2002 Dodge Viper Review | Edmunds.com

2002 Dodge Viper

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Dodge Viper Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 8.0 L V 10-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 450 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 10/19 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2002 Dodge Viper

  • With a new Viper set to debut for 2003, fans of the current version should visit their Dodge dealer soon, as the '02s are expected to sell out fast.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Exotic car performance, head-turning looks, value priced.

  • Cons

    Lack of refinement, old-tech design, easy to spin.

  • What's New for 2002

    Nothing's new except for an available color scheme on the GTS: Graphite metallic with silver stripes.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 10
  • cty
/
  • 19
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Sweet

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Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Viper GTS 2dr Coupe (8.0L 10cyl 6M)

Bought it for the looks but I came to appreciate the build quality & reliability. Everyone, young & old, takes a 2nd look at this car. I smile every time I look at it, too. I love this car and look forward to driving it every time.




Best exotic supercar for money!

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Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Viper GTS 2dr Coupe (8.0L 10cyl 6M)

Not only does this car get major attention but it has the performance to back it up. I originally bought this car as a weekend car, but it has turned into a daily driver (I can't not drive it). The car is car has been very reliable. It does have an inflated cost of ownership. Gas milage is bad, tires only get about 15k miles and cost $350 each. But this is to be expected on a vehicle like this.




Viper gts coupe

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Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Viper GTS 2dr Coupe (8.0L 10cyl 6M)

Car is a thrill to drive; non stop attention; great car for the money. The only negetive comment...inside of vehicle get way too hot



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2002 final edition

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Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Viper GTS 2dr Coupe (8.0L 10cyl 6M)

Car purchased new 9-11-03 9 miles, currantly 550 miles. Brake noise is common with these cars, due to the high performance brake pads. Car should have come with cruse control option, Dodge did not offer this as a factory option. However this car is a modern classic and exceptional in style and performance.




Viper rt10 review

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Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Viper RT/10 2dr Roadster (8.0L 10cyl 6M)

Fantastic car for it's purpose. It's a street legal race car and built just for that purpose. The drive is exciting, powerful, and fun. Not a real good car for long trips. Simplicity is a positive with this car. Pure power and muscle. Probably the best money for the shear attention the car brings. The removable top could be a lot easier to handle, but most of the time it's off the car.




Waste

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Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Viper GTS 2dr Coupe (8.0L 10cyl 6M)

Sold immediately. The impracticality of the car is NOT worth the price, OR the performance. Yes, it's fast, but so is a Porsche, and Porsches are 20x the machine that this is.



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Full 2002 Dodge Viper Review

What's New for 2002

Nothing's new except for an available color scheme on the GTS: Graphite metallic with silver stripes.

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Talk About The 2002 Viper

2002 Dodge Viper Discussions See all Started By

deltawhip1
deltawhip1
01-26-2002
of torque with the 6 speed from its sister's (Viper) engine all for $45,000...


KCRam
KCRam
12-03-1999
When the heavy duty Ram is redesigned in 2002, they are rumored to get a version of a new automatic, codenamed Brute, which had initially been in development for the Viper. It's a 5 speed automatic w...


rfviper
rfviper
08-28-2002
having long been a jaguar man, i gave a thought, and followed upon the same, to getting into a viper. last month i took the financial plunge. still have the jag but have to admit that the 2002 rt/10 h...



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