Trade in my '15 HC for a '15 Viper TA?

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  1. ljaviation

    ljaviation Self proclaimed Banned, Because I can.

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    I've waited 8 months for the HC. Now my dealer has a blue 2015 Viper T/A with 1500 miles on it. They both arrived the same day at his dealership. It was his personal car. I'm going for a test drive Monday morning while getting the HC oil's changed.
    I know they are 2 different car segments, but I have to at least test drive it.
    Then check insurance rates.
    I don't need a back seat, and have 2, 2 seater cars already
    What's the consensus? Anybody ever drive both?

    L J
     
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  2. 70Cuda

    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    get both,

    or


    If the deal is right on the Viper get it but remember right now you will lose less money on the Hellcat. But you should make the resale your main reason for your choice.

    the viper is a race car that you could drive on the street
    the Hellcat is a road car that is very fast and owns the 1/4 track


    finance both and live it up:)
     
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    The Viper is a completely different car....in a good way.

    If I could swing it I would trade my Hellcat in for a Viper if I had the chance. I am waiting for the right color and right price Gen V used Viper to be traded in at my dealership.

    When I checked insurance rates (at least for me) they only went up by $20 a month when I was tire kicking a used 2013 Gen V Viper.
     
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    I love the new Gen 5... if I didn't have a 4 year old and one on the way, I'd have picked one up. (Nearly did when I was about to give up while in VON hell)

    The TA is nothing short of amazing... and it's so gorgeous. Had a chance to drive a friends TA (version 1.0) and was really impressed with the power and how it put the power to the ground. The stock shifter is pretty impressive and all the technology you get in it is similar to the HC. I don't think you'd be disappointed at all with the Viper... and in some ways a better vehicle if you are into road racing. The Hellcat is so much bigger and is something that I'm trying to get used to. The HC feels like our 300... and that thing is a boat.
     
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    MaxxMuscle Gold Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    I would be in that Viper in a skinny minute.I love my Hellcat ,but the looks of the Viper is so badd azz.
     
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    I have a Hellcat and a Viper TA (which is now being traded for a Viper ACR)...

    Both GREAT cars, Hellcat MUCH more comfortable, much better ride.
    Viper much faster, and to me quicker off the line... certainly handles better but that is what it was designed for.

    The TA is a fantastic car, but honestly I enjoy driving the Hellcat more... getting in and out of the Viper can be a challenge, the ride is rough, and the seating position is cramped... you'll note however my first line... being traded for a new ACR... so its not all bad LOL
     
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    Enjoy your test drive and buy the Hellcat.
    Faced with an either-or, I'd take the Hellcat.

    But if your finances can allow, Don't be ruled by the tyranny of the "OR". Go for the genius of the "AND"
     
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    Depends on the $$ deal. New gen viper is next on my bucket list.
     
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    ljaviation Self proclaimed Banned, Because I can.

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    That's the very car. My wife is going to shoot me if I do this, LOL. I have to at least test drive it. Never driven one.
     
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    FreightTrain Comfortably Numb

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    id go for the TA as long as you can crawl in n out of it easily
     
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    Ahh Competition Blue...

    That's my ACR order, Comp Blue, Extreme Aero, black center stripes, red driver's stripe, and lightweight Alcantra interior...

    GREAT color.
     
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    Don't drive it then....once you drive it you will be hooked on it. I know I am.
     
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    That competition blue is just gorgeous... that's the color I'd get.

    Report back once you take it for a test drive and it's in your garage! :eek::D:D:D:D:D
     
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    Damn that is one sexy beast.
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    I just changed my comment from above, GET THE VIPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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