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    Very nice, and it looks like it would be lots of fun.

    I would really like it if it had a stick.

    Probably a good thing that I cannot afford one. There is a very good reason I haven't owned a car since 1983. I decided keeping my drivers license was more important.
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    Every since the C6 debuted the non flip headlamps I had a little more interest in them. When the C7 came out with the slightly more friendly removable top panel I decided that would be the wife's and my weekend cruise car someday. Since they revealed the new C8 and the prices are going to by starting at 58k...the prices for the leftover C7s will come down hard. Even used cars will lose some value as many are jumping ship to the mid engine with more HP. Personally I want a manual transmission.

    The wife keeps hinting if we don't get new snowmobiles or a tractor a corvette can be had....
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    I have always been a fast car guy, corvette's, mustangs, ferrari's, lambo's, etc. Anything that goes fast and I can drive, I am in. I can not wait to see the C8 in person. The only thing for me is I am disappointed that they are not offering a manual trans. I really enjoy shifting the gears but all of the top end sports cars no longer have manuals either.....I guess people have become lazy and it also is more about how fast you can get to 60mph these days......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergeant View Post
    Rode In My brothers Vette Last week I Still can't even see Paying that Much Money for The ride a Corvette has. I'll stay with a Pick Up truck. About the Only sports Car I have ever Been Interested In is a Subaru WRX
    That is my daily driver. Well mainly in the winter. I am on one of the motorcycles more this time of year.

    The red Jetta TDI was the previous car that VW did the buy back on. I do miss the MPG but love the AWD. More so in the snow. Second shot was after getting back from plowing the driveway with the WRX. I went back out afterward and plowed with the John Deere. Can't do this with a Vette.



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    I really like the looks of the new 8th generation Corvettes, but it will be 10 years or so before there is enough of them on the used car market to get one in my price range. I wonder how roomy they are on the inside. That's a common complaint on the Corvette forums about the 7th generation 'vettes (2014-2019).

    Luckily for people like me, there are a lot of Corvette owners that buy them, almost never drive them, then sell them 10 years later, only to find out they're worth 1/3 of what they cost new, and they never got the enjoyment out of it.... Buy it, drive it, enjoy it is my motto.

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    That was a replacement for a Honda Goldwing. Once the wife's arthritis got bad, she could no long ride with me... so she said I should trade it in and get a bike just for myself.. I think I was out the door before she finished the sentence. It's 10 years old now with 62,000 miles on it.

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    It was gently used... someone's garage queen. Got a great deal (a little over 1/3 of the original 2007 sticker price). Even with the wife's bad back, arthritis, and heart issues, she still enjoys a ride in the convertible. The 6th generation Corvettes (2005-2013) are actually not that outrageous in price. 400+ horse power, 30 MPG on the highway at 70 MPH! A great road trip car and a whole lot of fun!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdforever View Post
    Not a chance Mark. I've owned three C6 Corvettes, and I really liked them, but this GT350 is sooooo much more fun to drive. It's also more practical, having a back seat and a decent sized trunk. All my grandchildren are still small enough that they can comfortably sit back there.

    Seriously though, I would not buy one until it's been in production for at least two years. Since 2011, I've owned 3 new Corvettes, a new BMW M4 and now my Shelby. I doubt that I will ever own one, but as much as I love cars, I have learned to "never say never".
    I have a current gen Camaro SS, I'll likely take a real hard look at the new Corvette in 2021 or so and make a decision on whether I pick up one of the last Camaros or change over to the new 'vette then. It'll depend on the ergonomics, I've not been comfortable in any 'vette newer than the 1970s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ErikR View Post
    The 6th generation Corvettes (2005-2013) are actually not that outrageous in price. 400+ horse power, 30 MPG on the highway at 70 MPH! A great road trip car and a whole lot of fun!!
    It's amazing how much mileage that can be extracted from today's "hot rods", that is, if you can resist the urge to hammer it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ErikR View Post
    I really like the looks of the new 8th generation Corvettes, but it will be 10 years or so before there is enough of them on the used car market to get one in my price range. I wonder how roomy they are on the inside. That's a common complaint on the Corvette forums about the 7th generation 'vettes (2014-2019).

    Luckily for people like me, there are a lot of Corvette owners that buy them, almost never drive them, then sell them 10 years later, only to find out they're worth 1/3 of what they cost new, and they never got the enjoyment out of it.... Buy it, drive it, enjoy it is my motto.
    This is more common up in the great north. Many of them are put away for the winters. That helps keep the miles off them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdforever View Post
    It's amazing how much mileage that can be extracted from today's "hot rods", that is, if you can resist the urge to hammer it.
    I can get 26mpg on my commute without working at it, I drive it not baby it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martincom View Post
    I'm just the opposite. If it isn't at least 400hp, I'm not interested. I did the soccer mom thing in 7 minivan over 20 years. It is sooo nice to be able to pass an idiot.
    Very true!! I'd hate to be the one that had to work on the engine of the new 'Vette.
    Would I like it? H*** yah! Would I buy one? Not unless I won the lotto or something like that.
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