Excellent write-up. I purchased two Challengers new and was sent 3rd party marketing surveys both times. I remember checking the "styling" box on each with extreme prejudice, along with "size" as reasons for purchase. I figured there would be hundreds (or thousands) of others checking the "performance" related boxes, so those areas didn't need any help from me.
What I thought manufacturers need to know was that the appearance of a vehicle is still a top concern for many buyers and that some of us like to bring along the kids and buy groceries so a back seat and decent trunk were required. As my parents told me when I complained about climbing over the front seat of their 70s personal-luxury coupe... "Your other option is to walk." America needs more parents like that so the kids will appreciate the freedom they gain living on their own. But I digress.
BTW, the reason this car has done so well under three different owners is because the last two didn't understand its success any more than they understand Rams and Jeeps. Thus "the foreigners" pretty much stay away from those studios, powertrain wings, etc.* because they DO like money. I'd assume the Germans liked money as well, but rather than simply allowing the metaphorical tree to bear fruit, they decided to save money by not watering it. And when it dried out, they burned the branches for heat. Thankfully new life sprouted from the old stump.
*I mean this semi-literally. A few foreigners who "get it"; the way someone who'd own a Duster or T-bird in London might, are allowed to give input. I'd tell you how I know but I can't. At least until I retire. Ideally I'd be barred from a "mini" or "Porsche" studio as well in that perfect world that used to exist before automobiles became global commodities.