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What to buy, RT barebones model or sxt fully loaded ?

So I'm in the market for a challenger, I would love a rt but can't decide yet. I like the idea of having all the gadgets and shiny stuff, but the rt is more hp and better suspension. I'm 21 in so cal by long beach, can afford 500-700 monthly payments but would like to pay car off in 3 years and tops being 6. I've done my research about almost everything about the challengers, and still can't decide. But I'm sure all of you will say rt
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Since you're 21, you should probably run both models past your insurance agent first, that may end up being your deciding factor.
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My first priority was to have a V8 Hemi. I got one and a lot of the cool options too with payments in your range and time frame.


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If I had to have made that choice, I would have went with the HEMI, and less toys.

Just me, like the v8, the power and sound, and can do without a lot of the "fluff"....................................not that there's anything wrong with it. LOL

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My agent here in Phoenix told me the 6 bangers cost more than the R/T's to insure. They have had a higher claim rate... Guess they were trying to overdrive them to make up for the missing 2 cylinders? I don't know where age figures in to that equation tho, he was talking the 45+ age group.

I would say get an R/T. If you even have a slight tickle of a thought that you might want the R/T and then don't get it, you will be kicking yourself every time you get in wishing you had. I speak from experience... I was on the fence between R/T and SRT, got the R/T, kept regretting it and upgraded to the SRT 10 months later costing me $5k+ more than if I had just got the SRT out of the gate...



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Why not get a low mileage 2009-2010 R/T loaded that's what I did and she's barely about to break 7k miles and I paid well under a loaded 2013 SXT ^_^



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Yeah I really want the rt, it gets about the same Mpgs as the v6 but offers more hp and Torque. Last time I spoke to my insurance agent she said 120 for sxt and 140ish or the rt. Since I have a clean driving record etc, but what about stick and auto. I've been told auto will have higher resell in the end, then I've hear horror stories about mds and timing chains on the auto. And I also don't know how to drive stick, I know you Guys are gonna give me crap about that
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Again, speaking from experience, I had the Auto in my R/T and hated it. The SRT is a 6 speed and I love every shift.

If you want to run 1/4 miles, the Auto is faster (depending on the driver, etc. Don't really want to open that can of worms again). But personally, I have more fun and feel more connected to the car with the 6 speed. Makes me feel more like the driver vs. a passenger that steers it.
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And I was looking at a 2010 rt basic model with 27k on it and another one with 15k. The dealerships wouldn't go lower that 25,000. So I told them I would rather pay an extra 1-2 k for a new one and she would be mine and have no previous owners.
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Get the stick and learn how to drive it. It ain't that hard. I got the auto because I'm old and drive it every day, all day. If it was a just for fun car, I'd have the stick.
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