Picked up my cat.....I'm not impressed

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  1. Hemibuck

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    So after all the waiting from BX to VON and VON to VIN then bugging ResumeSpeed almost daily and calling the SRT hotline to see what was happening, my cat finally arrived! I took the family down to the dealership to pick her up around noon after the tint was done. Well it wasn't ready at noon so went out for lunch and came back. Finally there she was in all her glory. Took a look over and she looked clean! The salesman asked if I wanted to learn about it before I left and I said sure. So he took me through all the pages, got my phone hooked up and helped me set up the valet code and showed me the performance pages. Told me the break in procedure and off I went. As I set out in the very first Charger HC in Spokane I felt amazing but something was missing. I have driven a fairly fast car over the past 11 years but nowhere near the HP of the HC. So what gives? Why was this not impressing me? I was taking it easy but really felt the throttle was lagging and it wouldn't get up high in the revs and was just a dog. I was thinking that I just made the biggest mistake of my life. I mean this was the HC! WTF is going on!? So I clicked the SRT page and immediately it asked me if I would like to leave valet mode.....FML my dealer put it into valet mode! So I plugged in my code and right away you could hear and feel the change. Mother of god she is alive and I am blown away with this car! From fit & finish to the hellish power I'm really impressed.

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    Let me be the first to say it. You got me. I was all ready gearing up to give you a good knobbing....but you fooled me! Glad that you love the car. I accidentally had it in the 500 hp mode over the weekend and couldn't quite get it to do what I wanted it to. Put it back into 700hp and it kicks the back end all over the place just like I wanted. Had to explain again to my wife that it would give a Ferrari a good race.......
     
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    Jim M SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    When I picked up mine, also a white Charger, the dealer held out the black key fob. I said "no no" and pointed to the red fobs in his other hand.
     
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    Ya he laughed and said sorry. I was able to take a nice trip the next day and get some break in miles under her. Most places I stopped people were there with cameras out. I went exactly as the manual says. So when 300 came I got into her a little bit more not redline or WOT but enough to make my butt pucker up. We have a bridge in town that all the guys with loud cars go under. I went under it and gave her some throttle and blew by a caravan of Mustangs. It sounded like a goddam jet was under the bridge. Those Mustang guys looked like they had seen a ghost....haha! What a car!
     
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    theres no way to not be impressed with this car
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    good story, nice car
     
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    "We have a bridge in town that all the guys with loud cars go under. I went under it and gave her some throttle and blew by a caravan of Mustangs. It sounded like a goddam jet was under the bridge. Those Mustang guys looked like they had seen a ghost....haha! What a car![/QUOTE]

    oh man i love me a under the bridge fly by, one of my favorite places to throttle that baby! We got a ton of those new long concrete walled underpasses on new highway north of Indy. SOOO much fun!!!
     
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    Just wait, it will get louder.
     
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    Yep, I though a good knobbing was going this way also
     
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    I fell for it too. Well done!!!!!
     
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    Had me fooled. Not Hemibuck too?!

    I still haven't driven my Cat in valet mode so I'm kinda curious. Enjoy her!
     
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    Never tried Valet mode but using the red key, I thought I'd check out what 500HP was like. Was surprised how different (sluggish) it felt. Back to 707 in Track mode (about 75% of the time)
     
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    EXCELLANT
     
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    Haha....thanks everyone. So I'm finding it funny how many don't believe it's a HC and even better are the haters. Bla...bla...bla straight line only. Whatever have you driven one? Oh you haven't....then STFU! And I love how Mustang drivers won't even look at you. It's fun just cruising at a low RPM and then making it come alive. The looks are priceless! Worth the wait!
     
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