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Old 03-16-2014, 04:31 PM   #1
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Hold your breath....this will sting a bit.

So, I was driving to get a new cell phone on Friday and while getting on the on ramp of the highway, I had to pull some very evasive moves to dodge another driver...as you can see, things did not work out in my favor. Flipped the car and ended up on the concrete canal. I am so thankful to have walked away with only some busted ribs and fingers.... and a broken heart of course.
The question now is do I go against my wife's wishes and get another ZL1?? She is not pleased with the idea, though I told her it was not the cars fault, but simply the fact that I could not manage to navigate the power in the grass and dirt on a downhill. What to do.....
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Old 03-16-2014, 04:40 PM   #2
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Man! I am so sorry for your loss but glad you're ok. Get another ASAP
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Old 03-16-2014, 04:41 PM   #3
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Yikes - glad you are ok. Get what you want and will make you happy in life!
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Old 03-16-2014, 04:42 PM   #4
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You can buff that out!
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Old 03-16-2014, 04:46 PM   #5
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Any parts to give away or for sale?
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Old 03-16-2014, 04:50 PM   #6
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damn...sorry! Glad you are better than the car
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Old 03-16-2014, 04:53 PM   #7
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Wow, cuz. Heck of a tumble you took there.......

Glad your okay. I would say get another but what does the wifey want you to get?
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Old 03-16-2014, 04:54 PM   #8
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Glad your ok and if your confident in your skills as a driver and know that this wasn't your fault, then I would get another ZL1 if you were happy befor this happened.
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Old 03-16-2014, 05:02 PM   #9
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I would buy another 1, glad to see your OK....
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Old 03-16-2014, 05:37 PM   #10
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That sucks bro. Glad you are okay.

Reach down grab your balls and get what YOU want.

Hell my wife wanted me to get some economy car. I almost came home with a ZL1 but I was more comfortable with the 1LE payments.

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Old 03-16-2014, 05:39 PM   #11
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Glad you are ok. Now that you are ok, go shopping for another
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Old 03-16-2014, 05:39 PM   #12
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So you flipped the car, walked away with small injuries. I think your wife would want you back in another Camaro knowing it can save lives in an accident. At least you can try in use that in your argument.

Hate that happened to you. Glad you're able to type about it.
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Old 03-16-2014, 05:42 PM   #13
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Glad you are ok !!
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Old 03-16-2014, 05:48 PM   #14
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That sucks, was the other driver cited? Get another 1.
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Old 03-16-2014, 05:50 PM   #15
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Glad your ok. You need to get the wife to understand that you many not have been ok had it not been for the high safety standards of the ZL1. Go get another one!
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:01 PM   #16
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Glad your still in one piece

Might want to consider a 4x4 if your going off roading
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:11 PM   #17
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Its a lot of car and the Zl1 just makes it a lot easier to crash, your wife just doesn't want to lose you to a car accident, think about how she is feeling about this.
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:25 PM   #18
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Its a lot of car and the Zl1 just makes it a lot easier to crash, your wife just doesn't want to lose you to a car accident, think about how she is feeling about this.
I'm not saying a new Z is out of the question, but give the wife some time to sort it out. She's probably very scared right now. I'm sure she'll come around.
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:36 PM   #19
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your getting a prius....lol
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:43 PM   #20
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Get another zl1. Why should your dreams be totaled?
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:57 PM   #21
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Glad to hear you are OK. Replace your ZL1 with another one and if your wife does not agree replace her.
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Old 03-16-2014, 08:00 PM   #22
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Very cliche, but the car can be easily replaced. Thank goodness that is all that was really hurt! Go ahead and get a C7 Stingray.
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Old 03-16-2014, 08:07 PM   #23
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hey now,

holy mackerel! that's crazy.

its good you are mostly okay, but trying to sleep with broken ribs and fingers is going to test your patience.

did the lawman fault the other driver? did other driver even stop? i have a dashcam just for this kinda thing.

did the onstar ask if you were okay?

the phone you were on your way to get better be a deusie

and finally you must ignore the wife and get another.
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Old 03-16-2014, 08:08 PM   #24
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Yeah get a stingray and convince the wife that the c7 handle better.
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Old 03-16-2014, 08:18 PM   #25
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Wow! I feel your pain! Luckily for you, that pain does not include a serious head injury. I think that speaks volumes for the car and it's safety systems. Five star crash rating

All our wives would feel the same as yours given the situation. Hopefully this is just the first driving incident. Surely she'll come around if you really want another ZL1. I say go for it!
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