Hellcat Orders Suspended

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  1. Paladin06

    Paladin06 Have Guns Will Travel Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    Hellcat Ordering Suspended

    David Zatz |

    2015-03-13

    According to reliable sources, customers can no longer order the Hellcat Challenger or Charger, so that the factory can catch up on current orders. The lines are expected to re-open — in August. If production increases or current orders are cancelled, that date could move forward. As reported earlier, demand for the 707-horsepower cars has been above Dodge’s expectations. Before production, sources said that the company only planned to make around 5,000 of the highly customized engines per year; the cars themselves have many unique parts which may also present bottlenecks. The Dodge Challenger Hellcat and Dodge Charger Hellcat were both designed to be raced multiple times without cooling issues or power restrictions, which have helped them to compete on drag strips. The cars are docile in normal use but the large supercharger quickly pushes out record-setting quarter-mile times
     
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    Wonder if FCA will increase price?
    Will they honor a current Vin\Von?
    And then figure in Fed may raise rates.
    This could add hundreds maybe thousands to some orders.. Jus say n
    ADM now or .....
     
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    who knows what they will do this time around, BUT people have said from experience, a certain Model Year VON cannot be transferred over. Ordering would need to be re-done when banks open for 2016MY
     
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  4. Snappycat

    Snappycat SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member

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    Hopefully the need to carry over/reorder will be at a minimum...with the assumption that 2015 orders are done.
     
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    When I ordered last month my dealer told me it would be for a 2016, and I have a VON....No mention of reordering unless they will do that for me...IDK
     
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    as has been said elsewhere, ORDERING has been suspended, that does not mean that current VONs can't switch to VINs...just no more NEW VONs will be entered into the system
     
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    Guys they finally decided that they can only build what is ordered so they ended them. No one is getting pushed over or has to re-order.
     
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    where was this published?
     
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  9. 70Cuda

    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    bet you are glad you kept yours:D
     
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    Snappycat SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member

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    So we can assume that all current VON's will be built 2015? If not it will be interesting to see if/how those that don't get built will roll over to 2016. I mean really, surely FCA will give priority for builds to current VON's that might not make the cut.....oh never mind...I was being rational...lol
     
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    Shame on you Snappycat for thinking logically and rational. FCA does not know how to do that without making it 10-times as hard.

    This is going to be an interesting 6 months or so, that's for sure.
     
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    Snappycat SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member

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    Agreed....but this car is on my mind daily, hourly, all the time. Each day is a HC MindF*&k...whatever that means. I really enjoy this Forum and commiserating with my partners in VON/BX purgatory.....lol
     
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    I don't have faith in "all current VONs" starting from the beginning, but I see them picking and choosing VONs from that time forward. This all goes back to early February when I was told they were going to evaulate and prioritize sold overs from 9/9 in chronological order. I was also told the banks would close to just sold orders. That never happened in February, but with the ordering closed now we are seeing something going on. What they're plans are, who knows. A new member just posted he just got a VIN recently for a 9/9 order

    They think social media is free broadcasting, in a one way fashion, for pushing products..not info to customers. Or their dealers
     
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    Tig, you gotta start getting a little more positive.
     
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