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Dodge Demon Thoughts

Discussion in 'Automotive' started by rocksim, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. atv_123

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    Honestly, I like the idea behind the car... but I do think it falls quite short of my performance expectations.

    The way they hyped this beast up, I was almost expecting a car that could run damn near 8's in the quarter mile and would be turning its plastic rear bumper to dust with an insane torque fueled wheelie. Hell... I was hoping for a factory wheelie bar to be honest.

    That being said, what they made is still pretty impressive, don't get me wrong, but man... come on... this is 2017. 1000hp cars have been in production since the 90's (didn't really start to take off much till the Veyron though) and we all know that even Joe Shmo working out of his garage can build a 1000+hp in his garage with the parts available today like nothing. Where is our 1000+hp drag demon? That would be able to actually ride a power wheelie some distance rather than just lift the wheels in a little hop from the shock weight transfer.

    Sorry if I sound a little sour, but from a car that Dodge basically said, "Screw the rules, we do what we want!" I feel that it is extremely lacking and could have been so much more.
     
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  2. llHyenaLorDll

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    **************Sorry for bump ahead of time************** Well keep in mind they still had to keep it street legal so there were some limitations required. Plus, if it had 1000+ horsepower, it would be hella more expensive, definitely 100k or more, which would probably cause even less people to buy it.
     
  3. atv_123

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    I know there are regulations that have to be met. I get that. That's why they have the demon pack that comes with the car, otherwise it would be illeagle on the road with that insaine set of kit. But, that being said... even if they would have pushed it further, people would have still bought it. I mean... it's a limited production run specialty car... they have nothing to worry about on sales (I would think anyways). As for the 1000hp thing. Well... while that would raise the price some, they could still do the same thing they do with the car now making people promise not to drive it in adverse conditions and have a special key to unlock all the power.

    Not saying your wrong, quite the contrary, just saying I know they could have done better, and the way it was hyped up, should have.
     
  4. Tsutarja495

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    The Demon is basically just a road legal drag car.
     
  5. DriftinCovet1987

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    Honestly, I think that Dodge and Chrysler would be a lot better off if they were to follow the philosophy of cars like these, with much better quality and much better styling.

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    Cars like these saved Chrysler from the brink of extinction back in the 1980s, because they were affordable, normal cars that people wanted to buy. Of course, that doesn't mean that they're not garbage (they still are). I couldn't care less about how well a traditionally middle-class brand like Dodge is building their next 800-horsepower+ monster drag car; if they don't (or can't) build a good-quality, affordable small car that hundreds of thousands of consumers want to buy, that brand has no meaning to me. Dodge and Chrysler, in their efforts to try and satiate the rich frat boys with zero skill behind the wheel and (with Jeep) the redneck off-roaders who trek to Moab and the semi-rich suburbanites who wish to look "cool" with their American Range Rovers, have lost focus of what really matters in a car corporation, what customers truly want out of a car. Of course, SUVs and crossovers have become the new sedan, but that doesn't mean that there aren't people who wouldn't want to have a midsize sedan or a little hatchback, and that would give them a lot more ways to appeal to car fans and ordinary folk, alike.
     
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  6. MrAnnoyingDude

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    No, making a car in the US does not make it unreliable.

    Many "Japanese" cars, and cars in general, are US-made, yet reliable.

    Also, making a car in the US would cost just $960 more for an average car, as opposed to making it in Mexico (32 manhours × $30/hour of real expenditure more).
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    And when it comes to the Demon, and Dodge's all coolness efforts, I think that the goal of that is actually producing boring cars.

    You see, with all the cool Dodges, buying a Dodge would get more fashionable.
    That means that people would buy more Dodges for more money, and the company would get more profit.
    Then the profit can be channeled into good import-fighters.
     
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  7. nosraenyr kcirtap kcin

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    I would like a cheap luxury car anyways.
     
  8. MotherTrucker02

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    They had a practical economy car, the Dart, and nobody bought it so they're discontinuing it, at least that's what I've heard.
    You wanna fight, cause calling all off roaders a bunch of rednecks is a good way to get me pissed off.
     
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  9. Svpracer

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    Stupid and pointless. You can't race it at the drag strip because it doesn't have a roll-cage and you can't race it on the street for obvious reasons... WHAT IS THE POINT!!! All the owner is going to do is drive around, (probably) gunning it at every opportunity, annoying the those within the radius of his lead foot. It also won't handle well (because FCA is about 10 years behind ford and gm) so where it may actually be useful (at a racetrack) it won't post times faster than a Camaro SS...
    Stupid car for people stupid enough to pay (actual money) for one...
     
  10. RyMcC22

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    I just have a hard time understanding why everybody is so sour over a car Dodge made. I don't think the Bugatti Veyron is practical or makes any sense, but I am not upset about it, let alone bitching on forums about it. Why is everybody acting like they're concerned about the fate of FCA?
    Especially you guys across the pond. What difference does it make to you? You'll never see this car over there anyway. Y'all have the right to your own opinion, and mine is that yours doesn't make sense.
    In an era where cars have become over-practical, Dodge comes out with something like this. It's insanity and I think it's awesome. I respect any manufacturer willing to do something so risky. I would never buy one, I prefer to build my machines but more power to those who do buy one.
    And to the people complaining that it's a one trick pony.....that's the fucking point.
     
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  11. MotherTrucker02

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    It's a muscle car, it's purpose is to go fast in a straight line and be a big middle finger to more practical cars. And you CAN race it at a drag strip if you keep your times at 10 seconds or above and don't go over 135 mph when you cross the line.
     
  12. skodakenner

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    I love the demon and how bonkers it is. Its also my new card when we have the obligatory debate of electric vs Petrol when the tesla is brought up ill imidiatly say that the demon is faster at wich point the argument imidiatly stops and i am declared winner so i love it
     
  13. Pervin.M

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    It would be absolutely pointless to buy that boat anchor for 85k and only drive it in straight line.Why would you buy such a boat when you can build 9 second foxbody for 1/4 price of it?
     
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  14. Wild Hog

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    As cool as the car may be, Dodge made one mistake that destroyed it:
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    Plus I prefer the Challenger T/A :p
     
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  15. MotherTrucker02

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    Because most people that buy the car are rich and would rather just have a factory built car that they don't have to fiddle with. It also isn't unattractive like a certain car you mentioned.
    Oh god really? Dodge why? I agree though, if I actually had the money I'd probably get a more reasonable model. Maybe even a Charger because I'm not trying to set lap times, I'd just want something with a lot of horsepower and having four doors would be nice.
     
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  16. nosraenyr kcirtap kcin

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    So it would cost more to build a foxbody in that case I would get the Demon because it would cost 1/4 the price
     
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  17. MotherTrucker02

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    You're treading on thin ice correcting other people when you can't type correctly yourself.:p
     
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  18. nosraenyr kcirtap kcin

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    Sorry about that thanks.
     
  19. Pervin.M

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    Yeah,that was typo on my part, i wanted to write 1/4.
     
  20. Wild Hog

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    I don't really like what Dodge did to the Charger name (with the whole four doors thing) but I actually like the new one a lot. I'd take a Charger Hellcat over a AMG Mercedes any day
     
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