She's here Folks!!

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  1. c_u_in_hell

    c_u_in_hell Silver Member

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    She's here! My B5 Charger Hellcat awaits me at the dealer. Paid for and PDI'd. All I have to do is drive up there and pick her up. im going up to the dealer at my lunch break in less than an hour.
    Pictures and wordy initial impression to follow.

    Ok, here goes!
    First off, I completely failed the break-in phase challenge. Like badly. 133mph in the first 30 miles. I'd compare it to being in a hotel room with a completely nude and eager, 21-year-old Pamela Anderson and being told to stay celibate for a week. Some of us just don't have the self control.

    Secondly, the sound. It roasts the Shelby (a car I think sounds incredulous). It's another level of aggressive I didn't think possible for under $250K. It's guttural, barbaric, concussive, NASCARian. Revving it in park is one thing, but to slam on the gas and hear it roar, then sneefurp as it shifts is something altogether different. It cracks off other cars nearby, people in the next lane hit their breaks, pedestrians stop walking and twitch their necks like nervous squirrels. Mwahhahahahah!

    Next, the car is great even without the speed. The tech is cutting edge. The air blows colder than y'all will need. I live in Phoenix, so I'm loving that ice-cold Detroit A/C. The HK system bumps. I don't know what everyone was stressin' early on? Maybe they fixed it? The driving ergonomics are stellar (I'm a chiropractor so these things are important to me). The telescoping steering wheel comes WAY out and the seats feel like my Dad's old Cutlass Supreme, but more snug.

    Lastly, of course it's worth the wait. I've heard almost everyone say that when they post narratives like this. For me the anticipation was 75% excruciating and 25% enjoyable. There's something fun about being uncomfortably patient. Part of me will miss the feeling of wanting something that badly. In my qwest, I spent something like 500 hours (4ish hours a day) reading, watching videos, looking at pictures, Google searching "dodge srt hellcat" and using search tools like "past 24 hours" or "past week", constantly checking cars.com and the autotrader app for "recently listed", calling dealerships, pestering SRT live chat, calling the dealer, driving to the rail yard (5 times) and almost getting arrested for trespassing and loitering in the Union Pacific parking lot ["sir why are you sitting in your car with binoculars", "officer, that's my blue hellcat, here use my binoculars, see the black roof?", "damn that blue looks awesome, is that the one with 700hp?"]. Mostly, y'all made my madness seem normal. I love having a place like this and a family like y'all with whom I can share my thoughts.

    Here's a video of my boys in the back seat. Can you tell if they like the ride?
    Working on compressing the video. Basically it's lots of laughter form a 2 and 4 year old and saying "do it again Daddy".
     
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  2. American Muscle

    American Muscle Silver Member

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    Awesome! Congratulation and how the hell are you waiting for lunch? Lunch would be amazingly 5 minutes before they open and take till oh let's say...quitting time. It's what we call "extended lunch". Go have fun with your new mistress.
     
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    Congratulations on your new B5! Enjoy it to the max. Now get on over there and claim your prize!!
     
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    Congrats!!! Woot!! Woot!!!!
     
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    Congrats! No eating in the new car!
     
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    april77 Naughty SheDevil Mod Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    Grtz! Enjoy, and drive safely! Pictures when you can, please!

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

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    Congrats! You my friend are in for some REAL afternoon delight! :)
     
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    Congrats take tomorrow off
     
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    nice
     
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    Ummm, it's been two hours,, where is the car
     
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    I don't even know how you can wait until your official lunch hour.

    I was at work when the dealer called me and told me may car was ready and I said "I'll be there in 5 minutes!"

    Dropped everything and took off.
     
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    F6F-3 SRT Hellcat Owner Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    WhooHoo!
     
  13. c_u_in_hell

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    ljaviation Self proclaimed Banned, Because I can.

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    Congrats!!! Nice ride.
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    Love that color blue, congrats!
     

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