Looking to buy 13-14 SRT. Need Help

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  1. bholasrt

    bholasrt Enthusiast

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    Hi,

    I am new to this forum. I am in the market for a 13-14 SRT and need some feedback.

    I went to a dealership to check out a 2014 SRT. The price was reasonable, but what prevented me from signing on the dotted line was the $12,000 they wanted for extended warranty.

    For those current Gen 5 Viper owners, my question is to you:

    1. What is the actual maintenance of Vipers? Does the Viper require a lot of repairs and/or does part need replacement often.

    2. Is it worth the extra cost to get extended warranty?

    3. Should I take the risk and purchase the Viper without the additional warranty?

    Your feedback and help would be greatly apprecaited.
     
  2. ViperJeff

    ViperJeff VCA Legacy Member - UT/AZ Staff Member

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    Does the warranty cover drivetrain up to including engine replacement, if yes. Might not be a dad deal.

    However, I would read all be small print
     
  3. bholasrt

    bholasrt Enthusiast

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    The dealership said the Warranty is customizable, so it was hard for them to give me an exact price. But it was $10-15k

    They are using a 3rd party warranty company for exotic cars.

    I do not plan to race or modify the Viper.

    Thank you for the reply. Would like to hear more from other Viper owners.

    I plan to purchase the Viper by end of year. Want to do all my research first.
     
  4. AZTVR

    AZTVR Enthusiast

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    That price is laughable if really $12,000. I will PM you the name of a person that is well known in the Dodge community for a good deal on the factory extended warranty. Contact him for a quote. Note that many; but not all, 2013 and 2014 Vipers have had their powertrain warranty increased to 10years/100,000 miles whichever comes first. However, because of the complexity of the electronics and other issues, you may want to consider an extended warranty for the non-powertrain items. I need to make that decision also. A quick look online indicates a 7 year/60000 warranty would be less than $1800 if I am reading it right.
     
  5. bholasrt

    bholasrt Enthusiast

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    Thank you AZTVR. Your help is really appreciated. I nearly feel out of my seat when the finance rep told me the price of the warranty. I knew they were trying to make extra margins on the sale.

    Yes, I've heard about the 13-14 increased warranty from the manufacture.

    Thank you for the reply =)
     
  6. matt dillon

    matt dillon Viper Owner

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    12k is STUPID High, only thing I could guess is IF your car hasn't had all the Recalls done! Like AZTVR said contact him or I can give you somebody to call. My OWN local Dealership quoted me 2k more than what my friend from out of town that's worked at a Dealership for over 25 years gave me!
     
  7. 98RT98

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    call 1-888-306-6545 this is the official FSC site they will give you info on extended warranty
     

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