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Old 01-29-2013, 11:54 AM   #1
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I need help, fellow verters

Ok everyone,
I think I'm just TOO DAMN ADDICTED to this car! 14 months & 42,000 miles (about 37k with top down) and I still want to leave the building & drive it - even on my lunch break!

it's 85 today here in Jacksonville FL but it's about to start going down into the 30's in the morning & highs in the low 50's during the day. I can't help but get mad at the drop in temperatures. I mean, I'll drive it with the top down in the 50's, but the 30's is almost a little too low for me. Spring can't get here soon enough.....

I may have done the unthinkable - I thought about another car. I've been looking at that damn C7 Vette & I even set up a username & ID on the Corvette7 website. There's no way in HELL I can afford that car, but I want to keep reading about it. Is there any way I can be forgiven? Does anybody know of a good counselor that can help me change my ways so I don't look at that car anymore?

Thanks.....
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:43 PM   #2
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Appreciating the new vette is not an issue, unless it diminishes your appreciation of your car. Since its not in the budget, I wouldn't spend a lot of time researching it or you may start to justify some sacrifices to make it attainable. Not worth it.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:02 PM   #3
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Wow 42k I'm 14 months! You rock!!!!


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Old 01-31-2013, 02:45 AM   #4
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I may have done the unthinkable - I thought about another car. I've been looking at that damn C7 Vette & I even set up a username & ID on the Corvette7 website. There's no way in HELL I can afford that car, but I want to keep reading about it. Is there any way I can be forgiven? Does anybody know of a good counselor that can help me change my ways so I don't look at that car anymore?
I'm no help. I sold my '12 IBM Convertible (and two other new cars) and put the money in an escrow account for first-refusal on a C7 Stingray.
Flame on, peeps.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:24 AM   #5
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I'm no help. I sold my '12 IBM Convertible (and two other new cars) and put the money in an escrow account for first-refusal on a C7 Stingray.
Flame on, peeps.
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Did you lose much money selling your 12 IBM?
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:26 AM   #6
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Ok everyone,
I think I'm just TOO DAMN ADDICTED to this car! 14 months & 42,000 miles (about 37k with top down) and I still want to leave the building & drive it - even on my lunch break!

it's 85 today here in Jacksonville FL but it's about to start going down into the 30's in the morning & highs in the low 50's during the day. I can't help but get mad at the drop in temperatures. I mean, I'll drive it with the top down in the 50's, but the 30's is almost a little too low for me. Spring can't get here soon enough.....

I may have done the unthinkable - I thought about another car. I've been looking at that damn C7 Vette & I even set up a username & ID on the Corvette7 website. There's no way in HELL I can afford that car, but I want to keep reading about it. Is there any way I can be forgiven? Does anybody know of a good counselor that can help me change my ways so I don't look at that car anymore?

Thanks.....
Dont lust over what you cant afford! Enjoy what you have. At least you are in FL and can easily enjoy ot year round. Us northerers dont have that luxury!
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:51 AM   #7
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Did you lose much money selling your 12 IBM?
yes...I'm curious, what was the financial outcome of the sale? did you break even or lose money?
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:16 PM   #8
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I'm no help. I sold my '12 IBM Convertible (and two other new cars) and put the money in an escrow account for first-refusal on a C7 Stingray.
Flame on, peeps.
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Hopefully one of them was that Chick car VW ragtop that came with the flower vase.......
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:37 PM   #9
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yes...I'm curious, what was the financial outcome of the sale? did you break even or lose money?
Do bees buzz? Do fish swim?
Yup, lost $4k and some Hands-free-calling minutes with OnStar. No car to transfer them to.

I figure I would have spent at least $4k on a shrink if I had had all the problems I've read about here.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:41 PM   #10
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:46 AM   #11
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I may have done the unthinkable - I thought about another car. I've been looking at that damn C7 Vette & I even set up a username & ID on the Corvette7 website. There's no way in HELL I can afford that car, but I want to keep reading about it. Is there any way I can be forgiven? Does anybody know of a good counselor that can help me change my ways so I don't look at that car anymore?

Thanks.....
This is how it started with me and the C5 Camaro. I'd just bought my Expedition when I laid my eyes on the Camaro. I knew i couldn't have it so the lust began. There was no way I could afford it. The Camaro eventually became the "other car" where my truck was concerned. It's perfectly okay to want the C7. You may get to a point in a few years that you can have both - it took me almost 4 years. Now it's having a blonde and a brunette, both are hot and do different things for you

BTW - The C7 is awesome, but not realistic for me as it is too low to the ground (I have back problems), so my Camaro and truck are safe
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:23 AM   #12
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im still amazed with your mileage in 14 months. well done sir
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