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2017 Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker
May 23, 2017 - Present
Color: Contusion Blue Pearl, aka Jazz Blue
Transmission: 8-speed TorqueFlite automatic (ZF 8HP70)
Engine: 6.4L V8 (392 Hemi)
Date purchased: May 23, 2017
Mileage: 54,000+ (so far)
The Challenger is just the 4th car I've ever owned. Due to Dodge's unexpected midyear shutdown of this particular paint color, I had to work with Colonial Dodge in suburban Boston to get my hands on one. Nearly all remaining inventory was on the East Coast.
This car has every option Dodge offered in the 2017 model year with the exception of an engine block heater and the premium audio system. Specifically: Convenience Group, Technology Group, Dynamics Package ("Super Scat Pack"), Power Sunroof, Scat Pack Appearance Group, Sound Group II, Navigation.
I typically get 19-21 mpg in mixed Twin Cities driving but can get above 25 mpg on the open road.
The Challenger has seen pavement in 19 states: Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado, South Dakota, Wyoming, Kansas, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Minnesota.
Sound system currently consists of the stock factory Alpine 9-speaker system, plus a 512GB iPhone 15 Pro (2023).
More to come.
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTS
May 10, 2003 - October 2017
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Engine: 3.0L V6 SOHC
Date purchased: 5/10/03
Mileage: 169,600+ (so far)
This was my 3rd car. I bought
it new for $20,900 just five days after my 30th birthday. Despite having a powerful V6 engine
delivering 210hp, fuel economy averaged 24-25 mpg in
Minneapolis city driving, with 30 mpg typical on the open road. It was a fantastic, fun, reliable car.
The Eclipse saw pavement in 27 states: Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Michigan, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina and Nebraska, plus the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
Sound system consists of: Sony SDX-S310BTX digital media player (2012), 256GB iPhone 7 (2016), MB Quart
Reference Series RKC116 6.5" coaxial rear speakers (2001), MB Quart Premium Series PSD216 6.5"/1" front
separates (2003), an Alpine MRV-F352 5-channel amp (1998), and a Rockford Fosgate Punch 12 subwoofer
1993 Mercury Capri
May 19, 1993 - May 10, 2003
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1986 Mercury Lynx L
Summer 1990 - May 19, 1993
My first car. This was my ride late in high school and early in college.
It was basic, functional, and that's all I can say about it. Oh yeah, it was red. It had no pizzazz or style.