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Dodge Viper Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 8.3 L V 10-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 500 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 11/20 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2003 Dodge Viper

  • Increased horsepower, improved handling and bigger brakes make for superior performance. And improved build quality doesn't hurt, either. But old-school Viper fans may be disappointed with the 2003 version's newfound manners.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Incredible performance, improved cockpit, limited production.

  • Cons

    No traction control or side airbags, extremely limited production.

  • What's New for 2003

    Dodge hatches a new snake with a real roadster body, scary output figures (how's 500 horsepower sound?) and improved build quality.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (48 total reviews)


Fun car

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Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Viper SRT-10 2dr Roadster (8.3L 10cyl 6M)

I have owned four corvettes, two 911s a 930 Porsche a Ferrari and the viper is my favorite, it doesn't ride like a Porsche but it handles better in the corners and just has the raw hp. Its watched where ever you go, hard to ride under the radar. The car is easy to work on compared to a Ferrari or Porsche and it is so much less to maintain when it comes to service and parts. It's a truly drivable car.




Awesome

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Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Viper SRT-10 2dr Roadster (8.3L 10cyl 6M)

I've had this car for almost 7 years, I still have goosebumps everytime I drive it...I LOVE THIS CAR!!!




World class exotic

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Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Viper SRT-10 2dr Roadster (8.3L 10cyl 6M)

This car has no equal for its price and performance. I waited for 6 long years to buy a Viper and I was not disappointed. This car is a street legal race car but at the same time, it is no harder to drive than a Honda Civic or a Saturn. There is this thought out there that this car is hard to drive, it isn't - only drivers who don't understand or know how to drive a true sports car. The performance is unbelievable. I understand now why everyone who drives this car has such a big smile on their face. There are certain cars that invoke emotion by just looking at it & this car is one of them. If you are a car nut and you get the opportunity to own one, do it. You will not be disappointed.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 11
  • cty
/
  • 20
  • highway
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Full 2003 Dodge Viper Review

What's New for 2003

Dodge hatches a new snake with a real roadster body, scary output figures (how's 500 horsepower sound?) and improved build quality.

Talk About The 2003 Viper

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Sylvia
Sylvia
07-17-2002
the current Viper isn't fast enough, Dodge made the new Viper even faster!...


Claire@Edmunds
Claire@Edmunds
02-16-2013
The affected Vipers were built from November 1, 2001 through June 30, 2004....


hersbird
hersbird
05-22-2002
though. It will be a 2003 and there will be the viper and a pesky 2003 Dodge Ram SRT with the viper powertrain floating around. Though this neon will stack up pretty good for 1/2 the price of the ram...