A Buyer’s Guide to the 2010 Dodge Viper

2010 was the last production year for the Dodge Viper before it took an extended leave of absence from the automaker’s lineup. It would debut once more in 2013. The 2010 Dodge Viper is a two-seat roadster (convertible) and coupe with a huge engine and plenty of power and sex appeal.

Key Features

Really, the only feature that matters here is the engine. The Viper’s V10 is more than capable of getting the car up and going in a hurry. It was mated to an equally advanced 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive.

Changes for This Model Year

There were some under the hood changes for the 2010 model year, including a shortened throw between fifth and sixth gears. The clutch assembly was also lightened. Some new exterior colors were also introduced.

What We Like

We love the pure adrenaline that the Viper exudes. It’s an impressive car, both visually and mechanically. The power and performance rank among the best in what US automakers have brought to the table. We like the short-throw shifter too, as it lets you blow through gears as fast as the engine can get you up to speed (which is very, very quickly, in case you were wondering).

What Concerns Us

While there’s a whole lot to love about the Viper, there are some things that might be deal breakers depending on what you want to use the car for. Perhaps our greatest concern is that it’s just not practical as a daily driver.

The fuel consumption alone is enough to rule that out, but couple it with the extremely harsh suspension system and your body will be thanking you if you took an alternate method to work. Of course, the cost should be mentioned here – that’s a lot to pay for a car that you can’t drive daily.

Available Models

There is one trim level on offer, with an optional ACR package. The 2010 Dodge Viper comes with an 8.4-liter V10 engine capable of producing 600 hp and 0-60 mph times of just 4 seconds. Fuel economy is just 13/22 mpg.

Major Recalls

No recalls were issued for the 2010 Dodge Viper.

Common Issues

The most common complaints about the 2010 Viper (or any year model, for that matter) are limited interior and cargo space, and a very harsh, jarring ride.

Dodge Viper 2010 interior


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