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2009 Dodge Viper SRT-10: DC Performance Follow Up

May 20, 2010

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DC Performance is the real deal. Our 2009 Dodge Viper SRT-10 was ready earlier than expected and, somehow, came up $30 less than they originally quoted. The only thing they could've done better was make it free or surprise us with a reflash or upgraded exhaust...What a dream world that would be....

The Viper took 10 quarts of synthetic Mobil 1 0w40 at a cost of $92.50; an oil filter that ran $13.50 and then $33 for labor on the oil change-- the inspection was free.

Add tax and the total comes to $149.34.

And while the Viper did sit out a night, that was due to our scheduling and was no fault of DC Performance or the Viper.

Follow the jump for another picture of their shop and a few stories from when I called local Dodge dealers to check on prices and availability for service....

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me: I'm calling to check on the price and time commitment for the first service on a Dodge Viper.

Dealer 1: It's just an oil change and we'll rotate all four tires and check the belts. It's $50 and you can come in any time.

me: I don't think you heard me say "viper" please don't do that to someone's car. Have a nice day.

2 minutes later.

Me: Hi, I'm calling to check on the price and time commitment for the first service on a Dodge Viper.

Dealer 2: Does that have staggered-width tires?

me: ...yes...

dealer: Then it's $60 and should take half an hour.

me: ...what does that have to do with...huh?....I'm gonna go now.

Obviously, none of that happened at DC, the only thing they wanted to know is how frequently we tracked the car and if we wanted a dyno test and tune or a supercharger, too.

Mike Magrath, Vehicle Testing Assistant @ 6,995 miles

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2009 Dodge Viper in VA is:

$157 per month*
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