Bolivarshagnasty has his ride............and what a ride!

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  1. bolivarshagnasty

    bolivarshagnasty Gold Member

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    As the thread title would suggest, I took delivery of my 2015 Challenger Hellcat yesterday at Beaman Dodge, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. A good friend and I went to pick it up, and meet up with forum member BrettM and his daughter at the Dealership. The Cat looked amazing sitting inside the showroom floor. More about how BrettM and I met a little later in the story.

    The wait. I was late to the game in 2014, having purchased a 14 SRT8 Core the previous November. Was able to convince myself that it made absolutely no sense to trade after only a year for the Hellcat. But I succumbed to the pressure and eventually ordered a Cat from BF in late Oct.. Bob seemed to have a great reputation and assured me I would get a car if I were willing to wait until the Spring. I had joined the forum about the same time, and begin the process of taking it all in. Sold my SRT Core in mid December preparing for an eventual new Hellcat. As we all now know, things were rapidly changing from Dec and into the new year. Allocations, rumors, rule changes, too little info. abounded. I then realized that since Bob would not share with me where I was in his long line, I knew that I needed to be proactive like many of the forum members had been.

    BrettM and Beaman, I had PM'd Brett after hearing that he had taken delivery of his Hellcat and knew that he was located in the Nashville area. I asked him about the Dealership, and how he rated his experience. Too my surprise, he had nothing but positive things to say about Beaman Dodge, and said that he had purchase his car at MSRP. I had investigated Dealerships in the Southeast, and this was one of the few that weren't gouging the customer. Brett gave me the contact info. and the deal was made. I would be third in line with a BX VON and had dropped the satin hood option due to the backlog. The date was March 5th. Much to my surprise, I received a phone call from the Dealership on March 25th, telling me I had went D status and had a VIN! As it turns out, I leapfrogged the two in front of me, as they both had the satin hood ordered. D1 a few weeks later and built on April 11th. Almost a month to get it to the Dealership, but arrived a few days earlier than expected which is always a nice surprise.

    Thoughts and Observations, After being on the forums since last year, I was preparing myself for possible issues. I would accept some, but if the car was really wacked, I would walk I told myself. This would not be an issue. Fit and finish were much better than my Core. Door, hood, and trunk lines are near perfect. The finish of the paint is great. I'm in love with the Laguna Sepia leather. Looks like really good workmanship on the stitching and the leather seems to be heavy and durable. I know others have complained about the HK sound system. They must have this fix in place. My son was home and found some rap on the XM radio. (read heavy bass) Cranked up, the bass will vibrate you in the front seat. Seems to be a tight bass as well, not a rattle bass. Highs and mids are of very good quality. I'm uses to high end audio, have had strong systems in the past. This rates up there pretty high. Maybe they have the bugs worked out?? With only 150 miles on the odometer, I can't speak yet of the power of the car. Have had it up to 4500 rpm and it's impressive. Very stable out on the interstate. Can't wait to get to 500 so we can stretch it's legs. The gear box M6 seems to be much more precise than the Core I had. I like the 2.70 rear gears as it allow for idling into my neighborhood without shifting into second.
    I AM THOROUGHLY IMPRESSED WITH THIS CAR
    PICTURES TO FOLLOW..............................
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    BrettM and I
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    BrettM and his cute daughter.
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    My buddy Jon B. on I-24 headed home!
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    After a clean up at home!
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  2. Shake&Bake

    Shake&Bake Back to (1) Club?

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    Bad ass rig. I like the "extra" pedal for the drivers, instead of the riders. No offense to the A8 crowd
     
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  3. Sully

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    The car looks awesome and I hope you're right about the stereo, it means the issue will be resolved when I get mine...maybe there are small advantages to waiting FOREVER to receive a vehicle. lol
     
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    Congratulations I know it's been a long time coming for you car looks amazing !!!!
     
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    TURNERZ Rocket Science for the Road

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    Congrats! Looks great and a smooth process, hope more stories like yours become the norm.

    Enjoy your sweet ride!

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    Bolivar....nice commentary and even better pix. Your BM's seem to have more of a pewter tone than some of the others which look more brassy. In summary, you have been part of this forum for a long time and have pursued this HC for many moons. Now it is home. Really happy for you...what a rush and now the real fun begins. It was also nice that you got to share it with another forum member...BrettM. Good Job guys!!!
     
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    Congrats on finally getting your car,, love the brass monkey wheels with the sublime....Very cool the forum members to meet you up there
     
  8. bolivarshagnasty

    bolivarshagnasty Gold Member

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    Snappy, The color on the brass monkey rims seems to change a bit with the runs of wheels. Another forum member thought he received a set of "gold monkey" wheels instead of brass. Yet another showed us pics of three wheels that were darker than the fourth. Just glad mine appear to be the same dark bronze color. BTW, They look pretty nice spinning down the freeway.
     
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    bolivarshagnasty - What can I say. You picked up my exact car minus the A8. It looks Fn amazing! I love it, and I am so glad I made the color and interior choices that I did. I can't wait to get mine. It will most likely be some time in June if the build schedule holds. Thanks for sharing, congrats, and enjoy your Hell Baby to the max!
     
  10. Brett M

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    Excellent write up and super happy you got your cat. My kiddo loves your sublime cat almost as much as my granite ;). I enjoyed meeting you and your buddy on Saturday. Once you complete theat break in period, let's take them out for some fun! Let's stay in touch hellcat brother!
     
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    Great build wow!
     
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    Congrats! I noticed you have 2 brake pedals what's up with that?
     
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  13. Lord Hellcat

    Lord Hellcat Gold Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC UK President HCC Charter Member

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    Congratulations, enjoy :D
     
  14. Hugh Jorgan

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    It's about time they made one for you! Congrats!
     
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    congrats on your car, thanks for sharing your story.
     

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