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View Poll Results: The wife says get a Vette, what should I do?
Keep the 1LE, it is awesome and makes the most sense. 45 18.07%
Live the dream, get the Stingray before time runs out. 162 65.06%
Sell the the house and all the cars and live in a trailer in Key West. 42 16.87%
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:44 AM   #1
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The wife says: Go get a Vette if you want one. What to do?

So my 60th is quickly approaching. This morning over breakfast at Angelos Diner she says. "You have always wanted a Corvette, so for your birthday go get yourself one and I will make up the difference in the payment."

Wow. The payment was never a problem for me I just didn't think spending almost (60%) as much as a small house here in South Jersey would be a prudent move for a toy.

I already had my dream Vette picked out:

A Torch Red 1LT C7 Stingray with:
  • M7
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  • Black Wheels
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  • Red Seats

I do love (in the car sense) my 1LE. And trading/selling a 6 month old car would really be a stupid move.

What to do? What would you do?

Edit: Dropped the Nav. I have come to the conclusion the NAV is an anachronism when built into a car. Better cheaper solutions out there. Learn from the young. But just to seem old I still carry some cash.
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:57 AM   #2
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:58 AM   #3
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Do it before she changes her mind...
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:05 AM   #4
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What do you want?

You ain't lying about housing costs, I'm from there (May Landing, etc).
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:17 AM   #5
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Trade me your 1LE straight up, and trade in my 1SS for the new 'Vette.

Where at in South Jersey? My girlfriend is from Cherry Hill.
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:21 AM   #6
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Why not

I just recently came from a C6 Z06 with all the bells and whistles. It was a perfect car in every way. Thing is, I just get bored with anything over time. So if you want to try a vette, I doubt you would ever be sorry. The C7's are just so cool!

The only drawback for me was, when you step up to a vette is the cost. They are wonderful cars but they arent cheap. Honestly I think I get hassled by the law alot more readily in the camaro, than I did in the vette.
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:22 AM   #7
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Keep the camaro and get the Vette. She didn't explicitly say to get rid of the camaro did she haha


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Old 01-25-2014, 11:33 AM   #8
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:48 AM   #9
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Drive the 1LE and wait for the C7 Z06 and then trade in the 1LE
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:59 AM   #10
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Old 01-25-2014, 12:07 PM   #11
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Go for a ride in the C7 and pop the top off. I am 100% sure u will have ur answer.
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Old 01-25-2014, 12:12 PM   #12
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Vette, nuff said, why even debate it. Camaro younger smart a _ _ brother of the Corvette!
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Never seen a hearse pulling a Uhaul...Get it if you can

Edit: After looking at the poll.....Definitely Key West..Not even close.
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Old 01-25-2014, 12:20 PM   #14
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Old 01-25-2014, 12:39 PM   #15
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I would keep the 1LE. An IOM 2013 is pretty rare. I love the Stingrays but that's a lot of money for a car. You know your situation and what you can afford. If possible, like others have said, take a test drive. See if the car feels like it's worth $30K or so more than the 1LE. I know with my 1LE as much as I paid for it I can be too careful about where I take it for fear of something bad happening to it. If you got the Stingray you might treat it like that too, so you might have more fun in your 1LE. Just some thoughts.
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Old 01-25-2014, 12:56 PM   #16
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Old 01-25-2014, 01:14 PM   #17
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You will have your answer in the test drive.

Do the test drive, go home, sleep on it, and the following morning, if you are still thinking about it, then go sign the damned paperwork.

...but don't come back again 8 months later, wanting the next iteration of the Corvette, after you buy this one, because you know that_they_WILL_have_something. It's called marketing , and yes it's a trap!

Which is precisely why I drive my 1LE and mind my own business, and don't look at nothing else. Hell I'm not even going to the auto show this year, because the temptations can be.......
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If you can afford the C7, I say go for it, even if your 1LE is only 6 months old. Only if you can afford it.
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Old 01-25-2014, 03:45 PM   #19
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I had a 10 2ss camaro with a ERL 427 and sold it to buy a c6 z06. I hated the way the vette road, that it had such a generic interior, and it was not nearly as fun to drive as the camaro. The c7 is a different car though. I love my 1le and wouldn't trade for a corvette. A zl1 maybe. Make sure you take it for a long test drive before you make the decision. Good luck.
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Old 01-25-2014, 04:40 PM   #20
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If I could afford it I would get the corvette... I just traded in a 2011 Grand Sport for my 1le and have regretted doing it... The Camaro is nice but imo there's just nothing like a vette. The corvette just accelerates so much better (at least compared to what I have owned).... so it sounds like money is not an issue, go get the c7!!!
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dont get the vette , youll just be another old fart with a vette who never drives it or floors it . Stick with the camaro and mod it some .
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Old 01-25-2014, 04:47 PM   #22
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I'd drive the new 1LE for a couple of years then pick up a two year old 2104 Stingray with low miles after someone has else has taken the big depreciation hit.
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Keep the camaro and get the Vette. She didn't explicitly say to get rid of the camaro did she haha

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She's too smart. Her next sentence was "Go trade in that orange popsicle for your dream car."

Besides, I only have a 1 car garage.
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Trade me your 1LE straight up, and trade in my 1SS for the new 'Vette.

Where at in South Jersey? My girlfriend is from Cherry Hill.
Pitman next to Glassboro. Not far.
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What do you want?

You ain't lying about housing costs, I'm from there (May Landing, etc).
I really want the Vette, but I feel like it would be a stupid move.
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