Poor Panel Fitment Overshadows Great Design - 2015 Dodge Viper GT Long-Term Road Test

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edited September 2015 in Dodge
imagePoor Panel Fitment Overshadows Great Design - 2015 Dodge Viper GT Long-Term Road Test

Our long-term 2015 Dodge Viper may be an excellent go-fast machine but when you look closely, things don't line up very well.

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  • dvanosdvanos Member Posts: 52
    Totally unacceptable for a six figure car. Porsche 911 S all the way!!
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Member Posts: 64,482
    Fit n' Finish was never a Viper strong point. The tradition obviously continues!
  • misterfusionmisterfusion Member Posts: 471
    Panel gaps are not an indicator of poor build quality or real-life reliability in any way. But panel misalignment is a potential red flag. Doesn't cause the car to break down, but it does make you wonder what else the assemblers might have missed...
  • nagantnagant Member Posts: 176
    No wonder only a handful are sold each year......you really have to love a Viper to pay so much for such obviously poor assembly. No excuse really since the line speed is so slow.
  • craigo7craigo7 Member Posts: 51
    Are vipers handbuilt? I've seen plenty of 6 figure cars with misaligns because the humans putting them together aren't as consistent as robots that work on the high volume assembly lines.
  • agentorangeagentorange Member Posts: 893
    That's put together worse than my '96 Firebird. Plastic American cars always have panel gaps that will swallow pets and small children, in my experience.
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