challengers I have seen are SE's and SXT's. I know that there are some SE Rallyes but the owners are as anal as me about keeping them under wraps. My neighbor works for a car rental place and every-so-often he has a Challenger in his drive. A lot of times what he brings home has out-of-state plates.
Really, don't get to wound up over the whole deal. You own a Challenger. Make it your own. Drive it, Love it, Live it! Enjoy the Journey! Lou.
 

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Next week I will have the only one around with a Shaker hood, hood pins, rear window louvers, rear tail stripe etc. Then, next fall I know for sure I'll have the only one with all the before mentioned mods with Hemi Orange leather interior and a SuperCharger! At that point I won't care if there is a thousand others around!
sounds great! you ordered the aluminum rear window louvers?
 

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sounds great! you ordered the aluminum rear window louvers?
I already have the MSI plastic version. They have been on the car now for a month and I absolutely love them! NO issues at all. No sound from them (had the car up to 135mph and they didn't move one bit! I posted pics under "what did you do to your car today" thread a while back. For $219 shipped, total bargain IMO!



 

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Living in the rural part of Maine I live in is just the opposite. People at gas stations and supermarkets don't even know what they are looking at when they see my car. I have to explain it to them. My dealer was in a rural town also and it sat there for 3 months before I came along. Nobody would even look at it because it was orange. This is also part of why I got such a good deal on it. Most folks wouldn't believe how happy this dealer was to unload it off their lot. However;.....Mustang's and Camaro's are fairly common.
 

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That is amazing! I went out cruising today, 50 degrees and sunny, finally, I was out for 5 hours and over 100 miles and didn't see another Challenger. I am sure the sightings will increase when Spring kicks in.
 

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I am pleased Dodge is doing well, but I wish it was with another model. lol. My small town of 20,000 has been overtaken with Challengers in the last year. 3-4 years ago when I bought my 2010 there was one other Challenger seen on the streets here. That is what I loved about my car- it was different. Tons of Mustangs and Camaros, but my Challenger was uncommon. No longer. I cannot leave my driveway now without seeing several. I don't know why it bothers me so much, but it does. I have always enjoyed driving something different that few others have. Yes, mine still stands out with all of the modifications but it is quickly becoming just another Challenger. I find myself wishing for something else. Right now I have a older truck (2001 Ram) and modern muscle. Maybe a newer truck and go back to a classic mopar- just afraid I would not get it out and enjoy it enough. Possibly a low mileage early-mid 2000's Viper. ? Surely I am not the only one that is starting to feel this way about our increasingly popular Challengers.

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I was the first one where I live, yes small town, that owned a Challenger RT. To this day, I still have the only RT. Even though there have been a few that have gotten the SE. I don't mind, I always wave to them, as our cars all to an extent look the same.
Ok not trying to boast here, but I have been complimented by alot of folks saying they really like my car, over the SE cause it has the Hemi. Just being honest.
 
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