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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 02-25-2014, 04:24 AM   #126
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Not sure what the obsession is with the vette. Too me you seem like all you ever talk about or care about is drag racing and power. You won't be driving anything 10/10ths anytime soon so my suggestion would be to dump the 1le for a gt500 or something used.
After driving the C7, I do not think dropping an extra $25-30K on a new Stingray would be a big grin gain over my 1LE. So my C7 obsession has dropped down to a want. While I was very interested in the C7 when it came out, I never considered owning one until my wife suggested it. She started this.

Three obsessions:
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  • A do it all car

I think my obsession really is just to have fun with my car. While there is nothing wrong with having a garage queen, that is not what I want. I want to Autox this spring and if i can swing it, a three day tracking class.

Good point about 10/10ths. To me, I would rather want be the smoothest driver in full control at 8/10ths rather than running the fastest time at 10/10ths.

More 1LE power is on the way. I ordered twin turbos. Easy on the engine, easy on the drive train, big fun. Less than 1/2 the cost of a new Stingray to me.

Watch out GT500s.
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:28 PM   #127
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To put this thread to rest my 1LE is getting AGP Twin Turbos this week by RPM in Delaware and later CTSV front brakes. (Maybe the thread was only still hanging in my mind. ) No C7 for me. I suppose there will always be something better. But I do want a back seat. I don't really care about the cheap looking interior so much. Maybe I can improve that later. So the only two issues I have with the Camaro is the weight (made moot by the turbos) and the poor visibility. I can live with that.

The 1LE is a keeper. Happy Birthday to me.

Now about that house on the river......
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Old 04-14-2014, 02:20 PM   #128
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Congrats, any update on dream house. I started looking for mine may take 10 years but I have started.
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Old 04-14-2014, 02:35 PM   #129
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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.
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To put this thread to rest my 1LE is getting AGP Twin Turbos this week by RPM in Delaware and later CTSV front brakes. (Maybe the thread was only still hanging in my mind. ) No C7 for me. I suppose there will always be something better. But I do want a back seat. I don't really care about the cheap looking interior so much. Maybe I can improve that later. So the only two issues I have with the Camaro is the weight (made moot by the turbos) and the poor visibility. I can live with that.

The 1LE is a keeper. Happy Birthday to me.

Now about that house on the river......
Excellent choice. I was in the same dilema except my wife said "you better not get another car!" So I kept my camaro and I am starting to mod the crap out of it, and so far I still agree with my decision to keep it vs c7 trade
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:17 PM   #132
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Excellent choice. I was in the same dilema except my wife said "you better not get another car!" So I kept my camaro and I am starting to mod the crap out of it, and so far I still agree with my decision to keep it vs c7 trade
Awesome car.
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Congrats, any update on dream house. I started looking for mine may take 10 years but I have started.
Well it's still a long shot. It needs so much work it might be a teardown. Sandy took its toll. But it's family, so it's not like I would bargain. And the people who might get the proceeds really need the money.

So I will wait and see what the market will bear. But if it goes just for the land I will step in and give a fair price if I can rather than see it go to an investor.

I have been advising my uncle to spend the cash to at least make the place look presentable for the market.

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Maybe later. I do like 3rd gens. My nephew has three. Maybe he will part with one.
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That's my plan, my next car is a C5 or C6 vette.
Yea, you know driving around in the nice weather last weekend I spotted a few C7s and several base C6es and a couple of Grand Sports. I know the C7s are much improved, but the C6es are very fast and to my eyes are much more attractive. An I don't mean just the taillights. I do not understand why all the taillight hate. They are a necessary evil. However C6es rule in the rear and front views. From the side the shape of the C7 wins, but much too busy.

Good deals abound. I will keep my eyes on these too. Grey looked especially good with black wheels.
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Yea, you know driving around in the nice weather last weekend I spotted a few C7s and several base C6es and a couple of Grand Sports. I know the C7s are much improved, but the C6es are very fast and to my eyes are much more attractive. An I don't mean just the taillights. I do not understand why all the taillight hate. They are a necessary evil. However C6es rule in the rear and front views. From the side the shape of the C7 wins, but much too busy.

Good deals abound. I will keep my eyes on these too. Grey looked especially good with black wheels.
I agree. I like the C7's but I would much rather have a C6 ZO6. I love the way they look. Plus I swore I would never buy a new car again. They just lose to much value. Much better deals on used cars than new.
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I have both. Well, the wife lets me drive the vette sometimes, lol. I say eat ramen soup and have both. Both are great in unique ways.
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I have both. Well, the wife lets me drive the vette sometimes, lol. I say eat ramen soup and have both. Both are great in unique ways.
This is a good plan. Once I finish my 1LE I will need a daily driver a little more sane.

What Corvette do you have? Is it your wife's?

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I agree. I like the C7's but I would much rather have a C6 ZO6. I love the way they look. Plus I swore I would never buy a new car again. They just lose to much value. Much better deals on used cars than new.
Smart. I should learn from you.

Wow the Stingray is a run away choice!
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if you can't sleep at night, if it's all you think of during the day... go get it! get that trailer in key west.. just kidding.lol get the vette!
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This is a good plan. Once I finish my 1LE I will need a daily driver a little more sane.

What Corvette do you have? Is it your wife's?



Smart. I should learn from you.

Wow the Stingray is a run away choice!
Lol, it's the wife's, but I make the payments.....somehow I think she played me! The car is a stingray. Its a great choice.
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Happy wife, Happy life. Why even think twice about it? 1LE and a Stingray don't compare. Life is too damn short.
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Happy wife, Happy life. Why even think twice about it? 1LE and a Stingray don't compare. Life is too damn short.
She was happy with whatever I did. I was the decider on not pulling the trigger on the C7. She suggested I get the Stingray. LOL. She was even going to help pay for it. She did spring for some Turbo $$. She got off easy I think, but heck, I'll keep her.
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We have a C5Z06 as a weekend car and 2013 SS as daily driver. The Camaro is a fun car to drive however does in no way compare to the Corvette. If you are wanting a fun fast car that puts a smile on your face every time you drive it get the Vette. And the C7 is one amazing car in all areas.
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We have a C5Z06 as a weekend car and 2013 SS as daily driver. The Camaro is a fun car to drive however does in no way compare to the Corvette. If you are wanting a fun fast car that puts a smile on your face every time you drive it get the Vette. And the C7 is one amazing car in all areas.
Yes the Vette is cool. One I get the 1LE paid off I might get one, but a C6 might be a much better deal then a C7. It all depends on how many garege bays I have. Right now it's one. Poor me.

For now the 1LE is my choice.
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Yes the Vette is cool. One I get the 1LE paid off I might get one, but a C6 might be a much better deal then a C7. It all depends on how many garege bays I have. Right now it's one. Poor me.

For now the 1LE is my choice.
I am also looking at adding a C6Z06 to the mix however waiting until late this year. I think once there is a lot of C7,s on the road it will start dropping the pricing on the C6Z cars. I am hoping by the end of this year they will be in the low 30K range for a nice low mileage one.
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I am also looking at adding a C6Z06 to the mix however waiting until late this year. I think once there is a lot of C7,s on the road it will start dropping the pricing on the C6Z cars. I am hoping by the end of this year they will be in the low 30K range for a nice low mileage one.
Wow, if they get that low it would be awesome. For us. But think about the current owners, for them, I hope not.

The C6 Z06 is a very "special" car.
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Old 04-24-2014, 03:17 PM   #149
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I asked my tuner to keep the HP as low as possible.

Starting Mods at 422 Dynojet HP: LTs, CAI, Scoop, Cats, no tune.

TTs @ only 5 pounds of boost! They kick in at 2,750 RPM. TTs and injectors are the only engine mods now, otherwise back to stock.

The car is a blast! But I had to come home and put the drag radials on. Before the Goodyears warm up the power easily overwhelms the traction contol. With the DRs on problem solved. Once the stock tires wear out, I think I will go with a ZL1 size rear tire.
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Old 04-26-2014, 09:38 PM   #150
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Got the car back from RPM. Awesome

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