Having second thoughts on Challenger Hellcat!?

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat General Discussions' started by Juan-Carlos Escobar, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. Juan-Carlos Escobar

    Juan-Carlos Escobar Gold Member

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    The initial excitement is starting to wear off, especially having to read, and here of all the delays, then no information coming from Dodge top brass for us loyal buyers cndrivercomp.jpg ! Just read the December 2014 Car and Driver "American Heroes". In it the Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack, the Chevy Camaro SS 1LE, and the Ford Mustang GT are featured. Long story short, the Challenger wins on the most muscle (without HELLCAT option!), but comes in last on the "Grand Total" points. The points take into account the overall Vehicle, Powertrain, Chassis, and Experience. So for $25k more, I get the HELLCAT with the even-more powerful 6.1 Supercharged Hemi. OR I can buy two updated new generation Mustang GTs for what I will pay for ONE HELLCAT (almost). Having some serious second thoughts here!
     
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    FreightTrain Comfortably Numb

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    I do like the look and style of the newer Slomaros but not the new Stang.. my Rep also sell Slomaros and Vettes ;) but they are not what I really want:D
     
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    I'm a GM guy through and through. The Hellcat is the only thing that made me look at Dodge. Dodge stepped up and stepped up big time. Stay the course my friend. Mustang are for girls unless heavily modded or a GT500 or 302 etc
     
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    Even my wife says stangs are chick cars....
     
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    I am with you Boss, check out my pics on gallery ;). I love pure muscle! I am in total agreement on Dodge is stepping up with the Hellcats, but the R/T especially with that hood scoop as pictured in the Dec. '14 Car n Driver w/Dodge boys. But at this point they have let many of us down. They could, at the very least keep us better informed on our money down, orders!

    Pic is of my resto-modified 70 SS454 Chevelle LS6 ~ 600hp aluminum heads little monster....
    I will keep the course for now :D 2comp 23-34-06.jpg
     
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    My wife does also.
     
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    I agree, my wife says they're girls cars or kids cars. And neither one of them has any backseat room for the grandkids , like the Chally does. Anybody can buy a Mustang and anybody can buy a Camaro but , We are the few, the proud, the waiters. It will be worth it all in the end.
     
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    Sweet Chevelle! I love that shaker look on the Challenger.
     
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    Looked at 2014 ZL1, lots of power. The new 2015 Z28 is an amazing vehicle, more so in person! hmmmm trying to stay positive on our Hellcat order (s) :D
     
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    Stay the course if this is what your after... I'm sure that the wait will have people jumping for the newest and greatest release by Found On Road Dead.... the bowties just don't have anything to compete...
     
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    You know what clicked for me? The top dogs from the big 3 will be to my 3 sons what the 60's/70's muscle are to me. Seriously thinking about getting all 3 to pass on to my boys.
     
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    Nice looking Chevelle I think you need bigger tires :rolleyes:
     
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    So very true, but I am also considering the Charger Hellcat ....
    I will try to wait the course! FYI~I sent my recently married daughter :) the following image(s)of the Charger Hellcat! Very cool rear seat with kiddo seating! Thanks for the feedback!
    rearcomp .jpg
     
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    Hey! I'm a girl and I wouldn't be caught driving a Mustang unless it was between a Prius and Mustang at rental car place.:eek: LMAO!
     
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    Hey Juan: I am really sorry to hear that you are struggling with your choice. I cant imagine how you are feeling on that one. As most people know, I am a die hard Mopar girl so the answer is easy for me, but it is different for everyone and the reason I like Mopar is based on different factors then why others like Chevy or Ford. My dealer has a lot to do with that because the service is awesome and as you know, you spend a few hours with the sales peeps, but years with the service guys! My Mopar's have always been reliable with awesome power. They are well built and might be heavier than their competitors, but I know I still have power and I am protected. I am fairly tall and I hate cars without leg room, just getting into the Camaro was a pain in the a$$ because I had to have my knees up to my chin to get them in the driver seat. The Mustang has just never seemed as well built, again, just my preference. People I know who have them are always having little things fall apart or off in the interiors and some maintenance issues as they change. This is a non-issue for you mechanics so, that would not drive your decision. What I am trying to say is that the decision is based on what is important to you, not a magazine or our input. When you find the car that "fits" you, you just know...;) or I am just full of shizzy and place to much value on my cars!
     
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