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I posted my ordered 2018 WBHC 6MT for sale on Craigslist for shits and giggles in early June. A broker for over seas sales called almost immediately and wanted to see it. I was asking $70k firm for it with 16k miles on the clock which was pretty much the highest KBB retail value. I paid 79k OTD for it exactly 3yrs ago. He came, he looked closely at it called his buyer in New Zealand and said "He'll take it" full pop 70k! Then reality set in. Shit just got real.. She was destroyer grey, sunroof, mopar blue springs, ceramic tint, weather tech floor mats, newer nitto NT05 315's, mid muffler delete. Always garaged...she was a sweet heart. So my Angel and my Demon were on my shoulders having a discussion. Demon: but you can almost pay off the house now. Demon again: You're still pissed off about scat packs running around with your hood and plastic fenders. Demon again: This will never happen again (calculator said cost of ownership was only $250 per month at this point at that selling price) Angel: Dude it's your forever car, you love this car you ordered this car to spec. Angel again: they might not ever make a manual Hellcat ever again. Angel again: you're not super stoked on the new 2 scoop hood. Short story long, Devil won. I watched it get hauled off on a flat bed truck the next day. She'll be 3 months in a container on a cargo ship. (new owner agreed to make a video of it coming out of the container in New Zealand, send it to me and keep in touch馃榾馃槶) It's been exactly one month to the day that she's been gone and I think about that car every day probably more than 4 times a day. Here's the kicker I have a 2013 C5 ZL1 which I adore, all stock. She tries to bridge the gap but unfortunately just doesn't deliver the over the top fantastic grin inducing driver experience that the Hellcat can. The delivery of the power, the sound, the cockpit, the presence she commanded (and the manual shifting bliss!) something very special indeed. The car was greater than the sum of it's parts. Im looking at ordering a 2022 HCWB 6MT if I get lucky. I need this car in my life. Well just wanted to vent. I hope this might be a useful read to anyone on the fence about selling. Or please share your story of love and or a self inflicted regretable Cat loss. Peace Cat Brothers馃
 

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Whenever I think about selling mine (I can probably make $10k on it AFTER TAX) I think about a few things. What would I get to replace it, and do I need the money? The answer to the first question is, I don't really like anything better at this price point and I already was considering some pretty badass cars before I settled on my Redeye. The answer to the second question is no. And there's also the thought that these can just keep going up, or at least plateau and stay there for a year and then I can drive it for a year for "free" minus maintenance/gas/insurance. So I've decided to keep it. Unless some absolute moron wants to trade me straight across for a 991 911 GT3 or Turbo
 

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Whenever I think about selling mine (I can probably make $10k on it AFTER TAX) I think about a few things. What would I get to replace it, and do I need the money? The answer to the first question is, I don't really like anything better at this price point and I already was considering some pretty badass cars before I settled on my Redeye. The answer to the second question is no. And there's also the thought that these can just keep going up, or at least plateau and stay there for a year and then I can drive it for a year for "free" minus maintenance/gas/insurance. So I've decided to keep it. Unless some absolute moron wants to trade me straight across for a 991 911 GT3 or Turbo
"Unless" LOL!
 

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Vroom picks up mine this week and I'm already regretting it. I have ordered another one to ease my pain though. The new one will have the 309 rear and the color and wheels that I like the best. And no sun-roof. I hope the new one runs as good as my 2019 that will soon be gone. I never had a problem with that car. I sure hope the new one is as reliable. You roll the dice and take your chances.
 

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Vroom picks up mine this week and I'm already regretting it. I have ordered another one to ease my pain though. The new one will have the 309 rear and the color and wheels that I like the best. And no sun-roof. I hope the new one runs as good as my 2019 that will soon be gone. I never had a problem with that car. I sure hope the new one is as reliable. You roll the dice and take your chances.
Hopefully it will run stronger!
 
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I traded in my 2013 R/T Classic last March for my 2015 SRT Challenger Hellcat. While I absolutely love my new ride, I owned my R/T from new for nearly 8 years and modified it both in performance and appearance to suit my personal tastes. I wish I could have kept both, but the R/T knocked off a much needed $18k in trade to make the Hellcat purchase happen. Do I miss my R/T? Every day! But then I take the Hellcat out for a drive and by the time I get back I ask myself, I had an R/T?

To the OP, if you can buy yourself something better and more bad-assed to replace your WBHC. But I guess the realization is that you would put yourself back in debt for nearly the same amount (or even more) to do so. It's a tough call.
 

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I traded in my 2013 R/T Classic last March for my 2015 SRT Challenger Hellcat. While I absolutely love my new ride, I owned my R/T from new for nearly 8 years and modified it both in performance and appearance to suit my personal tastes. I wish I could have kept both, but the R/T knocked off a much needed $18k in trade to make the Hellcat purchase happen. Do I miss my R/T? Every day! But then I take the Hellcat out for a drive and by the time I get back I ask myself, I had an R/T?

To the OP, if you can buy yourself something better and more bad-assed to replace your WBHC. But I guess the realization is that you would put yourself back in debt for nearly the same amount (or even more) to do so. It's a tough call.
It is a tough call. There are most definately faster more powerful better handling (more expensive) cars out there and to come, but when you've found something that stirs the soul more than any other car you've ever driven to date, do you take the chance on finding that again somewhere else or stick with a sure thing? A 90's hair metal band sang it best "Don't know what you've got until it's gone"
 
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Bought and sold a couple of Hellcats and currently on number 3. I didn't last a year after selling my last one. Saw a cream puff 2015 M6 with no miles for a reasonable price from a guy with a lot of other toys that never drove it and jumped. I missed having one for sure but the good thing is there is an ample supply of them out there to choose from (although overpriced at the moment). I'm actually contemplating selling this one and picking up a 13-14 GT500 but havent convinced myself to do it yet and probably missed the peak of the market for mine at least for the time being.
 

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Whenever I think about selling mine (I can probably make $10k on it AFTER TAX) I think about a few things. What would I get to replace it, and do I need the money? The answer to the first question is, I don't really like anything better at this price point and I already was considering some pretty badass cars before I settled on my Redeye. The answer to the second question is no. And there's also the thought that these can just keep going up, or at least plateau and stay there for a year and then I can drive it for a year for "free" minus maintenance/gas/insurance. So I've decided to keep it. Unless some absolute moron wants to trade me straight across for a 991 911 GT3 or Turbo
Looks like you're keeping her then! :D
 

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Selling your Hellcat should result in a permanent ban and exile to this forum:

 

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I know I would have remorse if I sold without having an ordered HC or RE of some fashion to replace it. Heck, I get jealous when I'm putting around with the family in the minivan and I see a nice SP or HC whip by.
 
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We make the best decisions we can and live with the consequences. I think you made a good deal and even if they never make another M6, the absolute worst outcome would be for you to end up with a RE or SS. Not a bad downside. I would have done the same as you. Grieve now, then have more fun later!
 

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Selling your Hellcat should result in a permanent ban and exile to this forum:

There is a poserish feeling lingering in the background now I must admit. But, my instincts tell me my Hellcatlessness will be very short lived and then I can be whole again and beg for re-acceptance onto this forum.馃槈
 

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Also, I've found that uttering the phrase, "I had a Hellcat" absolutely sux to say. Just a shameful feeling for me. Look forward to being able to say I'm on my 2nd Hellcat.
 

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I would imagine anyone that sold just because prices were high is now experiencing some level of regret.
Not me. I paid 56,5k (60 with taxes) for my 2018 HCWB with 10,700 miles and sold it for 68k. In normal times that car should have been worth around 55k. Cars almost never appreciate. Only issue I have is what to buy next. Shoudl I go up to a REWB or down to a SPWB. I enjoyed the power of my HCWB, but I only drove/drive 6k mile a year. So, having all that money tied up in a car is kinda waste.
 

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Not me. I paid 56,5k (60 with taxes) for my 2018 HCWB with 10,700 miles and sold it for 68k. In normal times that car should have been worth around 55k. Cars almost never appreciate. Only issue I have is what to buy next. Shoudl I go up to a REWB or down to a SPWB. I enjoyed the power of my HCWB, but I only drove/drive 6k mile a year. So, having all that money tied up in a car is kinda waste.
Dodge Viper next.
 
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