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BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK....VIPER
Pros: RAW POWER
Cons: NOTHINGAWESOME......No other car in its class for the money....TORQUE MONSTER.....
Pros: I personally like the twin turbo
Advice: Get itThis car is amazing, i got the 1000 hp twin turbo kit put on it, i also had it bored and stroked, so now instead of a 8.5 liter, i have a 9.7 liter engine. i put a cold air intake, nos, and some sweet tires, they're basically slicks but they have a line through the middle so it's legal. My viper can go from 0-60 in 1.63 secs, over 1200 bhp(with the nos) around 1135 without, and over 1000 ft/lbs of torque. all i have to say is, AMAZING.
Pros: twin turbo package
Cons: gas mileage
Advice: don't know what your missing until you get itI just got this car last week. Its yellow with black interior. I ordered it in early December becouse i sent it to hennessey motorsports and got the venom 1000 twin turbo package on it. the car does 0-60 in less than 2 seconds. Top speed is about 255 mph. The viper is a very good performance car for a low price compared to other competitors. As far as horsepower the viper dominates.the car has 1000.1 horsepower and 996 steight rear wheel torque.
Pros: uh.. you have to actually know how to drive to drive it
Cons: the time it took to sign the papers
Advice: get over the sticker shock, you will be the envy of your whole community. Everyone else thinks about buying one... you actually had the intestinal fortitude to belly up to the bar and make one yours!ok..its midnight and i keep going into my garage to see if its still there. I now have the silver and black machine. I took my 12 year old son out for a cruise at sunset.. he went to bed just a few hours agon still smiling like the butcher's bull dog on a Sunday afternoon after church. I own a BMW 740, a Range Rover, and a Dodge Ram Truck (one of my favorites). They all get to move over to make room for my new work horse. It makes for a rude, primative ride that asks for no appologies and takes no prisoners. I will go to my grave knowing it was the best investment, pound for pound and horse for horse, that I have ever made. Ok.. i am going to the garage; again.
Pros: Awesome torque and class!
Cons: A sunvisor that is eclipsed by the one in my PT Cruiser.
Advice: Get one before they are gone! It will keep you young!I purchased the first one (which is bright silver) to arrive in SLC. I was was originally going to buy a black one arriving this December. This is the best color by far. I totally love this vehicle. It is more exciting and pure fun than I have had in years! My last four sportscars were a 2001 red Z06, a 2002 black Z06, and two 2003 Z06 corvettes, one was electron blue and one was millennium yellow. I greatly respect and love the corvettes, but this viper is clearly the 'King of the Hill' now! The corvettes are the best daily drivers though. The viper drive always requires a few hours of recovery time to regain my composure, check my pulse and debrief my experience to myself. P. S. I came real close to buying a new Porsche 911 Turbo X50, but this viper exceeds even the GT2! My heart's still pounding from my first 780 miles! Seriously, you must check this car out!
Advice: nothingthis car kicks ass when it comes to racing
Pros: COMPLETLY REFINED
Cons: STEERING IS TWITCHY
Advice: YOU WILL NOT REGRET ITI OWN A HIGH END COLLISION REPAIR FACILITY AND HAVE HAD THE CHANCE TO WORK ON AND DRIVE CARS FROM THE FERRARI 550 MERANILO TO LAMBORGHINI DIABLOS WITH LATE MODEL HIGH END PORSCHES,LOTUS,BMWS,CORVETTES AND VIPERS IN BETWEEN.THE 2003 DODGE VIPER SRT-10 IS THE CAR TO HAVE, AND YOU CAN WORK ON THE CAR. IF IT'S MAJOR YOU CAN TAKE IT TO A QUALFIED DODGE DEALER. THESE CARS ARE BULLET PROOF.I ALSO HAVE A 99 VIPER GTS,(BEAUTIFULLY STRONG AND RELIABLE).THE 2003 SRT IS TOTALLY IMPROVED,FRONT TO REAR TOP TO BOTTOM.I HAVE DRIVEN LATE MODEL MERCEDES AND BMW CONVERTIBLES AND THE TOP ON THE NEW VIPER IS AS QUIET,TIGHT AND WELL DESIGNED.I KNOW I WON'T SELL MY 99 GTS,AND I DID NOT KNOW IF I WOULD KEEP THIS 03 VIPER BEFORE I DROVE IT,BUT 12 HOURS OF OWNERSHIP AND IT'S NOT LEAVEING MY SIGHT UNTILL AT LEAST THE 05 COUPE COMES OUT-MAYBE!!! P.S.THINGS IMPROVED BRAKES/THROTTLE RESPONSE/RIDE TIGHTNESS/RIDE COMFORT/FIT & FINISH/HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING/STEREO/ENGINE TEMPERATURE/