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Old December 26th, 2015, 07:32 PM   #1
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Hello guys !!!

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?
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Old December 26th, 2015, 07:47 PM   #2
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Not usually common on the Gen 2 cars. 58k is nothing as long as it was somewhat maintained.
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Old December 26th, 2015, 07:48 PM   #3
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Buy it if it's nice. 58k is nothing.
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Old December 26th, 2015, 08:02 PM   #4
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Not usually common on the Gen 2 cars. 58k is nothing as long as it was somewhat maintained.
hello member,

how about transmission rebuild? when does it happen?

thanks for your early reply
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Old December 26th, 2015, 08:12 PM   #5
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You shouldn't have to worry about rebuilding the transmission or engine if it has remained stock and maintained properly.

Now, if the prior owner boosted it to 900whp and drag raced it frequently on the stock transmission, that's another story.
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Old December 26th, 2015, 10:08 PM   #6
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You shouldn't have to worry about rebuilding the transmission or engine if it has remained stock and maintained properly.

Now, if the prior owner boosted it to 900whp and drag raced it frequently on the stock transmission, that's another story.
hello dirtysocks,


what items should i check before for final purchase?


thanks for your earlier responce

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Old December 26th, 2015, 10:17 PM   #7
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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.
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Old December 26th, 2015, 10:44 PM   #8
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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!
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Old December 26th, 2015, 11:29 PM   #10
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In comparative relationship, that would be a woman in her 30's....
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58K is high mileage? LOL
That's almost 4k miles a year! No car is built to withstand such abuse.
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In comparative relationship, that would be a woman in her 30's....
ahem, a woman in her 30's who maintained herself well in her 20's.
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Post up some pics and we can tell you what parts are aftermarket.
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ahem, a woman in her 30's who maintained herself well in her 20's.
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We should start a "Hot Wife" thread.
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You mean on the car...right?
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You mean on the car...right?
Negative. On her.

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Hello guys !!!

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.

On mileage,
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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I replaced the break fluid when I got it.
What is break fluid for?
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