Hi there! Fall 2010 I'm planning to move from Norway to San Diego for a year. While I'm there I'm hoping to fulfill my childhood dream and get a Viper. I've searched the forums but couldn't find a thread with general buying advice. My last thread was a great success, so I'll try again I have about $40,000 to spend and hoping to get an early SRT10 ('03 or 04' I guess). I got an online insurance quote of about $1,000 / 6 months. I'm a 23 year old single male with 5 years of driving experience and no accidents. I will get a US drivers license when I get there. Is that a realistic quote? Are there any other significant costs? I understand it's advisable to buy a warranty? What about cost of maintenance? I'm not knowledgeable enough to check the condition of the car myself. Should I avoid private sellers then or have a third party evaluate the car before I buy? Is it realistic to get anyone from VCA or SoCal Viper to help me when the time comes? Do they hold value? Does the value decrease significantly with mileage? Anything else I should think of? Any help would be greatly appreciated!