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  1. #381
    Quote Originally Posted by Jcb890 View Post
    Damn, that's crazy! That is very rare. Do you have any details like where or why?
    I guess that's a no. Weird!
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    Quote Originally Posted by abc View Post
    Did you drive there?
    That would be quite a drive!

    Long trips. Good skiing and great experiences but not motivated now to return. Going on 25 years ago.

  3. #383
    Quote Originally Posted by JimG. View Post
    Going on 25 years ago.
    Gotta get back out there man, much has changed!


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    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    I'd also love a Corvette, but my preference would be the Grand Sport. A little more practical for every day driving where as the Z06 is more track focused. At least that's how I interpret the designs. Far off reality for me though. Maybe after I finish saving for two kids college funds.
    Somehow missed this part.

    Yeah I keep going back and forth between the Grand Sport and Z06. You're right about the everyday drivability of the GS but I also want to get involved in area track days. Maybe take some performance driving lessons at Lime Rock or Watkins Glen. Then I hear my neighbor up the street drive by in his Z06 (black coupe with black interior and black wheels) and that wonderful exhaust note kind of makes it seem like a no brainer.

    Still a few years away.

  5. #385
    Quote Originally Posted by JimG. View Post
    Somehow missed this part.



    Yeah I keep going back and forth between the Grand Sport and Z06. You're right about the everyday drivability of the GS but I also want to get involved in area track days. Maybe take some performance driving lessons at Lime Rock or Watkins Glen. Then I hear my neighbor up the street drive by in his Z06 (black coupe with black interior and black wheels) and that wonderful exhaust note kind of makes it seem like a no brainer.

    Still a few years away.
    Maybe you will be able to get the mythical mid-engine Corvette by then.

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  6. #386
    If you're going to buy a mid-life-crisis-mobile, why in the hell go out and buy a watered-down version of the sports car you want? Either actually go for it, or don't waste your money.
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  7. #387
    Quote Originally Posted by Jcb890 View Post
    If you're going to buy a mid-life-crisis-mobile, why in the hell go out and buy a watered-down version of the sports car you want? Either actually go for it, or don't waste your money.
    In regards to the difference between the two Corvettes, the Grand Sport I wouldn't necessarily call a watered down vehicle. The Stingray, would be a big drop off. The GS is still pretty much the best performing sports car on the market for under $100G. The Z06 is really designed for track enthusiasts. It has ground affects that make damage a risk on anything, but board flat roads. It also has had more reliability issues with it's crazy engine. But, I'm sure it's a bit more fun on the track. So, I could see why Jim would be interested.



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  8. #388
    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    In regards to the difference between the two Corvettes, the Grand Sport I wouldn't necessarily call a watered down vehicle. The Stingray, would be a big drop off. The GS is still pretty much the best performing sports car on the market for under $100G. The Z06 is really designed for track enthusiasts. It has ground affects that make damage a risk on anything, but board flat roads. It also has had more reliability issues with it's crazy engine. But, I'm sure it's a bit more fun on the track. So, I could see why Jim would be interested.

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    My comment was more a generality. If you're going to go buy a mid-life-crisis toy of any kind, why bother half-assing it?

    Who worries about reliability issues when buying a new car? If you buy it new, you have a warranty. Issues are fixed for free. If you're worried about reliability, don't keep the car once the warranty is up. Are you going to use any type of Corvette for a daily driver? Most likely not. So, might as well get what you want for the fun days. That's where my other suggestion comes in - go with something used and already modified that will be as fun or more fun and cost less if cost is what you're worried about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jcb890 View Post
    If you're going to buy a mid-life-crisis-mobile, why in the hell go out and buy a watered-down version of the sports car you want? Either actually go for it, or don't waste your money.
    Hasn't that always been the knock on the Corvette; that for the same sum of money you can get a better sports car?
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  10. #390
    Quote Originally Posted by Jcb890 View Post
    My comment was more a generality. If you're going to go buy a mid-life-crisis toy of any kind, why bother half-assing it?

    Who worries about reliability issues when buying a new car? If you buy it new, you have a warranty. Issues are fixed for free. If you're worried about reliability, don't keep the car once the warranty is up. Are you going to use any type of Corvette for a daily driver? Most likely not. So, might as well get what you want for the fun days. That's where my other suggestion comes in - go with something used and already modified that will be as fun or more fun and cost less if cost is what you're worried about.
    Well, you are talking 75-80k for a well equipped Grand Sport. You are looking North of $100k for the Z. That's a big leap.

    This article describes why the GS is perhaps the better pick if you mainly plan on cruising around normal roads

    https://jalopnik.com/2017-corvette-g...tte-1784235809

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