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Car: Dodge Viper RT10 For: A tasty looking muscle car Against: You need to have your own oil refinery to afford to run it! Value: Pretty good. You get one hell of a lot of performance for your money but watch out for the earlier versions as these use many of the parts from the jeep Cherokee. NOT GOOD! Costs: Obviously insurance will be high as will the fuel (10mpg if u r lucky). Parts and maintenance are liable to be pricey too because there are not many Dodge dealers in the UK! Reliability: Pretty good, I have not heard many niggles about reliability. Driving: I had a drive in one of these at Mallory park, which has some short straights and a lot of corners. The viper is great in a straight line but not so hot in the corners. Don’t get me wrong the chassis is good as is the suspension but this is a BIG car. It is not really nimble enough to quickly change direction purely due to the weight of that massive 8.2 litre V10! The steering is a little on the twitchy side too but none the less gives good positive feedback and there is plenty of grip from the huge tyres. This sort of car is probably best suited to long, straight, de-restricted inter-state highways. Performance: Pretty damn fast. In a straight line this thing will leave your stomach behind! Comfort and Practicality: The driving position is good and comfortable but visibility is not great out of the front or the back. It is also very difficult to tell where the huge bonnet finishes unless you have a pair of binoculars handy. From a practicality point of view this car is not as bad as you might expect. It has a reasonable size boot so it could be used just like a normal two seater roadster. Image: All American muscle Overall Summary: This car is big in every way but it is good. You just need to make sure that you have plenty of cash for the running costs