Hellcat production shutdown 'til May?

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  1. gatorguy

    gatorguy It's too late to fall in love with Sharon Tate! Hellcat Car Club

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    Does anyone know if they have stopped making Hellcats (Challengers) until the end of May?
    I went to a dealership yesterday and came to an agreement to trade-in my '15 TorRed for a '16 B5. The dealer told me they had the allocation and would order it immediately and I should have it in 6-8 weeks. I leave and 5 minutes later get a call informing me that production has been shutdown until the end of May and that it would be at least Aug. before they could have it. They would honor their price but would have to reevaluate the trade-in value due to the 6 month difference because of the mileage. Understandable. I'm trying to find out if this is on the up and up. Y'alls help will be GREATLY appreciated.
     
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    Sounds like there allocation is in May. BS alert!
     
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    RS should be a great source for an answer?
     
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    I'd try another dealer. Sounds "fishy" to me.
     
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    Unless ResumeSpeed says otherwise, I'm calling total BS on that dealer. If RS replies here, then call that dealer a liar and take your business elsewhere
     
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    graycat Automobile Aficionado Extraordinaire Staff Member

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    I have a brand new replacement coming in Granite Crystal that is supposed to ship to my dealer next Wed. I was told to expect delivery in a week to ten days after that.

    It' not B5 but I'd sell it if you or anyone else would be interested? I'm getting a little "Jaded" by the whole mess.
     
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    As Col Potter would say "Cow cookies!"
     
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    I checked with my guy. No, production is not shut down.
    Sounds like your dealer is out of allocations till then.
    Find another dealer.
     
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    Thanks everybody! It sounded real fishy to me as well but I don't call people liars frivolously. It was one of those cases of if it sounds too good to be true... The reality is that I love my car and everything about it except the color. I got a good one. I've had zero problems with it and it has been a pleasure on the strip, the track and the road! I hit the gas on I-75 the other day to pass and the rear end broke loose. I was going 88 at the time! Yes, I LOVE my car. What adrenaline!!!
    Just in case anyone is interested, the dealership is Hayes in Gainesville Ga.
     
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    No reason to let your dealer hold the car for a week to 10 days...when it arrives you go get it. (or did you mean that shipment TO the dealer was to BEGIN next wednesday? If that's the case then a week to 10 days is probably optimistic)
     
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    I know where there a red auto I thinkauto
     
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    I called SRT today (1/17) and they told me my order was in "J" status (built OK) and should move to "JE" status (emission check) tomorrow. -------------- so very unlikely there're shut down!
     
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    Brampton is definitely not shut down.
     
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    Zebug... I meant that the shipment is supposed to happen next Weds. I was told that it would take a week to ten days to arrive. I'm not holding my breath. I'm also "hoping for the best and preparing for the worst" after my experience thus far. If the car isn't what it's supposed to be when it arrives or if I start having issues with it quickly
    it will be sold. I hope to get a "good one" this time because I really like the Challengers and I love the idea of the
    Hellcat. Only time will tell.
     
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    Brampton was down (quite a bit) this week for unknown (to me) problems but were back up. They even tried to have production today (Sunday) but cancelled Friday night.
     
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