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I bought a 2018 GT 12/2/18. It's been in the shop several times. The Unconnect system has been replaced - after much drama, many phone calls, threats and the involvement of two area managers. The instrument gauge and center EVIC still reboots randomly and they can't find the problem after 3 attempts and 12 days in the shop. My next stop will be the lemon lawyer.

Do yourself a favor and pass on this car.
Not had a lick of problems with this car. my GT is coming up on a year old and has not needed to return to the dealer for any reason. handles nicely... better equipped and cheaper than any other all wheel vehicle of comparable size... looking forward to setting a new 0-60 time on the car's computer this spring. Sorry you had problems but I would not throw out an entire line of cars based on one person's experience. ~dave

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Not had a lick of problems with this car. my GT is coming up on a year old and has not needed to return to the dealer for any reason. handles nicely... better equipped and cheaper than any other all wheel vehicle of comparable size... looking forward to setting a new 0-60 time on the car's computer this spring. Sorry you had problems but I would not throw out an entire line of cars based on one person's experience. ~dave
Why quote me? Your experience has no bearing on mine. I will toss out not only the entire line, but all FCA products. This was their 2nd chance after the Plymouth I owned back in the 80s.

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Bought my wife a GT AWD back in July of 2017 and she has close to 5400 miles on it without any issues. I love driving the car. The V-6 is very powerful!
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Why quote me? Your experience has no bearing on mine. I will toss out not only the entire line, but all FCA products. This was their 2nd chance after the Plymouth I owned back in the 80s.
He quoted you because of your ONE CAR bad experience and you advise people to not buy the car.

My Mom had a New 1980's Nissan and the tranny blew at 20 something thousand miles, why would I say not to buy a Nissan because of my experience with ONE car??

I worked with a guy who bought a New Rock Solid reliable Toyota Tacoma, his clutch went out at 6,000 miles, again I wouldn't say not to try another one. (yes he new how to drive a manual)

Back in 1999 I bought the wife a New Rock Solid Reliable HONDA Civic, the drivers side power window motor went out at just over 36,000 miles, I can't say all Civics did this and trash the whole car line, could I??

I'm on my 3rd Challenger, no major bad experiences with any of them.

My point is ALL car brands have issues with their models, to follow your train of thought means you may as not buy any car at all.

Go the Lemon Law route, I hope it works well for you.

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... looking forward to setting a new 0-60 time on the car's computer this spring.
What is your current 0-60 times?
What are your G readings? I got a 1.14 on braking with the temp at 32F. I got a 1.02G lateral a could weeks ago and I could of pushed it harder in the curve. I've almost had my GT for 11 months and will be at 36k miles in a few days. The only issue I am having is the dang Uconnect rebooting itself. I took it in about 1,500 miles ago and the dealer adjusted some settings but said their hands were tied from doing anything else. It has rebooted on me over 100 times but not once since I took it in.

I've been driving in a lot of snowy/icey conditions lately without any issues and have seen way too many cars & trucks slide off the road. I wish it had an adjustable suspension so I could raise it up a foot when driving thru heavy snow. I'm surprised I still have a lower air dam on my GT. Don't think it was designed to be used as a plow.


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What are your G readings? I got a 1.14 on braking with the temp at 32F. I got a 1.02G lateral a could weeks ago and I could of pushed it harder in the curve. I've almost had my GT for 11 months and will be at 36k miles in a few days. The only issue I am having is the dang Uconnect rebooting itself. I took it in about 1,500 miles ago and the dealer adjusted some settings but said their hands were tied from doing anything else. It has rebooted on me over 100 times but not once since I took it in.

I've been driving in a lot of snowy/icey conditions lately without any issues and have seen way too many cars & trucks slide off the road. I wish it had an adjustable suspension so I could raise it up a foot when driving thru heavy snow. I'm surprised I still have a lower air dam on my GT. Don't think it was designed to be used as a plow.

Probably not.... But my sympathies. I'm in Chicago.


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Why quote me? Your experience has no bearing on mine. I will toss out not only the entire line, but all FCA products. This was their 2nd chance after the Plymouth I owned back in the 80s.
Totally agree with you. One bad car, the whole company is trash regardless of the other millions of good, functioning vehicles. Very level headed thinking.
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Why quote me? Your experience has no bearing on mine. I will toss out not only the entire line, but all FCA products. This was their 2nd chance after the Plymouth I owned back in the 80s.
Totally agree with you. One bad car, the whole company is trash regardless of the other millions of good, functioning vehicles. Very level headed thinking.[IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.challengertalk.com/forums/images/smilies/bash.gif[/IMG]
Two bad cars from the same company. You should work on your reading comprehension skills.
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Two bad cars from the same company. You should work on your reading comprehension skills.
I should. I also didn't realize Plymouth was FCA. Interesting Plymouth was defunct 15 years before FCA was founded, but they're the exact same company, right? Learn something new everyday. I sincerely apologize for my previous comment. Clearly anyone who has owned a Ford Pinto is an aficionado whose opinion of cars is beyond questioning.
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