Anyone forced to keep your Hellcat parked outside?

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  1. sinistersix

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    Time to clear out the junk in your garage bro. No garage built would be too small, empty, to fit a Charger. Now a crew cab dually pickup I could imagine, but not a Charger.

    I wouldn't buy a car like this if I couldn't store it inside. Too easily stolen, not to mention the sun fading the paint, interior, and so on. Plus we get hailstorms in the summertime where I live.
     
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    I just went out and measured. Even with the garage completely cleared out it wont fit length wise. Its really stupid.

    We don't get hail but we do get decent snow, but wasn't sure if a car cover worked well enough.
     
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    PARK THE CAR OUTSIDE?!?!

    Wife and I are considering putting carpet down in (2) of the 3-stalls in our garage. Something this beautiful shouldn't sit on bare concrete.
     
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    I really feel for you man.

    Maybe check one of these out. Less "permanent" so the HOA may not have anything to ***** about. Not a lot of protection, but should keep light crap off the car and help the paint stay out of the sun all day: 10 ft. x 20 ft. Portable Car Canopy
     
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    Well I'm half joking but I did have a friend with a boat that wouldn't fit in the garage and the HOA wouldn't allow it parked outside. So he cut a hole in the garage door to allow the nose to stick out. He covered that hole with vinyl type material to make an extension. It was a flip up type door or barn door type, I forget which.

    Maybe you can rent a storage building at least for the winter. I will never store another new car outside.
     
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    Look at all the vehicles outside at the dealerships...think your Hellcat has better paint than the SXT's sitting on the lots?...don't freak out too much about it.

    Inside is nice, but not the end of the world if not possible
     
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    No, it doesn't have better paint.

    And his car could be sitting outside for years until he moves to a home with a bigger garage, I doubt any SXTs are sitting on a dealer lot for years on end.
     
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    My Hellcat is an outside kitty. No room in two car garage. My two show cars have those spaces.

    Paint is much better these days, not to mention my Hellcat is white
     
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    We are debating having a car sit outside when there are guys putting winter tires on and plan on driving them year round...instead of buying a $1000 Neon for the 4-6 months.

    LOL - now who really are the crazy ones ;)
     
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    Well, if properly maintained, a winter car won't see any damage. Mine never did.

    But people underestimate the power of the sun when the car sits in it all day, every day for years. Also, the theft factor was initially brought up.
     
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    Not too worried about theft where I live but obviously know it can happen. I am looking into building a separate garage but that won't be done this year.

    If I have to go the car cover route, are all created equal? I would assume a good one would block sun, snow, etc
     
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    That's hilarious. Already hard enough to convince the wife to get the car. ..now hey hun have to cut a hole in the house to keep it
     
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    How about renting a spot in a storage unit or a place where they store boats and RVs?

    I would not want to keep my Cat outside all winter. I will drive it in the winter on nice DRY days though.
     
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    If you have to get a car cover make sure it's "breathable" make sure outside cover.
     

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