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    Default 1998 Viper new owner need advice

    I am looking at a 1998 Viper and need some input. I have owned several corvettes and a couple of porsches, but never a viper.

    1. Are there any know issues with this year?

    2. The car has less than 30K miles and can be purchased for less than $30,000. Does this sound like a good deal?

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    Where is the car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlestonsc View Post
    I am looking at a 1998 Viper and need some input. I have owned several corvettes and a couple of porsches, but never a viper.

    1. Are there any know issues with this year?

    2. The car has less than 30K miles and can be purchased for less than $30,000. Does this sound like a good deal?
    Based on the very limited info you provided, it really can't be determined whether this is a deal or not. All you said was its a 98 (GTS or RT/10) we don't know, and less than 30k miles meaning could have 100 miles on it, or 29k miles, we don't know, and you said price was less than 30 meaning what? 29k or 15k, be more specific if you want really helpful advice. There are lots of folks on here who will help if you have the right information about the car.

    You might start with the VIN number, you could send that to someone on the board and they could possibly check it for you.

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    Sorry, but I am trying not to give out too many details regarding the car. This is an inside deal that I don't want to lose the inside track on.

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    YES. Even with a salvage title, that's a good deal. As long as it doesn't need any significant work such as body panels, frame straightened, or new motor/trans. Look here in the classifieds and on ebay. I doubt you'll find another '98 for anywhere near 30k, let alone under 30. Good luck!

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    Well then, buy it and start asking detailed questions later.

    I would be suspicious of any "good" deal. And although $30K might not be exceptional of a deal for a '98, it does fit in the good deal category.

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    I would say that a clean '98 GTS with under 30K on it without a history would be a bargain at 35K, let alone 30K. Frankly, that is way cheaper than I have heard of one that doesn't have a story attached, and I'm willing to bet that one does.

    If not, the resale values have really hit the toilet.

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    No story car is a clean title car. With today's economy people are willing to let things go for a small price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperJon View Post
    I would say that a clean '98 GTS with under 30K on it without a history would be a bargain at 35K, let alone 30K. Frankly, that is way cheaper than I have heard of one that doesn't have a story attached, and I'm willing to bet that one does.

    If not, the resale values have really hit the toilet.
    Or this guy is stupid not to put it on ebay or Auto Trader and get $5K more.

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    Default Re: 1998 Viper new owner need advice

    Buy The Car!!!!!

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    Default Re: 1998 Viper new owner need advice

    sounds like scam.

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    Not a scam this is the real deal. Will post pictures of the car once the deal is sealed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlestonsc View Post
    No story car is a clean title car. With today's economy people are willing to let things go for a small price.

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    With all the cars in your collection, why are you so worried about getting such an exceptional deal on a viper seems like you could really get into any viper you wanted if you wanted. So I'd just say check the car out and make your own decision. You really gonna let a bunch of folks on an internet board make your mind up for you, when you have this much experience with classis cars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by viperdude118 View Post
    With all the cars in your collection, why are you so worried about getting such an exceptional deal on a viper seems like you could really get into any viper you wanted if you wanted. So I'd just say check the car out and make your own decision. You really gonna let a bunch of folks on an internet board make your mind up for you, when you have this much experience with classis cars?

    EXACTLY

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    I'll test drive it for you.




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    Great point. I am just the type to avoid getting into a bad deal. I have never owned a Dodge product before and was just looking for some advice. I could actually care less about the money. I just want to get into a car that I enjoy. There is a big difference between the cars that I currently own, and the Viper. I was really looking for the pro's/con's of being a Viper owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlestonsc View Post
    Great point. I am just the type to avoid getting into a bad deal. I have never owned a Dodge product before and was just looking for some advice. I could actually care less about the money. I just want to get into a car that I enjoy. There is a big difference between the cars that I currently own, and the Viper. I was really looking for the pro's/con's of being a Viper owner.
    You asked us about a car without wanting to describe it.

    I think that tactic did not work.

    We did not transmogrify that into a description of how you might enjoy it.

    Just buy it and post pics. We'll go from there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave6666 View Post
    transmogrify
    You've really gone too far now.

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    Default Re: 1998 Viper new owner need advice

    If you like attention this is the car to have. We have great group of Viper owners who love their cars-who also like to kid around
    There are plenty of threads to read about 98's through the search if you haven't tried that one already. Welcome and hope to see pictures if you decide to take the plunge!

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    Default Re: 1998 Viper new owner need advice

    As a new viper owner myself I will say you won't believe the rush!

    As for under $30K..... In my search for the right car the only ones I saw under 30K looked like they had been wraped around a telephone pole. Even many of those were over 30.

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    Default Re: 1998 Viper new owner need advice

    asking us about a car that we cant see and you arent willing to give details about is simply ridiculous.

    your best advice is going to come from taking the car to a local viper tech and letting him look at the car.

    good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlestonsc View Post
    Great point. I am just the type to avoid getting into a bad deal. I have never owned a Dodge product before and was just looking for some advice. I could actually care less about the money. I just want to get into a car that I enjoy. There is a big difference between the cars that I currently own, and the Viper. I was really looking for the pro's/con's of being a Viper owner.
    You will not be dissapointed in the Viper. Once you go to Mopar muscle you will also start selling your vettes

    PM board member boplaw and ask him about the car. He is a Viper owner in Charleston and will likely know the car and may look at it with you.

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    I knew someone from the great state of South Carolina would respond. Thanks for the intelligent comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlestonsc View Post
    I knew someone from the great state of South Carolina would respond. Thanks for the intelligent comments.
    So that means the rest of us are all stupid huh?

    Well I'll be a wraslin' up the posse to see about that fella!

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    I would think thats cheap!! I would buy it, then tell about it!!! Good Luck!

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