Dude, I'm not crazy, you can get a haggard 1992 RT/10 for that kind of money. Sure, back then they didn't have air-con, ABS, traction control, roll-up windows or outside door handles, but that's not what a Viper is all about— it's about laying freaking waste to your wide rear rubber whenever possible. Motor Trend's guide to picking up a used Viper covers the changes that occurred with each model year, and it warns of the pitfalls of high maintenance costs, a brutally harsh ride and dearth of creature comforts, at least in early examples. However, you will get amazing power and acceleration and a genuine sports car experience. For the non-dudes out there, a more pristine 2002 GTS will run somewhere between $45,000 and $59,000.

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