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Hallo!

I am starting to organize the purchase of Challenger - the garage is done already :headbang2:, now looking for content of it. As I have to import the car from USA it takes time to arrange it properly.

I can afford SRT 2010 or newer R/T. As I can see forum people favor SRT over R/T saying R/T is a bit lousy. I want to have it as my second regular car to commute comfortably 200 miles. Ain't gonna cut corners in it, since road is not a race track, and RWD is not AWD as I am accustomed to my Outback 3.6 R, which saves my butt in winter time. Challenger is going to be a car for the other season, when roads are dry.

I do not intend to start any war about SRT vs R/T - just would like to know the opinion of owners of both cars - From what I read for comfortable traveling on a bit bumpy roads (there are not so many highways in Poland) R/T is more than enough (v6 is out of question since I want to have gurgling V8), and for a joyride I got her



But (there is always a but in it) am I going to regret buying R/T, not SRT? Maintenance, insurance is not an issue here as much as comfort of travelling long distances

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The R/T is a fine car no matter what anyone says. It also only requires regular 87 octane fuel. The SRT needs at least 91 octane and don't know what is available in your area.
How long will it take to import a car?
 

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The rts are great i own a 2014 and love owning it. But the extra power of the srt would be nice but to be honest 99.9 percent of the time i don't even use the power the rt has got to its full potenttial. But if you can afford the extra money go with the srt
 

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The rts are great i own a 2014 and love owning it. But the extra power of the srt would be nice but to be honest 99.9 percent of the time i don't even use the power the rt has got to its full potenttial. But if you can afford the extra money go with the srt

I agree. Just yesterday had someone riding my ass, downshifted into 3rd and chirped the tires. The R/T isn't a slouch and 99% of drivers are going to be happy with 375hp/410tq. It's an absolute joy to drive as a daily. If you want to start hitting the track, then maybe it's worth it to go SRT. Personally I'm waiting in line to check out the new Scat Packs.
 

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I bought my SRT just because it was there and it was the right color! Here is a pic taken this weekend with a RT in the same color! To be honest the SRT is my daily driver and while I have yet to get to truly enjoy all the HP I look forward to trying!
 

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The RT is a more comfortable drive, especially with 18 inch wheels. As some folks already stated, 375 hp is plenty for daily driving. But get the one that turns you on. It's not always a logical decision.
 

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I noticed you mentioned a 2010 SRT, which was the last year for the 6.1. The 6.1 was a good engine if you wanted to modify it for more power, but it didn't have any more torque for ordinary driving that the 5.7. The 6.1 will burn more gas than the new 707 hp Hellcat. I'm sure gas is not cheap in Poland. The 5.7 will burn a lot less gas than the 6.1.

US EPA fuel economy ratings (both with automatic):

2010 6.1 SRT 13 city, 19 highway, 15 combined mpg (miles per US gallon)
2010 5.7 RT 16 city, 25 highway, 19 combined mpg

So the RT is getting around 27% better fuel economy than the 6.1 SRT.

It sounds like you plan on commuting in the car and not trying to add a lot of modifications for more power (where the 6.1 was at its best). If that is correct, then I would suggest the RT.
 

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I have an R/T as a daily driver and can't be any happier. Although, If it was a weekend car (or for fun only) I wouldn't consider an R/T over an SRT.
 

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Yeah, my next Challenger a 2016 model-(in late 2015) will most likely be an R/T. I have owned 3 SRTs but they were all weekend cars only and only a few weekends really, what a waste of a car to sit around all year. My first Challenger was an R/T model, should have just kept that.
 
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well you have a yellow jacket.. thats better than a regular srt .. i dont concern much with engine wise.. as to looks.. i like RT classics .. and yellow jackets.. I was close to get the yellow jacket but they wanted 50 k :p
 

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well you have a yellow jacket.. thats better than a regular srt .. i dont concern much with engine wise.. as to looks.. i like RT classics .. and yellow jackets.. I was close to get the yellow jacket but they wanted 50 k :p
You don't understand, I have to SELL my Yellow Jacket this weekend, it's practically brand new cost $53,500 new and I am only getting $35,000 for it!!! It only has 1900 miles on it but the military is forcing me to move overseas and they will not store it or compensate me at all, (new rule to save money). Plus I take a $1200 pay deduction because I am not married and that makes me paying for storage not so attractive, so...bye, bye, my pretty cars!!!!
 
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You don't understand, I have to SELL my Yellow Jacket this weekend, it's practically brand new cost $53,500 new and I am only getting $35,000 for it!!! It only has 1900 miles on it but the military is forcing me to move overseas and they will not store it or compensate me at all, (new rule to save money). Plus I take a $1200 pay deduction because I am not married and that makes me paying for storage not so attractive, so...bye, bye, my pretty cars!!!!
Dude - that sucks!!! There will be more cars later though...

To the original poster, if you can afford it, get the SRT8 :)
 

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I noticed you mentioned a 2010 SRT, which was the last year for the 6.1. The 6.1 was a good engine if you wanted to modify it for more power, but it didn't have any more torque for ordinary driving that the 5.7. The 6.1 will burn more gas than the new 707 hp Hellcat. I'm sure gas is not cheap in Poland. The 5.7 will burn a lot less gas than the 6.1.

US EPA fuel economy ratings (both with automatic):

2010 6.1 SRT 13 city, 19 highway, 15 combined mpg (miles per US gallon)
2010 5.7 RT 16 city, 25 highway, 19 combined mpg

So the RT is getting around 27% better fuel economy than the 6.1 SRT.

It sounds like you plan on commuting in the car and not trying to add a lot of modifications for more power (where the 6.1 was at its best). If that is correct, then I would suggest the RT.

Thats funny my SRT averages over 24 MPG on the highway and I usually get 18 around town. 2013 SRT A5.
 

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A pic of my old R/T!!! What a great car!!!

 
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You don't understand, I have to SELL my Yellow Jacket this weekend, it's practically brand new cost $53,500 new and I am only getting $35,000 for it!!! It only has 1900 miles on it but the military is forcing me to move overseas and they will not store it or compensate me at all, (new rule to save money). Plus I take a $1200 pay deduction because I am not married and that makes me paying for storage not so attractive, so...bye, bye, my pretty cars!!!!
ouch that sucks...when I went to the ROK 06-07 I ended up with MORE pay in my pocket with the COLA even living in the barracks.
 
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For all of the sacrifices our military members make I think it's disgusting that they don't pay them more and have a secure place to store their things.
I wish I could afford to pay the rental fees to keep someones car in storage for the duration of a deployment.
THANK YOU for your service!
 

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The R/T is a fine car no matter what anyone says. It also only requires regular 87 octane fuel. The SRT needs at least 91 octane and don't know what is available in your area.
How long will it take to import a car?
Here in Poland we have 95 and 98/99 octane. My previous Subaru, imported from US hated 98, and got problem with cathalisator and CEL. Gas is not an issue for me, comfortable long rides are my objective.

To import it this will take around 4 months.
 
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