Unique, powerful, and unlike any other car or more accurately, no car that has been made for a very long time. The Dodge Viper is a vicious, almost untamed, beast and while most exotic sports cars have become more comfortable, luxurious, and unforgiving the Viper has continued to be raw at its core. These characteristics have made the Viper attractive for some but a hard pass for most sports car buyers. The Viper is known for having a laughably small interior with poor driver visibility, a rough ride thanks to a very stiff suspension, being loud, and only being available with a manual stick shift. All Vipers have a timing chain, so you won’t need to perform an engine-out belt service every three years like some Italian exotics. The Viper isn’t a car that you can drive and immediately get used to it; either you’ll love it or hate it, and most fall into the latter. Some past owners have felt as if the car wanted to kill them every time they drove it. The Viper was produced from 1991-2010 and from 2013-2017, when it was discontinued, not due to low sales numbers but because side curtain airbags were starting to be required, and accommodating them would’ve reduced the interior’s headroom.