With a slightly modified '96 RT/10
already nestled in my garage, I didn't
expect the truck to rival its
performance. It doesn't. After all,
it's hauling around nearly a ton more
in curb weight. But this baby is
plenty quick and fun to drive. It's
thirsty at 10.3 mpg, about what I get
from the RT/10 under reasonably normal
(?)driving conditions. Bottom line -
it's nice to have an "almost" Viper
with electric windows, good air
conditioning, a radio you can hear, and
a truck bed for the golf clubs.
Bad boy looks, adjustable pedals,
rockin' radio/CD, easy to drive and
comfortable despite the stiff ride.
Satellite radio, color-keyed tonneau
would be welcomed as standard features.
A little more growl in the exhaust.
This thing doesn't start to howl until
you push past 4000 rpm. The "burble"
effect emulates the Viper sound when
you rap it. Very cool.