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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 18.00%
Live the dream, get the Stingray before time runs out. 163 65.20%
Sell the the house and all the cars and live in a trailer in Key West. 42 16.80%
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Old 01-25-2014, 04:35 PM   #18
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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.
Good luck and post pics if you get one!
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Old 01-25-2014, 04:45 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, 05:40 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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Old 01-25-2014, 05:43 PM   #21
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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, 05:47 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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Old 01-25-2014, 08:10 PM   #23
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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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Old 01-25-2014, 08:11 PM   #24
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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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Old 01-25-2014, 08:13 PM   #25
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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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Old 01-25-2014, 08:15 PM   #26
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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.
Yea, I spent some time as a kid on a little island in the Pacific. I do miss that life. And with my job I can live anywhere. How did I wind up in South Jersey?
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:17 PM   #27
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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.
A used Z06 is a smarter option. They are awesome.
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:20 PM   #28
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IT'S A TRAP!!!
It could be, but it is a genuine offer I think. She is really cool about this stuff. I think she means it. We both know how to spend money.
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:23 PM   #29
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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.
Good luck and post pics if you get one!
I am not made of money, but I can afford it. I am just feeling like I would be throwing money down the drain, probably $6-7k. Although my GM card just got topped off at $3K! But I am have a ton of fun racing my 1LE.
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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 .
My 1LE has a bunch of mods and I love drag racing with it. So this old fart would do the same with the Stingray.
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:28 PM   #31
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its a trap. its like whats wrong honey? "nothing". you know better.. gl with choice. .02 do what makes you happy. you cant take it with you.
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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.
I am thinking about that. It's a much smarter idea than buying one now. I would have to pay close to list or list for a Z51.
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:48 PM   #33
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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.
Yea, I like the IOM, especially on the 1LE with the black accents. It gets a ton of attention in the staging lanes, especially from the ladies.

My Vette would list out below $60K. I got my my 1LE at invoice for $41K. My GM cards is topped off at $3K. So that's $16K + I would lose about $7K in the trade. So say $23K difference. But the Vette will always be worth more than the 1LE. Still it is a lot of $$ as you say.

But I would race the Stnigray, it would not be a garage queen. I would be missing too much fun to baby it.
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:55 PM   #34
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