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Old 03-03-2014, 04:52 AM   #15
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I've been realizing for quite some time that me owning such a high end car like my ZL1 wasn't (cost) practical mainly being since I barely put 3K miles on him in one year. The car sat a lot mainly because I was always worried about some idiot hitting the car in a parking lot or worse someone driving stupid and wrecking in to my $60K vehicle. The high stress levels of constantly keeping the car in pristine cosmetic appearance was something I couldn't deal with anymore.

So I decided it was time to do some major downsizing and I bought myself a little Mini Cooper S which is actually pretty fun to drive. Yes, I do realize the car barely has 1/3 the HP that my ZL1 had but it's actually pretty impressive on the street. The getty-up-n-go surprised the heck out of me. I'm more than pleased with the car and I feel like my wallet has gotten this huge burden unloaded as well.

I still plan on hanging out on the C5 forum but mainly in the car washing section. I met some very nice members in this section of the forum and I'm thankful for that.

Sorry Ozzie did you sell it to Felix or trade her in?
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:16 AM   #16
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It's just a car. I'll bet that new ride will be just as fun to drive around on public roads. The C5 community tends to get too wrapped up in these Camaros. They're just cars. Whatever works for you is what's important. Congrats on the new ride. I like the color combo.
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:25 AM   #17
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Totally understood, Best of luck.
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:34 AM   #18
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Sorry Ozzie did you sell it to Felix or trade her in?
traded in. The Mini dealership gave me a little more than what Carmax offered me so I took it. I never should have traded in my Bee which by the way was paid for. :(
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:38 AM   #19
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I share your pain. Instead of selling though, I just picked up a second car (truck).

I wish you the best of luck!
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:57 AM   #20
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I have always liked the Mini's, Enjoy!
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:32 AM   #21
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Wish you the best of luck, maybe we will see you as a Z owner again. I too sold my Z a little while ago, but now I'm thinkning of getting another one. Go figure..... If the 2015 has an option for the LS9 I would be all over that!!!!1
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:09 AM   #22
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I'm sure it was a tough decision - Glad to hear that you're going to stick around!
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:35 AM   #23
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I'm sure it was a tough decision - Glad to hear that you're going to stick around!
it was a very tough decision. a decision that had been eating away at me for quite some time. I just didn't want to accept it. I had a 2010 SS Transformers car that was paid for when I traded it for my ZL1. I took a pretty big bath (money wise) when I did that and now an even deeper bath by trading in the Z. I do feel like a huge financial load has been lifted off my shoulders and I'm thankful the monthly output will be going from a fire hose sized out put to a drinking straw sized out put.

that's the only positive outlook I have in this ordeal.
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:46 AM   #24
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I dont get it?
keeping the car clean and the "what if's" stressed him out so bad he sold his zl1 for a mini cooper....wow.
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:45 AM   #25
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Ozzie, it's sad to hear but nothing is worth stressing over for.. Cars come and go. Enjoy.
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:01 PM   #26
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I have a family member with one, first time I drove it I thought it was a dog, until I realized I was shifting at a V8 like 5-6K RPM. Once I let the thing rev like it needed to you're right, it woke right up...
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:25 PM   #27
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traded in. The Mini dealership gave me a little more than what Carmax offered me so I took it. I never should have traded in my Bee which by the way was paid for. :(
I am with ya I loved your ZL1 but the Bee was faster and looks great too.

Good luck
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:38 PM   #28
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Sorry to hear that. Hope you can lose the Maalox now! I know for sure I hate stressing anything! If I do I get rid of it same goes for wives!!!
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