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New member here with a question I am sure has been asked before. My dad is looking to buy a challenger and we have about 30-32 to spend. We can get a used 6.1 SRT8 or a new R/T. My initial thought is go with a used 6.1 as we found a 2010 with under 15k miles that looks really straight. So I would like to hear from owners what you would buy. I guess the third option is to sit for two years or so and wait for the 6.4 to drop in price but who wants to wait ??!!
They are all beautiful, its all about what suits your needs. Does your dad want brand new or doesn't matter? I have an SRT 392 but still think the R/T Classic is one of the best looking with those Heritage wheels. There are many low mileage never abused cars out there and a patient buyer can find a nice one. Personally I'd buy the new car with a full warranty and all new parts or you're going to purchase an extended warranty and need brakes and tires etc sooner since there are miles on them.
Good to have you join us here and best of luck in you search and selection.
Either way is good. I'd probably tend toward a New RT too especially if it will be a daily driver. Nothing wrong with a new SXT either. You can get in a new one quite reasonably. Just have him get one he likes. Go to the dealer and test drive them.
We bought his existing 05 vette used and its been great but he's only put about 5000 miles on it in 3 years. Its just not useable enough and often gets left at home. Plus my mom doesn't like "falling down" into it so she never rides with him. So at this time it would be a weekend car for himself and them together. It could be a daily driver someday if he changes jobs but I doubt it.
Totally understand about the tires and brakes being more worn down...but 25,000 miles from now they'll all be used anyway so I'm not worried about part wear as much as that new warranty. Does the powertrain transfer over? If we buy a used 2010 we should still have some life in the warranty left right?
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