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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.
Dang quite a story!
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.
 

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if you're concerned, you can probably buy an extended warranty thru Dodge. The $1500-2500 spent for the warranty would cover pretty much everything and would probably ease your mind.
Have received some flyers for an extended warranty but the SRT models are excluded.

Wait. Just remembered in the mail a day or two back I received two letters from Dodge/Mopar Vehicle Protection. Did not open them was just carrying them around until it was convenient to put them in the trash.

Ok, I opened both.

One is offering me the chance to buy a Mopar Vehicle Protection (MVP) plan for my 2018 Scat Pack, which I no longer own.

Another offering me a chance to buy a MVP plan for my HELL. ("Have you checked the mileage on your 2018 Challenger SRT HELL lately?" and "A MVP plan protects your 2018 Challenger SRT HELL from unexpected costly vehicle repairs on more than 5000 components for up to the earlier of 8 years or 125,000 miles."

I won't list all the features/benefits, but the plan is transferable.

No price quoted and I have to call a Mopar Direct MVP Product Specialist to get a customized plan. If I act within 30 days I can claim up to a $775 rebate.

Maybe I should call to at least get a quote? Might be interesting.
 

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Dang quite a story!
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.
Yes, generally the first year of a new model is to be avoided. But even the cars made towards the end of the 1st year's production run can be pretty good. (Or my 2nd hand info with another brand of car they can even be worse. What happened was demand skyrocketed and the engine maker was working the engine block casting machine over time to produce enough engines to meet the demand. Some blocks ended up with porosity. The "solution" was to bore out the affected cylinders and sleeve them. This worked ok until in many cases one or more sleeves worked loose. Damn so many pitfalls.)

The 2nd year's production run will be here before one knows it. BTW, stay the heck away from the convertible version. 6 (or was it 9?) motors required to get the top to fold and go down or go up and unfold. My Boxter had just one motor for that...)
 

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Have received some flyers for an extended warranty but the SRT models are excluded.

Wait. Just remembered in the mail a day or two back I received two letters from Dodge/Mopar Vehicle Protection. Did not open them was just carrying them around until it was convenient to put them in the trash.

Ok, I opened both.

One is offering me the chance to buy a Mopar Vehicle Protection (MVP) plan for my 2018 Scat Pack, which I no longer own.

Another offering me a chance to buy a MVP plan for my HELL. ("Have you checked the mileage on your 2018 Challenger SRT HELL lately?" and "A MVP plan protects your 2018 Challenger SRT HELL from unexpected costly vehicle repairs on more than 5000 components for up to the earlier of 8 years or 125,000 miles."

I won't list all the features/benefits, but the plan is transferable.

No price quoted and I have to call a Mopar Direct MVP Product Specialist to get a customized plan. If I act within 30 days I can claim up to a $775 rebate.

Maybe I should call to at least get a quote? Might be interesting.
Hey I contacted Mopar Direct and I can definitely still extend my powertrain warranty or get bumper to bumper coverage until 2025. News to me, I thought I couldn’t after 3 years. He quoted the powertrain at 2500 and bumper to bumper at 3800 covered to 2025. Less cost for less lengthy coverage. Transferable or a prorated refund if you sell early. Glad the option is there. No rush I can do this later if I choose. Decisions decisions.
 

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I’d love to; however, I believe you can’t extend the factory warranty after 3 years?
I have a 2016
You probably are overthinking and you probably can buy an extended warranty and or save for a rainy....ummmmm Modifying day!

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That question honestly has many answers. Depends on what the failure is. Supercharger, upper or lower internals will all have degrees of severity and different costs. New crate is just under $15k. rebuild would be less I am guessing, again, depending on a number of factors.

Overall these motors are on the better end of the reliability spectrum and I would not concern yourself with any major issues. Don't modify the car, do the scheduled maintenance, use the right parts and fluids and you will be fine. It is not the the Mustang GT350 and the multitude of issues with the Voodoo motor. SRT did a wonderful job on our cats powerplant. I wish they had beefed up the driveline a bit more but I understand the need to keep costs down. Our cars could have had wider rear tires too. Overall, if you don't race it or mod it you're fine. I bought an 8 year 60000 warranty for $2,200 for my 2015 with 175 miles on it. It was well worth it because I have already had to take it in for a problem with the active dampening system. I really got it for the supercharger if it goes on me as I know some had issues with the first gen superchargers.
Do you know when the second generation super chargers came out? I have a 2018...
 
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