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2009 Dodge Viper: Neighborhood Ride

September 14, 2010

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"Nolan's been eyeing the Viper ever since you brought it home. Can he come over and take a look?" This was a neighbor of mine referring to his nine-year-old son yesterday. Heck yeah!

I gave Nolan a quickrundown of the car and asked him if he wanted to sit in the driver seat. Curiously, he said no, so I told him to sit in the passenger seat and we'd go for a quick ride. Because of its high cowl, the Viper seems to just swallow up the little people (just like Erin mentioned) but the engine start button was a hit. I then burbled the Viper out of our neighborhood and did a couple quick acceleration blasts on an empty street. After we were coasting down from the second one, I looked over and asked Nolan what he thought. "Cool," he said, beeming. There's an understatement for ya.

I'm sure we all have memories of fun rides in hot cars when we were kids. I suspect this will be one for Nolan.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor

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