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Why so many Challenger Hellcats for sale?

Browsing for months and missing out on the Demon when they came out I ended up buying a 2018 TA Challenger as my daily driver.

While browsing and still browse once in a while I see soo many low mileage Hellcats for sale.

Many 2015 through 2018 on the market and they don't seem to move even when offered at a fair market value, 45k - 55k

Average mileage is 900 - 1700 or so.

Why so many get traded or sold with such low miles on them?

Its tempting to buy one of those for my daily driver!

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Does the amount of power they have make them "uncomfortable" daily-drivers maybe? I've never driven one - just wondering how good they would be as a daily driver...
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Does the amount of power they have make them "uncomfortable" daily-drivers maybe? I've never driven one - just wondering how good they would be as a daily driver...
22+ mpg and comfy suspension? It works

I think a lot of owners are *ahem* of a certain age, and use them for "weekend cars".


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22+ mpg and comfy suspension? It works

I think a lot of owners are *ahem* of a certain age, and use them for "weekend cars".

You mean a lot of owners are middle aged or old geezers. Say it like it is.
I think that the Hellcat is an impractical car for a daily driver. It has 717 horsepower which is just too much horsepower for the road for one to handle with every day driving. Especially if you live in the Midwest and northeast with the winters and snow. I believe that the Scat Pack Challenger with its 485 horsepower is the best choice for a daily driver. Anymore horsepower than that is just too much and not practical for every day driving on the road.
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You mean a lot of owners are middle aged or old geezers. Say it like it is.
I think that the Hellcat is an impractical car for a daily driver. It has 717 horsepower which is just too much horsepower for the road for one to handle with every day driving. Especially if you live in the Midwest and northeast with the winters and snow. I believe that the Scat Pack Challenger with its 485 horsepower is the best choice for a daily driver. Anymore horsepower than that is just too much and not practical for every day driving on the road.
I mean, if it's scary (and it can be), just press the button for 500hp. It's basically an SP with a whining problem.
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You mean a lot of owners are middle aged or old geezers. Say it like it is.
I think that the Hellcat is an impractical car for a daily driver. It has 717 horsepower which is just too much horsepower for the road for one to handle with every day driving. Especially if you live in the Midwest and northeast with the winters and snow. I believe that the Scat Pack Challenger with its 485 horsepower is the best choice for a daily driver. Anymore horsepower than that is just too much and not practical for every day driving on the road.
People can say that about the scat pack as well. Who needs nearly 500hp for regular highway driving or cruising around town? It's not practical, but that's what my next car will be. I'm 90% sure of it.

But I won't judge anyone by what their daily driver or weekend car is.
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Insurance rates may be one reason.

Funny enough, my insurance rates went up when I went from a V8 to a 4 cylinder, non turbo. You would figure the rates would have gone down.
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I think that the Hellcat is an impractical car for a daily driver. It has 717 horsepower which is just too much horsepower for the road for one to handle with every day driving. Especially if you live in the Midwest and northeast with the winters and snow. I believe that the Scat Pack Challenger with its 485 horsepower is the best choice for a daily driver. Anymore horsepower than that is just too much and not practical for every day driving on the road.
If there's 485 or 717 hp available shouldn't much matter. For those that lack the connection between the top and lower right parts of their bodies, either run the black key as suggested above, or put it in Valet Mode.
One elegant solution would be getting the AWD V6, which I think would be an even better choice than "the best choice" 485 hp engine.

Lacking that best choice, I'll do my best to overcome the impracticality and the "too much" horsepower of my Challenger.
It has worked quite well so far, but that was before being made aware of that my car has too much power to enjoy on a daily basis. Well, in the dry months.

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