• May 28, 2008
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When is a Chrysler product branded as an SRT-6 not really an SRT-6? When it comes from Scott McCorkle's Liberty Dodge in Charlotte, NC. The dealership has created what it is referring to as a Dodge Charger SRT-6, though its fitted with just the standard 2.7 liter V6 engine and no performance mods. Also absent are the normal SRT-spec suspension, braking or interior refinements. So, what exactly is it that makes this vehicle qualify as an SRT? Umm, nothing; besides some cosmetic tweaks that range from new wheels to some leftover Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 badges, there is nothing at all with which to distinguish this model from a run-of-the-mill base model Charger. Sheesh, way to dilute the SRT brand, guys.

We would never suggest that making modifications to a stock vehicle is a bad thing. Far from it, in fact. We do, however, feel a bit bad for all the SRT engineers at Dodge who do an admirable job of taking a normal car and making it much, much better. When pressed, the dealership admits that what it's done amounts to nothing more than simple cosmetics, but we feel that they shouldn't have messed with the SRT badge in the process. Thanks for the tip, Bill!


[Source: Dodge Charger Forums]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      The 2.7L is dreadfully slow, like Honda Fit slow.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm very surprised Not One Person So Far has mentioned this: We are talking about a dealer here, using fake badges to falsely advertise a car and sell a deceptive product to an unsuspecting consumer. It is not even close to someone applying fake badges to his own car.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Ok, now I agree with you. As long as the owner keeps it for themselves and doesn't try to misrepresent it to someone else.

        Thanks for the clarification.
        • 6 Years Ago
        No it's not. Not when that person takes in the car to trade it off and intentionally tries to pass it off as something it's not. It's a two way street here.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Brad: Agreed. Let me elaborate on what I wrote.

        It is deceptive to sell a car with fake badges, trying to pass off a base model for a higher end model. And it is deceptive whether the seller is a dealer, or a previous owner.

        But I don't have a problem if a private owner applies fake badges to his own car and keeps the car for himself. As long as he is not fooling an unsuspecting used car buyer, that is.
      • 6 Years Ago
      2.7l DOHC V6 with 178hp, 3727lbs and 4spd auto.
      i think we have a winner.

      oh thats right. thats why there about to go out of business.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What's the demographic?!? Dubs and performance usually don't go together. Unless you're talking about upper middle class suburbanites trying to "be down".....

      • 6 Years Ago
      Whats wrong with a little badge modifcation... these things have to be disclosed when they sell the car anyway. Hey, I would rebadge anything if it meant you could move a couple more units and boost the bottom line a little bit.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The pics are pretty funny - you cann tell the dork at the dealership is pretty proud of tricking the customer into thinking they are looking at a special edition performance car.

      Those wheels look like the came from Ricers-R-Us. Cheesy.

      • 6 Years Ago
      now some street racer is going to say they beat a SRT charger, when in fact it was a regular charger... i guess anything to sell cars, and dealers need all the help they can get
      • 6 Years Ago
      Actually folks, the dealer has made very clear that the $2.99 Gas and Lifetime Warranty Still applys, this vehicle is NOT a factory SRT it is simply a dealer added appearence package. In all contact with the dealer, they make very clear that it is simply an appearence package that they installed. They are not lying to anyone or misrepresenting anything. I would certainly agree that there is alot of ego-driven ignorance flying around on charger forums. But they are doing nothing wrong. Dealers have been doing this for years. There are disclosure laws about these sorts of things that the dealer must comply with. Very surprising how this has blown up! haha
      • 6 Years Ago
      I thought they made more than 16 SRT Crossfires, but then I checked and found that in 2006 they were special order only. My friend had one and it was awesome, but it had to go....too many toys..not enough space.
      • 6 Years Ago
      check out the wheel gap.
      is this the SRT6 All Roads edition
        • 6 Years Ago
        Really. Was it lifted to frickin go off-roading? That's at least a 2 inch lift. Please Dodge- save it for the Jeep Liberty and it's 9 inch ground clearance.
      • 6 Years Ago
      wow. the could have at least used a Mopar performance spring kit....
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm sure Chrysler holds a copyright on the SRT label and would be able to compel the dealership to stop. The dealership is a separate agency independent of Chrysler Corp and wouldn't have the rights to any of Chrysler's trademarks or copyrights.
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