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Re: After much deliberation I am going to put the SRT order on hold.....

I really don't think anyone with a brain will pay more than MSRP for the hellcat jeep. Just like every other model the HC is just sitting on lots depreciating. So lets just assume your cost will be $85,000. That really isn't that insane considering nearly every other manufacturer has vehicles priced this high. Go price out a fully loaded suburban which is pretty much the same vehicle it was 15 years ago.

I'm torn myself. I'm considering buying a GTR as I don't think I will be able to fully enjoy the HC on the street.

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Old 07-30-2016, 08:08 AM
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I really don't think anyone with a brain will pay more than MSRP for the hellcat jeep. Just like every other model the HC is just sitting on lots depreciating. So lets just assume your cost will be $85,000. That really isn't that insane considering nearly every other manufacturer has vehicles priced this high. Go price out a fully loaded suburban which is pretty much the same vehicle it was 15 years ago.

I'm torn myself. I'm considering buying a GTR as I don't think I will be able to fully enjoy the HC on the street.
I think at that particular price point, the GTR is the best choice for every aspect. AWD , stupid fast and gnarly looking. Not to mention the super tech'd out electronics. That'd be my car if I had the dough for one right now.
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Re: After much deliberation I am going to put the SRT order on hold.....

I don't think Philadelphia is rural. There's a couple of decent dealerships around here and then again there are a couple of bad ones.


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Old 07-30-2016, 11:58 AM
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I really don't think anyone with a brain will pay more than MSRP for the hellcat jeep. Just like every other model the HC is just sitting on lots depreciating. So lets just assume your cost will be $85,000. That really isn't that insane considering nearly every other manufacturer has vehicles priced this high. Go price out a fully loaded suburban which is pretty much the same vehicle it was 15 years ago.

I'm torn myself. I'm considering buying a GTR as I don't think I will be able to fully enjoy the HC on the street.
Because GTR's hold their value so well?
I frankly don't see your point. Regardless of the brand (Nissan builds $15k Sentras as well), the depreciation slope is determined by the same factor as any other commodity....supply and demand...The GC in general has a much broader appeal because of its utility. The market has proven that it has an appetite for $80k plus performance SUV's and the younger "new money" crowd is far less impressed with the luxury brands we have all considered superior.
The SRT I just ordered has an MSRP of $78k and change...I have to believe the larger engine is going to add at least $10k to that, and the market (demand) will add the rest....
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Re: After much deliberation I am going to put the SRT order on hold.....

Can't really compare the SRT or HC to a GTR.
With my SRT I can tow my racecar to the track, have decent performance for an SUV and I can endure the New England winters in style.......
The GTR, its a monster in the straights, but it understeers like no others due to the AWD and are you really going to drive it in snow?
Be ready to spend a ton of money on tires if you are going to track it, otherwise, IMHO, it serves no purpose as a DD in metropolitan areas as Philadelphia, Boston, LA or New York ..... unless of course you want to impress people from stop light to stop light.....
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Guys, can we agree to a have a civilized conversation about the upcoming Trackhawk?
No need to trash anyone who doesn't agree with your opinions, its an open forum and name calling is just puerile.
I love my SRT, in fact I am ordering a '17 unless the I can buy the trackhawk at MSRP..... the jeep service I received is awful, others experiences may vary depending on where you live. In a rural area they may treat you like a king, in a metropolitan area you are just one of the many therefore they don't care.......
I agree to a point.

It's like many other things, you may just have to search for the right dealer. I live in the 'rural' area a few miles from D.C. but am lucky enough to have found a dealer that also treats me like a king and I appreciate them. Carte Blanché is what the service manager says whenever I ask, also have his personal cell and we chat/text/email often outside of any regular service hours. They don't charge any ADM but I have and will pay extra to purchase from them vs. cheapest possible.

Based on the info here It looks like anything with the TrackHawk name will not be used until June-ish of 2017 and that will be for the 6.2SC HellCat based monster, it will likely start at $80k+ and be $90k+ with options, can't wait!
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I think at that particular price point, the GTR is the best choice for every aspect. AWD , stupid fast and gnarly looking. Not to mention the super tech'd out electronics. That'd be my car if I had the dough for one right now.
Every aspect besides any hope of comfort when driving anywhere, besides a racetrack. Find a good chiropractor.
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And a new girlfriend. Since yours won't like the rode of the GTR and you will have other girls all over you.
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Re: After much deliberation I am going to put the SRT order on hold.....

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Every aspect besides any hope of comfort when driving anywhere, besides a racetrack. Find a good chiropractor.
Yeah, I'll say it. Calling the GTR "Best in every way" is idiotic.

"Won't be able to fully enjoy it on the streets"

Because you'll be able to fully enjoy a GTR on the streets?

I do take heart that the overwhelming majority of these kinds of statements are made by people who don't own a Jeep.
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