You have a beautiful ride there. No way would I take a 10k hit. You’ve made a wise decision.
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Thanks for the video, sounds great. My CAI is a K&H and I have the Flowmaster Cat Back. I have a very similar WOT but you have it nailed. Best V6 WOT IMO. I will research the air intake tube. I also take the ring out of the drivers headlight to open up even more airflow. My car has never seen rain so not to worry about my filter getting wet.I know it's not the same, but you can achieve a damned good WOT sound with the 3.6L if you replace the air intake tube and its integrated noise baffle with the right kind of aftermarket CAI (read: one which is not meant to maintain the noise reduction at WOT like the stock design does):
Pentastar with Injen CAI in the Passing Lane - YouTube
I saw that you mentioned you had already installed an aftermarket CAI. What kind/brand is it?
As a point of reference, I was able to achieve the sound recorded in that YouTube clip with the CAI model Injen sells for the 3.6L in these cars.
Thanks and yes keeping my car is the best way but it was fun thinking about it and everything you said is correct. This was my plan when I first purchased my Challenger. I have a company car so I can keep the Challenger in the garage and in like new condition and have her paid off at retirement.To me, it's a no-brainer to keep your current Challenger - *especially* considering that you are retiring soon. Do you really want a car payment while retired?
How often will you *really* need/use the extra power provided by the V8? While it may be fun every once in a while to "punch it", the vast majority of the time, the power provided by the V6 is more than enough, unless you are going to the track or something.
Something else to consider - insurance costs will be significantly higher for a V8 Challenger than they are for a V6 Challenger. Obviously, there will be more fuel costs as well.
There is something to be said about having a payment-free vehicle.
But in the end, only *you* can make the decision as to what's worth it or not. I just know that retired folks typically have to manage their money better than someone that is actively working.
You already have a beautiful Challenger.
It's what I've heard... I actually heard it could be up to twice as much! However, I can't say that I know that from first-hand experience.Is this opinion.....or fact?
2016 Challenger SXT Plus (B5 Blue) $498.40/6 months for full coverageIt's what I've heard... I actually heard it could be up to twice as much! However, I can't say that I know that from first-hand experience.
I would be interested to hear from someone that went from a V6 Challenger to a V8 Challenger - or vice-versa...
Even that is still almost a 10% increase, which could be significant for some, especially a retiree... I guess "significant" can mean different things to different people - whether or not a 10% incease is significant depends on ones "opinion". It's also just one data point. There are many factors involved - the increase could be more (or less) depending on where you live, age, credit history, etc.2016 Challenger SXT Plus (B5 Blue) $498.40/6 months for full coverage
2018 Challenger T/A Plus (Yeller) $545.10/6 months for full coverage
Premiums increased $46.70/6 months I’m 54 but have an 18 year old daughter covered on another car...she can drive all of them. Needless to say....she drives Yeller all the time.
Not trying to be a dick....it just irks me when people pass off opine as fact, then someone else on a forum or the internet gets seriously misinformed.
Can you imagine the *$800 per month* insurance rate that 17 year old is paying for his Hellcat?!?! That is insane. I would never even pay that much for the car itself, let alone just for the insurance!! That comes out to $9,600 per year just for insurance!WOW WEEEEEEE! These numbers are killing me!!!! Outright thievery. My Scatpack I pay $657 per YEAR! That is up $50. from the first year. I was mad about that.
Are you putting those things through College or what? I am SO sorry. Could not imagine.... I'm over 60 with 0 kids married with the homeowners discount but still...