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Old 05-17-2008, 03:04 PM
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SRT-8 Charger: Reliability, weak spots, maintenance...

I am seriously considering one of these bad boys, used... I am looking to find out what the weak spots of this car are, the reliability of it as well as maintenance costs.

For example, I have ruled out the CTS-V because it has an unpredictably weak rear end. The only fix for that costs about $5,000 bucks for a built one from one of the few sources...

I want to know what is known to break, why and how much is it to fix... the weak spots.
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I am seriously considering one of these bad boys, used... I am looking to find out what the weak spots of this car are, the reliability of it as well as maintenance costs.

For example, I have ruled out the CTS-V because it has an unpredictably weak rear end. The only fix for that costs about $5,000 bucks for a built one from one of the few sources...

I want to know what is known to break, why and how much is it to fix... the weak spots.
ive had mine for 1300 miles and i havent found 1 problem with the car. i love it.
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Gas mileage.... mine is terrible because I keep the foot planted to the floor while doing burnouts or drifting, screaming WOOOOOOWHOOOOOO and flipping off grannies. Im the blacksheep of this dysfunctional family!

Otherwise do a search for TSB and you should find alot of threads regarding recalls and such. Some of the more notable ones off the top of my head are coolant gunk, brake rotors, sunroof rattles, Im sure there are more important ones but those are the ones i remember for some reason.
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If you plan on drag racing with drag radials or slicks the stock half-shafts aren't very stout.
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Maintenance is high IMO.
Expensive Brakes that don't last long,
expensive tires that probably won't last long if you drive it like it's supposed to be,
7 quarts of expensive synthetic oil,
poor fuel mileage and premium fuel required.
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Maintenance is high IMO.
Expensive Brakes that don't last long,
expensive tires that probably won't last long if you drive it like it's supposed to be,
7 quarts of expensive synthetic oil,
poor fuel mileage and premium fuel required.
all this stuff comes with owning an srt vehicle imo. you think our tires and brakes are bad? my buddy has an e46 m3 and he put new tires on the m3 last january (08) and already needs a new set .
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These are all small beans kind of things I think... I mean deal breaker flaws...
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Mercedes parts are the problamatic parts, Chrysler parts are fine.
Tranny''s connector leaks (merc)
Half shafts weak (merc) rarly break but can
Shifts are so so, (merc)
Odd controls on 2006's (merc) resolved on 07's
Brakes on 2006's required new rotors for groving issues.
other than that, the cars are pretty good, the odd one has issues, but most hold up well with maintenece.
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I`v got sum cheese to go with that wine! You guy`s are a trip....you buy a high performance car and then moan and groan becuase you have to take care of it. Come on guy`s/gal`s
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the biggest flaw on the srt8 charger is that is came naturally aspirated. should have came supercharged from the factory
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