A few thoughts after 1 week of ownership

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  1. richmondhellcat

    richmondhellcat Silver Member

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    Now it has been over a week, here is a summary of my thoughts on this car:

    1) Loud, it is really loud, I am still getting used to it.

    2) I am glad that I didn't spend $2K on HK stereo upgrade, as the Alpine stereo is just fine to me.

    3) Mileage, car is not broken in yet, and when I filled up and saw the range of 340km, I was kinda shocked but it doesn't have a big tank (70L right?) and we have to live with this thirsty monster.

    4) Drive mode, I use Custom and with traction set to Street (traction control is ON), and everything else in Sport. Press the SRT button twice to get into it, when I have kids in, I leave it as Default, I am OK with the additional 1 second operation to Custom drive mode.

    5) Firmness, it is NOT firm at all.

    6) Tire, lots of rear tire spin, and I am very careful so it never feels quick off the line (for us living in Vancouver, lots of rain, so extra careful). But after it hits 50km/hr, the jump to 100km/hr is like crazy, I think within like 2 seconds you will see 3 digits at the dash monitor.

    7) Being practical. I put one car seat in the middle and the other on the side, both with latch anchor. Still I am back to put one adult in the back seat to sit beside two kids without any problem, really happy.

    8) Size. Coming from a full size truck SUV, I don't think it is big, but it is really long. Can be a challenge for smaller garage.

    Awesome car and excited every time I am behind the wheel!
     
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    hellcat1 Gold Member

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    Nice review,, are the cops still giving you a hard time..Lol..
     
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    Man this thing is LOUUDDDDD! My neighbors look at me like o_O when I remote start it but I creep on the gas when turning but mash that sucker when accelerating!
     
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    Ay Richmondhellcat, you had a stereo choice upgrade in Cananda?
     
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    I ordered mine back in Sept 2015, at that time HK is an option, but very strange I can't change other interior or wheel color, the system that dealer has said that, I was on the same screen when I ordered mine.
     
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    Yes, it is a headache to remote start this beast as I only told my wife it has 400hp.
     
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    I am extra careful after my 1st experience.
     
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  8. TNCHARGER

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    Loud is right but I like it. I think my wife doesn't believe I didn't put an after market exhaust on it...LOL....She came outside the other day while it was idling (she hasn't been around it till then) and said "I thought you weren't going to change the exhaust on this car"?....I said it is stock and she just said "sure it is"....
     
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    Well, we must have radically different ideas about what loud is. On initial cold start is has a decent bark, but after that it's quite quiet. I miss the exhaust note of my 2012 SuperBee with custom exhaust.
     
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    If you are worried about gas mileage, it's only worse by driving with the transmission in Sport. Doing so holds the revs higher and delays the shifts points, which eats up more fuel. Just pointing that out for you.
     
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    Eco mode... The little green leaf will help!! I've tried it out, but only for 1 mile!! Lol.
     
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    thanks, it is about 19L/100km now, I am ok, but just curious about when the engine breaks in, it might improve.
     
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    PlumTexasCrazy HELLCAT LIFE MEMBER Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    Mine drinks shell nitro 93 octane like crazy!!! 8-11mpg
     
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    1,400km on mine. City driving I get 14mpg using 91oct Petro Canada. Haven't had the weather for stomp and steer yet....
     
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    Cool, all I wish is one day after fill up, I can see the range becomes over 400km.
     

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