Are you kidding?

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  1. American Muscle

    American Muscle Silver Member

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    Has anyone checked out cars.com to see if there are any Hellcat Challengers on there? I just did and brother there are some greedy dealerships out there. I came across six at or over 100K. FL had the winner at $131400.00. WTH are they thinking? I love the looks and the performance but I'll be damned if I'd pay double. FCA should lay the smack down on that dealership and take that Hellcat and pass it to a responsible dealership. Thoughts?
     
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    Yep it is total bs, what happened to fca limiting the price gouging to only $8500.00? Come on FCA get your head out of where the sun don't shine.
     
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    You do remember that the $8500 thing was an RS April Fools Day joke...yes? But I agree that the ADM's are ridiculous.
     
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    Yep looking back I do remember now. LOL
     
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    They should be taking these cars and loading them back up on the empty railcars to different storage locations. Then matching VONs up and getting the cars where they need to go. At a price break to the end customer
     
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    There are some gems on cars.com. Found mine at MSRP at 0400 in the morning. However, with more Cats in dealerships it seems like the goal is to make as much as you can off one car instead of selling more than one.
     
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    The question I have is: how the hell did these dealers get the 'Cats without an order from a buyer?
     
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    Because they are buying and selling them from one dealer to another at markups to:

    A) Get it off the lot and get more.
    B) Have a car they can markup crazy amounts and avoid the penalty for having it sit.

    And "the current chairman of the National FCA Dealer Council" is in Florida. And even better he was the one talking crap in the article about unscrupulous dealers.

    Dodge dealers called out for unscrupulous Hellcat sales practices by FCA exec
     
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    Arrigo said. “And to treat this vehicle without some kind of integrity, you have to ask yourself as a dealer if you want to go down that road.”:rolleyes:

    Right in his own region. Blah blah blah
     
  10. American Muscle

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    Do we really think once the cars out of the plant and get their money that they really care what the dealer sells it at? The first thing I asked when I spoke with the sales rep is if there was going to be a mark up before I even talked order. I called 5 different dealerships before I placed mine.
     
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    One sold at mecum in houston for $110,000. some people are willing to overpay.. if you're a dealer and you sell for sticker and see the same car go for $110K you will be kicking yourself. I'm not saying it's right, but I can see how some want to make as much as they can. If no one was paying it, those prices would go back down to a reasonable level. It's Supply and demand. I could never see myself shelling out that kind of money when I know you can get them for sticker or close to it. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while and there's an A$$ for every seat.
     
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    And until people quit paying those huge ADM's, FCA will not build their sold orders.
    The whole system is working very well for FCA---Get the large dealers to take your excess slow moving inventory in exchange for allocation and let them fleece the public. FCA might point a finger now & then, but they continue to benefit from this scam.
     
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    We all "work" the dealer on price when we can. Yet we are surprised every now and then when the leverage changes...
     
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    my dealer, (who I bought my HC from at below MSRP), said he had dealers calling him asking to buy any HC's they could get & offering 10-20% over his msrp. These are probably the same low lifes asking well over a $100,000 for them on cars.com.
     
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    I can understand it's a business and it's all about profit but let's keep it real. I love these cars, in fact I am a car nut but they are not a 70 Hemi Cuda or a 68 Charger R/T 440 six pack. They are a 2015 Challenger Hellcat. Unless it's the first off or the last off the line they are not going to be a solid investment until we've long turned to dust. Yeah there may be that right time right place blue moon sale but all in all they are not going to bring big money during our ownership. MSRP already has profit room built in so let's be reasonable is all I'm saying.
     
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