Question 2016 vs 2018 Scat Pack & SRT 392

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  1. jfig

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    I have a dealership near me that has two brand new 2016 Challengers for some reason (a scat pack and a 392) that are discounted close to 10K off MSRP. I also have another dealership that has 2018 models that are about 4K off MSRP. I'm wondering what your thoughts are about how the 2016 compares the 2018 in the same trim as far as reliability and performance.
     
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    Are you planning on keeping the car or driving it for a few years and then trading it in?


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    I'm hoping to keep it until it becomes unreliable, so at least 5 years
     
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    There is little difference between the years. If I was buying a new one with the intention on keeping it I would get the one that is best priced and is what you want. Obviously the 18 will be worth a little more in 5 years but is that worth it to you as far as how much you pay now? I would rather save 10k and basically get the same car if I was just going to keep it. Lower payment will also give you mod money.


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    It's got 3-pedals :)
    It says low mileage 22,526?
    Guess my 2010 at 8,805 miles was really low?

    When I got my 2010 SRT, the same lot had a 2014 392, black 6-speed for only $1K more,
    but I really wanted the 2010, as I had a 1970 (40 years ago, both with 425HP)
    Plus the insurance was $80 a month more on the 2014, and my 2010 has more options.

    I say buy what you like and DRIVE IT !
     
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    In my opinion that is a very good deal. $31000 is actually about what that cars trade in value is. Obviously it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles but it’s still a 6.4 and I’m a huge fan of the manual transmission(just make sure you swap the shifter to Barton). To put into perspective I just paid $47000 out the door for a 18 392 scat pack shaker, manual, and leather interior with alpine audio. (Probably something else?)I don’t see $16000 there but I love the car.


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    Yeah I was not settling for a non shaker once I saw one


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    Just to summarize and give you all a better picture of my situation. The first dealership near me has a brand new 2016 Scat Pack for $38,850 ($10K off MSRP). The second dealership has a 2018 392 Scat Pack Shaker for $42,728 ($3,347 off MSRP). Finally, the third dealership has a barebones '16 Scat Pack with one owner, clean carfax, and 22K miles listed for $30,990 ($10,095 off sticker MSRP). Money is definitely a concern for me - I currently drive a 2017 Tacoma that I should be able to get around $30K in trade in value for. I know that the specific options on the car will sway the value, I'm just looking to get a general sense of the right direction in terms of value/reliability/performance. I will be using the car as my daily driver, want a 6.4L V8, and plan to keep for 3+ years.
     

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