What's wrong with the Dodge Viper?

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  1. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    http://www.autoblog.com/entry/2238136368279903/

    :eek3: I'd buy one if I had the $$
     
  2. PATH2NOWHERE

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    High gas prices, high price tag (not for what you get) ... needs something more than just a convertible. Dodge really needs to bring back a coupe version of the Viper
     
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    id guess its the lack of options? do they still have the trim levels they used to like ACR? do they have traction contol yet?
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    It's a Dodge :hsugh:
     
  5. SaintGRW

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    they really needed to release a coupe too. Also they should have kept the 2nd gen platform IMO the new one is hot but the last gen was just perfect IMO.
     
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    jeyur cum fairy OT Supporter

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    i think it's the gas prices and price tag too
     
  7. SaintGRW

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    For some reason I don't think people who buy the car are all that worried about gas prices..... :dunno:
     
  8. Chadder007

    Chadder007 OG Diamond Member

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    Right now ALL car sales are down.
     
  9. chris002

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    its just too slow
     
  10. Read more...

    Read more... SPQR

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    do they not offer the coupe anymore?


    if so, that is the problem...
     
  11. Short Bus

    Short Bus Beep beep!

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    If I actually had the money...




    I wouldn't buy it because I'd want a coupe.
     
  12. Hobie1

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    Because it looks pussyfied now. The GTS looked fucking mean, even the RT/10 looks mean sans roof, but this new vert model looks like an XLR or 500sl competitor, not testosterone on wheels the way the previous model looked.

    I would rather have a GTS than the new one.
     
  13. Possum Stomper

    Possum Stomper The Great Bird of the Galaxy

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    that is disturbingly interesting

    :eek3:
     
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    Hobie1 No longer self-employed & now hating life

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    :rofl: at the people who think gas prices are why people don't buy 80K dollar toys :rofl:
     
  15. Short Bus

    Short Bus Beep beep!

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    I think the new one looks better.
     
  16. PATH2NOWHERE

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    Considering that you can get a all-new Mustang GT with 300 HP for $25,000 (base), in coupe form, which is more safe. And has the historical heritage that the Viper will never touch, but has none of the exclusivity of the Dodge Viper.

    I mean, right now $80,000 cars that seat two people aren't exactly selling too well ... unfortunately. I love the redesign of the Viper; even if it doesn't look as "mean and defiant" as the original.
     
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    C6 > Viper

    Truestory
     
  18. SaintGRW

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    Other than the fact 1 is a pony car and 1 is a sports car, or that 1 is a chick car and the other is not. :dunno:
     
  19. chadds

    chadds Roethlisberger & Palko > your QBs OT Supporter

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    If you have $80k+ to buy a "toy", chances are you don't give a shit about gas prices :hsugh:

    I'd buy one if I had the cash...I'd much rather have a hardtop though
     
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  21. slowbird

    slowbird I am the son, and the heir, of a shyness that is c OT Supporter

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    People are getting the new Vette as a cheaper alternative and the Ford GT as a more exotic alternative :dunno:
     
  22. Short Bus

    Short Bus Beep beep!

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    What kind of gas mileage does that Ford get?
     
  23. PATH2NOWHERE

    PATH2NOWHERE New Member

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    Then come up with a reason why it's not selling?

    Damn -- we're just coming up with ideas that's all.

    Who knows. I'm sure people making $500,000 a year could easily afford a 80,000 car .... and the gas that goes along with it. I don't really know why they're not selling.
     
  24. SaintGRW

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    I like the new ones but they really needed to release a hardtop, and I still prefer the last body style, it was more original and mean. :hs:
     
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    I'd pimp one... providing I had 85 grand to piss away on a car that I wouldn't use to haul or commute in. I'm guessing that not too many people fit into that niche. Driving an 85k viper on the street every day isn't too common. My neighbor has one tho. And like 6 BMWs :eek3:
     

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