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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, 09:00 PM   #35
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I can see you already have a good idea of what would happen $ wise if you were to trade or sell the Camaro.I obviously don't know your personal financial abilities,or if you owe on your Camaro or not,but you have plenty of time considering the Vette just came out.I was thinking about letting mine go for different reasons,it is a third car and is hardly driven and I have a truck I no longer want,which would have me driving the camaro everyday,which is not a bad thing,but not what I bought it for,but trading or selling is probably not a good move for me.I vote keep the Camaro.
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:01 PM   #36
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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.
What about the wife having a monetary input into this purchase? Could this affect some of your decisions?
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:05 PM   #37
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I was at Barrett Jackson this weekend and they had the Bondurant C7s out there, where you get to ride in one with a professional driver, and they whip you around a fairly small course. It was fun, but I didnt see the Vette do anything a Camaro couldnt. Im sure it handled better because of its lower weight, but you have a 1LE that is designed to handle. Granted, it wasnt me that was driving it, but from what I took out of the ride, Ill happily keep my car, until a ZL1 shows up that I can afford!
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:21 PM   #38
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Run Forest run.......... to your closest Chevy dealer and do it before she changes her mind.
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:25 PM   #39
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What about the wife having a monetary input into this purchase? Could this affect some of your decisions?
Well she did amend that original offer. She would give $6k as a birthday gift or that amount on payments. But it's just one big slush fund, so I'd be wasting "our" money either way.
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:40 PM   #40
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There are very few Z51s around, and all those I think are 2LTs at list or with ADM. So I would have to order. I might get the GM suppliers discount, but I am sure my card top would expire by then. So I am looking at a $58-59K and tax on about $28K.

I am really afraid to drive one as it might be love. And that would not be for at least a week with the snow on the ground. And realistically I might only get $32K for my 1LE for a $9K loss.

The upside is I would keep my 1LE. So what if I took the $6k and got a tune, cam, ported manifold, and ported heads? 11s would be easy.

One other Stingray $$ knock. My daughter is getting married next year. So while college expenses are almost over parenting never ends. Still they are so worth it.
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:42 PM   #41
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I hope you picked up the check.
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:44 PM   #42
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OMG OP, does your wife have a sister who is unmarried? lol go for the vette dude!
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:00 PM   #43
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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 C7 with:
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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?

C7. The Camaro looks old compared to it.
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:09 PM   #44
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It's all a matter of what you want and the numbers. Unless the Camaro is worth more than you owe, I would wait.
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:15 PM   #45
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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.
Is that $3k that you accrued?....or is it the $3k top off incentive being offered right now? (The incentive top off won't work on the vette)
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:19 PM   #46
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OMG OP, does your wife have a sister who is unmarried? lol go for the vette dude!
Haha. I was waiting for that one. Yup 2 unmarried sisters out of the six. But I carefully chose the pick of the litter.
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:24 PM   #47
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It's all a matter of what you want and the numbers. Unless the Camaro is worth more than you owe, I would wait.
Yup, plenty of equity. But I think you are right, it would be smart to wait until the Vette fever wears off and the Z51 discounts start flowing. The new Z06 will help that.
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:26 PM   #48
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Is that $3k that you accrued?....or is it the $3k top off incentive being offered right now? (The incentive top off won't work on the vette)
Yes, the card top off. Darn. I did not know that. But as I look around there are no LZT1 Z51s anyway. So I will have to wait or order.
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:40 PM   #49
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How tall are you first off I went and sat in a new c7 today and it's cramped my knees was in the dash with the seat all the way down and back I could not move in the car. I had barely enough room in my c6 reason I just sold it.
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How tall are you first off I went and sat in a new c7 today and it's cramped my knees was in the dash with the seat all the way down and back I could not move in the car. I had barely enough room in my c6 reason I just sold it.
I am six foot with a long torso and short legs. I am at least going to drive one once the weather breaks. I will want to try the sport seats, but I hear good things about the base seats.
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