Appreciating it more through the years
August 11, 2018
Initially it was one of the few cars in the mid to upper level range that had room for five. A Bentley Continental GT cannot seat five people because it lacks the third seat belt in the rear. Compared to the Porsche four-door this seems like a better value. It also seems like a more unique look than the competitors. Mine was equipped with 21 inch rims which look stunning on the vehicle. The performance as far as acceleration, gas mileage, handling have been top notch.
For perspective, I’ve owned Camaros, Maserati Gran Turismo, Jaguars (XJR, XJS12, XJ6), Mustangs, and assorted muscle cars. The closest I would rate it to from personal experience is the XJR. As many have said, the ride is stiff but I wouldn’t say that is a problem. The steering is precise. The exhaust note sounds very unique and I would suggest anyone to hear it on YouTube or in person if you are curious. Many have also said the interior is cheap. I would say that my purpose was to but a great twin turbo, 8 speed transmission with paddle shifting, great exhaust note, massive rims, and rocket ship acceleration that can seat five and look like nothing else on the road. It accomplished that. I am not too concerned with knobs and other cheap finishes and where they came from. If it’s from a Chrysler minivan and saved them a few bucks to build it, so be it.
This is a 400+ horsepower people mover. We use this to commute, run errands, shuffle 3 kids around and it’s ironic that the knobs and buttons might be from a minivan. This serves as our minivan and a 39 month lease was well worth it. We may buy it off lease or get a newer one or a Quattrporte upon the expiration point.
For anyone looking for deals such as using low octane fuel, dealer paid maintenance, and great gas mileage, this isn’t for you. If you feel good about performance and a legendary brand, this could be a good choice. If you are going to feel as though Chrysler parts in your Masearticheapen the feel, I would just say that I haven’t been in a dodge product so I don’t even know what they would look like. Do t worry about where knobs and buttons came from. Just drive it. See how it makes you feel.