Thinking about a White 2016 R/T 8-Speed

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  1. cdahl383

    cdahl383 Well-Known Member MOTM Winner!

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    Most dealerships suck as stated above, so don't let that sway your decision.

    Here are the problems I've had on my 2010 R/T (traded in) and 2015 Scat Pack thus far:

    2010 R/T
    1.) Bad O2 sensor at 11,000 miles - fixed under warranty
    2.) Bad water pump at 65,000 miles - fixed under warranty
    3.) Rust bubbles forming in front of rear tire near rocker panel - not eligible for repair under warranty, ended up trading it in shortly after that (my car was driven in rain/snow/salt, etc). Typically $3-4K to fix out of pocket from what I've seen on here

    2015 Scat Pack
    1.) Dual heat control not functioning properly - fixed itself somehow, not taken to dealer yet

    That's it. Can't really complain. Those are all minor issues outside of the rust issue which is typically correlated with folks who drive in the snow/salt/colder areas.

    My 2010 R/T was a 6 speed stick. Very fun to drive!
    My 2015 Scat Pack is an 8 speed auto. Very fun to drive!

    Can't go wrong with either transmission really. The 8 speed shifts awesome in Sport Mode and saves fuel around town in Default mode. It's lightning fast! The 6 speed stick really gives you a connection to the car, fun to row the gears. Just depends on what kind of experience you want out of the car regarding the transmission, both are great IMO.

    If you can seriously get a loaded R/T out the door for $30-31K then we shouldn't even be talking to you right now, you should be at the dealership signing some paperwork! :)
     
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    MarcPhrey Member Military Public Safety

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    Hmmm this my second challenger, both used.

    2011 RT Classic had 29K traded it in with 83K those miles was in the space of 2.5 years: zero problems
    2015 SRT so far so good I only added 2500 miles.
    I paid 24K for my RTC fully loaded man you better run and get that car. great luck
     
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    Paid 33750 fully loaded RT stp 8.4 nav
     
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    Welcome to the forum. Nice folks on here.

    To answer your question, I bought my 2016 R/T Plus a year ago brand new. I put about 25k miles on it (it was a daily driver and then some!). So far, no problems, just routine maintenance. Panel fit is good, although watch out for the infamous tail light misalignment (see below). There's really no excuse for this, but there it is.

    Dealers are dealers. Most will try to maximize their profit at your expense, a few will deal with you fairly. Research them online and on here before you pull the trigger. I bought mine through Costco and got it out the door for $42k, but that includes the extended warranty and a protectant inside and out.

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    Welcome to the Z from AZ. I've had mine since Oct of 09, 64k and NO issues. Other than maintenance I have not had to spend any cash on repairs. Its even got the original wiper blades. It lives inside now that I have the garage space but for the first four years it just had some shade from a car port and was a DD for a few of those years. Now I take trips in it and drive it to work on Sundays. It keeps it like a new car for me. Under warranty I have had the air bag inflator replaced on the drivers side, the plastic trim on the top of the door panels and the plastic rocker trim cracked at the corners but all was done quickly and stayed fine since. As I recall there was also a rear end rubber mount that they put on it for a rumble that was there way back when on these early cars. I am sure that the new ones have all those issues sorted out.
     
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    I am thinking you guys are cancelling? Rainy this morning..Hopefully it clears up. Let me know if you guys are still going.
     
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    We are here....
     
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    Welcome to the Z from the upper keys!
    I have had three Challengers. Two 2010 R/Ts and 2016 SP. I have had no major problems with any of them. Dealers are dealers and you just have to keep them honest.
     

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