Used Dodge SRT-10 (2005 - 2007) Comfort

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 09 Dec 2008
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While the Dodge Caliber was the US mainstream brand's core vehicle for its introduction into the UK, the first car to the UK wearing the badge actually arrived in 2004. The SRT-10 (or Viper as it's known in other markets) is about as dramatic as cars can be.

2 out of 5

Comfort

The SRT-10 comes with electric windows, air-conditioning, and leather and suede seats. However, the seat adjustment and roof are manually operated, and the cabin is rather snug for quite a wide car. No lumbar support is available, and noise levels can become high under hard acceleration. At full throttle the engine note becomes merely noisy, rather than loud and appealing.

Other high-performance cars with V10 engines sound rather more cultured.

2 out of 5

Practicality

The boot is big enough to accommodate a golf bag or a couple of small suitcases but this isn't a very practical car. The glove compartment is quite small and there is also a small storage compartment between the seats, but little else in terms of stowage.

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2.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

White-faced dials give the SRT-10 a sporty feel, but if you've driven a Jeep Cherokee (2001 on) you might have noticed that the audio system and air vents inside look familiar and dated. To find them in a £70,000 sports car you could be forgiven for feeling a little short-changed. The dashboard top is made of a soft-touch material, but the exposed bolts and hard plastics elsewhere look cheap.

Visibility is acceptable with the roof down, bearing in mind the car is left-hand drive, but manoeuvring around car parks becomes a chore with the roof up. On the plus side the driver's seat is manually adjustable and the pedals can be adjusted electrically.