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I guess I do go through cars pretty quickly (at least trucks), but I've had the M5 for 3 years. And it's not a money thing because I would be swapping as an even trade -- viper for M5 straight up. That way I wouldn't take too much of a hit and then by the way viper prices are holding, I'd be able to sell it and get back into an M5 without losing much, if any. And I don't care what other people think, a TT viper and TT Ford GT have been dream cars of mine forever. Although this won't be TT'd, I may S/C it.Sounds like you go through cars fairly quickly? 6 months is pretty short time to have a car like a Viper just to see what it's like...and then hop back in to an m5. Don't get me wrong, I wish that was a luxury I could afford..haha! I think if you have money to throw around, a tastefully moded/upgraded M5 can be just as good if not better than a Viper.
Also, and I'm sure you're not one to care much to what people say or think but, remember some folks might be like "man, that dude's mid-life crisis came early!" ..I say that 'cause I'd over hear some people say that about a buddy of mine that owns a Z06...of course, he didn't care!
If i had to leave it at a bottom line, i'd say, find someone who is selling theirs and see if you can squeeze a test drive out of it.
No I missed it. But I have seen the show where they race the supercars against each other and there was one with a TT Viper and I've always loved them...do you want a Viper now because you saw it on Top Gear America last night?
How do you figure the Gen 3 is slower than the M5 stock? I've never seen a 1/4 test, 0-60 test or 0-150 test for that matter where the Viper was slower. Not to mention in most situations he's going to be DRIVING the car not racing the car, and the Viper makes so much more power than the M5 does in the low - midrange, not to mention it weighs 600lbs less. The Viper will feel twice as fast as the m5 does for normal driving.The only downside is that you are looking at a Gen 3. The Gen 3 is slower than the M5 stock for stock in most situations (straight line). It's unfortunate but true. I'd look into a Gen 4. 600hp is a good way to justify anything.
I said most situations, not all. The Viper has a terrible drag coefficient and does not have the gearing advantage an M5 has, so it will undoubtedly lose at higher speeds.How do you figure the Gen 3 is slower than the M5 stock? I've never seen a 1/4 test, 0-60 test or 0-150 test for that matter where the Viper was slower. Not to mention in most situations he's going to be DRIVING the car not racing the car, and the Viper makes so much more power than the M5 does in the low - midrange, not to mention it weighs 600lbs less. The Viper will feel twice as fast as the m5 does for normal driving.
I was in complete shock that a car that has been around for 2 years gets this much attention. Although I have found that it goes beyond the expected Japanese car drivers. This past Sunday I was driving and a cute blonde soccer mom in an SUV mouthed "wow" when she pulled next to me at a light. I am assuming that she was talking about the GT-R...and not me... hihaI like the stealth factor of the M5 in this economy and with the local po-po. I switched from Porsche 993/996TTs a few years ago to an RS6 (owned 2 in a row) and now the M5 and really like that no one tries to race me and cops don't pay much attention. Just my $.02
The Viper will attract a lot of negative (as well as positive) attention. For a pure hobby car it may be fun though.
I test drove (2) GTRs and almost bought one instead of the M5 but every tuned Civic and WRX in a 1 mile area tried to race me just while on the test drive and that would drive me nuts day to day so I went M5 instead and am happy with that decision.
I had both (at the same time!)I am seriously considering trading my M5 for a Dodge Viper. I really don't need the 4 doors like I thought I would and want something torquier and more exotic looking.