Certain Dealers are Taking Deposits for the Hellcat That They Can’t Deliver on
Dodge shocked the world this year when they unveiled their Challenger and Charger Hellcat models, which are the fastest production muscle cars that have ever been produced. These vehicles have had the automotive community buzzing all year, and we completely understand why, these things look mean and sporty, and are unbelievably fast. They feature a 6.2-liter Hemi Hellcat engine that produces a mind blowing 707-horsepower. All of the hype surrounding this vehicle has led to some serious demand. However, certain dealers are taking deposits for the Hellcat that they can’t deliver on, and FCA is not happy about it. We are going to use this blog post to tell you everything that we know about this story so far.
Car shoppers have been lining up at local Dodge dealerships for the opportunity to get behind the wheel of one of the fiery Hellcats. However, the problem is that there are more buyers than there are cars, which is leading to some serious problems.
FCA claims that there have been certain Dodge dealerships that have been taking deposits for Hellcats that will never be delivered. A senior vice president for FCA explained to Automotive News that it is only a “handful of dealers” that have been doing this. These unscrupulous dealerships have been accepting a large number of orders for Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcat cars. What makes it even worse is that they have not been disclosing their allocations, or telling customers that the orders may never actually be filled.
According to the Chairman of the National FCA Dealer Council, some of these dealers may be taking so many deposits from buyers in order to stop shoppers from going to competitors to buy the cars, which is very unethical.
In order to avoid being scammed like this it is important to ask very specific questions when you visit the dealership. Be sure to ask about things such as the dealership’s allocation, deposit requirements, and whether or not you can get a refund on your deposit.