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'18 SRT New Buyer Info

I've been looking at getting an SRT. The one I'm looking at right now is an '18 and i wanted to know if there are any known issues I should specifically be looking for before I buy. Any info would be appreciated.
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I bought my SRT new in 2016, and have had ZERO issues. This is a very, very well built car. Just buy it, you will love it.
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I've got a 16 and not one issue either.

The one thing that many do address is the brakes, the 6-piston brakes are great but they are an expensive maintenance item when that time comes. Many including myself have swapped to the Z23 PowerStop pads and this will reduce brake dust and extend rotor life and they work great on the street. For track or racing use, stay with the stock pads.

The other possible issue is the Uconnect. The system changed in 17 and it was not as reliable as the years before, 18 got better so you might not have any problems.

Overall these are great cars and well built with not a lot of issues, I'm sure you'll be happy with it.

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Main things you want to think about are the:
2 wheel options
Suede/alacantra vs full Nappa leather
Auto/manual
Compare to a new 2019 scat pack 392

I cant prove it, but I really think the 2019 model devalued the SRT 392’s so you can get a better price for one. Either way, I think you win.
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Now if the cars are used the main thing is to see if it has been super or turbocharged and then put back to stock.

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They deleted the Hyperblack wheels for 18 and made the black Hellcat 5-spokes standard with the brass monkey wheels optional, not a big fan of either and thought the Hyperblacks were nice.

I've got the black Alcantara and after 3 years and 20K miles, it still looks like new.

A8 rocks and love it.

I could live with a new Scat Pack, it would have to be a loaded Widebody as close to the SRT as possible and would be a hell of a ride.

Yeah the mods is a good point, definitely watch for signs of modding and buy a stock car if possible and get the dealer to print out the service history. You need to see an oil change every 6 months since the car was new or the engine warranty is in jeopardy.


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If used, make sure you run the VIN through a dealer and ensure the warranty is NOT been voided and that will also show you any recall/warranty work done to the car and maintenance done by a dealer. You will also know the in service date so you know when the warranty ends.
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Thanks guys. Flying out to pick it up tomorrow. I'm sure I will be having more questions soon.
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Awesome! Please take some pics and let us know what color, stripes, etc you got. I have had mine for 3 days and can’t get over how sweet it is.
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Well, i got it and I love it. More comfortable than i thought it was going to be, better mileage than my 300C was getting, and tons of power. A buddy and i flew down to Salt Lake last Wednesday to pick it up and made the road trip back to Oregon in the new car. It only had 10K miles on it and I'm a little over 12K now.
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