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1997 Dodge Viper

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Information shown for entry-level Coupe.

Fuel Economy:
City 12/Hwy 20/Comb 15 MPG
Max Seating: 2
Engine: V10, 8.0 Liter Transmission: Manual, 6-Spd
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1997 Dodge Viper Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.3
Out of 10

Based on 39 Ratings for the 1992 - 2002 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.5/10
    Quality
    9.1/10
  • Reliability
    9.4/10
    Performance
    9.6/10
  • Comfort
    8.5/10
    Styling
    9.7/10

UNBELIEVABLE CAR!!

By on Thursday, October 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 19,900

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great performance"

Cons: "hold on"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"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!!!"

11 people out of 19 found this review helpful

Most expensive to maintain car I have ever owned.

By on Saturday, September 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,000

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
2/10
Comfort
1/10

Pros: "Looks cool."

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."

8 people out of 17 found this review helpful

1997 Viper GTS

By on Wednesday, February 26, 2014

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Moving

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Beast of a car."

Cons: "Not many made."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"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."

13 people out of 16 found this review helpful

BEST CAR EVER!!!!!!!

By on Thursday, September 19, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 93,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "EVERYTHING!"

Cons: "NOTHING!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

Raceday at the Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, UT

"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!"

19 people out of 23 found this review helpful

Raceday at the Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, UT

A fun car to own and drive

By on Saturday, December 31, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 4,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Fun to drive amazing car"

Cons: "Not an everyday driver need to be alert driving"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is a drivers car it can get out of control quickly you need to be alert to drive this car. The power is amazing if you like driving a fast car this is the one."

17 people out of 22 found this review helpful

Not for the faint of heart

By on Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 22,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "inexpensive exotic"

Cons: "Watch out for hot door sills and lead footed valet attendents"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

Silver on Black

"I own a TNT motorsports Serpent 655 number 11 of 12. The car has 505 hp and 505 ft lb of torque to the rear wheels on the dyno at D.C. Performance. The car is a handfull to drive, no top, no windows, no power steering, just all motor and driveline. It is a drivers car and is not forgiving, you need to pay attention. That being said you can not, for the money, buy a better exotic true american sportscar. Valet...always up front, wherever it's parked... always a crowd! Zero to 100 in 7.5 seconds, low 11s in the quarter and handles like a go kart!! mad fun!"

30 people out of 36 found this review helpful

Silver on Black

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