Went along to the Wheatsheaf Hotel last night, a brewer from Brooklyn Brewery was there and they did a 'tap takeover', 5 of their taps were Brooklyn beers. I drank a couple of pints of 25th Anniversary Lager, before I found out it was 9.5-10% ABV! Woops! Couldn't even tell.
Then I was fortunate enough to chat to the brewer while drinking one of the finest (and secretive) stouts in the world - the Brooklyn Brewery Black Ops imperial stout, aged in bourbon barrels and refermented with champagne yeast. It rates 100 on ratebeer.com, and I can see why, it was amazing.
I know they are considered a decent buy for the price at the moment but as I have not driven one yet, I can't compare
As the Challenger is based upon the Triton with different suspension at the rear plus some tidying up in the cabin, your comments could assist.
The ride was, even for a ute, agricultural. Pain in the arse to park. The body's sheet metal is very thin, you can dent it just by leaning against it. Seats uncomfortable, especially on long trips. The 4 speed auto gearbox is the laziest most sleepiest transmission I've ever encountered. Always very keen to get into 4th, and after a corner when you accelerate it takes an eternity to kick back down. When it's coupled with the diesel engine, the lag and delay is so long it borders on dangerous. Want to quickly pull out in a gap in traffic? Good luck! You need to step on the accelerator a good few seconds before you want to actually move.
The interior feels cheap. Phonecalls via bluetooth can hardly be understood by the other party. Diesel engine problems - the EGR valve clogs up with carbon and causes the engine to go into limp mode. Every single Triton in our fleet had its inlet manifold replaced by the first 20,000kms. Performance from the engine varied wildly. For some weeks it would run fine then for no reason it would run like a complete bag of dicks, very sluggish. Every Triton I drove from our fleet had different engine performance, even though they all had the identical engine.
My steering column also had to be replaced in the first year, a common Triton fault.
There were other problems with it but I can't remember, I've erased the memories of that car from my mind!
For reference I had the ML Triton V6 petrol for 3 years then the MN diesel Triton for 3 years. Both dual cab, poverty pack models.