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Old 11-29-2014, 06:54 PM
 
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It's not entirely surprising to me that someone owns a Corvette and doesn't push it.

It seems to often be purchased as a decoration more than anything else. It's a status symbol and makes the driver feel young, even though everyone who comes up on the back of one slowly lumbering along in the right lane knows they're going to see a 50 to 60-something behind the wheel when they blow by them in a Prius.
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Old 11-29-2014, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Denver
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It seems to often be purchased as a decoration more than anything else. It's a status symbol and makes the driver feel young
As much as I enjoy seeing performance cars getting wrung out I understand this is also true.

Freedom comes in many forms.

As somebody that has done numerous track days I understand the calming effect it had on my public driving. Judging somebody's driving based on their 5 mph under the speed limit is very short sighted.
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Old 11-29-2014, 09:02 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I floored my father's 1964 Chrysler back about 1972, pinned the speedometer at 120 and backed off but it had more. More recently, in 2006 before selling my '72 El Camino I floored it from a stop, and burned rubber about 15 seconds before I had to stop (couldn't see from the smoke).
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Old 11-29-2014, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Only once when I was being chased.
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Old 11-30-2014, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY
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I had my brothers uhaul pegged most of the way back from brooklyn, I had the thing at 110 down a long hill at one point in PA, still got passed by a rig- I was impressed. Had to floor it up the hills, really had to when I was passed by a Prius.
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Old 11-30-2014, 01:47 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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I'm surprised the Uhaul didn't just break down and leave you on the side of the road.
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Old 11-30-2014, 07:29 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Yes, I do. Not daily, but once in a while when I've gotten through a particularly long wait at the metering lights. And by the way - I've never had any major problems with my cars.
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Old 11-30-2014, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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It's not entirely surprising to me that someone owns a Corvette and doesn't push it.

It seems to often be purchased as a decoration more than anything else. It's a status symbol and makes the driver feel young, even though everyone who comes up on the back of one slowly lumbering along in the right lane knows they're going to see a 50 to 60-something behind the wheel when they blow by them in a Prius.
Thank you. But for the record, I don't slowly lumber along
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Old 11-30-2014, 09:39 AM
 
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and you also need to know exactly what the vehicle can and will do.
This alone is enough reason to at least periodically floor it. Every driver should know exactly what their car is both capable of and where it is lacking.
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Old 11-30-2014, 11:28 AM
 
Location: alabama.
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umm ..yes ... yes i have ...
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