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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   #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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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, 09:09 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, 09:15 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, 09:19 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, 09:24 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, 09:26 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, 09:40 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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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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