I know this is a pinball forum but I recall there are several current/previous viper owners on the message board so I figured I'd post a thread here.
I think I'm ready to pull the trigger on a G2 GTS (96-02) Viper. I've always wanted one and I'm now in a place to where I can afford one. I'd really like to find a mid mileage car (40-50K miles) that's been well maintained. I'm looking at this range due to budget of only wanting to spend around $35K. Basically, I'm not looking to buy someones old race car nor a garage queen. This car will be well loved and will be driven frequently when the weather is nice. Will not be a daily driver.
Does anyone have any tips on what to look out for with buying a G2 Viper outside of the normal used car items?
I went and checked out this car - http://www.texascarspot.com/inventory/view/9056479/1998-Dodge-Viper-GTS-Coupe-Austin-TX#c-additional-photos I was able to get them down to $36K but that felt high for the mileage and the TLC it needed (several interior panels needed to be replaced, needs new rear tires and the steering was lose). The fact it had Nitrious used on it too (wasn't disclosed in the add) also got me concerned.
If you know of any leads or have one you've been considering selling please let me know. I'm not really looking for doing any trades but I may be open to partial trades of a machine or 2 plus cash for the right car. Also, if you think I'm SOL with finding a well maintained G2 with mid miles for mid $30's let me know as well. I've been watching the pricing and it seems like that is about the average market price right now for them but I only have a handful of cars that I've seen sell.