1st Feb 2003, 09:53
Well I have a 2002 Z06 with 13,500 miles. The car is only 8 months old. The tranny has had 5 rebuilds, and the rear has had 3. I got a lemon here.
The reason why I am writing this is regardless of what car you have there will be a small % of them that will have problems. I am not to happy with the problems the car has had, but that is just the way it goes. It is not any ones falt. MY ZO6 is a lemon, bottom line. The dealer has fixed it every time. Needless to say I am buying a Dodge Viper GTS. The Z06 and I just are not working out. The Z06 is the best bang for the $. We all know that. I will own another corvette in a few years. I hold nothing against GM.
I may try the C6 when it comes out.
To sum this up. I agree with the comment made here by another writer. Work with a good car dealer, and if the problem keeps coming back, lemon the car, sell it, or just trade it in.
14th Mar 2003, 12:02
A Viper, is a Viper... I mean COME ON! Whining about it??? You must be doing some Pretty rough stuff to get it to fall apart like that... If I had $100,000 for a car, I'd at least be grateful to have one. Viper is my dream car. So don't take it for granted!
6th Apr 2003, 16:11
OK people, give the man break, he said it wouldn't have been so had if Dodge hadn't given him so much trouble, I agree with him whole heartedly! I myself had a new Dodge Ram 4x4 Quadcab Sport (granted-not a Viper) but after monthly visits to the dealership with "could not duplicate problem" I ran down the interstate with my foot to the floor and fighting to make 30 m.p.h.for the last time. I had enough of their "could not duplicate" and now I am pleased with the customer support of Ford, Thank you very much... Let the man breath because Dodge Dealer support has to be the worst in the buisness!
27th Apr 2003, 21:13
Sorry, I don't believe that you had all these things go wrong. I was skeptical, until I got to the alternator failing. Chrysler alternators are some of the best in the business. That's when I really got skeptical. Not sure what your motive is, but I'm not buying your review. Sounds like a false review written by a sour grapes Corvette owner.
29th Apr 2003, 09:05
To the fellow with the first comment...
Why do you complain about gas mileage in a 450 hp Viper, yet drive a Hummer??? There is really no logic to your argument. I am sorry to hear of your problems, but this is not the norm. Perhaps changing dealers would have worked. If I am not mistaken isn't the t-56 Borg-Warner tranny shared with the Vette also? I really think you have a lack of appreciation for sportscars. Anyone who even thinks about saying "it should be melted down to a pop can" confirms to me he has no appreciation for true sportscars.
I think the responses above confirm it.
30th Apr 2003, 07:14
I think this review is false. I have owned 2 Vipers, and I know 1st hand that it is IMPOSSIBLE for the chrome to peel off the rims, as there is no chrome! They are polished aluminum.
26th May 2003, 00:18
His negative review would be valid if he had his facts straight. What did he put this car through to generate the so called problems he had. It seems obvious that he didn't have a viper since it would be difficult for chrome to peel off polished aluminum wheels. Anyone that would complain about the gas mileage after buying a viper needs their head examined. For a car that goes from 0 to 60 in 4.2 seconds and gets mileage range of 12 to 20 miles per gallon is a result of great engineering. My 98 R/T 10 on an average gets 14 mpg. My 70 Charger R/T guzzling 440 gets 10 on the highway and about 6 around town. If you are a true enthusiast that wants to drive cars with real performance, gas is never an issue until you start to run cam 2 at $4.00 a gallon. Even this is nothing to complain about when you compare a high performance car to a speedboat.
15th Jun 2003, 20:09
A Dodge Viper can never ever be called a race car, because it isn't. It has a truck engine. I know of a few 2.0 litre cars (standard) that can destroy Vipers in a straight line, not to mention the corners! I know of Honda Civics that can destroy Vipers too.
13th Sep 2003, 17:53
All right who is this guy? You know of 2.0 liter cars that beat a viper. Name one stock car that can even come close with that kind of displacement. You can tune anything to be fast if you are a competent mechanic. (See blue-printing of smallblock 101 if you are confused) Think about the potential behind a 8.0 liter (or 8.3) engine. Get a grip and get a clue.
18th Nov 2003, 02:00
Yeah sure - standard 2 litres and Honda Civics that can destroy Vipers. Yup. Mate, I understand that when you're on your hands and knees on the lounge carpet racing Hot Wheels cars things can really heat up. I suppose your pink Vacation-Barbie Winnebago beats the Viper in a straight line too? And then jumps right up onto the coffee table - whoa - dude! Screeech! Wanna go for a ride Ken?? Brrrrmmmmm.
28th Nov 2003, 08:57
To the person who Said the Viper isn't a real race car...
How much do you truely know about the awesome 8.0L V10 Mopar Engine? There is a VERSION of it used in the 3\4 ton-1Ton Dodge Rams, however, the Viper Version has been seriously reworked for less weight. The trucks Cast-Iron Block was replaced with a Aluminum one, the Fuel Injection system was tuned from Low End Stump pulling Torque only to provide plenty of power where ever in the powerband, among other changes.
As for the 2.0L Comment, I would like to see that.
There IS no replacement for Displacement.
11th Jan 2004, 01:36
The viper is an exotic, so its going to be high maintenance. It is also an 8.0 liter V10, if that doesn't say gas guzzler nothing does. Viper do come with polished aluminum wheels. If you don't like the car get a different one. And NO stock 2.0 liter engine can compete with a Viper.
11th Jan 2004, 18:12
I'd love to see some 2.0L car out run a Viper. The only Viper a 2.0 could out run would be the guy who wrote the review, b/c he did not take care of his Viper. The Viper is by far, one of the coolest cars on earth, and is why I like Chrysler cars over any other American piece of crap. All you ford owners, remember what FORD stands for??? Found On Road Dead, OR Fixed Or Repaired Daily. I can't tell you hoe many Ford's I've seen dead on the road. And their dealerships blow on top of it all. I would love to see Ford top the viper. Ohh that's right, THEY CAN'T!!! If they did the car would blow up half way through a race! This guy doesn't know what he's talking about. Dude, go drive a Viper for a while, then come back and say something about one.