2009 Dodge Viper SRT-10: Checked Luggage
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2009 Dodge Viper SRT-10: Checked Luggage

July 26, 2010

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Our long-term 2009 Dodge Viper was waiting for me when I returned from vacation. And I assumed my 24-inch rollaboard bag, which is way too large to carry on to a plane, would be riding shotgun for the short trip home. But surprise, surprise, when I angledthe bagjust so, I was able to close the hatch securely. Wouldn't have been able to do this if the bag was inits"expanded" state, though.

I guess you'd call this anexample of the Viper'spracticality, though it's the only one I've found to date (though looking for practicality in a Viper is likely a sign of madness). It's pretty surreal and cool to drive around in a car with so much engine, but after a weekend of enduring theViper's narrow cockpit, wildly offset driving position and lack of an auto-dimming mirror (I know, I know, a petty complaint, but seriously, this car is low to the ground and it costs $94K) on LA freeways, the surreal coolness is starting to wear thin. Obviously, it's time for me to take my own Viperoadtrip.

Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 14,024 miles

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