Pros: "Wicked fast, a blast to drive, great looks"
Cons: "Wiring engineering in the doors. paint quality"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I own the GTS ACR coupe. I have always wanted one and bought this in 2004. Funnest car I have ever owned. I've got to laugh at some of the reviews. My car gets maintenanced as required and has never broke down. I have full race track driven it 4 times, auto-crossed it 3 times. I am a member of a Viper owners club and have great fun traveling in our cars with them. The looks the cars get and thumbs up is astounding. I am on my second set of tires. If you are replacing multitudes of tires you either drive like a madman/woman or you need an alignment/shocks/maintenance. Parts are expensive but so are parts for an Audi. Or in the case of my Honda Hybrid, batteries and a $4000 replacement GPS stereo. Quality of the car is a bit lacking. Door wiring has been an issue and if you lean on the center console it will crack. Those of you with a Y imprinted in the covering of your console that is what you have done. I bought some supports for the console that go underneath and have had no problems since. Don't believe anyone who says they don't handle, they handle very well. You need to learn throttle management. Brakes are a little weak. I have had them overheat on a track day. Different fluid has seemed to end that issue. I'd get a new one if I wasn't getting ready to retire."
"This car is great... It is so much fun to drive... It is an over grown go cart.. With tons of power.. It never seems to go away.. there is so much power you never get tired of feeling those wheels spinning out of control.... Not to mention the attention you get in this car.. I have not ever taken it out for a drive without someone giving me a thumbs up, asking to take pictures with the car or even recording it while its driving away... Id certainly recommend this car. Just hold on, its a heck of a ride!!!"
Cons: "Always breaking down. Great if you don't drive it."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"From day one the car has done nothing but nickel and dime me.
Tires are hard to find and it goes through them like water through a duck. The fuel pump went bad. The rear end went bad twice. I have put in a new transmission and now its starting to make noise. The engine is starting to smoke. Everything is EXPENSIVE TO FIX ON THIS CAR. If I had to do it over I would have spent the money on an older classic like a 57 Chevy or something that goes up in value not down in value every day. Parts are a pain to find. And the car drives like a garbage truck. Loud and noisy."
"If you think you can get a Viper GTS for the KBB listed value your dreaming. I almost fell out of my chair laughing when they said you can get one for 33k in perfect condition and low miles. 1996-1999 Viper GTS's sell between 36 and 41 thousand depending on how taken car of if is. I looked for my Viper GTS for over a year and watched the prices before I found mine a only 37k with 19k miles.
This is a hard to find car which only a thousand are made a year compared to 10's of thousands of other sports cars in this category.
By far the Viper GTS in these years are the best looking Vipers ever made. The engine is bullet proof and can take a beating. There isn't another motor in any other car this strong or reliable. The Viper is worth every penny and the closest car this nice and exotic will cost you over 100k."
"I've owned my Blue and White Stripe RT/10 for 8 years, and she is absolutely fantastic. I've put 25000 miles on her, raced her, road trips, everything. Bullet proof, reliable, even under my abusive driving! Gorgeous, still turns heads everytime I drive her!"