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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 01-26-2014, 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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Yes, see above.
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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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Old 01-26-2014, 02:47 PM   #68
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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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