Did the Hellcat get ripped off by the Gas Guzzler Tax???!!!

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  1. ChargerChallenger

    ChargerChallenger Gold Member

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    I ran a post about how great my SRT DOES ON MPG. I have had a few responses and have been amazed at the owners claims to their Hellcat MPG. I AM TRULY IMPRESSED and now HAVE TO WONDER. WHY IS THE HELLCAT AND THE SRT MANUAL PAYING A GAS GUZZLER TAX??!!! For the most part I am getting responses of 20mpg plus with moderate driving.
    So here's the question to all participants. R these real numbers and did FCA fudge the numbers or the EPA take advantage of FCA. AND REALLY CRAZY IS FCA PAYING THE FEE TO THE EPA??

    I feel a supercharged vehicle does better on MPG. AND I CAN SAY THIS FROM OWNING SUPERCHARGED HUMMERS THAT GAINED 2 mpg from stock. A stock Hummer H2 would get around 11-12 mpg my supercharged Hummer H2 would get 13-14.
    I think all should chime in on this to get a refund from the GOVERNMENT AND FOR FUTURE SALES ITS REMOVED FROM THE PRICE OF THE. VEHICLE.
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    im getting 13-14 MPG. I keep my RPMs high I cruise at 2500 RPMs in my Manual 6 speed.
     
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    Wow that's radical to every other Hellcat owner claim from my original post asking MPG. I hope more chime in to share their REAL MPG.

    Thank u for sharing
     
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    It should be removed from ALL vehicles. Government thievery.
     
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    Big money grab. Introduced with a small fee..then jacked up within a few years.

    "In 1980, the tax was $550 for fuel efficiencies of 13 mpg and below, and was changed in 1986 to $3,850 for ratings below 12.5 mpg."
    - Energy Tax Act - Wikipedia the free encyclopedia

    The government doesn't really pay the tax breaks for solar panels, electric cars, etc. We pay it.

    It's easy to gouge people when you make the rules up in your favor...and the testing policy too.
     
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    Hellcat83 Active Hellcat Member

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    Exactly. I already pay a tax on gas - rolled right in at the pump.
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Seriously! This is why I said we should get our own lane on the freeway! We paid for it and we should actually be able to guzzle gas if we are going to be charged. Geez!:rolleyes:
     
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    im getting around 13/14 mpg

    Ford was smart enough to figure out how to avoid it, Dodge wasnt
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Okay, I could make a really smart a$$ remark about consideration given for down time and all that, but I'm trying to turn over a new leaf and not pick on the Fo&d and Ch&vy as much. :D
     
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    i would love to hear your smart *ss remark.....dont hold back when it comes to me!...i can take everything i can dish out

    Ford is way ahead of everyone when it comes to engines.....

    their 5.8sc is 4 valve per cylinder, aluminum, spray on cast iron sleeves....runs at like 1,100 rpms at 55mph in 6th gear..........Made in the USA...assembled by hand

    Dodge 6.2......2 valve per cylinder, cast iron, old school in many ways......made in mexico

    Ford is probably 5+ years ahead of Dodge...maybe 10 years ahead.....they are all about MPG....lots of recalls too on their engines, but thats because all their engines are all new designs...they take chances

    Dodge has the 8 speed....soon ford will have the 9 speed and be ahead of dodge too....
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I told you, I am turning over a new leaf and being good. Won't hear anything from me. :D
     
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    Bought a Raptor in 2011 and paid no gas guzzle tax, in which I got a little over 12 mpg.

    Traded it in on my Hellcat with a gas guzzle tax, in which I am getting around 16 mpg.

    I'm saving about $20 per 1000 miles and enjoying it more. Back to an all Mopar family
     
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    Just got home from a 1000 mile Roundtree that was 50% interstate highway and 50% New England Mountain backroads.

    I averaged 20.3 mpg. I was crazy impressed with the great fuel milage.
     
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    in eco mode drove it home from phoenix to reno and averaged 26.2 mpg over 900 miles cruising at 77 mph entire way.
    charger HC A8

    The thing that got me is I just registered it and it was $1,300 . . . . . .. . . :(
     
  15. Carnage

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

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    I get around 14-16mpg street. It's just one or two months payment for gas guzzle taxes ;)
     

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