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Passed on a Hellcat, kind of regret it, kind of don't???

First of all, to be clear I want to get a Hellcat someday.

Could have got a '16 A8 charcoal gray with black stripes and black wheels with black interior. 2400 miles. $54,500. I feel like the price is right, it's not exactly the color combo I want though. I could still probably pick it up within the next couple days. Oh to hear that blower whine... I feel like the deals will only get better though and I want a black or high impact color car for a Hellcat, and with two kids I should probably learn to love the Charger too as they are only growing at 10 and 3 years old.

Anyone else starting to see better deals on Hellcats?

Now: '15 R/T Scat Pack A8 Pitch Black, Appearance Group, Leather, SG II 12.68@109.2 DA 6500(11.8@116.2 corrected)
-drag radials, catch can, Hellcat airbox/filter, 180 tstat, C-Quartz, ceramic tint, clear bra...and some other crap too
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I think the deals will get better yet.. I too passed on a Hellcat because the deal wasn't quite good enough. 15 A8 1600 mi for $52,900. Dealer has had it 6 weeks and dropped $3k from original price of $55,900. I offered $51,000 and dealer said no. If it was a great price at $52,900, it would have sold already. Dealer has contacted me twice 'just checking in'. Now I'm re-thinking my offer.
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There will always be another deal. You'll know it when it comes. For me personally if it's not the color and options I want, I'll gladly pass on it no matter how good of a deal it is. Be patient grasshopper


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I have learned that I have seriously lost money on not getting what I really wanted and then what I really wanted does show up down the road, I lose my shirt trading in! Color is so important to me as well as getting those options I crave! Don't cave in just for the horsepower increase! I use to drive SRT8s, but in the last few years I only purchased R/Ts. I drive my cars daily and I like that I have something really quick and loud, I can't even go above 70 mph on most days with the traffic conditions here. There is no way to really open up any car here and frankly I am really content. Now that's not to say if I was offered a Hellcat for an awesome price that I wouldn't consider it!!! But it would sit most days in the garage, while I commuted with my utility vehicle to and from work. I see Hellcats everywhere now, in show rooms on the roads and the prices are getting better and better as they keep making so many! I think I have seen one SRT in the past year btw and just a hand full of Scat Packs. I see a Hellcat around here about once or twice a week!

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I'm interested in a Hellcat as well but I would be a little apprehensive about buying used as the car could've been dogged out and traded in. I ordered my SP new and only put a little over 1k miles on it so far (winter storage). Do you guys think it's worth it to trade?

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I drive my cars daily and I like that I have something really quick and loud, I can't even go above 70 mph on most days with the traffic conditions here. There is no way to really open up any car here and frankly I am really content. Now that's not to say if I was offered a Hellcat for an awesome price that I wouldn't consider it!!! But it would sit most days in the garage, while I commuted with my utility vehicle to and from work.
I'm in the same situation, in traffic-crowded New Jersey. I have made countless mods to my 2009 Hemi-orange Challenger SRT and I am quite happy with it. It's plenty fast to get me into a lot of trouble.


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I'm in the same situation, in traffic-crowded New Jersey. I have made countless mods to my 2009 Hemi-orange Challenger SRT and I am quite happy with it. It's plenty fast to get me into a lot of trouble.
Exactly the thought that ran through my mind after test driving a Scat Pack. Plus there was no way I was forking over 10k ADM for a Hellcat, which was common at the time. The reality for me in NJ and FL is that 40mph is the max speed for 99% of my daily travels because of traffic. I may as well be driving a sh*tbox like everyone else.
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My problem was more with the insurance. It's almost double of what I pay for the Scat Pack and since I use my car as a daily driver, I didn't want to blow through the warranty in 2.5 years especially with some of the issues with the supercharger.


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In another couple of years the 2015s will probably be in the 30s. I might pick one up then.


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COLOR is ABSOLUTELY the MOST IMPORTANT OPTION, it will save you lusting after another car. High Impact colors are the only ones I consider. There's an ocean of black, white, and grays/silvers out there. Black looks awesome when detailed but we all know the downside of that color. constant maintenance.

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