View Poll Results: How do you drive your car?

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Thread: Just curious

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    Just curious

    Curious on how people drive their Vipers after reading through this thread very actively for the last few years, it seems that most have more miles of microfiber towel swirls on their car rather than miles on their tires.

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    One to two times a week every week... even in Arizona 110 plus temps, most shorter rides and a longer ride once a month or so, still keep the miles somewhat low (24k) but drive it when I can.
    Lots of microfiber miles too

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    This poll is like something CNN would create. Only lets you pick what they want to hear.

    Has 3 choices that are essentially the same. Then a track and a drive it all the time option.

    I guess those that drive it when the mood strikes and don’t necessarily rack up the miles can’t play. Have more toys than one so we spread the love. We are probably the majority if you consider all the Viper owners (not just the few that visit this forum)

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    Quote Originally Posted by commandomatt View Post
    This poll is like something CNN would create. Only lets you pick what they want to hear.

    Has 3 choices that are essentially the same. Then a track and a drive it all the time option.

    I guess those that drive it when the mood strikes and don’t necessarily rack up the miles can’t play. Have more toys than one so we spread the love. We are probably the majority if you consider all the Viper owners (not just the few that visit this forum)
    Matt, I think you take the interwebz far too serious.

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    I don't see a choice for all of the above
    TT everything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mbccenter View Post
    I don't see a choice for all of the above
    I like how you think!

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    Yup. All of the above!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RT SERPENT View Post
    Yup. All of the above!
    The best answers.

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    I'm at 22k miles on my gen V. Drive it to work sometimes, mostly weekend all the time...

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    Daily driven; daily hoonings.

    It looks like a tiny toy car parked amongst the commoners like this.

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    Nick,

    You need an answer that says something like, "on nice days when I have the time," or something like that. Also, remember a bunch of folks have multiple vipers.

    In my case I need a good 30 minutes to get the G1 out of the garage!!!





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    Quote Originally Posted by 13COBRA View Post
    Matt, I think you take the interwebz far too serious.
    You’re probably right. I live in a small town and the outside world scares the shit out of me

    My town may have the highest per capita Vipers in the country though. So there is that

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedTanRT/10 View Post
    Nick,

    You need an answer that says something like, "on nice days when I have the time," or something like that. Also, remember a bunch of folks have multiple vipers.

    In my case I need a good 30 minutes to get the G1 out of the garage!!!





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    30 minutes? It takes my CC 30 minutes to warm up and move haha

    Quote Originally Posted by commandomatt View Post
    You’re probably right. I live in a small town and the outside world scares the shit out of me

    My town may have the highest per capita Vipers in the country though. So there is that
    Just out of curiosity, where are you based out of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedTanRT/10 View Post
    Nick,

    You need an answer that says something like, "on nice days when I have the time," or something like that. Also, remember a bunch of folks have multiple vipers.

    In my case I need a good 30 minutes to get the G1 out of the garage!!!





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    If you can get that car out of there in 30 minutes, you are one fast moving guy. Like Batman fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 13COBRA View Post
    30 minutes? It takes my CC 30 minutes to warm up and move haha



    Just out of curiosity, where are you based out of?
    Dolores, Colorado. About 1000 people at last count.

    ‘The Galloping Goose’ being a major attraction

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    Quote Originally Posted by commandomatt View Post
    Dolores, Colorado. About 1000 people at last count.

    ‘The Galloping Goose’ being a major attraction
    I'm familiar! We stayed in Cortez a couple of years ago for a weekend.

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    Weekend car for Sunday Funday. Probably average driving it twice per month.
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    Dittos. Normally a couple times a month, mostly brief jaunts.
    She's a GREAT taco getter and beach cruiser.
    Always her own car show.
    After a good warm up, always ready to smoke a worthy challenger.

    Got the Porsche to keep the miles off of her which is working perfectly.

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    Get out as often as I can, but also try to circulate through all my cars so nothing sits for too long, so not many miles driven on any one car, but a decent amount collectively. The Gen V ACRE is the most fun hands down.
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    I don’t daily drive mine but I intend to put on a few thousand miles a year. The the place I bought this year there’s only 1 mile each way from my work. Not many miles on the commute, mostly just using the wiper for fun activities.
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    I try to rotate between the Viper, Cobra, and R NineT motorbike with the goal of getting each out once per week. The Raptor is the daily.
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    I bought my 2006 with 11,500 miles - it’s at 15,300 in a year (and it gets stored over Ohio winters). For a non-daily driver - I get it out whenever I can. It’s not nearly as fun sitting in the garage.

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    I'm with you Ameration as much as these cars look good sitting in the garage. They are without a doubt so much more fun on the road.

    A couple years ago I hit 55,000 mile on my 2013. At that time I thought I was getting too many miles on it so I found a salvage title 2010 to drive. I already have 30,000 miles on that car and many more on the 2013. So I guess you could call me a daily driver of these cars. Kind of funny when I think about it. Due to space constraints I have to store both Vipers like seven mile from home. I can't count the times that after going and getting one of them that I find myself driving back passed my house to get to where every it was I was going.

    As they say "it's the Journey and not the Destination.

    Any excuse is a good excuse to drive these cars.
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    Not sure at all if the poll's results are reflecting the reality...

    80%-plus of hardcore drivers?

    Based on the action I see on the forum, it seems to me that people are more focused on prices/investment status of their garage queens rather than driving...

    what's the average age of a Viper's owner anyway... ''just curious'' ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aevus View Post
    Not sure at all if the poll's results are reflecting the reality...
    Well, "I drive it every chance I get." is pretty broad and subjective. Technically, DDing, as well only driving it one Saturday a month could fall into that category.

    And I'd bet on the average age being high 40's / low 50's.
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