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What would you buy?

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 ??!!
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Go for the SRT. ITs already got better brakes, better suspension etc. etc Then if you want, sell it in a couple of years for the 6.4
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If he waits a couple of months he could get a brand new STR8 core model for just a little bit more than a used one. Might be worth checking into

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just depends what you want i guess. some people have to have the piece of mind that you get with a new vehicle warranty

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If it is to be a daily driver maybe I would get the new R/T but otherwise the SRT for certain.

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Used 6.1 Many are garage queens and low mile clean cars owned by an older person, driven to church on Sundays

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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.
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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.
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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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no one here can judge whether its worth waiting for the 392's to drop to $30k

i like new cars....so it would be a hard one for me........you'll be happier with the SRT if you can find one w/ low miles

if it were ME id save for another year and get a 392Core for $35k when they go on sale next Fall

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