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Hellcat owner no longer/ Lease turn in thread

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Sold my lease to a local dealer who sold the car within a day of me selling the car to them.

Msrp: 73,725
Payoff $44,655
$650/mo x 36 months + 2k das = $25k
Sold for $53,000
Positive equity: $8,xxx

True Cost to lease per month $25k -$8k = $17k/36 = $472/mo

No longer a taxi cab driver 😭 @Jimmy N.

On the hunt for a new hellcat, picked up another e55 for dirt cheap, will probably flip within the next month or so.

Since some people's leases are coming due this would be a good thread to talk about potential options.
Cool you walked away with something. A guy I know just sold his and made 5k over what he bought it for (good price from dad) For me, I'm driving what I want. I wouldn't sell mine for more money then what I paid for it. There is no other car I would rather be driving:)
 

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Better keep that forever, wouldn't even entertain selling it.
Ya car is not going anywhere. Keeping it forever.
Gonna be a 8.99 1/4 car 1 day
 
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I searched e55 and it looks like a 4 door to me. Is it just trying to be like a Charger but the rear door don't open:LOL:
Technically I'm in the og hellcat, the supercharger manufacturer for the e55 makes superchargers for the hellcat's.

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I'd prefer the 'wagon version. Then the four doors make a bit more snse.
Although 2-door wagons are obviously nicer yet.
What is it about europeans and wagons? The wagon market is ridiculous, a similar mileage e55 wagon sold for 35k. 🥶🥶🥶
 

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Meh. That's just another boring taxi, that happens to be fast.
And especially being a Mercedes, there's probably an 80% likelihood that most of them ever made were used as taxis.
 

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No worries. Mountain Taxi's two extra doors are ALWAYS open to you 2pac. Glad you were ahead on the $$$. Very cool. Excited to see what you get next.
Hopefully a charger wb or redeye, I need a real taxi in my life 😂😂😂. Working on numbers on the car below, not looking good right now though.

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So it is a 4 door. You made it sound like it was a 2 door with only 1 passenger:unsure:
I meant the demon taxi 😂😂, as a joke.
 

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What is it about europeans and wagons? The wagon market is ridiculous, a similar mileage e55 wagon sold for 35k. 🥶🥶🥶
See, I'm not the only one that thinks that if stuck with a basically boring car, it might as well be a wagon.
Going all the way, so to speak.
 
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See, I'm not the only one that thinks that if stuck with a basically boring car, it might as well be a wagon.
Going all the way, so to speak.
Yeah a 15 year old factory produced car selling for $35k is nuts to me, 5/6 year old e63 wagons are selling for $60-70k, compared to $45-50k for the sedans.

Imagine if they made a magnum hellcat, how nuts would wagon guys go. Can you say ADM!
 

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Yeah a 15 year old factory produced car selling for $35k is nuts to me, 5/6 year old e63 wagons are selling for $60-70k, compared to $45-50k for the sedans.

Imagine if they made a magnum hellcat, how nuts would wagon guys go. Can you say ADM!
Man that gets me excited! I was really thinking on building a Hellcat Magnum:p
 

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Man that gets me excited! I was really thinking on building a Hellcat Magnum:p
Would definitely be a rare and interesting car, I could see a limited production run if the car was still around.
 
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I've ridden in one of these before and they handle great.
Honestly if you combine this and the hellcat it would be the perfect car.

The 500 lbs less really shows in the corners on the e55.

The maintenance and amount of electronics and other parts are not that necessary in the e55, air suspension should be deleted.... etc etc something the hellcat excels in is keeping it simple.

Exhaust notes are very similar.... s/c v8, the hellcat is more throaty and muscular, the e55 is a bit lighter in tone but screams more in the higher rpm range... really a wash here.

Gadgets, only things missing in the hellcat that annoyed me were the lack of acc, no rain sensing wipers, no front camera/parking sensors, e55 has these. The massaging seats are great for longer drives, not really a must have for daily drives unless you go through heavy traffic.

Modifications, both have great tuning and parts availability, hellcat has the edge in the transmission both in strength and shifting capability, also pretty sure the motor can handle more mods, e55 needs to be strengthened overall but both are able to be modded.

Comfortability, e55 has tighter bolsters, hellcat wins though due to room and and storage area for phone.

Backseat - hellcat wins, no rear heated seats for e55 for the taxi passengers.

Both are definitely the best of their respective era's the e55 was a Ferrari killer, the charger hellcat on radials is a lamborghini killer.

At the core they are essentially the same vehicle minus the mercedes benz fit and finish + amenities.... they are sedans that have beefed up internals and are supercar killers.
 

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I never looked into buying and selling mine... I can’t imagine with 43k on it that it would be worth anything over the $45k buy out.
 
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I never looked into buying and selling mine... I can’t imagine with 43k on it that it would be worth anything over the $45k buy out.
In these times it's possible you could have gotten 2-4k + avoided disposition fee.

I didn't buy it and sell it, the dealer dealt directly with fca and cut me a check.

Mine was a bit under 30k + a 2017, but I have heard others with 2016s were offered 46,47,48,49, etc etc
 

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Mine was a bit under 30k + a 2017, but I have heard others with 2016s were offered 46,47,48,49, etc etc
Not a fair comparison since those were surely of the more valuable and desirable 2-door kind.
 

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Honestly if you combine this and the hellcat it would be the perfect car.

The 500 lbs less really shows in the corners on the e55.

The maintenance and amount of electronics and other parts are not that necessary in the e55, air suspension should be deleted.... etc etc something the hellcat excels in is keeping it simple.

Exhaust notes are very similar.... s/c v8, the hellcat is more throaty and muscular, the e55 is a bit lighter in tone but screams more in the higher rpm range... really a wash here.

Gadgets, only things missing in the hellcat that annoyed me were the lack of acc, no rain sensing wipers, no front camera/parking sensors, e55 has these. The massaging seats are great for longer drives, not really a must have for daily drives unless you go through heavy traffic.

Modifications, both have great tuning and parts availability, hellcat has the edge in the transmission both in strength and shifting capability, also pretty sure the motor can handle more mods, e55 needs to be strengthened overall but both are able to be modded.

Comfortability, e55 has tighter bolsters, hellcat wins though due to room and and storage area for phone.

Backseat - hellcat wins, no rear heated seats for e55 for the taxi passengers.

Both are definitely the best of their respective era's the e55 was a Ferrari killer, the charger hellcat on radials is a lamborghini killer.

At the core they are essentially the same vehicle minus the mercedes benz fit and finish + amenities.... they are sedans that have beefed up internals and are supercar killers.
DODGE on the back....HELLCAT wins nothing more to say:cool:
 

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