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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, 10:01 PM   #51
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Wife gave me this two days ago for our 40 the anniversary.

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Old 01-25-2014, 11:24 PM   #52
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I think the newness of the C7 = bad trade for you, but then again if my wife encourage me to get a C7 I'd do it immediately.
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:45 PM   #53
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At your age you should know when the wife gives you permission to get something you better do it, but then again think of what you will have to get her on her birthday!
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Old 01-26-2014, 12:25 AM   #54
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What kind of house can you get for 100k in south jersey. I can't buy a lot around here for that...

Honestly, if your 60 get the car you want now. Not being a dick, but you don't know how much longer you'll be wanting to get in and out of a low car. My dad's 60, has always been healthy, but is now getting arthritis in his knees.
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Old 01-26-2014, 04:47 AM   #55
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At your age you should know when the wife gives you permission to get something you better do it, but then again think of what you will have to get her on her birthday!
Good advice as others have advised as well. My wife is much smarter than me which keep me guessing.

I have a bit of a wait for her 60th birthday. I have plenty of time to save up. I married young and up.

Respect for what you went through.
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Old 01-26-2014, 04:48 AM   #56
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Nice! Okay, I will ask it. Does your wife have any unmarried sisters?
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Old 01-26-2014, 05:00 AM   #57
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What kind of house can you get for 100k in south jersey. I can't buy a lot around here for that...

Honestly, if your 60 get the car you want now. Not being a dick, but you don't know how much longer you'll be wanting to get in and out of a low car. My dad's 60, has always been healthy, but is now getting arthritis in his knees.
No it's cool. That is good advice. You are zeroing in on the secret to a happy life IMHO. Live in the moment. Just to amend that maxim a bit. Don't completely ignore the future.

To keep in shape I run 10 to 30 miles a week (weather limiting), hit the gym weight lifting, and love those hour spin classes. Every year it gets harder to stay where you are, but never give up. Getting in and out of a low car is no problem so far. But to your point I ruined my back in a motorcycle accident (my stupidity) and its all a matter of time according to the doctor.

You can buy a pretty nice house in South Jersey for $100K. Many politicians are on the take, taxes are high, the school systems stink, and many are out of work. It is very sad, but there are a number of abandoned houses and repo sales. And even some house squatting. When Wall Street sucked all the inflated equity out of our houses and put it in their pocket, they torched South Jersey. North Jersey, where those blood suckers live is a different story.
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:00 AM   #58
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If you can afford it, and really want it, get it.
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:41 AM   #59
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Old 01-26-2014, 08:42 AM   #60
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You can buy a pretty nice house in South Jersey for $100K. Many politicians are on the take, taxes are high, the school systems stink, and many are out of work. It is very sad, but there are a number of abandoned houses and repo sales. And even some house squatting. When Wall Street sucked all the inflated equity out of our houses and put it in their pocket, they torched South Jersey. North Jersey, where those blood suckers live is a different story.
^ you couldn't have painted a better pictures in fewer words....well said!
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Old 01-26-2014, 10:36 AM   #61
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If you can afford it, and really want it, get it.
It's just not that simple, I wish it was. I have other dreams too.
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:05 AM   #62
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great wife does she have a sister????????
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:09 AM   #63
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The Stingray is spec'd out nicely, go order it and don't look back.
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:15 AM   #64
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Take a step back, say thank you that this is even a problem (deciding between a camaro and a vette). Then do whatever would make you happiest.

It will be tough to ever find a time where buying a new car is actually the smart financial choice. It may only be applicable if repairs cost more than the car is worth ie a clunker, or a mpg thing do to extensive driving.
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:24 AM   #65
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Go with the c7 z51 if you can. You need to see what the real numbers work out to with the dealer. They will rake you over the coals on your Camaro trade and the new vette is getting premium money right now. A year or 2 of driving the 1LE and saving some money may make more sense but at the same time you only live once.
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:45 AM   #66
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:59 AM   #67
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The question to ask yourself is this, how is your back? If you have never had back problems and feel you could get in and out of a Vette as often as you drive your 1LE then get the Vette. If you have back problems the getting in and out of the Vette could be rough and you may then you may not enjoy the car.

You only live once on this earth my friend so if you can handle the above get the Vette.
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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.
Yeh also if you have back or knee problems it's not looking good either, I had to almost roll of out the car to get out Definitely sit in one first!
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Old 01-26-2014, 03:28 PM   #69
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I love my car. I ordered it over the course of a few months in afganistan using my 5 mins of phone time each night haha- EVEN THEN id be in that C7 faster than you could sign the dotted line haha
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Old 01-26-2014, 03:31 PM   #70
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Trade the 1LE in to the dealer where I work. So I can buy your old dream car.
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Old 01-26-2014, 03:45 PM   #71
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I love my 1LE. Favorite car I've ever owned by miles. I spend hours maintaining it and researching parts for it every week. But if my wife gave the OK I'd drop it for a C7 in a heartbeat. Well preferably I'd keep both but that is even less likely to happen.
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Old 01-26-2014, 05:32 PM   #72
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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.
HA HA!! That's true. When they say,...."nothing", you know it's "something!" LOL

And for the comment about you can't take it with you, I agree. The older I get, the more I agree.
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It's a brutally tough choice. I am looking for new toy car shortly just paid off my current one and im leaning towards Camaro 1le because i want V8 muscle car with V8 growl. But also on the list is Challenger SRT8 core, 2015 Mustang, Corvette C7. I can afford which ever one i want but will eat into toy budget and i like having other toy too. So question is will you enjoy the vette 20 grand more then they camaro, will you be willing to live with vette longer ( that's my down fall I know i will want the next new shiny car in 4-5 years and with camaro the depreciation will be more tolerable) to off set the losses. If you ar still looking check out Macmulkin Chevy in New Hampshire they are listing C7's for 3000 under MSRP on some cars they have in stock already and they have almost a hundred in stock or already ordered, and they sell a ton out of state they specialize in that can set delivery for your local dealer if you order through them also and from what Ive read on vette forum they do 2000 under msrp on orders.
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I can't believe so many people have to check with their wives. Every time I buy a car or motorcycle part, ironically a new pair of shoes shows up at the door a few days later. It's like don't ask don't tell!
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:06 AM   #75
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Unless there is something limiting you physically (the C7 will be lower), and you don't need the back seats (kids, grand kids etc), and you can do it financially, GET THE C7!!! You will not regret it at all!! Sell the Camaro privately to get close to what you paid (that may require patience that I personally wouldn't have) then get the STINGRAY!!!
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