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AN: Viper Near End of Life?

Discussion in 'Mopar / FCA News' started by Allpar News System, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. Max Wedge

    Max Wedge Well-Known Member

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    Something of that nature could happen on GUS
     
  2. somber

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    I think it's filtered because it's usually used as a pejorative. I don't think there's any problem with it if you're applying it to yourself.
     
  3. Mike V.

    Mike V. Mopar-nac The Moderator

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    Yes, so please do not go around the filter, like you just did :)

    Mike
     
  4. MoparDanno

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    As a Dodge. I don't see the Chrysler brand getting anything on GUS in a car line....
     
  5. MoparDanno

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    So let me ask this, as I honestly don't know.

    Have we CONFIRMED that Conner Ave is closing?
     
  6. GasAxe

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    No plans to idle US plants...
     
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  7. Max Wedge

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    I think your right but I still think it would be nice to see a performance oriented Chrysler car. I'm sure what ever Dodge is spawned from it would certainly be fun though.
     
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  8. tomaz

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    I don't want to see a "performance" Chrysler, I want to see a luxury car that just happens to have a 392. A cruiser, a car you want drive slow around town in.
     
  9. Moparian

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    Why do you need the terrible(realtive to the 3.6) fuel economy of a 392 if all you want to do is drive slow around town? That makes no sense. If anything the 3.6 fits the bill perfectly, its just as fast as the 05 Hemi 300, gets good fuel economy and Corsa will sell you an exhaust that sounds very nice if you want some sort of sound.
     
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  10. WXman

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    I see Vipers at car shows.

    That's the only place I see them.

    I see Mustangs, Challengers, Corvettes, Camaros, GT-Rs, 370Zs, G35s, and the occasional Lambo actually cruising and out on the roads. To be honest, I'm shocked the Viper has survived 20+ years. I'm not sure what it is about them that enthusiasts dislike. The awful MPGs? The awful ride quality? The awful interior? I don't know. But they aren't popular in my part of the world. And the last one my dealer sold went for $150K. There's a lot of awesome stuff in the world for $150k.
     
  11. MoparDanno

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    I see Vipers on the road around here quite a few times a year. Less so than Lambo's and F-cars admittedly, but those are status symbols, where the Viper is more of a golden sledgehammer.

    Park a Lambo, a F-car, and a Viper ACR next to each other at a cars and coffee sort of thing and watch and see which car gets the most "views". It wont be Italian....
     
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  12. Moparian

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    I see one every day around here. Black with Silver stripes. I believe its a doctor at the local hospital but not 100% sure. I've seen a handful of the Gen V but there are quite a few Gen IV's around this area.
     
  13. ScottB

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    One of the local dealers has a new Viper on the lot. The next closest is over 200 miles away according to Dodge's inventory search tool. Very rarely see one on the road.....but I guess that's part of the appeal, not everyone can get one like the Corvette, which are a dime a dozen around here. You see plenty of C7s.
     
  14. srt4evah

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    More likely it's the awful reputation for killing it's owners, the reason it earned a reputation as a widowmaker. The Viper isn't a car to be trifled with, which is what most rich people want in the $100k+ range.
     
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  15. Muther

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    Very, very true. I see a Lambo, at leat once a quarter. I see Corvettes many times a day. I see Aston Martins several times per year. I see Ferrari's about as much.

    I see no more than one Viper per year, unless I am at a track...



    Then I see lots of them...



    Ususally in front of all of those other cars I mentioned.




    That is why Viper exists. Rarity, and uncompromising performance. As I have said before, Viper is the utmost refinement of 1960's technology. It is almost a neolithic kind of car (mentioned before). It is a car evolved toward one purpose, hunting, and killing. It is not the tribal elder, it is not the tribal medicine maker. It is the Tribal predator. It is all about beating its competitors on a track. Anything else is of much less concern for it.

    It is for those reasons that the ACR is so badly needed. Although I am glad they waited to intro the ACR, until it was right. I do wish it could have come sooner.
     
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  16. Dave Z

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    I never see Vipers OR Lambos but man, I see BMWs and Teslas all the time. Guess we're in that range. Well, not all of us. Modal car here is Honda Odyssey followed closely by BMW followed by various Hondas... oh, and huge black SUVs.
     
  17. Moparian

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    Vette's are a dime a dozen around here. I did have a new McLaren 650s in some sort of candy yellow metallic pull up next to me on Sunday..... other than at the Concourse d' Elegance I've never seen one in real life.
     
  18. unverferth

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    I get AUTOWEEK and in their classified section section there are various exotic car dealers that have Lambo's, F-Cars, etc. When the first generation Viper came out you saw them populate those particular exotic car inventories. Now you see none. Did the Viper lose it's appeal ? Don't know. Maybe it's the huge price the current Viper demands for what you get.
    You just don't see the Viper mentioned by various car people like you used to.
    How do we get that back ?
     
  19. Bionicrooster

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    We must live in the same part of the country :) I see one or two early Gen vipers out for Sunday rides during the summer and there is a maseratti parked in my office lot every day. But for the most part the exotics are very rare.
     
  20. Mr.Source

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    With a good marketing, Viper is forgotten
     

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