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  • Summary

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Its not exactly subtle , but if you can get over the slightly erm "footballer" look , its a great aggressive looking car that really does turn heads.

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    I often smile when i see pedestrians turning around to take another look at the car that just passed them , its a genuinely rare care , and turns heads far more than any other car I have owned. Friends love the performance and the sound.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    I'd probably buy this car again , but by the time I sell this one it will probably be illegal to own a V8 so Im making the most of it now before the "green police" stop us from driving anything fun.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    A used BMW 5 Series 535d for my wife (hoping to get it next week)

  • Buying experience

    5 out of 5 5.0

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    When did you buy the car?

    August 2008

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Got an excellent deal , as the big engine cars are depreciating massively. Remaining 12 months of manufacturers warranty to cover any issues.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Having had a Jeep 5.7 Ltd , i wanted something with a bit more poke. The SRT was introduced 3 months after i bought the 5.7 , and I was gutted and wanted one ever since.

    What was the dealer like?

    Very good , knowledgeable and seemed to genuinely want one of the SRT8's himself , so he was either just a very good salesman , or someone who really did rate the SRT8.

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    best 4x4 to drive , and I've driven several different ones from BMW / MERC / Vauxhall / Ford etc.. Ultra quick , and handles well for something so heavy.

    What's it like to park?

    The turning circle on the SRT8 is pretty poor compared to the standard Jeeps , but due to the Parking Sensors + Parking Camera + Dipping Mirrors when in reverse(dealer has to switch this on), parking is good except for the poor turning circle (probably due to the massive wheels).

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    as with my 5.7 jeep the diagnostics system keeps reporting "service 4wd" , and more worringly it went into limp home mode once. Dealer did a software update , which has reduced the occurrences , but its due to go back again for some more tests. The "service 4wd" indicator is quite common on these jeeps , but if under warranty they should fix it but maybe not first time round.

    What's most practical about your car?

    car is a hot hatch killer, and sounds gorgeous. MPG is not that bad for a 6.1 ltr. If you are sensible you can get up to 21mpg , and on ultrashort runs 14, I tend to average 16mpg but i do have a bit of a lead foot , as it just sounds soo good I love to hear it and play with the car.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Accelerator Pedal from the traffic lights , for a 4x4 its quick and handles really well. Rear Parking Camera + Parking Sensors + Dipping Mirrors to show you the kerb (avoiding scuffed Alloys)