Automatic or Manual Hellcat?

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  1. Carnage

    Carnage SRT Hellcat Supercharged Moderator Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    Hey in case you were still debating or just wanted more info on whether or not to select the automatic or manual transmission for your Hellcat then check out this article below

    2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat: Manual or Automatic? - Torque News
     
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    Nice read. Good info, But my mind is made up.
     
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    Carnage SRT Hellcat Supercharged Moderator Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    Great TSpoon :)
     
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    nice review.. Thanks!
     
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    fair and balanced article. They normally slant one way or the other. I knew going into it that the 8 speed was the faster way to go but I had a paddle shift Z-51 Corvette a few years ago and after a summer or two with it always wished for the manual trans. So I did not want to have the same problem again. The 2007 Vettes were faster with the Manuals than autos. The reverse is true with the Hellcat because of the aggressive gearing with 2 extra gears, so either choice is a good one.
    or if you can't decide get one of each!
     
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    Good article. I was torn on this when I placed my order, but ultimately went with the automatic. I still think I will regret it at times as the stick would add to the experience. Either way though, the cat will be fun as hell to drive!
     
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    Yep, great article, but as others said my mind was made up the second I saw the car in the magazine! Gotta have a 6 speed for added entertainment!! LOL;)
     
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    First 500 Challenger Hellcats:

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    Both Challengers I have bought have been automatic(get grief from other car club members) and I had to have the 8 speed
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    Why not get both????
     
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    Ummmm, because I am lucky to be able to get 1. I do like how you think though!!!;)
     
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    I am sure once the first Hellcat comes in you will be a loyal "Hellcat owner", doesn't that put you to the top of the list for second allocation? with discount?
     
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    I already asked my dealer if I sold 3 was mine free? He did not respond cause I already sold 3 cars for him this month...o_O Just from me driving my car around and bragging about how much I love it! Wait till I get the Hellcat, I should get commissions then! LOL:)
     
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    Free gas, oil changes, car detailing. but I am sure the dealer is frugal so you will get a "thanks"
     
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    I am pushing for the pistol grip shifter. He usually gives me $100 a car so, that should cover it. That seems fair!!;)
     
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