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Crysler Forgot to divulge their WAS a buyer for the Viper Brand...

http://www.autoblog.com/2009/06/05/c...failed-to-dis/


In a nutshell, Chrysler didnt divulge there was an interested buyer for Viper during its bankruptsy because in all likelyhood, Fiat, which owns Ferrari, wanted to kill off the viper brand as competition and a few congressmen are hollering about it as being shady and illegal.
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I'm sure it was just an oversight by chrysler LOL.....
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hmmm...I'm in the market for a Ferrari....but that Viper sure looks good.

Is the Viper really competition for Ferrari sales?

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hmmm...I'm in the market for a Ferrari....but that Viper sure looks good.

Is the Viper really competition for Ferrari sales?
Buy a Ferrari if you want to look good in a non running bucket of shit. Those things are nearly ALWAYS broke down. And when they do, its a couple grand to fix. This is coming from a Ferrari lover that's ultimate goal is to own a Ferrari 250 GTO...

When it comes down to the "exotic" category, there are only 2 real drivable/reliable cars. The Viper and Vette. A lot of the true ballers will have Ferrari's and lambo's sitting in their garage, as they drive and beat on the Vette and Viper. Beat on a Italian exotic and after 1,000 miles expect to replace the clutch for a few grand, and other misc parts.

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Buy a Ferrari if you want to look good in a non running bucket of shit. Those things are nearly ALWAYS broke down. And when they do, its a couple grand to fix. This is coming from a Ferrari lover that's ultimate goal is to own a Ferrari 250 GTO...

When it comes down to the "exotic" category, there are only 2 real drivable/reliable cars. The Viper and Vette. A lot of the true ballers will have Ferrari's and lambo's sitting in their garage, as they drive and beat on the Vette and Viper. Beat on a Italian exotic and after 1,000 miles expect to replace the clutch for a few grand, and other misc parts.
I owned a vette and it was far from "exotic"
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When it comes down to the "exotic" category, there are only 2 real drivable/reliable cars. The Viper and Vette. A lot of the true ballers will have Ferrari's and lambo's sitting in their garage, as they drive and beat on the Vette and Viper. Beat on a Italian exotic and after 1,000 miles expect to replace the clutch for a few grand, and other misc parts.
Furthermore, I think I have worked more on a Viper (friends car) than I have ever worked on any car, and I have owned many.
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I owned a vette and it was far from "exotic"
I had it in quotes for a reason. It competes with exotics, yet is not one. It is still considered a sports touring car.

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Furthermore, I think I have worked more on a Viper (friends car) than I have ever worked on any car, and I have owned many.
They have their little flukes sure. I won't deny that. Compared to a true exotic, they are 100x better. There are many many vipers with over 100,000 miles and still going strong. Some even on their factory clutch. Name one Ferrari or Lambo that has done that.

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I don't disagree with any of that.

To me, it's a comparison between a Timex and a Rolex. Both do the same thing, but one gets more attention.

I doubt anyone in the market for a Ferrari is thinking about maint. & repairs.

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I don't disagree with any of that.

To me, it's a comparison between a Timex and a Rolex. Both do the same thing, but one gets more attention.

I doubt anyone in the market for a Ferrari is thinking about maint. & repairs.
Hell I was...

I was looking at getting a Ferrari before getting my viper. Every now and then you can find some deals for 75-100k. Then you realize after you purchase it there is the 15k mile $20,000 maintenance... Not to mention, to mod them is $$$$$$$$$$. All I want to do is spend 100k on a bucket of shit that is no faster then a stock SRT-8 Challanger, and breaks down every 1000 miles with only 30,000 on the odometer.

"His tricked out trans am guzzles every dime he brings home"

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Hell I was...

I was looking at getting a Ferrari before getting my viper. Every now and then you can find some deals for 75-100k. Then you realize after you purchase it there is the 15k mile $20,000 maintenance... Not to mention, to mod them is $$$$$$$$$$. All I want to do is spend 100k on a bucket of shit that is no faster then a stock SRT-8 Challanger, and breaks down every 1000 miles with only 30,000 on the odometer.
Baller!!!

Nothing wrong with a Timex.


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I just think this is a dirty dirty ploy by Fiat, and it sure is going to sour any attempt chrysler has of getting back on its feet.
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