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tyresmoker 03-11-2013 11:32 AM

Deal breaker
 
Saw and drove the '14 SRT at the Amelia Island Concours this past weekend. The '14 improvements are pretty cool...especially the 8 speed....but...the new shifter.....deal breaker...I am tall- 6'5"....and my right thigh digs right into it...not an issue on my Summit...Could not live with such an inconvenience.

white6.4 03-11-2013 11:52 AM

Oh no! I ordered one, im 6'4, no seat position helped? This will be mostly muly wifes car, but im sure ill be driving it ALOT myself, would hate to have that thing bothering me! :(

tyresmoker 03-11-2013 11:57 AM

Re: Deal breaker
 
I would recommend going to a dealer and looking at a regular one. In my humble...the shifter is too big and useless on the 14's...if they moved to an electronic control, there are much better and more efficient ways to do it..ala the Germans.

myoung84 03-11-2013 12:00 PM

Re: Deal breaker
 
I wish they would have used the dial shifter like in the Rams....

Specx 03-11-2013 01:15 PM

Re: Deal breaker
 
I haven't tried it in the GC, but I had some hands on with this style shifter in the 300 and thought it was too short. Did they make it larger/taller in the GC or is it the exact same?

Jim_in_PA 03-11-2013 01:45 PM

Re: Deal breaker
 
Could you not swap out the "knob" on the shifter for something more compact if necessary to accomodate your very tall body conformation? Especially if you otherwise really like the SRT...

loveracing1988 03-11-2013 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Specx (Post 778127)
I haven't tried it in the GC, but I had some hands on with this style shifter in the 300 and thought it was too short. Did they make it larger/taller in the GC or is it the exact same?

It seems to be the same height but has a lot more "throw" and has some tactile feedback for the change in gears ie going from park to drive there are kind of clicks like a normal shifter.

FAUEE 03-11-2013 08:29 PM

Re: Deal breaker
 
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Originally Posted by myoung84 (Post 778074)
I wish they would have used the dial shifter like in the Rams....

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Roki303 03-11-2013 09:58 PM

Re: Deal breaker
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Specx (Post 778127)
I haven't tried it in the GC, but I had some hands on with this style shifter in the 300 and thought it was too short. Did they make it larger/taller in the GC or is it the exact same?

IMHO ... It felt like a cheap plastic toy ... Hopefully I will get used to it. That (and flipper glass being gone) is one thing that I don't like about 14.

loveracing1988 03-12-2013 12:15 AM

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Originally Posted by myoung84 (Post 778074)
I wish they would have used the dial shifter like in the Rams....

To each their own but to me the dial shifter is good in a parking lot but if you get stuck in snow or back into traffic and have to go into drive in a hurry it would be a complete pain.

bigrboland 03-12-2013 07:34 AM

Re: Deal breaker
 
Oh no! Whatever will you do?!?!?!?!?

white6.4 03-12-2013 09:27 AM

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