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Posted: 4/12/2016 2:04:34 PM EDT
So in the next 6 month I am looking to get a new car.  Right now I am looking at 06 vipers  with prices from 45-55 thousand.  Any suggestions for other fun cars in that price range (corvettes are NOT an option).

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I am 27 so getting in and out of the car not a huge concern
I drive a f350 everyday so driving comfort not exactly a huge deal either
I know I can buy x car and put x amount of money into it and go faster not what I am looking for
I am 5'11 so I should fit in most things
I need something with power that can also be upgraded later
Link Posted: 4/12/2016 2:06:15 PM EDT
How spry are you?
Link Posted: 4/12/2016 2:07:50 PM EDT
Have you ridden in one? Serious question. They are not very comfortable at all - even for a sports car.
Link Posted: 4/12/2016 2:09:26 PM EDT
488 Italia
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Agree... I'm 6'4", they're not built for people like me.
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I would pay alittle more to get into a Gen 4 viper. The power is so much nicer. I have owned Gen 3 and 4 vipers.

Gen 3-



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Link Posted: 4/12/2016 2:10:23 PM EDT
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I sold mine as it required too much work to drive.  Your constantly trying not to loose the rear end.  This gets tiresome and I like to answer my cell phone and not have to have my hand on the shifter 24/7.
Link Posted: 4/12/2016 2:11:05 PM EDT
How do you feel about the skin on your lower legs? Or were the pipes covered up then?
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I'm mostly concerned with this...
Link Posted: 4/12/2016 2:15:27 PM EDT
you can find 05-06 Aston Martin DB9's in the price range if you look
Link Posted: 4/12/2016 2:15:57 PM EDT
IS300 and 2JZ-GTE
Link Posted: 4/12/2016 2:18:02 PM EDT
~2013 Shelby GT500.
Link Posted: 4/12/2016 2:19:24 PM EDT
$45K+ on a ten year old vehicle built by UAW slugs?

No fucking way.

Take an AMA course, go buy a naked literbike or similar.  You'll have way more fun and save about 25-30 grand.
Link Posted: 4/12/2016 2:20:50 PM EDT
If you look hard, you can find a BMW M4 for 55K
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Agree... I'm 6'4", they're not built for people like me.
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Agree... I'm 6'4", they're not built for people like me.


Really? They are on my list of vehicles to buy. I don't need to hear this, I've been considering c6 z06's, 3rd gen vipers or maybe an Atom
Link Posted: 4/12/2016 2:21:50 PM EDT
Buy an IROC-Z camaro, This, and some suspension. Make sure the camaro has a good bit of body damage and don't fix that.
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Link Posted: 4/12/2016 2:24:59 PM EDT
Get an R32 GTR imported.

Link Posted: 4/12/2016 2:27:38 PM EDT
RCC1's living the dream.

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Yarp.

Vantage...

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I would pay alittle more to get into a Gen 4 viper. The power is so much nicer. I have owned Gen 3 and 4 vipers.

Gen 3-

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So in the next 6 month I am looking to get a new car.  Right now I am looking at 06 vipers  with prices from 45-55 thousand.  Any suggestions for other fun cars in that price range (corvettes are NOT an option).


I would pay alittle more to get into a Gen 4 viper. The power is so much nicer. I have owned Gen 3 and 4 vipers.

Gen 3-

<a href="http://s300.photobucket.com/user/rccox/media/cruise03.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn38/rccox/cruise03.jpg</a>

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I disliked you after I saw your rifles. Now I hate you.
Link Posted: 4/12/2016 2:34:24 PM EDT
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2nd gen cts v

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Jesusfuckno

Rented one in LA and the gearbox was like an oar in a bucket of rocks
No idea how fast it was because the dash kept going dead
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I'm mostly concerned with this...

Maybe he can't grow a Mullet
Link Posted: 4/12/2016 2:46:10 PM EDT
Vipers are fun, but i'm not a huge fan.  I still prefer my vette to anything else so far, with the possible exception of the gallardo.
Link Posted: 4/12/2016 2:47:13 PM EDT
GTR or 370Z nismo

Link Posted: 4/12/2016 2:49:35 PM EDT
Vipers, you either love them or hate them. Ive owned just about every make of American sports car including, ZR1's, ZO6's, CTSV's, Mustangs, and Vipers.

Vipers were not meant to be pleasure cars, they are performance cars hence the reason they didn't have cruise control or stability/traction control until the Gen 5 arrived. They are drivers cars plain and simple. I plan to buy a Gen 5 soon.
Link Posted: 4/12/2016 2:55:06 PM EDT
Another vote for Gen 2 V if you can find one with a man pedal.

Link Posted: 4/12/2016 2:55:11 PM EDT
Corvettes are a dime a dozen here, walk out into a parking lot and I bet I can spot a vetted in every direction.  I did forget about he cts-v that may be an option.  I am looking for a driver's car, the people who say they are hard to drive are not looking for drivers cars they are looking for fast computers.
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I would pay alittle more to get into a Gen 4 viper. The power is so much nicer. I have owned Gen 3 and 4 vipers.

Gen 3-

<a href="http://s300.photobucket.com/user/rccox/media/cruise03.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn38/rccox/cruise03.jpg</a>

Gen 4-

<a href="http://s300.photobucket.com/user/rccox/media/154620_10200220299456502_1161809791_n.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn38/rccox/154620_10200220299456502_1161809791_n.jpg</a>

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So in the next 6 month I am looking to get a new car.  Right now I am looking at 06 vipers  with prices from 45-55 thousand.  Any suggestions for other fun cars in that price range (corvettes are NOT an option).


I would pay alittle more to get into a Gen 4 viper. The power is so much nicer. I have owned Gen 3 and 4 vipers.

Gen 3-

<a href="http://s300.photobucket.com/user/rccox/media/cruise03.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn38/rccox/cruise03.jpg</a>

Gen 4-

<a href="http://s300.photobucket.com/user/rccox/media/154620_10200220299456502_1161809791_n.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn38/rccox/154620_10200220299456502_1161809791_n.jpg</a>

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Those are bad ass..
Link Posted: 4/12/2016 2:56:53 PM EDT
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Hard to beat this.  I don't think there's a car on the road that "normal people" can drive any quicker.
Link Posted: 4/12/2016 2:57:52 PM EDT
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Corvettes are a dime a dozen here, walk out into a parking lot and I bet I can spot a vetted in every direction.  I did forget about he cts-v that may be an option.  I am looking for a driver's car, the people who say they are hard to drive are not looking for drivers cars they are looking for fast computers.
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I very much enjoy a drivers car.  I'm also 6'3" and weigh 230.  The viper aint for me.
Link Posted: 4/12/2016 2:58:06 PM EDT
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Corvettes are a dime a dozen here, walk out into a parking lot and I bet I can spot a vetted in every direction.  I did forget about he cts-v that may be an option.  I am looking for a driver's car, the people who say they are hard to drive are not looking for drivers cars they are looking for fast computers.
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Switch all the nanny's off in the V and you're there.
Link Posted: 4/12/2016 2:59:57 PM EDT
Get an old rt10 and fix it up yourself, keep in mind most of them have been wrecked. Fairly reliable car.
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Switch all the nanny's off in the V and you're there.
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Corvettes are a dime a dozen here, walk out into a parking lot and I bet I can spot a vetted in every direction.  I did forget about he cts-v that may be an option.  I am looking for a driver's car, the people who say they are hard to drive are not looking for drivers cars they are looking for fast computers.



Switch all the nanny's off in the V and you're there.



I have a gen 2 V.  It's a fun car...for what it is.  It's not the same kind of car as a viper or vette.  I've had it around a racetrack several times and it's still a 4300lb sedan.  Granted, it kicks ass for a 4300lb sedan, but that's what it is.
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I very much enjoy a drivers car.  I'm also 6'3" and weigh 230.  The viper aint for me.
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Corvettes are a dime a dozen here, walk out into a parking lot and I bet I can spot a vetted in every direction.  I did forget about he cts-v that may be an option.  I am looking for a driver's car, the people who say they are hard to drive are not looking for drivers cars they are looking for fast computers.



I very much enjoy a drivers car.  I'm also 6'3" and weigh 230.  The viper aint for me.


I am 6'2" and 220lbs. I installed a seat lowering kit and I fit just fine.
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Jesusfuckno

Rented one in LA and the gearbox was like an oar in a bucket of rocks
No idea how fast it was because the dash kept going dead
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Jesusfuckno

Rented one in LA and the gearbox was like an oar in a bucket of rocks
No idea how fast it was because the dash kept going dead



LMFAO
Link Posted: 4/12/2016 3:26:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/12/2016 3:27:58 PM EDT
Do it. Do it.  They make supercharger and turbo kits if you're needing more power.
Link Posted: 4/12/2016 3:28:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/12/2016 3:42:17 PM EDT
Used NSX if you mainly want something "different"
Link Posted: 4/12/2016 4:24:18 PM EDT
A couple of wrenches, anything can be a bad ass.
Link Posted: 4/12/2016 4:27:09 PM EDT
I was going to buy a viper a couple years ago but settled on having a custom Backdraft Racing Cobra built.  Now I have a CTS-V and going back to the idea of a Viper/Cobra are just ridiculous idea's that will NEVER happen.  Instead, for the serious need for speed, I'm building a race car.

Moral of the story?  Buy a CTS-V.  If you want a second car for spirited driving, then buy a Viper/Cobra/whatever else.
Link Posted: 4/12/2016 4:28:53 PM EDT
Holy shit, I didn't look at replies before reading this thread.  It appears this board might be smarter than I had previously thought.    CTS-V

Driving to the track 1.5 hours away with 3 other grown adults in comfort, at over 20mpg, clicking off a bunch of 10.90 passes, then driving back him: Priceless.  I always trailered my Cobra to the track.



Link Posted: 4/12/2016 4:30:07 PM EDT
You can buy an older Porsche for like 30k.
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Get a CTS-V and hold the traction control button down for about 5 seconds.  It is then a drivers car.  

I had the ultimate "drivers car" if you are looking for no computers.  Hands down, not only is the CTS-V more fun to drive, but it's more practical and does everything just as good.  Again, ultimate drivers car, this thing was awesome.  But there were too many factors on whether or not it could be driven and just too much going on.  The good thing is that even the REPLICAS like this go UP in value so long as it's a upper end brand (kirkham/superformance/backdraft/era) as the newer builds keep increasing in price.






Link Posted: 4/12/2016 4:33:47 PM EDT
eh

$50K for a 10 year old Dodge that most likely multiple people beat the piss out of

pass


Link Posted: 4/12/2016 4:39:18 PM EDT
Hey man, if what you want is a Viper then buy a Viper. Don't let people here sway your opinion on that... you aren't exactly on a website for performance car enthusiasts.

However, do not be surprised when you get walked on by newer lightly modded Camaros, Mustangs, Vetts and Imports.
Link Posted: 4/12/2016 4:40:35 PM EDT
Vince-- Since you asked for suggestions, I just got a pristine '13 C63 AMG basic (460hp as opposed to 507hp) for $47k with 12k mi.  Motors (beyond 2010) are bulletproof with minimal big ticket repairs if you do the maintenance. There are plenty of coupes out there with good (unmodified) histories.



If you're set on a Viper, I have a guru who would be happy to correspond with you.

TC
Link Posted: 4/12/2016 4:42:17 PM EDT
Ferrari 308 if you want something old school.  Values are up quite a bit over the last couple of years but there should be a good GTSi in your price range.
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I had the ultimate "drivers car" if you are looking for no computers.  Hands down, not only is the CTS-V more fun to drive, but it's more practical and does everything just as good.  Again, ultimate drivers car, this thing was awesome.  But there were too many factors on whether or not it could be driven and just too much going on.  The good thing is that even the REPLICAS like this go UP in value so long as it's a upper end brand (kirkham/superformance/backdraft/era) as the newer builds keep increasing in price.


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Corvettes are a dime a dozen here, walk out into a parking lot and I bet I can spot a vetted in every direction.  I did forget about he cts-v that may be an option.  I am looking for a driver's car, the people who say they are hard to drive are not looking for drivers cars they are looking for fast computers.


I had the ultimate "drivers car" if you are looking for no computers.  Hands down, not only is the CTS-V more fun to drive, but it's more practical and does everything just as good.  Again, ultimate drivers car, this thing was awesome.  But there were too many factors on whether or not it could be driven and just too much going on.  The good thing is that even the REPLICAS like this go UP in value so long as it's a upper end brand (kirkham/superformance/backdraft/era) as the newer builds keep increasing in price.


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