16 years, she was worth the wait....

Discussion in 'New Owner Questions' started by Robgen1, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. Robgen1

    Robgen1 Viper Owner

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    Hello all,

    It was 1993 in Phoenix AZ at the auto show, seeing the sexy smirking Viper behind the velvet ropes I made a promise. Last week I finally made it come true by purchasing a clean red 1994.
    Beyond worth the wait. I have been lurking here for a while, great site with great members who share tips and stories. I look forward to chatting as an owner.

    Robert
     
  2. JonB

    JonB Viper Owner

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    CONGRATS! How well I remember my fisrt auto-show look in 1989.
    And sending a check to Bob Lutz
    And 2 Dodge guys following up with me afterwards for almost 2 years!

    And finally snagging my first Viper in early 1993.

    Enjoy the feeling...and it stays alive for 15+ years.
     
  3. vipzilla

    vipzilla Viper Owner

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    congrats on your gen1 manny guys on here have 1,2 ,3 and more vipers.. I bought my brand new gen 1 and wont buy another viper again i can only love one car at a time the only regret was i didnt wait and get a gen2 because of windows but i wouldnt part with my gen1 for anything..best of luck to you and become a member on here you wont regret it ....roger
     
  4. mad0953

    mad0953 Viper Owner

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    Welcome, this is a cool place with a few nuts here and there. You'll meet them and they are harmless. I know what you are feeling. I lusted after a 96 or 97 B/W GTS ever since, well,................ 1996.:) It took me 10 years to save up enough $ to pay cash and here I am. You will enjoy it here.
     
  5. VardaMan

    VardaMan Enthusiast

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    Congratulations!
    Gen 1's are the greatest! I have had mine since '92 & '93 and have not lost one spark of enthusium. Hopefully, you will get together with your local club members and will be able to enjoy your obsession with other Viper folks. Best wishes!
     
  6. mike & juli

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    CONGRATS, Robert!!!! PM your VIN# to the moderators (kcobean; lee00blacksilvergts) and they'll quickly upgrade you to VIPER OWNER~! We certainly know the feeling of obtaining a DREAM CAR~! WELCOME! ~juli
    **PICS when you can!**
     
  7. Venomiss

    Venomiss Guest

    Welcome!
    Pictures please and are you still in AZ?
     
  8. Stretch

    Stretch Viper Owner

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    Congrats and welcome to the madness. I just picked up a gen 1 last September and have loved every minute of it so far! Post some pics soon :2tu:
     
  9. Y2K5SRT

    Y2K5SRT VCA Member - West

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    Why wait for those slackers? :D

    Congrats on the new ride Rob! Buying your first Viper is an unforgettable experience. You will find yourself wandering out to your garage so often that you will finally just set up a lawn chair next to the car. Your face will hurt from smiling so much too - but you get used to it eventually.

    Now, I would be remiss if I didn't point out that one of the most inexpensive and best upgrades you can do right away is to join the VCA. We actually joined the club when we got our VIN from the factory - six months before the car was built! In your case the Illinois club is one of the most active in the country. Indeed, they have their biggest party of the year scheduled for Saturday the 14th. Check in with Alex, the Illinois regional president. He goes by SmoknTires here on the forums.

    Again, congrats on the great new ride and be sure to post pictures when you get a chance!
     
  10. DodgeViper01

    DodgeViper01 Viper Owner

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    Congratulations! You are sure to have lots of smiles on your face in the future.
     
  11. AFL in NJ

    AFL in NJ Enthusiast

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    Congratulations Robert!

    Regards,
    Aaron
     
  12. 2001-V10 Power Nut

    2001-V10 Power Nut Enthusiast

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    Welcome to the insanity, you have purchased the greatest performance car in the world, enjoy, and try to wipe that grin off your face every day!!:D
     
  13. Viper rolls

    Viper rolls VCA Member - Northeast

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    Congratulations & welcome!
     
  14. Mopar Boy

    Mopar Boy Viper Owner

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    Congrats and welcome to the Viper Nation!

    You will love it here and I gurantee you will also love the VCA! I can say first hand it has been the best thing I have ever done next to getting the Viper!

    Enjoy the ride and take it easy while getting used to how it handles!:drive:

    Robert
     
  15. mike & juli

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    Why wait for those slackers? :D [quote: y2k5srt]

    Now THAT is service, and with a smile too!!~! ~juli
     
  16. viperman303

    viperman303 Viper Owner

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    Robert: Congrats finally. Got my red 94 in 97 (so 12 years) owning it and have enjoyed every mile. Two drives from Florida to Montana and both times BEFORE speed limits out there. Great car and still love it. Put some miles on it. You can lose the car for any number of reasons; but the joy of it lasts forever.
     
  17. Shandon

    Shandon Viper Owner

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    I dont know how long it took for me after I got the Viper off the truck and put it in my garage. Like some sort of aww struck deer in the headlights feel every time you see it and know you are the owner. Congratulations man! Enjoy the feeling and the car, neither go away. Y
    P.S Try to resist moddifying your car because once you start it never stops!Ohh what fun!
     
  18. RobZilla

    RobZilla Viper Owner

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    :needpics:

    :usa:
     
  19. dragon rider

    dragon rider Viper Owner

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    Congrats! Welcome to the club.
     
  20. SmoknTires

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    Rob, glad to have you aboard! You jumped two feet into a lot of good stuff. You have the car, you joined the club, you're on the forums... Now let's get you tied in with the group. I sent you a PM. You'll also be getting a new member packet with all kinds of goodies in the coming weeks. I'll see you out there.

    PS Nice choice on the car. I'm kind of impartial to 94 red RT/10's...
     
  21. Shadowman

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    Congradulations on a wonderful "dream" realized

    All the best

    Shadowman
     
  22. Kala

    Kala Viper Owner

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    Welcome Robert!
    Enjoy your new toy...

    I first bought a Gen I, it came with original tires on it :omg: You might want to take a look at the date on your tires. Make sure you aren't driving on hockey pucks ;)
     
  23. Robgen1

    Robgen1 Viper Owner

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    I agree
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    I did my first mod today and performed a cat-ectomy, we used header wrap and added aluminum tape in uncovered areas, I will report back when I find the temp gun and dyno results!

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  24. RX VIPER

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    Looking at the white stuff I'm guessing your not in AZ anymore? Congrat on the car!! :2tu:
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  25. Robgen1

    Robgen1 Viper Owner

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    Nope, llinois is home now. (I miss AZ this time of year)
    Rob
     

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