Hello all. I'm Ren. I have the good fortune to be a designer for SRT, here in Auburn Hills. I may have met a few of you at some of the big events up here, and hope to meet more of you soon. After about 4 years of being surrounded by Vipers at work, I feel ready to take the plunge and get a new-to-me Viper. However I'm hoping you guys can point me in the right direction... I currently drive a 2011 Camaro SS, with a few mods. I've daily driven this car for about 5 years. I'm looking to replace this, my only car, with a Viper for the summer. Obviously I've been spoiled by all the modern driving aids, none of which I'll get with the Vipers in my price range, which is about $40k and under. At first I was leaning towards Gen2, yet the ones in my price range do not have ABS. So that lead me to Gen3. Im not really a convertible guy, but I guess I can deal with that in order to finally have a Viper of my own. This would be my daily driver all summer until it starts to get cold again. What would you guys recommend? Is a 2003-2005ish Gen3 an easy car to live with? Is it too punishing to drive everyday, or in bad weather? Sadly, my only experience is with the new Gen5 Viper. So I dont really have any idea how "dangerous" driving a Gen2 or Gen3 would be. Am I biting off a bit more than I can chew? Also, I'm quite a perfectionist when it comes to quality issues. Squeaks, rattles, and bad noises drive me insane. Does that mean I should just overlook Vipers all together until I can afford a used Gen5? Any tips or suggestions? Anybody got a lead on a good car for sale?