How long was it before you told your wife/significant other you bought a Hellcat?

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  1. Rocket Man

    Rocket Man Silver Member

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    I'm in a different situation than most guys I would think, in that, my wife lives on the other side of the US. I have been living/working out east for the past 19 months, while she's working/living in San Diego, CA at our other home (tough career & financial choices for both of us). I won't bore you with the details.

    Anyway - she's flying into Baltimore this Saturday afternoon and I guess it's time to tell her I have bought another vehicle.

    I'm not sure what her reaction will be - but my guess is that she'll be surprised. I'll have had it for almost a month by then. Hopefully you don't hear about us on the 10:00 news. hahaha

    So, how long was it before you let your significant other know that you had bought & taken delivery of your Hellcat?
     
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    HOONAGN FLOOR IT!

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    Tough to say and depends on the spouse. Mine was with me at the purchase and she pretty much let's me get whatever so...

    Guess it's better you buy a car than a new girlfriend hehe.
     
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    So far she has known about it for well over a year and 1 year, 5 days and 11 hours since I placed the actual order. Still waiting on delivery.
     
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    boosted srt SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    I told my wife I ordered a Challanger, she did not ask how much.
    I got the impression she did not care.
    I guess I'm still on solid ground.

    I guess we are even for not asking how much all those shoes and purse's cost.
    That's my story and I'm ssssticckkking to it.
    :rolleyes:o_O:rolleyes:
     
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    You may be about to find out if the old saying, "It's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission" is right or not.
     
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  6. Paladin06

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

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    My wife was in on the whole deal as always. From cradle to garage.
     
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    cole3986 Gold Member

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    I was complaining about money and she said, if you are waiting for the right time, you will never buy, kinda like having kids, there is never the right time, so I found it and bought it. ;);)o_Oo_O
     
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    I was looking at a challenger sales brochure one night talking about buying a hellcat. I asked her what color she liked. She said if the car has 707hp it needs a bold color, sublime green. I ordered the car the next day, 9/9/14. I told her I ordered the car about 3 weeks later much to her surprise. After her initial reaction I reminded her she picked the color!
     
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    My wife was right there at the dealership and her name is on the window sticker.
     
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  10. Jim M

    Jim M SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Let's just say it was one of the many reasons we are buying a second house... for her to live in.
     
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    FreightTrain Comfortably Numb

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    one of the advantages of being single is absolute freedom in all aspects of life.. kinda lonely but it sure kicks ass! :D
     
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    I placed an order for 2016 and she's been part of every decision. She was leaning towards Granite but I was more inclined to B5. One of my local dealer had 392 B5, Granite, Torred, Pitch Black standing next to each others. She said go with your preference B5.
     
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    No point jumping the gun, I told mine, once I found out my order had been given a VIN number; She was good with it, she's very cool and understanding.
    My last wife was the opposite, when I mentioned I wanted to get a hot rod, to go along with my `72 Stingray, she said "if you get another impractical guzzler, it will be without me as your wife"; Well, I missed her a bit, but that `23 T-Bucket I bought within weeks of her ultimatum made me feel a lot better, plus it sure expedited the divorce proceedings.
     
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  14. TinCuda

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    I was kind of tip toeing around talking to my wife about getting a Hellcat. I don't need a new car. Nothing wrong with my 2011 SRT8. When she figured out what I was doing, she turned to me and said,

    Look, I said yes when you bought the car you have, I will say yes to your next car, and the car after that, and the car after that one. Then Dodge will probably make a flying car and I will say yes to that one. Then she went back to reading her magazine.

    All I could think was, heck yeah I want that flying car! LOL

    My wife really is one in a million.


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    My wife was with me at the time of order, and has run in to the owner of the dealer couple of times since.

    She originally found our 1970 Challenger, and the SRT Jeep was her daily driver before the C63. If it is not fast or does not sound right, she is not interested.
     

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