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    Default Attn Los Angeles Gen III and IV owners - need a test drive

    First off sorry for posting in here wanted to post in the S Cal section but I'm a new user
    So it wouldn't allow me to.

    So I'm looking to buy a viper and I'm hoping someone in the Los Angeles area
    Would be kind enough to take me out for a test drive so I can get more familiar.

    Please send me a PM if you are willing and able.

    Thanks in advance
    Marc

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    Default Re: Attn Los Angeles Gen III and IV owners - need a test drive

    Looking to be passenger or driver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc4sgr View Post
    First off sorry for posting in here wanted to post in the S Cal section but I'm a new user
    So it wouldn't allow me to.

    So I'm looking to buy a viper and I'm hoping someone in the Los Angeles area
    Would be kind enough to take me out for a test drive so I can get more familiar.

    Please send me a PM if you are willing and able.

    Thanks in advance
    Marc
    Hi Marc
    I'm sure one of our So Cal members will hook you up with a ride. Go over to SoCal Viper Today is a bowling and BBQ run going thru Riverside, Indio and Palm Desert. Unless you are along those routes... You're are probably not going to catch anyone today.

    PCH Viper is our Illustrious President. You'll probably want to register and post something over there I sent Lance an email with a link to this thread. Maybe he'll pop by here in a day or two.

    Ask some of the guys in the club or one of the vendors like DC Performance to help you inspect your car before you buy. That can save a lot of headache later.

    You made the right choice in Viper, the car is awesome. The friends are even better

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    Default Re: Attn Los Angeles Gen III and IV owners - need a test drive

    Marc.

    If you can get down to San Diego, I would be more than happy to give you a ride, and introduce you to the Viper Ownership Experience.

    PM me if you want to put something together.
    Paul Hawker, San Diego
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    Default Re: Attn Los Angeles Gen III and IV owners - need a test drive

    If you are a serious buyer, I'm sure the seller would let you drive it. I looked at 3, and drove 2 of them. Tomorrow I'm meeting up with a seller to buy the car from him.

    These cars are very different. I would imagine it's what a race car is like, the pedals are very close together, the seat hugs you tight, and there is little room for any movement inside the passenger compartment.

    I only have about 3 miles of driving experience, but that's my first impression. This time next year I hope to have at least 5000 miles

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    Default Re: Attn Los Angeles Gen III and IV owners - need a test drive

    Number one, I would suggest that if you want to drive a Viper don't ask some stranger to drive their car. I would go to Vegas and rent one and drive the car to Phoenix or just take it on the highway. good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOLLYWOOD1 View Post
    Number one, I would suggest that if you want to drive a Viper don't ask some stranger to drive their car. I would go to Vegas and rent one and drive the car to Phoenix or just take it on the highway. good luck
    +1. No offence but I don't think anyone would let a stranger drive their Viper :-P. Passenger probably( I have a concealed weapons permit ) but Driver, more than likely not.

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    Default Re: Attn Los Angeles Gen III and IV owners - need a test drive

    Hey guys...

    We got this covered already... SoCal club will help him out. He just wants to experience a test drive.



    I gotta say though...
    New guy, renting a snake with unknown aged tires in the middle of winter when weather conditions can change in a heartbeat. Taking a drive to Phoenix has to be one of the most dangerous suggestions I have heard in a long time.

    Any future readers of this thread please find your local chapter of the VCA

    Viper Club of America

    Contact whoever is listed and I'm sure someone in your region will start you off on the right foot to Viper ownership.

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    Thanks all..
    Yes to be clear I was asking to go for a ride, not drive an owners personal vehicle. Obviously if this was about a purchase then clearly I would be driving the car 100% to make sure it felt sound.

    I'll check rentals in Vegas but no one does locally in Los Angeles anymore.
    I can understand why.

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    Default Re: Attn Los Angeles Gen III and IV owners - need a test drive

    I'll go ahead and say it ahead of the test ride/drive....welcome aboard! There is just something 'different' about these cars...you'll see!

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