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03-25-2015 12:46 PM
mrproffitt I didn't buy a challenger for the warranty, I got it to have fun and do burn outs.
03-25-2015 09:25 AM
mjb4450
03-25-2015 08:15 AM
STINGRAY
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Originally Posted by mrproffitt View Post
For the price to horsepower ratio, probably a Nissan Z car or a Genisis. But you can be sure I will do plenty of research on my next car brand. There are way better cars with way more horsepowered engines for the same price or less than anything Dodge now has. Just read an article on a 2015 "yellow label" mustang salleen with 715 horsepower with a 302 engine for 56k brand new and convertible. I've even read several articles of people with hell cats selling them already.
Do Hyundai cars come with the 10 year warranty?
03-24-2015 01:49 PM
mrproffitt The articles did not say the reason for selling their Hellcats. Most likely for some huge profit as there in short suppy for some reason.
03-24-2015 12:49 PM
Stantz
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Originally Posted by mrproffitt View Post
For the price to horsepower ratio, probably a Nissan Z car or a Genisis. But you can be sure I will do plenty of research on my next car brand. There are way better cars with way more horsepowered engines for the same price or less than anything Dodge now has. Just read an article on a 2015 "yellow label" mustang salleen with 715 horsepower with a 302 engine for 56k brand new and convertible. I've even read several articles of people with hell cats selling them already.
You mean folks already selling their Hellcats specifically to get into the 2015 Salleen Mustangs?
03-24-2015 08:59 AM
mrproffitt For the price to horsepower ratio, probably a Nissan Z car or a Genisis. But you can be sure I will do plenty of research on my next car brand. There are way better cars with way more horsepowered engines for the same price or less than anything Dodge now has. Just read an article on a 2015 "yellow label" mustang salleen with 715 horsepower with a 302 engine for 56k brand new and convertible. I've even read several articles of people with hell cats selling them already.
03-24-2015 08:45 AM
STINGRAY
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It's been a year now on mine since my BS with Dodge on this when they canceled my warranty over wanting pictures of those timing chain parts at the beginning of all this. But you know what, I did my own timing chain with 13k on the clock and I'm now at 44k. No leaks, no damaged radiator, no issues. But also never been back to any dealerships. In fact, Dodge contacted me last week about this again and how my "customer service experience" was with this issue. I promptly told Mr Steve Stander to piss off and I'll never buy another Dodge. Me, my wife, mother and father-in-law have 6 new Dodges between us, and no one will ever buy one again due to poor service and treating all of us like we are piss ants.

I got a letter from one dealership apologizing for my service treatment and I drew a picture of a face with a Peter in its mouth and mailed it back. Haven't gotten a response back, but I'm waiting
Which Challenger do you have? The 2011 5.7 R/T with automatic transmission?
Any ideas on what brand and make of vehicle you will get next?
Chev. Corvette? Ford Mustang? Toyota?
03-24-2015 08:27 AM
mrproffitt It's been a year now on mine since my BS with Dodge on this when they canceled my warranty over wanting pictures of those timing chain parts at the beginning of all this. But you know what, I did my own timing chain with 13k on the clock and I'm now at 44k. No leaks, no damaged radiator, no issues. But also never been back to any dealerships. In fact, Dodge contacted me last week about this again and how my "customer service experience" was with this issue. I promptly told Mr Steve Stander to piss off and I'll never buy another Dodge. Me, my wife, mother and father-in-law have 6 new Dodges between us, and no one will ever buy one again due to poor service and treating all of us like we are piss ants.

I got a letter from one dealership apologizing for my service treatment and I drew a picture of a face with a Peter in its mouth and mailed it back. Haven't gotten a response back, but I'm waiting
03-23-2015 07:26 PM
Wayners
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My timing chain replacement experience, 2010 R/T, 28K:
Called to set up an appointment to get it changed 5 weeks ago and they said that they can't order any until they get at least three customers on a special order parts list FIRST. Got the call early last week that the parts came in. Set up an appointment for Thursday early morning. Thursday late afternoon comes and they tell me that Chrysler is messed up with the time it takes to do this job so it will be well into Friday before they get the job done. 3:30 Friday, the car is finished.

Get the car home and its spewing out a lot of coolant. Called the dealership and took it back out bright and early the next Monday morning. Waited and waited then they told me that my radiator has a leak and its just a coincidence because where they worked to replace the timing chain, wasn't anywhere close to the radiator! The cost will be just under $700.00! I argued with them about the "coincidence"and they finally put me on an extended warranty thing so it was $100 out of pocket for me. After 4 hours...the car is finished and I asked to see the old radiator and all they wanted to do with that is show me a couple dark photos on someone's phone. I asked again to be able to see the old radiator and then after another 10 minutes, was able to go back and look. I couldn't see anything that looked like corrosion but they said it was there but they had no idea where it was leaking!

I wish I wouldn't be so paranoid with these things but they don't do much to help the situation.


The warranty work for the timing chain was done in my Challenger, before I owned it, in Dec 14 at around 83,000 miles on it. I'm surprised it didn't break on a previous owner. Yesterday (3/22/15) it overheated. Took it into the dealer today expecting it to be the water pump. Nope, small leak in the radiator. I talked to the tech and he said he suspected when the timing chain work was done, and he had the records about the recall work being done in Fredericksburg, VA in front of him, that they didn't put up a piece of cardboard as a guard to protect the radiator like they are supposed to while doing the work. I requested the old radiator and I have it. There are a bunch of dings to it on the engine side. Cost me $992. Wish I had been able to take it in for the recall work where I know the mechanics are very good (Safford in Springfield, VA).
02-25-2015 05:09 PM
outflyin Money can make the world go around somewhere else if a company isn't careful.

I am grateful that Chrysler finally came through, but I'm still a little gun shy. I'll always be a Mopar fan though even if it has to be only nostalgic.

I think they hit it out of the park with the Hellcat. That's how to win us back!
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