Lemonlawed 15 SRT Challenger to killer 17CamaroZL1
March 17, 2019
Was MOPAR most of my life, had to lemonlaw my 15 SRT Challenger 392 that was messing up from the second week I owned it. A/C not cold, ACC sensors, radiator blew up,trans shift problems, rear went and needed another one when the #5 cylinder went and took the motor with it. Took check and bought the 17 ZL1 and haven't had a problem, not 1. Even after some boltons that pushed it up to 730+hp no problems. Crazy fast, the only thing I can complain about was the sound system. The BOSE in the ZL1 is good but the 900 watt Harmon Kardan was an ear melter with the 2 subs in the trunk, thats the ONLY thing I miss from the 392. I had wanted a challenger since 1970 when my neighbor bought the 340 4 speed and that was it. The release of the Challenger concept in 07 or 08 was it for me. Finally got one and they wouldn't fix it, still it took 2 years and 22 service calls for me to dump it. The ZL1 has grown on me, it crazy fast, killer looks and stance with the 305's in the back and 285s in front. It weighs 3-400lbs less and you can feel how much nimbler it is on the track. The 10sp auto is fantastic, just put it in track mode, it always finds the right gear as well as track mode in the ZL1 PTM and let 'er rip. Its faster than the Z06 Vette and $25k less. It's safe to say I'm very happy I went for it over the '17 hellcat, it's a good feeling starting the car and theres no lights flashing, which I'm happy to say does NOT happen in the ZL1. Thanks for reading this review of my '17 ZL1 Camaro, hope it helps someone out there.