Don’t Put A Deposit Down On The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Just Yet

If you can’t wait to get your hands on the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, you’ve probably already thought about securing your place in line for one of the 3,000 units that will be offered in the United States.

Fans might want to hold off though as Roadshow is reporting a handful of dealers are accepting deposits even though they shouldn’t be. As FCA’s Head of Passenger Car Brands in North America, Tim Kuniskis, explained “Technically, no one should be taking any deposits. They can’t physically take an order, and they shouldn’t be taking any deposits.”

Kuniskis went on to say order books haven’t opened yet and dealers don’t know how the company is planning to allocate cars. This could leave some customers thinking they’ve secured a spot when, in relatively, they’ve handed over their money for nothing.

Of course, this hasn’t stopped dealers and Kuniskis admitted he’s heard stories about dealerships taking deposits. This is particularly concerning as the company faced a similar problem with the Challenger Hellcat and a number of customers were upset when they were told their deposit wasn’t any good.

The news isn’t all bad as pricing and ordering information is expected to be released next month. In the meantime, potential buyers should probably just wait a little longer.

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  • Six Thousand Times

    Little chance of me putting down a deposit for that POS, now or later.

    • Dennis James

      Little chance for anyone to care about this.

      • Six Thousand Times

        You did.

    • Craig

      “That POS”. What a stupid comment.

      • Six Thousand Times

        It’s not factually incorrect.

        • Craig

          It’s not based on reality.

          • Six Thousand Times

            It did seem to cause some unintended butthurt.

          • Craig

            Fuck off.

          • Six Thousand Times

            Now, now 😉

  • Six_Tymes

    pretty cool car. still looking forward to seeing a full video review.

  • Erzhik

    Or you wait and then the dealer will tell you it’s too late. Why? Because they took down 20 deposits before ordering opened up, and realized that they will only get 15 cars. So 15 of those already have buyers lined up, while you waited until the books opened up.

  • Teo Markwitz

    Driver seat looks like from taken from Chevy Malibu – can”t understand why its not Recaro Carbon Fiber!

    • Dennis James

      Because the customers will not be slim-fit racing drivers, but real, sometimes heavy, Americans 🙂


    • gary4205

      Actually it’s a genius car. It’s gotten Dodge an insane amount of free press.

      I bet they’ll sell a bunch of Challengers with six bangers to those who lust after the Demon, but can barely afford the entry level car, which ain’t a bad car.

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