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Old 05-16-2013, 11:32 PM
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Considering a '12/'13 SRT8

Hi all,

Considering trading in my 2012 300C Luxury for a Jeep SRT8.

Was planning on cashing in on the savings that I can get with the upcoming 14 model.

Am also waiting for a Tesla Model S Performance which should be here in Aus Feb-June 2014.

So I don't wanna have to buy a brand new MY14 and get it in Feb and only use it for a few months before I have a new toy.

Questions,

How is the 5spd Transmission? I've used it in a 2006 300C (5.7), and a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland (5.7). I've never owned an SRT, so how is it?

Other than that, I actually don't mind the 6.5" Screen, cos the 8.4N that I am using in my 300C is nice, but prob not worth 10-15k more.

Are there any other differences between the MY12/13 and the 14?

I'd be happy to hear your comments.

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Old 05-17-2013, 12:08 AM
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Re: Considering a '12/'13 SRT8

8 speed transmission is the biggest change along with the new front end and led tails and headlights... lots of differences
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:35 AM
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Re: Considering a '12/'13 SRT8

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8 speed transmission is the biggest change along with the new front end and led tails and headlights... lots of differences
Hmm,

not too fussed about the LEDs.

I'm using the 8spd in the V6 that I have now,

the main thing I want to know is regarding the 5spd transmission in the WK2 SRT8, is it bad or is it not noticable due to the amount of power and torque you have at your disposal?
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Re: Considering a '12/'13 SRT8

There's another thread on here where a member is mentioning that a dealer has a 2012 SRT for a smokin' deal.

PM me if you can't find it & I'll look for it for you.
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:55 AM
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There's another thread on here where a member is mentioning that a dealer has a 2012 SRT for a smokin' deal.

PM me if you can't find it & I'll look for it for you.
Haha, I saw that thread, I'm in Canberra, Australia, Totally upside down (and Right-Hand-Drive) :S

So I'll have to look for a local one.

BTW, someone was saying that the MDS drones, is this only with the 8spd? only with the 5spd? or with both?
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Re: Considering a '12/'13 SRT8

I have had 8 SRT's now, my current duo the 2013 Charger SRT8 and 2013 Grand Cherokee SRT8 are using the 5spd. It's no big deal, if you want a 12' SRT8 I have one available at the dealership lot it's going for pretty cheap. He needs to toss it.
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Re: Considering a '12/'13 SRT8

I have driven the 8 speed SRT jeep and own a 13' 5 speed SRT Jeep. The 8 speed is smoother and shifts faster...but the 5 speed is a proven tranny in these beasts.
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I have had 8 SRT's now, my current duo the 2013 Charger SRT8 and 2013 Grand Cherokee SRT8 are using the 5spd. It's no big deal, if you want a 12' SRT8 I have one available at the dealership lot it's going for pretty cheap. He needs to toss it.
As I said, I'm in Australia. Is this SRT8 going at the dealership in Australia?

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I have driven the 8 speed SRT jeep and own a 13' 5 speed SRT Jeep. The 8 speed is smoother and shifts faster...but the 5 speed is a proven tranny in these beasts.
Ok, thanks for the comments, I'm going to the dealer in a couple of hours, lets see what I can wrangle out of him :P
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:00 AM
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Re: Considering a '12/'13 SRT8

There's still a few in Sydney dealerships if you want to travel.

Five Dock has a 13 Vapour for $94k
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:56 AM
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There's still a few in Sydney dealerships if you want to travel.

Five Dock has a 13 Vapour for $94k
I ended up getting a brand new MY13 2013 srt8 in black with pano roof and Harman audio for $73k brand new, (around 15k off retail).

Can't complain
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awesome! We need pics!
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Ya, gotta sell my 300c first, but have priced it low for quick sale. Shouldn't be long
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