1997 Viper

Consumer Reviews

1997 Dodge Viper

$34,715 - $65,527  MSRP Range

Review Score

4.7 out of 5 stars

4.7

3 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
5 out of 5 stars Comfort
5 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4 out of 5 stars Interior Design
5 out of 5 stars Reliability
5 out of 5 stars Performance
5 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

Every one loves it.

by Lukepl from Chicopee , Ma on Mon May 28 2012

Fast car drove it 162mph in fifth gear. It has 6 gears. Negative about the car is that the door window seals are broken comming apart and you hear wind on the highway. Transmission is very noisy buts it's a mussel car. When you drive it you get is thumbs up,nice car, every one takes pictures. I'm happy with it.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

My Dream Car

by ol roc from Dallas, TX on Thu Apr 20 2017

First off, understand that this is a purpose-built vehicle. It wasn't made to cart your grandmother around on a Sunday afternoon or pick up groceries. This is a race car. The interior is very plain, it has only what it needs. There is no cup holder, and the roof is bubbled for helmets, for Pete's sake. While sitting in the driver's seat, you are in a cockpit. Everything is where it needs to be, within reach. There is no dead pedal, only room for your three racing pedals. That being said, the car actually is pretty comfortable. I drove it 12 straight hours home after buying it. No issues with comfort. I'm 6'2" and have plenty of leg room. I did, however, purchase a seat lowering kit to buy myself a little head room. The car has torque for days. It doesn't care what gear you are in, zero F's are given. Very fun to drive, and turns heads like crazy. I am a little biased, as this is my dream car. It wasn't purchased just as a fun vehicle, it was purchased to fulfill a dream.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

awsome hard to drive on long trips

by 40ty years young from indiana on Sun Dec 14 2008

keep your eye on the road period fast comfortable sleek gets attention awsome chick magnet but beware i ran top dragster 3.89 eighth miles and i think this requires more attention than the dragster !!! experiance required!!!!! be safe !!! to much car 4 most people on the street!!!

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 1997 Dodge Viper

When we got the bright red 1997 Dodge Viper GTS coupe with the screaming yellow wheels for a test drive, Anita immediately dubbed it the "Ronald McDonald mobile."

Paul, however, who is more of a performance purist, saw beyond the wild color scheme into the GTS' heart-and-soul namely, its 450-horsepower V-10 engine. His chief worry: That "comfort" features like air conditioning and power windows may detract from the Viper's heritage as a true race car.

Chrysler makes no bones about this being a "man's car." The real issue then becomes how you talk your wife or significant other into seeing the $69,700 GTS as a real asset and not a vehicle for your latest midlife crisis.

He: I'm going to cut... Read More