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My dream vehicle. Congrats. I would love to have one, and could, but I am hesitant to spend the $ right now in the turmoil the country is going through.
Definitely feel that. I’m banking on the low production numbers and MSRP to help me out, especially with people paying absurd ADM. Saw a post on another forum where a guy paid $20k over sticker.
 

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Congrats, I am working through the BS myself right now. The dealership that I talked to tried to charge $5K ADM, so I'm going down my list starting tomorrow. MSRP for my build looks like it should be around $93K. Did you have to put down a deposit?
 

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Well, I can’t ever afford one; but congrats. For that kind of money, it better be perfect.
My advise, don’t let the dealer wash it.
Why? They hire young guys that don’t take proper washing techniques that end up scratching the clear coat.

Think of clear coat like a thin clear jacket over you. That clear coat wears over years.

Yes some scratches can be removed but that’s because your leveling out the clear coat. In other words, you are removing the clear coat which is not good.

The more you remove scratches the clear coat is getting close to non existent.
That does take years, just my 2 cents.

If you ever need detailing tips, just ask me. Be glad to help you.

Edit: I see you got blacktop package, if so the rims do scratch fairly easy. Just a tip.
 

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Congrats, I am working through the BS myself right now. The dealership that I talked to tried to charge $5K ADM, so I'm going down my list starting tomorrow. MSRP for my build looks like it should be around $93K. Did you have to put down a deposit?
They wanted a $1,000 deposit but I balked and said I’d do $500, which they accepted.
 

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They wanted a $1,000 deposit but I balked and said I’d do $500, which they accepted.
$500 deposit is what a dealer wanted here in San Antonio, Texas.
Nice, that's what I like to hear, in my younger days I put down a $5K deposit on an Infiniti, horrible decision. $500 is more like it.

This is great ammo for my search tomorrow, now I am more confident that I will find one with no ADM, and one that will accept a $500 deposit. I'm still torn over the color choices and stripes or no stripes. My current SRT is black but I wouldn't mind silver, and for some strange reason the stripes are growing on me.
 

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@herein2018,
Yup, the sales rep also stated it was refundable if I couldn’t get approved.

Call around and find a reputable dealer, that won’t jerk you around.
Hah, reputable car dealerships don't exist in FL. I may need to go out of state again for this one. The one that quoted me $5k was the largest volume dealer in FL, or so they say. I do get the feeling that they may contact me tomorrow with an offer to drop the ADM. If not, then I have a road trip in my future.
 

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I hope they can deliver your Hellcat in 10 weeks. I ordered a replacement 2021 SRT for my wife since her 2018 SRT was taken out by a driver on phone. I ordered it on August 22nd and every 2 weeks when they update me it says still in scheduling stage. Waiting for parts is what they tell me. I ordered pretty much the same options package.
 

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Oddly enough, it could be the SRT/Hellcat Brembo calipers causing the delay. I have the parts on backorder right now with EastCoastMopars, they claim national backorder, so if there's none for dealers, there's little to none for new builds in all likelihood.

Gratz and you all and the Hellcat D's!!! Very jealous, looks like a bad a$$ SUV.

I hope they can deliver your Hellcat in 10 weeks. I ordered a replacement 2021 SRT for my wife since her 2018 SRT was taken out by a driver on phone. I ordered it on August 22nd and every 2 weeks when they update me it says still in scheduling stage. Waiting for parts is what they tell me. I ordered pretty much the same options package.
 

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I placed my order yesterday as well! I went with the same color spec of my wife’s 2018 DDSRT. She doesn’t like change so we went with the exact same for her.
My dealer also said that the turnaround for delivery on other dodge products that he ordered is looking like 4-5 months. He said it is horribly slow. So I am anticipating a delivery of March or April which bodes well for us. Here is a spec sheet of my build.



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Hah, reputable car dealerships don't exist in FL. I may need to go out of state again for this one. The one that quoted me $5k was the largest volume dealer in FL, or so they say. I do get the feeling that they may contact me tomorrow with an offer to drop the ADM. If not, then I have a road trip in my future.
Yes, VERY hard to find a decent dealer here in FL. I did have good luck with my "rango from Dayton Andrews CDJR Clearwater.
The on-line sales mgr was Steven Swart, there were no games, pretty aggressive price (invoice - 2% - FCA incentives), fees were not as excessive as some in FL.
It was a smooth transaction and I had no complaints. I did not have a trade, so no idea how they are with that part of the deal if it's a factor in your case.
 

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I called two local Dodge dealerships today, one who wouldn't sell a Hellcat for under $10k ADM, and the other selling at MSRP. Guess which one I ordered from?

Specs:
  • MSRP: $80,995
  • Reactor Blue: $0
  • Technology Group: $2,395
  • Blind Spot and Cross Path Detection: $495
  • Power Sunroof: $1,295
  • Red Seat Belts: $95
  • Harman Kardon: $995
  • Trailer Tow Group: $1,195
  • Black Package: $1,495
  • Destination: $1,495

Total: $90,455

I was given a delivery lead time of about 10 weeks, but we'll see if that'll hold.
Damn brother, extremely happy to hear about guys getting the hellcat Durango. I’ve already convinced my wife I’m getting one, however, I’m gonna have to settle for a used one. So it’ll be sometime before I join the 700hp club but patience will payoff as I’ll be smiling from ear to ear once I have it. Definitely have to post some pics once you get it.
 

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I placed my order yesterday as well! I went with the same color spec of my wife’s 2018 DDSRT. She doesn’t like change so we went with the exact same for her.
My dealer also said that the turnaround for delivery on other dodge products that he ordered is looking like 4-5 months. He said it is horribly slow. So I am anticipating a delivery of March or April which bodes well for us. Here is a spec sheet of my build.



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March or April. Good. Swerve the snow. (Congrats on your purchase, by the way. 🤟 😎)
 

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I got my order in as well, it took 8 dealerships but I found one only 30min away that could do the deal without markup. I'm almost disappointed, I was looking forward to a nice long road trip with my new Hellcat driving back from wherever I got it from. Whatever you do, don't pay that BS ADM, all you are doing is helping them get away with it which means less of them will be willing to sell at MSRP in the future. I did have to put $2500.00 down which was way more than I planned, but I used my CC so I'll get 2.5% back on the $2500.00.


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I always argue dealer prep and destination fee. Why should I pay them to prep it when Dodge already pays them to do that? As far as destination fee, why should I pay that if it's already there? They brought it there, not me.
 
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I always argue dealer prep and destination fee. Why should I pay them to prep it when Dodge already pays them to do that? As far as destination fee, why should I pay that if it's already there? They brought it there, not me.
That destination fee is a manufacturer fee. I, too, thought that it could be negotiated down seeing how I live less than 10 miles from where they're built and my dealership at less than 20. But its the same amount, regardless if it's a few miles or 2000. It's to average the cost out for everyone.
 
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