Looking to purchase a Viper

Discussion in 'General Viper Discussion' started by Stevemak, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. Stevemak

    Stevemak Enthusiast

    Aug 8, 2019
    Hope this is the right forum, if not please direct me to the correct one. As as possible future owner of my dream car. I'm looking for feedback. I am ready to see a 1995 RT/10 Emerald Green this Sunday. Only mode is exhaust. Need some guidance on the viper. I'm a car guy and know a lot about cars of over 40 years as many of you.

    Have check forums and did as much research over the years. This one is at a great price and has 44k miles. But Vipers are little different. Would like some feed back on a 95 and views on mileage and minor damage report of car fax in the long run and other topics like head gasket leaks what and where to look on the motor never seeing a V10 up and other items Etc. Just general questions. I know a decent car when i see one have bought others wisely, but not a Viper
    Thank you.
  2. seniorstorekeeper

    seniorstorekeeper Enthusiast

    Nov 30, 2015
    This is the right forum, I just like you have owned many different kinds of cars over the last 40 years, but my 1993 Viper is the first one I have ever owned so I did a lot of research before I bought one. If you get a Viper that has been taken care of and not raced or abused, they are pretty much bullet proof. As far as the head gasket goes, mine has 14k miles on it and the head gaskets have never been an issue. Only problem I have ever had is the cooling fans were not coming on which caused the engine to heat up when I got into traffic, this was because the car was not a regular driver and sat a lot, the motors on the cooling fans were stuck and not coming on, when I noticed it, I ran a long wooden handle down to the fan motors and tapped on them, which freed up the brushes that were stuck and they have worked ever since and have not been a problem. Not the most practical car but definitely the most fun to drive vehicle I have ever owned. They are real head turners and will definitely attract a crowd.
  3. viperman4125

    viperman4125 Enthusiast

    Nov 1, 2012
    North Port, Fl.
    I agree! Mine was Great! No real problems with 28k miles when i sold it this year! :(
  4. steve e

    steve e Viper Owner

    Oct 23, 1995
    I have a 95 and its awesome, I feel 95 was the best year for gen1s they made a lot of improvements on the way they were assembled and with the soft top. My 95 is raced a lot and it has lots of bolt on mods and has been bullet proof. My 99 GTS sits in a temperature controlled garage and its been bullet proof:D

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