Hello - HC vs Viper

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  1. BULL

    BULL ________173.7mph_______ ___2016 Colorado Mile___ Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeah, I was all set to order and then two things have happened, $10-20K premiums and options disappearing faster than availability...


    'Can't tell you how I stumbled onto the site, but I did. I plan on kicking around to get non-BS info (unlike local dealer/salespersons) and maybe when things settle down in the spring I'll try again (if there are any to be had...)


    Maybe with the way pricing on the Vipers are going and with the way premiums on HC's are going, the two will meet in the middle and I'll find myself in a snake....


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  2. hellcat1

    hellcat1 Gold Member

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    They're plenty of dealers out there selling hellcats at msrp,, just have to call around..
     
  3. BossHawg

    BossHawg Senior Hellcat Member

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    I've seen the discount on vipers go from good to great, if you get the opportunity and the prices continue to drop go for the Snake. If not get the Hellcat
     
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    They can't give vipers away at dealership i went to
     
  5. 70Cuda

    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    Depends what you want different cars. I got both. The Viper is a race car that you can drive on the streets and the Hellcat is a muscle car that you could take to the Track.

    Believe me the Viper sucks on the roads for daily driving or trips. Went to a wedding 3 hours from home and with my suit on and my wife's dress on a hot day we were trashed by the time we got there. However not much can beat it.
    The Hellcat can be used as a daily driver, take on trips and has comforts. You can pack things in it go on trips hold 4 adults comfortable.

    Like I say they are very different cars. I like them both of them. ( to clarify myHellcat is not been delivered but I have a 2012 SRT-8 392 Challenger).

    good luck with you decision but you will get a deal on the Viper
     
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  6. Carnage

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

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    well Vipers are now officially $85k MSRP, some dealerships want $80 - $90k for a Hellcat so if you really want a Viper and cannot find any at MSRP then go for it.
     
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    heminow Hellcat Member

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    This is from a page from "Car and Driver"
    Chris Cowland was generous in sharing his expertise but seemed anxious to move on to the next project, which we believe will be the as-yet-unconfirmed 800-hp supercharged V-10 that would give the Dodge Viper enough venom to bite both the feisty Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcats.
     
  8. walter roberson

    walter roberson Gold Member

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    I have a 14 viper GTS and a 09 SRT challenger (can't really compare that to a hellcat, but I continue to wait patiently). I don't agree the viper, especially with the GTS package, is not a daily driver. My wife uses it as a daily driver. I'll write that again. My wife uses it as a daily driver - in heels. We have taken long multi day road trips in it and loved it the whole way. I'm very lucky because I don't have to choose, I will have both. However, I do agree that both cars are two completely different beasts. The viper really is a race car you can drive daily (I wouldn't say that in TA or soon to be ACR trims), and for me, the hellcat is an insane GT car that will also be insanely fun on the track. What's the solution? That's an individual choice that I couldn't make, so I got both. Problemed solved, problem staying solved.
     
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  9. BossHawg

    BossHawg Senior Hellcat Member

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    What's funny is that most people by today's standard wouldn't consider the majority of cars of the 60's and 70's daily drivers compared to today's offerings.
     
  10. Tammie

    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Ditto! I don't own a Viper, but agree they are two totally different cars. If you want an awesome muscle car that can be your daily driver than probably the Chally. If you want something that is more of a track/racing car you take out on special occasions or just to cruise around for a bit maybe the Viper. The prices are so close now, I can see where the decision might be difficult. I am not familiar with the standard options on the Viper so, that might affect the decision also..o_O
     
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    magnummrk SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Both cars are awesome. Once I am done with the Hellcat I probably will make the move to a Viper
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    Thought you were mr automatic I never saw a viper with an auto
     
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    magnummrk SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Prefer automatic, I would suffer with the manual! :D
     
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  14. 70Cuda

    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    I would hate to have to see you suffer in a Viper. tough life hey???
     
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    magnummrk SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    I have a rough life :p
     
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