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Old 06-07-2005, 03:12 PM   #1
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Viper suck, rather have a vette

is it just me, or are Dodge Vipers overated. My buddy had one and the thing constantly broke. Not to mention there 80grand and the parts are a million bucks. 500hp big deal, for 30 less you could have a corvette with 400 that'll kick the shit outa it. i cant wait for the new ZO6 with 500, can you say Supercar for 75. Hell that same guy with the viper has a lingenfelter vette with 787 rwhp that has only broken an axle shaft after 28 runs on the dragstrip and countless hours of street driving, and this car runs 9's
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Old 06-07-2005, 08:10 PM   #2
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is it just me, or are Dodge Vipers overated. My buddy had one and the thing constantly broke. Not to mention there 80grand and the parts are a million bucks. 500hp big deal, for 30 less you could have a corvette with 400 that'll kick the shit outa it. i cant wait for the new ZO6 with 500, can you say Supercar for 75. Hell that same guy with the viper has a lingenfelter vette with 787 rwhp that has only broken an axle shaft after 28 runs on the dragstrip and countless hours of street driving, and this car runs 9's


THis is me in my buddy's GTS. I've loved them since they first came out in '96.



More exotic than the Vette, more exclusive than teh Vette, and simply more appealing to me. Don't get me wrong, I love Corvettes, especially the new Zo6 (and classics), but there just isnt' the emotional connection to them for me.

But then again, I don't have to show my support for one car by saying everything that isn't my favorites suck. Too bad you're so small minded you have to.
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Old 06-07-2005, 08:33 PM   #3
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I like the Viper GTS...I dont like the new Viper GTS...and I am sure many will say that it's better...it seems like much hasnt changed...which to some is good...if it aint broke dont fix it...but the ZO6 jumped alot from 385, to 405, to now 505hp so...the Viper staying at 500hp and only jumping from its previous 450hp...is not that impressive to me.

It's almost the same interior and same exterior w/a few minor cues changed...

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the new ZO6 is more my taste...right now..and at almost 70k is almost as exclusive as the 85k Viper SRT10



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Old 06-07-2005, 08:52 PM   #4
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Someone with enough money to buy a Viper shouldnt have to worry about repair costs.
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Old 06-07-2005, 09:31 PM   #5
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Someone who shelled out that much money for a car shouldn't have to be concerned about it breaking...
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Old 06-07-2005, 09:40 PM   #6
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is it just me, or are Dodge Vipers overated. My buddy had one and the thing constantly broke. Not to mention there 80grand and the parts are a million bucks. 500hp big deal, for 30 less you could have a corvette with 400 that'll kick the shit outa it. i cant wait for the new ZO6 with 500, can you say Supercar for 75. Hell that same guy with the viper has a lingenfelter vette with 787 rwhp that has only broken an axle shaft after 28 runs on the dragstrip and countless hours of street driving, and this car runs 9's

Its just you. Take this into consideration:

The Dodge Viper GTS should not even be being compared to the Corvette Z06. Neither are supercars, especially the Corvette. If you put the 2 against eachother the Viper would win by a long shot in the quarter mile. Now in road racing it could possibly be a different story because the Dodge Viper is heavier and cant corner as well. As for reliability, the Viper has it hands down. The Corvette feels loose and rattley, it basically feels like your driving a tin can on wheels with alot of horsepower compared to the Viper. Also, the new Z06 even with its 100hp increase, will still be far from a supercar.
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The ZO6 might be far from a supercar but it has supercar like performance and for half the price...it's beating out a 911 Turbo and other supercars...
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The ZO6 might be far from a supercar but it has supercar like performance and for half the price...it's beating out a 911 Turbo and other supercars...
With half the reliability of the supercars.
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With half the reliability of the supercars.

And lack of name. I'd take any Porsche over a Ford GT for the name.
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Old 06-08-2005, 04:11 AM   #10
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I don't think I have to even name my support for this one...

ChrisV, I wish I had a friend like yours. Tell him its a sweet ride!
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If I was given the choice between the two, I would take the Corvette, for its mileage, everything else is pretty similar. Also as a bonus, the Vette looks cooler, according to me...but the Viper does get more respect from the average joe on the street. Hell, I'd take whichever I could.
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i see so many corvettes on the street, they arent even all that special anymore. hardly EVER see vipers...

if you wanna compare then... go ahead, fine...

might as well compare a hatch civic to a V6 VW GTI... its not doin anyone any good...

you should compare cars with similar popularity on the streets. corvette vs... actually, i cant even think of any cars in its league that are quite as popular... maybe a 350Z, boxter, one of the faster beamers...
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i see so many corvettes on the street, they arent even all that special anymore. hardly EVER see vipers...

if you wanna compare then... go ahead, fine...

might as well compare a hatch civic to a V6 VW GTI... its not doin anyone any good...

you should compare cars with similar popularity on the streets. corvette vs... actually, i cant even think of any cars in its league that are quite as popular... maybe a 350Z, boxter, one of the faster beamers...


corvette vs mustang gt's possibly?
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maybe the shelby gt500 version of the mustang that was recently (march?) unvailed...

but not a gt.... which is $30,000. the mustang may have the power, but unlikely it could keep up on a circuit. the mustang is also a fair bit heavier.

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maybe the shelby gt500 version of the mustang that was recently (march?) unvailed...

but not a gt.... which is $30,000. the mustang may have the power, but unlikely it could keep up on a circuit. the mustang is also a fair bit heavier.

i was putting that out as a comparison according to similar street popularity...
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