It'll rock alright........rock your bank account
All joking aside, I am torn on what to do. I have always had a Jeep and sold my 5.9L to pay off my student loans before coming to Iraq to work. I have been following the Jeep SRT community daily for the past 5.5 years anxiously awaiting for when I would return to the States and buy one. Now, the time to return the States is right around the corner and the price hike is hard to swallow. There are plenty of options (not just performance SUV's) in the $50K range. The new WKSRT8 has most everything I wanted...except the price. At this point, I am not sure what I am going to do.
I look forward to seeing these once people get their hands on them. All I can hope is that the recent unexplained delays in production are somehow do to the entire community (dealers and consumers) upset with the pricing.
Ford and Chevy have continuously won the HP wars and the fact that their platforms are so easy to modify (with the support of the MFG) doesn't help Chrysler either. I feel that if the new SRT line either came with the rumored superchargers or had in the neighborhood of 550HP (similar to what Ford and Chevy offer) that the recent price hikes would be seen as somewhat justified and easier to accept.