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
Mopar Front Brace. Petty 4pt Rear Brace. Mopar Stage One Lowering Springs. Flowmaster Force II Exhaust, '11 Charger Intake Tube, SRT Air Box, BT Catch Can and nose emblem. Mopar Hemi Orange Engine Cover, "T" Shifter, Door Sills, Bright Pedals and Trunk Mat. Tinted windows, and custom embroidered R/T on the Headrests.
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...
2012 Redline Pearl SRT8 392 6 Speed SpeedLogix/ZOOMERS Catback Exhaust SpeedLogix 87mm ported Throttle Body SpeedLogix 180° Thermostat SpeedLogix Catch Can (Red) SpeedLogix Strut Tower Brace SpeedLogix Trufiber Cuda II Hood DiabloSport Trinity T1000 91 Octane Performance Tune Escort Passport 9500iX with Blendmount/Mirrortap WebElectric Sequential Taillights MOPAR Hood Pins MOPAR Splash Guards
2012 Tungsten Metallic R/T Auto (Traded in for SRT8)
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
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.
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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