Charmed By The Dodge Viper

Your writer's review of the Dodge Viper suggests that Chrysler has failed to produce a practical sports car that can be driven comfortably to work each day, rain or shine ("This Dodge is a daredevil's delight," Personal Business, Jan. 20). I don't believe this was Chrysler's goal in designing the Viper. A lack of air bags, of power windows, and of digital readouts of gas mileage and interior temperature are welcome simplicities not only to "gearheads" but also to automotive enthusiasts who long for the days of the A.C. Cobra, the Hemi 'Cuda, etc. The "whoosh of the wind and the rumble of the engine" are pleasurable experiences to such enthusiasts.

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