The Original 1992 Dodge Viper Was a Ridiculously Basic, Dangerous Sports Car

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Doug DeMuro

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The original Dodge Viper is a special car -- and today I'm reviewing the 1992 Viper. First I'll take you on a tour of this special Viper and show you all the quirks and features of one of the original Dodge Viper models built; then I'll get the Viper on the road and drive it -- and I'll let you know what it's like behind the wheel of Dodge's modern muscle car, the 1992 Viper RT/10.
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a1967lavalamp
a1967lavalamp 2 օր առաջ
this dude looks like 1992
Roger Skagerström
Roger Skagerström 2 օր առաջ
Sure - there is a big chance they didn't care about the interior. But since none of their other cars had good interiors either - we migh as well guess that they did the best they could, and were very proud of the result xD
PlanetJeannie
PlanetJeannie 2 օր առաջ
Who made this car? The Soviets as well? 🤷🏻‍♀️
Beau
Beau 3 օր առաջ
What a shit car! Typical Dodge!
Riki 9653
Riki 9653 3 օր առաջ
OMG, the Viper is thirty years old?! Where did my life go?
Foo Vines
Foo Vines 3 օր առաջ
well, you talk about how basic the interieur is, but i think it just looks pretty shitty. if they wanted to loose more weight they could have thrown out the radio, the speakers and lighten the seats. i mean just look at the f40 for example or lotus cars. maybe "basic" is meant in american standards... :D
Foo Vines
Foo Vines 3 օր առաջ
don't want to be a dick, but it looks kind of similar to an mx5 from the front :D
Ecchi Oni
Ecchi Oni 3 օր առաջ
American TVR.
Daniel Fietkau
Daniel Fietkau 3 օր առաջ
The seats look a bit small for people over 1.90m/6.2ft. Did Dodge change them over the years?
Bassman ilil
Bassman ilil 4 օր առաջ
You speak like there are morrons in front of you. So enoying.
The empty channel
The empty channel 4 օր առաջ
Dodge coming out with the viper at the same time the best gen supras came out
Johann Ugarkovic
Johann Ugarkovic 5 օր առաջ
unbelievable , not even legal to drive to today;s standards! hilarious. still looks amazing from a distance specially on this classic red colour
Tad Kowal
Tad Kowal 5 օր առաջ
That's the point of MOPAR. Great engines . . . **crickets**. . . and BAM! Fiat.
Robert Kennedy
Robert Kennedy 5 օր առաջ
This car was obviously not meant to be a daily driver, it was a toy car for those who could afford it.
ST
ST 5 օր առաջ
Getting gta banshee vibes
Krells 10
Krells 10 5 օր առաջ
Features and comfort should've been 1/10, just saying 🤷.
Fleshaga
Fleshaga 6 օր առաջ
Doug for president.
Soundwave Superior
Soundwave Superior 6 օր առաջ
Government: How unsafe are you gonna make this car? Chrysler: Yes
Eduardo Araujo
Eduardo Araujo 6 օր առաջ
To be fair, on top of the dashboard are not exposed screws. Those are snap buttons to fit a cockpit cover to protect the interior from rain kind of like a speedboat.
William Hammond
William Hammond 7 օր առաջ
So why exactly did they bother with door locks?
Admiral Lemons
Admiral Lemons 7 օր առաջ
Doug’s high school grad quote was “In 14 years, Check out Cars and Bids”
Jorge Gabriel Garofalo Torres
Jorge Gabriel Garofalo Torres 7 օր առաջ
A Dodge viper of the 90s. Man I love dodge vipers it is one my favorite cars.❤❤❤❤
JacksonKnives
JacksonKnives 7 օր առաջ
13:30 The original Saturn had a similar "automatic seatbelt feature." Surprised it wasn't covered by a patent, maybe it's a lot older than I'm aware of. Anyhow, it was a worse idea than Doug thinks: you'd not only be un-restrained if the door opens; the story I heard is that some people actually got their necks caught in the belt in a crash and were literally strangled by the seatbelt.
Adàn Villa
Adàn Villa 7 օր առաջ
That how sport cars should be, no electronics, the point is to tame machine that can kill you anytime.
Adàn Villa
Adàn Villa 7 օր առաջ
I'm ok with No Windows as long as is a V10 or high revving V8.
Kon Kidis
Kon Kidis 7 օր առաջ
No windows lol
GROUNDPOUND69
GROUNDPOUND69 7 օր առաջ
Windows? Nah. Fuel economy with a V10? Yea.
iNoiizY
iNoiizY 8 օր առաջ
Why u need a radio when u have a V10?
Heather Spoonheim
Heather Spoonheim 8 օր առաջ
Question for Doug. I understand why brands like Jeep, Cadillac and maybe Dodge have been maintained - but with so many companies being acquired, why maintain legacies such as Mercury, Buick, Pontiac, etc? We always knew that certain cars like the Comet were offered as the Maverick, but why did car companies maintain legacy branding for so long? I think this is an excellent topic for More Doug DeMuro, and given your history with cars, I think you are a great resource for an answer to this.
Fernando Lopez
Fernando Lopez 8 օր առաջ
brb guys gonna get a gen 1 viper for free
Heather Spoonheim
Heather Spoonheim 8 օր առաջ
I thought the Viper was incredible - but even if I won the lottery back then, I would have never paid that much for a Dodge. I don't remember the original price, but I do remember thinking that Dodge was out of its league. Today, I think that was the point. This was their way of stretching the Overton window on domestic car pricing. I don't think the Ford GT would exist without the Viper coming first. Sadly, I don't think that Dodge capitalized on stretching that window as much as their competitors.
Victor Trense
Victor Trense 8 օր առաջ
Cool car but those panel gaps
whatever57010
whatever57010 8 օր առաջ
I love how the trunk is the most secure place 😄 I guess you don't want your hostage escaping 🤪🤣
Clinton Blackburn
Clinton Blackburn 2 օր առաջ
Few hostages will fit in that trunk.
alif csnajmi
alif csnajmi 6 օր առաջ
I F O U N D U .. F R I E N D! :D
Mitch Reilly
Mitch Reilly 8 օր առաջ
Doug: This is last car like this that will ever come from a major automaker Carrera GT: Am I a joke to you?
M D
M D 8 օր առաջ
? That car had alot of features and safety measures.
hapwn
hapwn 9 օր առաջ
Truly an all American car! 🇺🇸😎💪
Derek Manning
Derek Manning 9 օր առաջ
@25:28 Peterson team - wtf doug? You just blew by us there in a museum car...
Watching Yourvideo
Watching Yourvideo 9 օր առաջ
Needs the factory yellow wheels like on Vegas vacation
d s
d s 9 օր առաջ
The door-mounted seatbelts were a cheap approach to passive restraints. The idea was that you were supposed to leave them latched all the time. When you open the door, you had just enough room to wiggle out from under the seatbelts.
Kwabena de la sankofa
Kwabena de la sankofa 9 օր առաջ
the last American pure sports car; makes a C8 look like just what is, an overgrown slot car;
Shooter McG
Shooter McG 10 օր առաջ
Nerd alert
Preston Rodenkirch
Preston Rodenkirch 10 օր առաջ
Best drift car EVER! Forget those 4WD rice burners you see in Tokyo Drift. This baby could lap them in less than 10 laps. The definition of orgasmic driving.
Giovanni Miorandi
Giovanni Miorandi 10 օր առաջ
What a shtty car always hated and now even more, its a total waste
Fluttrshy Pony
Fluttrshy Pony 10 օր առաջ
Doug is the type of guy who can read brochures
DC 421
DC 421 10 օր առաջ
If it doesn't have AC why does it have an AC panel?
Carsten
Carsten 10 օր առաջ
Only in the us, you call a viper a "small sportscar". Me looking at my caterham -.-
PunkyB 88
PunkyB 88 10 օր առաջ
That stray hair on the left side of dougs head is driving me mad 🙁
Trevor Evans
Trevor Evans 10 օր առաջ
I always loved the look of that thing and lusted after one, until I had a chance to drive one and thought it was the most impractical thing ever made. Got a Mustang instead..lol
S W
S W 10 օր առաջ
Doug: "i hate that it doesn't even have door handles" (15 minutes later) Doug: "I love that it doesn't even have door handles"... Idiot.
Michael Borneman
Michael Borneman 11 օր առաջ
No security? Easy to get into?... that's just a normal dodge.
Zoe meow
Zoe meow 11 օր առաջ
It's amazing 😍💖✨✨✨
C. Fecteau-AU-MJ13
C. Fecteau-AU-MJ13 12 օր առաջ
Doug's the type of guy who trades in quality of life after the accident for quality of drive just prior to it.
Aerovette1
Aerovette1 12 օր առաջ
This guy's a dork
reddogbullcat
reddogbullcat 12 օր առաջ
This MoFo is worried about Safety... Made me wonder if the adults of the 90’s were truly the last free, brave, down to earth generation
Gonken88
Gonken88 12 օր առաջ
It's the most typical American "sportscar"; big engine, heavy in the front, light at the rear, no downforce, shitty stiff suspension and unknown top speed. They basically just asked a 10 y/o paint a car with crayons, made a real life prototype and put a big engine in it.
HC DaVe
HC DaVe 12 օր առաջ
finally been waiting 4 this i had this as a toy will always have a soft spot 4 Vipers
Tony Griffin
Tony Griffin 12 օր առաջ
Wow, the YUGO of sports cars!
Jono Newman
Jono Newman 12 օր առաջ
insurance companies must've loved it...
CSRB
CSRB 12 օր առաջ
Imagine watching this in 100 years. Damn we were dumb. The pyramids still aren’t explained.
Land Nok
Land Nok 12 օր առաջ
IF THE DOOR FLEW OFF YOU GONE
JoeTFishing
JoeTFishing 13 օր առաջ
I think I saw one on the road once. Never even saw any at all the car shows and cruise-ins I've been to. After seeing this video, talk about a colossal money-grab it was.
Matt Y
Matt Y 13 օր առաջ
The the moral of the story is, this car is a death trap😂
Philippe Martins
Philippe Martins 13 օր առաջ
Simple but so perfect 👌
ws how
ws how 13 օր առաջ
No "Windows"? No need for virus scan. Cool.
NEWROCKEROFFICIAL
NEWROCKEROFFICIAL 13 օր առաջ
Top Gear N64 anyone?
Leandre Texier
Leandre Texier 13 օր առաջ
here's how you should drive viper am-posts.info/list/066qtp2c2J25fmk/video
Epic LEGO
Epic LEGO 13 օր առաջ
A car with no windows! Did it have Linux?
Preproto
Preproto 13 օր առաջ
I'VE ALSO ALWAYS LOVED!
donnafromnyc
donnafromnyc 13 օր առաջ
Sounds like a 1963-67 Corvette with side pipes and customized with no windows or door handles. He wouldn't like the exposed screws and no side pockets on it either. Whaddya think the floor was for?
Jul P
Jul P 14 օր առաջ
8:41 Doug said : "This is an open vehicle, please drive carefully" but what is actually written is : "This is an Open Vehicle -- Drive Carefully" (there is no please)
BOBBY BUDNIK
BOBBY BUDNIK 14 օր առաջ
No abs, no traction control, no airbags, no ac, no hood release cable....this is like every pre 80's muscle car....why so impressed?
Sincopare
Sincopare 14 օր առաջ
LOL Watching you drive it away from the Museum. I wonder how large the deposit was to take it for a ride?
Glenn Shoemake
Glenn Shoemake 14 օր առաջ
I remember in summer 1994 driving a Chevrolet Camaro getting passed by one of these cars on I75 and thinking to myself, let me try and catch up. As soon as I got behind him, he hit the accelerator hard and left me like I was sitting still. I remember the huge width of those rear tires. Great memory!
Invocated Agitator
Invocated Agitator 14 օր առաջ
"THISSss is 1992 Dodge Viper THE original... and I, Doug Demuro, am in an aquarium!"
Joe Mama
Joe Mama 14 օր առաջ
Anyone remember that bad TV show "Viper" in the early 90's starring a Dodge Viper? The car could change color and style, but it was never clear why the guy driving it ever really needed to do that.
tannerin
tannerin 14 օր առաջ
i can’t get over the complete lack of security on such a stealable car
Saiful Adli Azahari
Saiful Adli Azahari 14 օր առաջ
hey doug, review the lightning mcqueen next. heheheh
Christopher King
Christopher King 14 օր առաջ
Oh I remember..... We all knew who had the coke in the 90's because a certain person's Viper would be in their driveway.
Erik Mason
Erik Mason 14 օր առաջ
Still love this car my dream car
Mario Williams
Mario Williams 14 օր առաջ
This car came out when I was 11 years old, and I instantly fell in love. I believe the first time I saw it was on the cover of Road and Track so many years ago. It's awesome seeing a review like this, and I learned some things that I did not know. Thank you Boss, you just earned a sub from me 👍🏾
Max Harris
Max Harris 14 օր առաջ
fckn drive it!
Tonberry Hunter
Tonberry Hunter 14 օր առաջ
I had a pretty large scale diecast model of this first gen Viper as a kid in the early 90s. Boy was that my most prized toy. I wish I still had it.
Skodz Gaming
Skodz Gaming 15 օր առաջ
Wtf interior is crazy cheap
63FalconHT
63FalconHT 15 օր առաջ
I'm not sure why anyone would let you film a video in their car so you could crap talk it for 20 minutes. it's amazing how little you know about early 90s auto tech. things that seems shocking to you were pretty common place in 1992. ABS, air bags, traction control. options on some cars. the lever to remove a key, like every Ford built in the 80s and early 90s had that button. should named this video i'm confused by stuff from before my time.
Adam Caswell
Adam Caswell 15 օր առաջ
I remember seeing the Viper for the first time on the cover of Popular Mechanics in ‘92. I wanted one then (I was 14) and still want one today.
Josh Marcelino
Josh Marcelino 15 օր առաջ
No air conditioning but it has knobs and vents???
olosnah1
olosnah1 15 օր առաջ
if you need the ABS and other junk... you are not a real Driver. period.
pat jones
pat jones 15 օր առաջ
I made it to 11:10. I don't know why I even tried to listen to this idiot. I really don't like any of these guys who get ahold of something, just anything, and act like they are the foremost expert on it. After a while they start sounding like what thy are, and that is self important bozos. This guy needs to quit worrying about this Viper and get into his Volvo wagon and go back to his apartment and leave the critique to people who are passionate about cars and would give an honest look at what is is supposed to be, and that's a weekend sports car for people who might appreciate it. NOT someone wondering where you are going to put junior and sissy in the back seat and where to put the groceries. I didn't make it that far into this, but I am sure that was next....
olosnah1
olosnah1 15 օր առաջ
100% pure awesome. Why would anyone want ANY of the modern "safety" garbage.
Tom Selick
Tom Selick 15 օր առաջ
Ha! They installed door locks bc of the seat belt location
Άληστος
Άληστος 15 օր առաջ
gran turismo 1-2 players still remember these licenses
Greg C
Greg C 15 օր առաջ
What is that orange car at about 1:44? The one with what appears to be a slide out engine?
Steven Irby
Steven Irby 15 օր առաջ
In the software world, this is what call an MVP (minimal viable product).
pcallah
pcallah 15 օր առաջ
Why the Viper never caught on is beyond me. Perhaps because you had to know how to actually "drive" a car. Could be the last American car made that right off the dealer lot it would scare the hell out of you. Just like growing old the Dodge Viper ain't for pussies.
foosmonkey
foosmonkey 15 օր առաջ
No AC, no storage compartments, just a loud stereo and an ashtray 😎🚬
Anthony Richardson
Anthony Richardson 15 օր առաջ
I had a friend who owned one of these. It was a SPECTACULAR car!!!!!!!!!!!
D M
D M 15 օր առաջ
How can you only get 400bhp out of an 8 litre engine? Does it red-line at 2000rpm?
GT 43
GT 43 15 օր առաջ
All cars used to be like that, without all the electronic safety stuff.
Steve D
Steve D 14 օր առաջ
Yes and then they got better. Don't get me wrong, I love my classics, but they're not safe or efficient.
KÏd BÚddŸ
KÏd BÚddŸ 15 օր առաջ
God first time seeing this was the nutty professor😂😂
RMAURICIO1969
RMAURICIO1969 15 օր առաջ
So many good things that came out of the 80's and 90's this car isn't one of them.
LBARecords
LBARecords 15 օր առաջ
www.herald-dispatch.com/news/recent_news/st-mary-s-neurosurgeon-dies-following-car-crash/article_fadedb17-65c7-50b2-8605-712571068d03.html
CR3W1SH03S
CR3W1SH03S 16 օր առաջ
It's raw... that's it.
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