Well other than tires, brakes, and fluids; there should be no issues on a 2001 with that LOW of miles. The only KNOWN problem are a series of water pumps that crap out in this year of cars; but if that were the case on this car, it would have been long-since replaced. That would be all I would try and verify. If its a benign one or two owner car, I would not hesitate with the purchase.
Treat it like any other used car , look for body damage/paint work then drive it and see how it does. Listen for and rattles/squeaks or any odd noises while driving or idling. These car are pretty damn durable but like ANY used car it can take a shit on the drive home with absolutely no warning. Good luck!
purchasing a used 2001 dodge viper gts? 58,000 miles on it. selling price 30K.
Here are my concerns: I've since several threads "engine problems" ,engine blown, bent rods.
Also how about transmission? when to replace clutch, slave clutch? or rebuild the transmission?
Need your guides or should I pass on it?
Your thinking the Gen3 03-04 had problems, the other one is the newest gen5.
Pre2003 and 2008-2011 did not have any engine issues off the assembly line.
50K miles for a 2001 is less about 4K per year... thats actually the perfect amount of mileage. I purchased my 2001 with a few more miles and now have almost 100K. I replaced the break fluid when I got it.
at 90K replaced the clutch, master, and slave cylinder for about $400 and it didn't really need it yet... but I was there.
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