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  1. ViperPete

    ViperPete Enthusiast

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    After 20 years of wanting one. Hundreds and hundreds of hours playing all the Gran Turismo games, standing next to dozens while people take my picture next to someone else's Viper... I am now an owner.

    First and foremost thanks to my wife who has supported me and gave me her precious little Mazda 3 as a downpayment and Bill Pemberton at WoodHouse Dodge for his excellent care and commitment to finding me a great Viper.

    Details:
    2013 Viper GTS
    Laguna package interior in Sephia
    4600 miles

    My first drive:

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  2. denniskgb

    denniskgb Enthusiast

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    Congrats awesome car. So you are going to keep it?:D
     
  3. ViperJeff

    ViperJeff VCA Legacy Member - UT/AZ

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    Congrats...........
     
  4. Bleed Viper

    Bleed Viper Enthusiast

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    Beautiful car, congrats!
     
  5. Texas1

    Texas1 Enthusiast

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    Very nice...congrats!!!
     
  6. 2001ViperGTS

    2001ViperGTS Enthusiast

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    Congrats! Awesome color!
     
  7. Steve-Indy

    Steve-Indy VCA Venom Member Venom Member

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    Congrats...and, HAPPY SPRING to you both !!
     
  8. ViperPete

    ViperPete Enthusiast

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    Drove it to work today.... There was a crowd around the car lol!
     
  9. Free2go

    Free2go Enthusiast

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    Like the color quite a bit. The plywood on the walls in the garage...is that some kind of structural integrity "hurricane" building code thing?
     
  10. ViperPete

    ViperPete Enthusiast

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    Almost done with my shop. Not hurricane or anything. Didn't want to work with drywall. Wanted the walls to be strong. I'm not the most un-clumsy person when working in my shop and I didn't want to deal with holes and stuff from drywall. Also can mount whatever I want to on the walls. 1/2" thick boards. Going to caulk and paint soon too. All bright white. Shop's gonna look amazing.
     
  11. Dave1968

    Dave1968 Enthusiast

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    Beautiful car! Well done.
     
  12. GreenVenom

    GreenVenom Enthusiast

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    Gorgeous!! Congratulations
     
  13. ViperPete

    ViperPete Enthusiast

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    I washed it for the first time this morning before work.... What an experience... it felt sort of sexual in some weird way. Those curves are sexy!
    I went to a local "ricer" car show last night. Had a crowd of about 40 around the car at all times.
    On my way home I was waiting at a light at midnight and a Silver 05 convertible Viper pulls next to me. We have a chat, we are actually neighbors! At green we go! The Gen V is NOTICABLY faster. Like damn, its faster than a Gen III. When I drove a Gen III years ago it was the fastest thing I had ever driven. This Gen V is so much more refined.

    LOVE this car. My face hurts so much from smiling.
     
  14. FLL-B/W-GTS

    FLL-B/W-GTS Enthusiast

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    Very Nice Machine....Have Fun...

    For Free2Go Can,t you post any thing on here with out some sort of Smart Axxx Remark to someone.....Again,I bet your a quite little Dude/Maybe Babe when not hiding behind your computer screen....
     
  15. Roy

    Roy Enthusiast

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    wow, that's hell of a way to start your Viper career! This smile will stick for a long time! Awesome car you got there! (just stop saying it's that much faster than the Gen 3...i don't want to hear that stuff :D)
     
  16. ViperPete

    ViperPete Enthusiast

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    Seemed like a genuine question/concern to me? It is highly unusual to use that think of plywood on the walls, so his question is valid in my opinion. I'm going to paint and caulk when I have the time. All bright white.
     
  17. Free2go

    Free2go Enthusiast

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    Good for you man. You attempted to troll me without using the word "Porsche".
     
  18. PDCjonny

    PDCjonny Enthusiast

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    What an incredible fall into obscurity this once proud car forum has suffered with its handful of new posts a day and guys like Free2Blow one of the most prolific posters. Sad. Years ago he would have been driven out and shunned like the way he has been on every other car forum he infected.
     
  19. ViperPete

    ViperPete Enthusiast

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    Omg. guys... please keep your childish bull**** outta my thread. This is a special time for me, don't ruin it with your fat egos and petty feelings towards each other.
     
  20. Free2go

    Free2go Enthusiast

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    ViperPete, you have awesome enthusiasm and I had no intention of derailing your thread. I apologize if I have a tendency to attract professional trolls. Carry on with sharing your experience, and again, sorry.
     
  21. ViperPete

    ViperPete Enthusiast

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    It's all good man.

    What I think happens to a lot of people, on a lot of forums- is that we get complacent even lethargic to what we're passionate about. You jump into a hot tub and have a tendency to keep turning up the heat just to feel a difference. That can cause some to become bitter and unenthused about something that really is great. Right now, I just jumped in... It's HOT and all I want is more. I been on car forums for nearly 15 years and I have always believed in one phrase "Be quick to compliment, and slow to criticize". That applies here as well.

    I'm sure the exchange you have with other members is friendly in nature anyway. Its all good!
     
  22. ViperJeff

    ViperJeff VCA Legacy Member - UT/AZ

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    Free is a good guy. 99.99% of the time he just makes me laugh. I'll be honest, I laughed at the plywood poke as the house I'm trying to buy has a shop with plywood on the walls

    Smile free, you'll never bring a smile to everyone's face

    Pete, when do I get my ride?
     
  23. ViperPete

    ViperPete Enthusiast

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    Jeff, whenever you are around- I'll gladly let you drive it :)
     
  24. ViperJeff

    ViperJeff VCA Legacy Member - UT/AZ

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    I'll be happy to just be a passenger......


    Simply because we can go for a more spirited ride with you at the wheel
     
  25. ViperPete

    ViperPete Enthusiast

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    Whatever floats your preverbal boat Jeff!

    You should move to FL instead of Idaho.
     
  26. ViperJeff

    ViperJeff VCA Legacy Member - UT/AZ

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    Good point
     
  27. Cameron

    Cameron Enthusiast

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    I have to say that color is stunning! one of the few colors that I would never place stripes on. And I like the interior also. For me I had to go with a all red interior since my car a 14 GTS white with limo tint and carbon fiber stripes and all carbon packages.
     
  28. 2001-V10 Power Nut

    2001-V10 Power Nut Enthusiast

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    Your car looks great, where are you in Florida?, I would like to see it in person at one of our club meetings, we have a great group of Viper lovers.
     
  29. ViperPete

    ViperPete Enthusiast

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    I live in Ocala, FL. There is going to be an Ocala Cars and Coffee the first sunday of May. I'll be there with the car. Shoot me a PM if you want details.
     
  30. Fangs10

    Fangs10 Enthusiast

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    You sure it's not from blowing that kiss?
     

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