Challenger SRT Hellcat
Dang quite a story!Maybe you are overthinking this or maybe not.
If the fear of facing an unaffordable engine rebuild/replacement down the road with the Hellcat keeps you awake at nights maybe you need to get rid of the Hellcat now while it still has some warranty (and has the most value as a used car it will have going forward) and is an easier sell?
While I don't expect your Hellcat engine (nor the engine in my Hellcat) to need anything for some considerable big number of miles, no one can see the future.
Oh, and in one car -- the one I bought to replace the one that was totaled -- just about 2 weeks after I bought it I hit a mule deer with the car and the car required 2 months in the body/paint shop and over $25K to fix. Paid for by insurance thank goodness.
More cars are lost to accidents than blown engines.
As an aside I watched Jay Leno's Garage on YT the other day and viewed his review of the new C8. If didn't hate GM with all my heart for what GM techs did to my GTO when I had it in for service I'd sell my Hellcat now and buy a C8. Hate to admit it but I was feeling the urge to forgive and forget just so I could buy a C8...
While I want at least one car and while working I like to have 2 cars, I don't need either car to be a Hellcat.
I wouldn’t have an issue affording it but an additional $20k over what I owe and have paid for the car (that wouldn’t exactly increase the car’s value) isn’t where I’d want to put my money!
The C8 is nice but I’d be scared to buy the first year before they worked out the bugs on a new platform.