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Default Kicking around picking up an 06 300 SRT8, what's up with them?

Any known issues, positives/negatives, etc, etc.
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It's a 10yo Dodge product.


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That's what I immediately thought. But I was just looking at possible replacements for my 01 GS430 just for shits and gigs, and came across one. That powertrain is stout, seats are badass and I'd be stylin like a early-mid 00s rap video.
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Make sure you get you some dub-deuces with the spinners
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Damn son, you know first things first, bentley grille, then double deuces.
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Or I could just pick this one up and the heavy lifting is done.

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...modelCode1=300
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I like the idea of one, but I just feel like FCA products will have a lot of little problems, if not larger ones as well.
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I like the idea of one, but I just feel like FCA products will have a lot of little problems, if not larger ones as well.
That's where I'm at with them.

I had no idea how affordable they are. Started looking on autotrader and they aren't bad. They would seem to present a great overall package, but I'm just hesitant to bet on a 10 year old dodge with almost 100K on it.
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That's where I'm at with them.

I had no idea how affordable they are. Started looking on autotrader and they aren't bad. They would seem to present a great overall package, but I'm just hesitant to bet on a 10 year old dodge with almost 100K on it.
I went to TrueDelta and looked at some repair reports. Sounds just like what I said. Doesn't look like many large problems, but quite a few little problems that add up. Suspension seems to be an across the board weak area with parts wearing out faster than they should.
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I went to TrueDelta and looked at some repair reports. Sounds just like what I said. Doesn't look like many large problems, but quite a few little problems that add up. Suspension seems to be an across the board weak area with parts wearing out faster than they should.
I found one that was one owner, all suspension had been replaced, and looks really clean for $12k.

That's a lot of car for that price. low low 13s for a full size sedan and I have always liked the looks of them. I'd look at another CTSV, but I don't want a manual for a DD.

Of course, what I should do is just keep my GS.
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I found one that was one owner, all suspension had been replaced, and looks really clean for $12k.

That's a lot of car for that price. low low 13s for a full size sedan and I have always liked the looks of them. I'd look at another CTSV, but I don't want a manual for a DD.

Of course, what I should do is just keep my GS.
I'm pretty sure the 6.1L is a solid engine. I love the looks and I'm sure the interior is comfy. I agree, that's a lot of car for $12k. I always thought Mopar fanboi's kept the prices high on SRT models.
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I always thought they were pretty nifty. For some reason I thought they would be faster than 13s. I guess if you want to stay on the safer side you could look at upgrading to a newer 350 Lexus. Maybe sacrifice a little speed for reliability. The IS and GS both get in to the 13s stock.
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I'm pretty sure the 6.1L is a solid engine. I love the looks and I'm sure the interior is comfy. I agree, that's a lot of car for $12k. I always thought Mopar fanboi's kept the prices high on SRT models.
Well, they seem to be kind of all over. I don't want to drop $20k on a DD that gets 13 mpg. If you look around, there's some deals. Typically $11-13 with right around 100k. Most look to hold up pretty well, interior-wise.

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I always thought they were pretty nifty. For some reason I thought they would be faster than 13s. I guess if you want to stay on the safer side you could look at upgrading to a newer 350 Lexus. Maybe sacrifice a little speed for reliability. The IS and GS both get in to the 13s stock.
Couldn't do an IS, the back seat is non -existent.

I got the GS430 because it was good size and had decent pick up. The newer gens aren't that much quicker and the car is reliable as it is, this is more of just looking to maybe get into something a little different.
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I got the GS430 because it was good size and had decent pick up. The newer gens aren't that much quicker and the car is reliable as it is, this is more of just looking to maybe get into something a little different.
After a quick search it looks like you may pickup close to a second off of 1/4 mile time.
But having driven neither GS I dont know if you would find the differences you are looking for.

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Sounds like he is looking at more mid-sized. So.... Maybe 535I
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No way I'd look at a dodge. Only 4 door barges i would look at are w211 e63's(has to have the p030 package) or a 20 y/o rolls(preferably red with a white landau top).
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Most reviews/forum posts I'm seeing say they're pretty bulletproof platforms. I guess they're on the C-class chassis. Suspension seems to be a wear item to check for and to make sure the Brembos were replaced with slotted rotors.
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Well, I need a full size car. Don't want an SUV, can't really use a truck because it's a bitch where I live to park one. Obviously I'm a GM guy, so I have been overlooking cheap materials for quite some time. But the reviews seem to give good marks for long term wear on the interiors as well.

And 425hp/420tq doesn't hurt, either.
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I completely understand, but no way would i consider a dodge. I've only driven a few srt's (hellcat charger, early jeep, ragged out charger) and just plain no. I'd rather have a marauder if i had to stay american in that price range, less power but a lot less master p.
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What about a Caddy STS? Good looking full size cars with good power and they don't exactly hold their value well, so could be a great deal.
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I completely understand, but no way would i consider a dodge. I've only driven a few srt's (hellcat charger, early jeep, ragged out charger) and just plain no. I'd rather have a marauder if i had to stay american in that price range, less power but a lot less master p.
See, but I'm gangser ASF, so it's my style.

Plus, I dig Mauraders, but not nearly as much as the SRT8, plus it's down about 100 hp.


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Only Caddys I'd own is a CTSV, ATSV, or escalade.

This is only if I would get rid of my GS430. SRT8 is only car that would really interest me.
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See, but I'm gangser ASF, so it's my style.

Plus, I dig Mauraders, but not nearly as much as the SRT8, plus it's down about 100 hp.
I can dig a Marauder, but dollar for dollar, the SRT8 is just much more car all around IMO.
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Is the STS V engine/trans reliable? They have like 450+hp
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Go gangster with the magnum srt8.

Or the 3 series.
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From my understanding, yet, they are really stout/reliable motors. There are just so few of them, I'd worry about parts or actually finding someone local to work on it if it shit the bed.


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Or the 3 series.
I really liked the Magnum SRT8 when it came out, but for some reason when the CTSV wagon came out, I thought the Magnum SRT8 just looked like pukedick in comparison. So from here out, I see them and think "pukedick".
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