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What We'd Buy Instead - 2015 Dodge Viper GT Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 10,112
edited October 2015 in Dodge
imageWhat We'd Buy Instead - 2015 Dodge Viper GT Long-Term Road Test

You can buy a lot of things for $103,785, including our long-term 2015 Dodge Viper. But if you had that money burning a hole in your portfolio, what would you buy?

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  • Well, typically if you have the money to buy a $100k car, you have the money to buy MANY $100k cars, but if its a theoretical one-car scenario, I'd say it's pretty easy for me. Tesla Model S or X. Rocket-like launch, comfortable and quiet drive, ultra-high-tech, almost no maintenance, plenty of room for the family. You can't do better than that.
  • Brilliant article. Nothing like a "what-if" scenario to get the readers interested. I'll have to put some thought into this...
  • adamb1adamb1 Cookeville, TNPosts: 122
    Charger SRT 8 Hellcat for my performance vehicle and a used Ram 2500 Mega Cab with Cummins for my hauling duties and I'm set.
  • nate001nate001 Posts: 102
    1967–1969 Camaro
    RAM 2500 Cummins 4x4 Manuel Transmission
    If I had any money left a 60s or 70s Chevy 4 x 4 pickup. something under $2500. something cheap to wrench on/drive around and not worry about
    One car/truck it would be the RAM
  • defyant15defyant15 Posts: 74
    edited October 2015
    Modded 2015 Mustang GT, Focus RS, new Volvo XC90. I think we're < 103K now, but if I had to cut back, perhaps a 4Runner instead of XC90 to keep it within budget :-)
  • benson2175benson2175 Vancouver, BCPosts: 68
    New cars are for suckers. Using my local Craigslist I'd get a 2009 Mercedes Benz S550, a 1999 NSX, a 1999 911 and save the last 10gs for parts and maintenance.
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,870
    I need some noise and passion to go with my performance. Tesla, nope, not for me. I could not do much worse than that. I'd go with a Corvette Stingray, a Miata Club Sport, and 2016 Yamaha XSR700.
  • Bunch of big girls' blouses the lotta ya!

    Correct answer is a 2008 Viper RT10. And a 1994 RT10. And a 2002 Wrangler Sport 5 speed. And a metro card.
  • rysterryster Posts: 571
    2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8
    2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
    2012 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan
  • csubowtiecsubowtie Posts: 143
    My one car would be a Yellow Z06/Z07 with black rims.
    Three car round-up?
    I'd go with a C6 Z06, a 2015 Silverado Crew Cab 1500 LTZ with the 6.2, and use the left over money for a Supermoto bike like the Husqvarna.
  • bankerdannybankerdanny Posts: 1,021
    edited October 2015
    @Benson2715: Did you read IL's experience with a used Mercedes?

    I'm in the "whatever 911 I could afford" group as that has been my dream car since the late 1970's.

    In the "bundle for fun" group: GT350, 2nd gen Nissan 300ZX TT like this one: http://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/641881461/overview/, and with the $17k left I'd install the decent stereo Ford refuses to let me have with the track package and spend the rest on track days for both cars.
  • benson2175benson2175 Vancouver, BCPosts: 68
    @bankerdanny : I sure did read their experience that's why I would save that 10k for emergency repairs. I also currently own a '98 S-Class and have had the opposite experience. It's just fantastic and has never let me down going on almost 5 years. I wish so many people didn't like 911s. Even 996s are starting to go up in price now. I don't know if I'll ever be able to afford one, at least one that isn't a complete mess.
  • mecksermeckser Posts: 18
    Tesla Model S P85D. Faster than the Viper in a straight line, and it'll hold 5 more people than a Viper.
  • 5vzfe5vzfe Posts: 161
    If I were to do the one car route, I'd probably pick the F-Type as well. I've seen them and heard them in person and that's enough for me to want one haha. For the 3, I'd get a low low optioned BMW M3 as my 4 door, a base model MX-5 Miata as my 2 door convertible for the annual sunny day we get in Oregon, and whatever 1993-1997 Toyota Land Cruiser I could afford (with the 3 electric locker option)
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