I appreciate the warm welcomes folks but alas it was not meant to be. The dealership is refusing to give me a car fax on the car, increased the price by about $4,000 from what it the tag in the window said, and lied about how the financing was to work out.
So this is a no go for now. BUT looking into another one and should know more next week. Half the miles on the car, 1/3 of the distance to get the car and $4,000 less.
It looks like not getting the first one may be a blessing in disguise.
So it looks like this weekend I am putting about 3 hours of one way road trip in to look into a 2006 SRT with low miles. Is there anything I should look out for that is particular to these cars? I was kind of confused when looking at the pictures because it doesn't have the navigation head unit or the kicker subwoofer. But CarFAX verified it to be an SRT8. Is not having that equipment unusual? It isn't a big deal; I can just put my own stuff in like I did my 07 touring.
Well I bought it! An '06 with 37,000 miles on the clock and one previous owner. I picked it up with an 4 year, 48,000 miles extended warranty for $18,000.
This car just wants to GO! Very happy with the decision. Now the pursuit of modifications. First things first is the 180 degree thermostat. It gets INSANELY hot under the hood. I know that extra 24 degrees or so is probably not going to change that a lot but it sure can't hurt!
Glad to hear it all worked out! Pics when you can
Since your going to be doing your thermostat, look into getting a Diablo Sport Tuner (predator, Intune or Trinity), a CAI(stay away from K&N for the SRT8 as it robs a bit of hp), and... ah well just enjoy her!