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Hello all, I ordered 3 hellcats from 3 different dealers 3months ago after srt assured me that once I got a VON (vehicle order number) the car would be guaranteed to be built, but no time frame. Since non of the dealers took a deposit and all were going to sell it to me for msrp, actually one quoted me $1000 below sticker after initial negotiations, I had nothing to loose, this way I was assured I would get one. All three were ordered in sublime, satin black hood, 8spd auto and summer tires. Few weeks ago I talked to an srt supervisor and now they are telling me there is no guarantee that the car will be built. After 45 minutes of frustration on the phone, I had to end the call. SRT did not keep their word. I had 4 different reps tell me that the car would be built at some point as long as I got a VON from the dealer. Every time I checked with the dealers for the status, no change, no VIN. I even had put up my 71 numbers matching cuda for sale to make room for the hellcat. Normandin Dodge (great service from Matt) called me up 3 weeks ago and told me they had a hellcat that a customer had money issues and backed out of the deal. It was exactly what I wanted with the exception of it having the nav option and a 6 speed transmission. Well after spending almost 5 hours at the dealer, I thought to my self, it does not make sense if I don't buy it. What a car, fun to drive, I love it.
 

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if ya ask Resume Speed , he might be able to tell you when it was built and its build #
 

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Congrats peter george ! What a great story. I know you're so happy with the end result even though 3 orders never received a VIN. I'm facing a similar situation except I have a VON. I've been communicating with a dealer similar to your situation, but the car doesn't have the options I want. Decisions, decisions.
 
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Hello all, I ordered 3 hellcats from 3 different dealers 3months ago after srt assured me that once I got a VON (vehicle order number) the car would be guaranteed to be built, but no time frame. Since non of the dealers took a deposit and all were going to sell it to me for msrp, actually one quoted me $1000 below sticker after initial negotiations, I had nothing to loose, this way I was assured I would get one. All three were ordered in sublime, satin black hood, 8spd auto and summer tires. Few weeks ago I talked to an srt supervisor and now they are telling me there is no guarantee that the car will be built. After 45 minutes of frustration on the phone, I had to end the call. SRT did not keep their word. I had 4 different reps tell me that the car would be built at some point as long as I got a VON from the dealer. Every time I checked with the dealers for the status, no change, no VIN. I even had put up my 71 numbers matching cuda for sale to make room for the hellcat. Normandin Dodge (great service from Matt) called me up 3 weeks ago and told me they had a hellcat that a customer had money issues and backed out of the deal. It was exactly what I wanted with the exception of it having the nav option and a 6 speed transmission. Well after spending almost 5 hours at the dealer, I thought to my self, it does not make sense if I don't buy it. What a car, fun to drive, I love it.
Congrats on you HC baby. What about the orders outstanding? Were they cancelled or are they still in the system? I know in the initial excitement , folks placed multiple orders. FCA ,I believe, will be going through the sold orders and eliminating duplicates starting next week. Hopefully this will reduce the back log. If you have any other orders floating around, see if your can get them off the books so those of us at the back of the line have a shot at ours. Not being critical because I understand how much we all want our cats. Enjoy your HC!!
 
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Congrats peter george ! What a great story. I know you're so happy with the end result even though 3 orders never received a VIN. I'm facing a similar situation except I have a VON. I've been communicating with a dealer similar to your situation, but the car doesn't have the options I want. Decisions, decisions.
Thanks 440 superbee. Decisions decisions is right, I got to the dealer in san jose. ca. at 1:30pm and drove out at 8:00pm. I had a hard time deciding and then I thought If, and only if my 8spd auto ever got built and if I got tired of the 6-speed, I could always sell it. Normandin had the sticker marked up to approx. $76,000 but honered the deal we had at msrp. there was another guy waiting for me to make up my mind and he was willing to pay $15,000 over the msrp. Couldn't pass it up :) I am thinking if wrapping the hood in sating black.
 
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Congrats on you HC baby. What about the orders outstanding? Were they cancelled or are they still in the system? I know in the initial excitement , folks placed multiple orders. FCA ,I believe, will be going through the sold orders and eliminating duplicates starting next week. Hopefully this will reduce the back log. If you have any other orders floating around, see if your can get them off the books so those of us at the back of the line have a shot at ours. Not being critical because I understand how much we all want our cats. Enjoy your HC!!
thanks, normandin insisted on canceling my order of the 8spd auto if I purchased the 6spd
 

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shame to see the Cuda go, good luck with your hellcat
thanks, it would ne a shame, never thought I would sell it but I only have a car garage and I'm not selling my first car :)
 

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ahhh gotcha! well ill bet you will absolutely love the m6! ;) I find it to be a blast!
It is a lot of fun. Originally that's what I wanted, also thinking almost $1900 less. Then one of my buddies who just sold his 71 528cid hemicuda said it would be too much power for a manual and that an auto would launch better. So he talked me into an auto. I ended up with a manual 6spd. go figure, maybe it was meant to be.
 
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Hello all, I ordered 3 hellcats from 3 different dealers 3months ago after srt assured me that once I got a VON (vehicle order number) the car would be guaranteed to be built, but no time frame. Since non of the dealers took a deposit and all were going to sell it to me for msrp, actually one quoted me $1000 below sticker after initial negotiations, I had nothing to loose, this way I was assured I would get one. All three were ordered in sublime, satin black hood, 8spd auto and summer tires. Few weeks ago I talked to an srt supervisor and now they are telling me there is no guarantee that the car will be built. After 45 minutes of frustration on the phone, I had to end the call. SRT did not keep their word. I had 4 different reps tell me that the car would be built at some point as long as I got a VON from the dealer. Every time I checked with the dealers for the status, no change, no VIN. I even had put up my 71 numbers matching cuda for sale to make room for the hellcat. Normandin Dodge (great service from Matt) called me up 3 weeks ago and told me they had a hellcat that a customer had money issues and backed out of the deal. It was exactly what I wanted with the exception of it having the nav option and a 6 speed transmission. Well after spending almost 5 hours at the dealer, I thought to my self, it does not make sense if I don't buy it. What a car, fun to drive, I love it.

Congrats on the hellcat!!!!

Selling your 71 cuda?? I'm so sad for you... that's the best year cuda imo
 

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Congrats on you HC baby. What about the orders outstanding? Were they cancelled or are they still in the system? I know in the initial excitement , folks placed multiple orders. FCA ,I believe, will be going through the sold orders and eliminating duplicates starting next week. Hopefully this will reduce the back log. If you have any other orders floating around, see if your can get them off the books so those of us at the back of the line have a shot at ours. Not being critical because I understand how much we all want our cats. Enjoy your HC!!
Explain how they can cancel a duplicate order without owners permission . Could two members from only family not order a hellcat ? Or one person order 2 .
 

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It is a lot of fun. Originally that's what I wanted, also thinking almost $1900 less. Then one of my buddies who just sold his 71 528cid hemicuda said it would be too much power for a manual and that an auto would launch better. So he talked me into an auto. I ended up with a manual 6spd. go figure, maybe it was meant to be.
It was meant to be I like Abe love the 6 speed, my opinion the only way to go but everybody is different. The thing with me is I had a 71 Cuda Black stick and I got rid of it back in 1993 and have never forgiven myself. Since I have had cars I thought that would make me forget- 2005 Mustang Gt Saleen Supercharged-2008 Mustang Bullitt-2009 Shelby GT 500-2012 R/T Challenger-2014 PlumCrazy 392Core Challenger but none of them mad me feel better about getting rid of the Cuda until The Mighty Pitch Black 6 Speed Hellcat!!!! I have kicked myself for all these years for getting rid of the Cuda but this car has made me finally forget the Cuda. I love my Hellcat more then anything, don't tell my wife.:rolleyes:
 
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