Hello all! I have been viewing the forums for a little bit of time, and I gotta say that the wealth of knowledge on these cars here is great! I am currently a college student, and hope to graduate within the next 2-2.5 years hopefully! I am just curious about what you 300c SRT8 owners do for a living?
Post your Job Title/Description and Salary if you are comfortable with disclosing it! The reason I am asking is because I am very interested in looking into purchasing a 300c SRT8 upon graduation. I am curious what you guys do for a living so I can gauge if I will truly be able to afford this beast of a car! I already know some parts are quite expensive, and this is not a gas friendly prius...lol. I am coming from owning Japanese, so this potentially would be my first American car. I have not owned a performance car either, but the capability of the SRT8 as well as the drop dead gorgeous looks have me hungry for one!
Any ballpark figures for cost of ownership too? Your input is greatly appreciated!
Gas will Rape you $3.27 a gal for 91 (which is what you have to put in it) I hot rodded around town the other night for about an hour and used 7 gallons of gas lol. New tires every 15K or so, because your gonna be on it.
And honestly you dont have to have a college degree to own one or any certain kind of job. You just have to get approved through the bank for the loan amount. and getting a good intrest rate through the dealersip. You can have the best job in the world, but if you don't have good credit due to crazy student loans or credit card debt, you're not getting one.
Also just buy a used one. The good thing about Chryslers is they depreciate like CRAZY when you take them off the lot. Mines an 06' with 41K on it. One owner, a woman. I got it for $19,600 when the deal was done. granted blue book is 27K on it, I was looking for over a year for a deal on an SRT8 so I could upgrade from my V6 one. Patience and the right place at the right time got me a great deal and an awesome well taken care of performance luxury sedan.
All you have to do is make sure you can get approved first of all for the loan, and second that you can clear the car payment and insurance every month and still have cash left over for gas. And maybe some food. My insurance is like $213 a month I think for full coverage. And I'm 23 so thats not too bad. My 350Z insurance was $356 a month, and the SRT8 is about 6 times faster than that with quadruple the room inside. I am very happy every morning when I floor it out of my driveway
BTW I work for Walmart Corporate and make 34K a year. (Which like I mentioned above means absolutely nothing)
I worked as a loan exec in a bank before the subprime loan crisis while I was in college and grad school. Now, I work as an Earth Science teacher. I'm working on my next degree because I want to be a Geology professor.
My SRT8 cost less than $30,000 thanks to depreciation, but I'm going to buy the 392SRT8 brand new.
Gas is annoyingly expensive, but the real problem is that the car is a gas guzzler that only makes 10mpg city. Thing is, regular unleaded is over $3 a gallon too, so I'm not really seeing much difference putting gas in a regular unleaded car either.
I work as an office manager (male secretary) and make 30k+ a year and I fukcing hate my job. I'm 25, looking for a job as a pilot (finished flight training / jet training right as the economy crashed and thousands of pilots laid off) and going back to school to get my flight instructors rating and get a degree in something dental or medical related. Can't hurt to fall back on the 2 growing industries right?
Oh and I drive escorts / prostitutes to their next clients house and whenever I drive through the ghetto, everyone thinks the dopeman has come to town and tries to score some crack from me...
okay maybe not the escorts part (still toying with the idea) but I've had people try to buy rocks from me. That's the last time I sit at a stop sign with my window down
the best part about my day is when I floor it out of the parking lot at work, and get to hear all 6.1 liters of glory paid 20,850 for mine with 36k miles, 2 years old (late 06 model). I knew the previous owner too, and he had already did the mods I would have (eibach springs and shocks, k&n intake, diablo tune, beltronics rx-75 laser shifter / radar detector) and I confirmed with him that there was never an issue with the car, and he did oil changes every 3k miles. He traded it in at a dealership for a gt500 mustang, and didn't steer me wrong. love the car... just the sound system leaves something desired.
makes my day / life manageable. Otherwise I probablly would have climbed a clocktower with a high powered rifle years ago.
price of insurance - 800$ every 6 months, full coverage. Gas sucks... and this thing eats it like its no ones business. Gotta pay to play
Last edited by blackula-srt8; 01-20-2011 at 09:24 AM.
Owner of interior design and painting business. Salary fluxtuates from year-to-year, just depends on economy and what people are willing to spend on their homes. Bought my SRT8 3 years ago. Pay $600 for insurance (every 6 months) which is full coverage and low deductible. 4 months out of the year I put the car in winter storage mode, which eliminates my insurance payment! Gas, well, your going to be at the station at least twice a week, most likely 3-4 times a week! Comes with the territory ;-) But as said above, if you have good credit score, not a lot of debt and a decent paying job, you'll be able to afford it!
2008 Chrysler 300C SRT8
Metallic Brilliant Black
Color Matched Wheels and Grill
Magnaflow High Flow Cats & Magnaflow Exhaust
Mopar Cold Air Intake
Diablo Sport Predator Programmer
Billet Technology Catch Can
3M Scotch Guard Clear Bra
30 yr PhD Analytical Chemist for a major Science Company.
Start saving some money now... you can do it even though you're in college. The more you can pay down on the purchase (whether new or used) the better you will be able to afford the on-going costs of operation and maintenance... oh, and mods.
See my photo gallery section. First name is... uh... Tim. I know... it's Goofy! LOL
In love with my first wife & first car ('68 Charger) ... still have the wife
but now there's the Heritage Edition and a Magnum SRT8!
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