I was lurking a bunch of the new camaro/mustang forums, and their weight redux threads are pretty sad - 90% of the posts are "JUST ADD MOAR POWER" and the ones that actually try to reduce weight hit a dead end real quick
There is some cool tech in that car. If you are still keeping your miata it sounds like a legit DD if you can afford it. For the money, there are lots of good options. I am not sure that I would take this car over a new C7, but 2 seats vs 4 seats. I do like what they did with it. The digital dash is pretty cool. I would take one if someone gave it to me for sure!
Tim - I was looking at the Charger as well, but I think I'd go with the Challenger. I have a 4 door now and hardly ever use it as a 4 door. 2 Doors, 4 seats works for me!
I have my doubts about it after doing some reading. They're talking about a possible limited run and a huge mark up on these. Comments have been made that there will NOT be a limited run and dealers will have to be within reason, but its all interweb jabber.
Once its available for preorder I'm going to Dodge to see what the real story is. My father is the one that showed it to me and is pushing me to get it, which makes me feel even more so like its a good idea.
Personally, I think that challengers are one of the few cars that look better in pictures than in person. The power, and price, are impressive though if they're actually available at anything close to msrp. It'd be an awesome car to tell your grandkids about in forty years.