have a few friends they've been in the business selling high end cars besides regular ones for 4 decades. They all seem to agree that the gen II was the one everybody noticed when it came out. The gen V should have had a radical change in appearance [ like the GT3-R ] rather than just going back to the Gen II styling with upgraded interior etc.....Friend of mine still has a limited 2010 model on his showroom floor at 108K, yet I couldn't justify trade in my 99 GTS, coughing up the $$$$ difference! I'm content with my car. Tt would need to be a major upgrade and facelift of a new gen Viper to consider trading for.