QOTD: Bank Error in Your Favor?
Spending imaginary money and theorizing an answer to a ridiculous question is always a good bit of fun and diversion. We’ve asked in the past how you’d allocate 29 cylinders and how you would spend the average price of a new vehicle in America.
Today, we’re kicking it a nickel. Edmunds has estimated the average transaction price for pickup trucks in 2019 was $49,543 — the highest on record. Given that amount of scratch, what vehicle would you take home?
We’ll dispense with the likes of negotiated savings; yes, they exist, but are difficult to include in an exercise like this thanks to everyone’s varying level of negotiating skill. Stick with MSRP (you can include advertised incentives) and we’ll assume you’ll keep any extra savings for another purpose.
Deploying one of the greatest names ever applied to an incentive — Power Dollars — the 2020 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody heaves into view as a good option for this extroverted speed freak. Its 392 Hemi V8 bellows like Chewbacca on a bad fur day and provides more than enough tire-shredding power in spite of its 700+hp brethren which grab all the headlines. Its base price is low enough to warrant the addition of a couple of good-time options, like sticky P Zero tires and an annoying sound system. Total MSRP? $48,195.
That’s my fantasy pick for the Truck Money Game. What’s yours?
[Image: Fiat Chrysler]
Boff on Mar 17, 2020
I already have a sports car and a sports sedan, so I'd plug the hole with a base Jeep Wrangler 2-door (so I can crank my own windows) in blue with the hard top, a spare soft top, A/C, LSD, towing package, and, because it isn't my money, satellite radio. Should have a little left over for nice rims and a stereo transplant.
Latest Car ReviewsRead more
Latest Product ReviewsRead more
- FreedMike I like it - handy size, cool looks, standard AWD, plenty of power in the base model. And the PHEV application here makes more sense to me than it does in the Wrangler - it's a performance enhancer, versus a mileage-maker. I sincerely hope it sells - I think we're in danger of losing Dodge, and that's a brand I would be sad to see leave the market.And I also sincerely hope this is a harbinger of more performance CUVs to come.
- Funky D "Some men are Baptists, others Catholics. My father was an Oldsmobile man."— Ralphie Parker
- Funky D EV performance is fantastic. Their range and battery replacement costs not so much. Killing off the V8-power models is a big mistake as they are still solid sellers.
- Funky D Soooooooooo ...[list][*]Locally sourced parts are going to be more expensive than their Chinese counterparts (not a knock, just a fact)[/*][*]Prices of EVs are already up sharply[/*][*]So let's cut subsidies and make them even more expensive.[/*][/list]What a way to "reduce" inflation, which is just one of the major fails in this Charlie Foxtrot of a bill.
- Kcflyer Guess we know who didn't give enough bribe money (aka campaign contributions) during the latest cycle. Got to pay to play boys and girls.