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I'm still new here so sorry if this has already been asked. I am currently deployed and have saved every penny I have made to buy a Challenger when I get home. I keep hearing good banter about reasons to get an R/T and customize it to my own and to get the SRT8 because it's overall a better performer. Any opinions or suggestions? If I get the SRT8 I won't have to many extras due to money.
R/T is the most well rounded/balanced challenger when considering value to performance...it's a good choice
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Though it's been argued, you probably won't achieve the perf of an SRT8 by upgrading an R/T, straight line maybe, but the Brembo brakes alone are several thousand dollars. If you plan to buy and build, then save time and effort, and buy it outright. I would encourage you to buy a 2012 now, since you prob won't see prices like this until end of 2013 model year. In the end, R/T or SRT8, you WILL be happy with your purchase. No buyers remorse in this bunch!
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Buy which ever model you can comfortably afford, not one that may have you wishing you bought a more reasonable one. The SRT is great but so is the RT. Heck, any Challenger is a great car.
When will you be buying it?
Thank you for what you do! If you can afford the SRT + insurance AND if performance is a big priority... get one! The SRT doesn't NEED any extras so its $ well spent! The R/T if optioned right is an awesome car too! So just depends on what kind of performance your looking for and can afford :thumbup:
I bought the base R/T because I knew what upgrades are needed in order for it to perform better. I did this for little investment, in the car and add ons. An SRT accomplishes that out of the box and has all the luxuries too.
Basically, if you're trying to save a boatload of cash, and still have fun, a base or lightly optioned R/T is the way to go. If you just want to go fast and not worry about aftermarket add ons (if only, right SRT guys?) go for the cream of the crop.
Make sure you know what you want before you buy, I bought a new R/T last December and traded it off for my SRT in April...would have been a lot cheaper if I'd just bought the SRT from the get-go...lol. Regardless, as everyone has said, they are both great cars in their own way. Thanks for what you do and enjoy!
If I get the SRT8 I won't have to many extras due to money.
there is a reason why i am going to give you advice that no one else will.
it's your car, your dream and your money. but why would you want to put yourself in a "money" situation ??
are you in the military ?? if so, how old are you ??
thank you for your service, but buying a car after "saving your pennies" while overseas is not a very smart move.
i've seen countless military brothers and sisters get into unfortunate situations by purchasing expensive, material things after deployment and not being able to afford it and have ZERO money for emergencies.
BUT, if you have forgiving parents who will send you cash whenever you need it, just go out and blow all your money on an SRT8 - you deserve it.
just be careful - your decisions will have consequences.
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