Too many gears. Gear hunting in the mountains will be crazy. Thankfully, the R/T will still get the 5 speed. I live in BC with mountains all around me, so when I get my Charger R/T I will take it with the paddles and the 5 speed.
Confirmed: 2012 Dodge Charger to Get More Efficient 8-Speed Transmission
Lincoln’s luxury crossover hot rod, the 2012 MKT with EcoBoost, shed $3000 over the 2011 model's base price.
This latest development for the Dodge Charger, my idol car since its inception into the auto world, makes me imagine how great driving it would be with the 8-Speed Transmission. Still the traditional manual steering stick would always make me feel to be in control. That was when my youth adrenaline is still pushing me to be a speedster and show-off. I'm a mature driver now and I believe the latest Dodge Charger's 8-speed transmission speaks of growth and progress.