Greetings. The first thing my friend said when I told him I wanted a Viper is "You can join the Viper Club of America" So here I am. I am considering buying a 1st-2nd generation Viper. I'm 24 and live in New Jersey. My job gives me a work truck that I use to commute to and from work. I just sold my full bolt on BMW 135i that I would use really only for fun... only driven once or twice a month. I was considering a brand new Mustang GT (with the 412hp 5.0), a Lotus Elise, a c6 corvette or a c5 z06. Then I noticed a few vipers in my price range. A few things concern me though... Of course a lack of ABS, traction control, and airbags is kind of a bummer but that is fully overshadowed by this whole soft top not weatherproof no door handle thing. Coming from a noisy, slow Jeep wrangler that I hated the noisy, cold, cloudy windowed soft top on, I am worried. I hated how the zippers always got stuck and I hated the cloudy windows. Do you really need to unzip the window and reach in to open the door? Also I plan on keeping the Viper in my garage but if its going to get ruined the first time I'm caught out in the rain because of a soft top, no thanks. I guess I really need to just go see one and learn how it works?