Buying my first Viper.... now what?

Discussion in 'RT/10 and GTS Discussions' started by MtyMous, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. MtyMous

    MtyMous Enthusiast

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    Hey guys. Long time Viper lover here, but I finally just swallowed the pill and bought it.

    I snagged a 2001 GTS in Sapphire Blue with Silver stripes. It's the combo I've been hunting for for years.

    So if you could tell a new owner one thing, (advice, tips, suggestions, warning, etc) what would you say.
     
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  2. nmp1

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    i have some other insightful videos as well
     
  3. MoparMap

    MoparMap VCA National President

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    The big thing is just learn the car. Don't try to take it to its limits the first time you drive it. Work up to it and get used to how it drives before you try to set any records. They are tons of fun, but just be responsible. They are not nearly as hard to drive as people think. If you drive them like a normal car, they respond like a normal car. It's only when you push them really hard that they can be a handful.
     
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  5. MtyMous

    MtyMous Enthusiast

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    @nmp1 thanks for the video links. I've actually watched your videos a couple of times before I purchased. haha.

    @ViperJeff , thanks for the welcome!

    @MoparMap I've driven a few of these before. I have fast cars and slow cars. I'm not much for being an idiot on the street. My drive home will be a simple, easy shakedown. Just getting to know the car and feeling it out. Thanks for the suggestions, guys.
     
  6. nmp1

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    glad you did, thats the main purpose of my channel
     
  7. BlackVenom

    BlackVenom Viper Owner

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    If you do not mind, how many miles are on the car and how much was it?

    BlackVenom
     
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    Nice! My first one was a blue / silver 2001. Just enjoy it, get to know the car.
     
  9. MtyMous

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    She's pretty gorgeous.

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  10. MtyMous

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    @BlackVenom I'd rather not say how much. But it wasn't much off asking price if you're able to find her online. And she has 39k on the clock
     

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