This car is untouchable for the price for its looks and performance!
The stock Goodyear F-1 Supercar tires required replacement by 20000 miles. The tires performed excellent up to that point, and I've had a difficult time finding replacement tires that grip as well as the F-1's. I consider the tires separate from the car itself.
The first issue with the vehicle was the brake rotors. I never had a problem with them, but Chrysler issued a recall and replaced the original ones with nice slotted rotors for free.
The second problem was the cooling fans. They were quite loud, but functioned fine. Chrysler replaced them for free as well, as part of another recall.
The final issue was with the parking interlock unit. The failure of this device prevents the car from coming out of park. It is a plastic piece and should have been made of metal. Some cars can get this replaced for free via a recall, but some can't; your VIN has to be on their list. If you are not on the list, the part (metal version) can be ordered from other vendors, and there are plenty of videos online instructing the owner how to replace the part.
The car is gorgeous. It handles like a sports car, so don't expect a soft luxury car ride in the SRT-8.
If you are concerned with gas mileage, DON'T BUY THIS CAR! This car is not for those concerned with such things, and if you can't afford it, don't buy it, get an Accord or Camry. That $2000 gas guzzler tax should have been a hint!
It is a great car that no Japanese car can touch in terms of size, the look of class, and performance. German cars can't touch it either for under $50000. I also own a BMW 750LI, and I paid twice as much as for the SRT-8. It is a bigger car than the SRT-8, has a few more creature comforts, but has a weaker engine (400 HP), and I actually get more compliments on the SRT-8, go figure. It definitely was not worth the extra $50000.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 2nd January, 2012