2011 Dodge Charger Shows Off New 8-Speed Automatic

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Spy photographers snapped a clear picture of the redesigned 2011 Dodge Charger's interior, complete with what's likely an imported 8-speed ZF automatic. Edmunds says otherwise, despite the presence of a giant dash-mounted ZF monitor. [Edmunds Insideline]

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mkbruin
mkbruin, Atlas VP

I have to admit, I don't get the hate for this vehicle.

It is a 425hp, rwd, american fullsize v8 sedan. Massively updated interior with soft-touch plastics. The last gen got great reviews for handling much smaller than it actually is. Tons of interior room. Rock-solid chassis, with a pretty good track record for reliability.

Now its getting the same transmission as the BMW 5 and 7 series, Audi Q7 and A8, VW Touareg, and Porsche Cayenne... and its just not good enough?

What would it take for Chrysler to put out in the $30k range to appease you? Based on this article... I would venture to guess that the hate stems from the badge alone.