I'm buying my first brand new car! And it's a Big Boi.
Used car prices right now are pretty crazy, especially for the car I want, so I'm ordering one brand new! (Maybe not the wisest choice money-wise, but 2016s with a manual and low miles are often in the $35k range, and used car interest rates are not as good as new).
5.7L Hemi, 6 speed manual
Performance Handling Group
Cold Weather Group
8.4inch screen with Nav
Spare tire (Yes, a spare tire is optional)
So, why an R/T instead of a Scat Pack that gives those options as standard plus a ton more power?
Because I'd rather drive everywhere with a heavy foot in a 375hp car than with a feather foot in a 485hp car. The R/T is also a little cheaper, doesn't require premium fuel, and is slightly cheaper to maintain. All positives for something driven everyday.
I signed the purchase agreement and $1000 hold payment last night, it should be here in 6-8 weeks (As long as COVID and the chip shortage doesn't screw up build time). That means this Freedom Machine should be here by the 4th of July!
I'm pretty damn excited, even though it doesn't feel real yet. Definitely will have pictures coming when it gets here.
Side note: Horsepower levels today are insane. Less than 20 years ago, the world went nuts for the powerful Mustang "Terminator" Cobra, factory rated at 390hp. Granted, the Challenger is bigger and heavier, but it's 375hp rating gets laughed at for being weak and slow. (And for the record, both cars seem to dyno much higher at the wheels than what the factory power would suggest).