New Hellcat in the House

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  1. Mike02z

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    I love my GT350 and don't plan to ever sell it. That said, I've been looking at Hellcats. Chrysler is offering 599/month for 36 months with 12k per year and 2900 down.

    For 599/month, I just had to have a Hellcat in my stable. The residual is like 45k so it will only be with me for 3 years.

    It's also a manual. Not easy to find. The vast majority of 16's left are Automatics.

    Here are a few crappy pictures.

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    That's an extremely tempting deal.
     
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    I thought so. It is only good until 2/28. They are trying to clear all the 16's out as the 17's are in and the Demon will be coming. I will say the dealer I went to had a lot of 16's. At least 5 Hellcats on their lot. Only 2 with manuals. The one I got and a Mango with the Brass Monkey wheels and the matte black hood.
     
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    Congrats!
    Awesome cars for sure. Beast. Enjoy it. :thumbsup:
     
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    Congrats! If you had read up you could have gotten better with $0 down. There is a whole thread on leasehackr about it. I almost snagged one but went with a scat pack instead.

    Awesome combo of cars though. GT350 and Hellcat!?
     
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    Congrats on the new Kitty!

    I traded my GT for this one last week. Now waiting for my supercharger to explode lol.

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    HA HAAAAAAAAAAAAA
    Congrats man. Nice cars and FAST too.
    Yeah,...the only thing holding my back from ordering a 2017 A8 GoMango Orange with black carbon fiber stripes and optional black wheels is the supercharger issue. :headbonk: :tsk:
    (I was thinking 6M as well though. My Roush is a 6 speed manual. :thumbsup:)
     
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    How do you guys like your Hellcats?
    A lot of guys on the svtperformance forum are switching over or would like to switch over to the Hellcats.
     
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    From a DD perspective it is much better than the Mustang. I still think my GT looked "better" but the Chally has more road presence.

    It is still cold out and I am scared to push the car on P-Zero's. It breaks loose at hway speeds with a touch to the pedal. So can't really comment on performance yet.

    Would I own one given the issues? No way... I don't care if my SC blows up as long as they fixed it up since I am leasing. Going to enjoy it for 3 years and move on.
     
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    Can you explain? this is surprising, i would have thought that the Mustang would have been more streetable from a DD perspective.
     
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    Extra interior space makes it a lot easier to live with the car. Seats are also amazing compared to the the GT premium trim seats. 8 speed auto is light years ahead of the transmission I had in my GT.

    It also keeps the ricers away lol, instead of getting harassed like when I used to drive my Mustang on the hway I just get the thumbs up now.
     
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    I'm very happy with mine. Just took it for a 7 hour drive from PA to NC yesterday and it was very comfortable. I drove it sanely (the majority of the time) and I was getting 17.8 MPG. I was expecting a little better but I was doing 80-85 the whole way. In the M6, it seems like it could use a 7th gear. At 80 in 6th is was turning 2300 RPM. If there was a 7th gear, I bet a could get 20+ MPG for long drives. I didn't lease this car for good gas mileage though so not a big deal.

    I still love my GT350 but I find the tramlining requires much more attention while driving. That can be tough on a 7 hour drive.
     
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    I was getting around 22 MPG on the hway at around 75mph. 8th gear helps but as you mentioned who cares about the mpg lol.
     
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    Yup, you have an auto so it makes sense. Mine is an M6.
     
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    This special is still running. I was suuuuper tempted to grab either a Challenger or Charger hellcat this past weekend. There seems to be plenty floating around the NYC area right now.
     
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