Before I begin, pardon the long post... I have a lot of questions. The Viper has been my dream car since the age of 10, when the GTS came out. I currently own a 2008 Lexus IS-F... it's been nothing short of awesome, 416hp on tap with a perfect combo of luxury, reliability, comfort, exclusivity, and speed. It's a quick sedan with paddle-shifters, and shifting is extremely quick... but it was only a matter of time until I started longing for a fast manual car (my DD is a 5-speed Integra). So of course the Viper SRT-10 came to mind... with that I have a few questions. - I prefer the 2006+ coupe to the convertible soft-top, are there any other major differences between the years? - I was told the cabin heats up and this can be cured with aftermarket exhaust? - How is reliability on 2006+ Vipers, how do they compare to later models like 2008+. The majority of the carfaxes I've seen on Vipers are pretty clean. - How are resale values. Do you guys think I should wait until next year after used 2013 Vipers go up for sale, then will the 2008 SRT-10's drop? - What are typical service & maintenance costs. I currently shell out ~$140 for oil changes on my ISF. Paid $600 for 30k service which included oil chg, replace AC filter, brake fluid, air filter, and differential fluid. How does the Viper compare? I know it's a supercar, was just wondering what I can expect. - How is the Viper on road trips? I don't take many but want to know if it's liveable on a 2-4 hour drive, let's say. The stock suspension on my ISF is VERY stiff but comfortable seats make up for it. And how is it in traffic? How is the clutch? Majority of my drive to work deals with stop and go traffic with occasional highway pulls. - I noticed some come with Nav, does it also come with iPod connectivity or Aux & how's the 7-speaker system? I can't drive without my iPod. If there's anyone here from the Northeast region NY/NJ/CT I would love to check out your car and talk about the Viper, appreciate your help! Thanks guys.