Where's the Telescoping Wheel? - 2015 Dodge Viper GT Long-Term Road Test

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2015 Dodge Viper GT: Where's the Telescoping Wheel?

by Travis Langness, Social Media Editor on December 23, 2015

2015 Dodge Viper GT

Originally, I thought our long-term 2015 Dodge Viper was missing a telescoping steering wheel because it was the mid-level GT trim. After a bit of investigation though, I was surprised to learn that the steering wheel on the Viper doesn't telescope at all, regardless of trim level.

Wait, what?

The inability to get a telescoping steering wheel, combined with the lackluster seats, makes the cabin of the Viper a truly woeful place to my mind. At 5-foot-9, I don't expect every car to fit me perfectly, but I'd hope to be able to find a mildly acceptable seating position. In the Viper, I just can't.

To get properly situated in relation to the pedals and the steering wheel (arguably two of the most important parts of the driving experience), I have to sit at a 90-degree angle, remarkably close to the steering wheel. This means a decrease in the already-terrible visibility and a hip-crushing entry every time I get in, plus a back-breaking pretzel-twist-exit every time I park.

Either that or I have to move the seat back and forth every time I stop the car to get out, which is starting to look more feasible each time I drive the Viper.

Travis Langness, Social Media Editor

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