you really need to respect a viper with that little of experience. Check the date codes on the tires, assume youre driving on ice for a while till you get used to it. NEVER hit the gas when the wheels arent pointed straight ahead. chances are youre gonna wreck it, be VERY careful !
cant remember the name of the old dodge dealer that was in pompton lakes. owner had a white superbird sitting there for ever. wouldnt sell it to me. I tried probably 20-25 times to buy it. wonder what happened to that car
if thats all you can afford, id say its worth it. theres plenty wrong with the car im sure but its still $23k.... any running viper will be worth that IMO. but id save up a little more and find a better example
id check the control arms. some have had hairline cracks. mine snapped on the highway, luckily at slow speeds. it was making that kinda noise before
some good info here: http://www.viperclub.org/vca/threads/broken-control-arms.616697/