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Old 07-16-2012, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Globe Trotter
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I previously posted this thread requesting advise -


Looking To Purchase A Luxury Compact Car Or Luxury Looking Compact Car





I have been strolling around Sacramento this weekend, I seen a few Corvettes. So, I looked at the company website, at the photos only. Saw the price did not read the copy Now this is a little above my budget, but maybe, worth the extra money???? What is your opinion about this beautiful machine?
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:34 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Does this mean you no longer care about high MPG?
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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I have an '02 Vette Vert, so not unbiased, as it is the best car I have every owned.
With that preface, I realize there are thousands of people using Corvettes for daily drivers...
as much as I love cars/Vettes, it would not be my pick for a daily driver for someone in sales.

A commuter car, driven on fun roads, to the office; maybe. But for a DD it has some impracticalities, imo:
-not easy to get in and out, esp if you are wearing a skirt.
-limited outward visibility
-not very good mpg in stop & go/traffic. (I recall you were chasing 27-30+ mpg)
-wheels and tires that don't like potholes
-one will want to park it in the remote corner of a lot
-your insurance may be pricey with that car
-your customers, if face to face, may wonder 'why', and if you are taking more than one customer 'out', he/she won't fit.
I love Vettes, but it isn't the most practical 'sales car', imo.
GL, mD
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:14 PM
 
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I previously posted this thread requesting advise -


Looking To Purchase A Luxury Compact Car Or Luxury Looking Compact Car





I have been strolling around Sacramento this weekend, I seen a few Corvettes. So, I looked at the company website, at the photos only. Saw the price did not read the copy Now this is a little above my budget, but maybe, worth the extra money???? What is your opinion about this beautiful machine?
So is this like a '64 Vette? I'm trying to remember one that didn't look like some toddlers hot wheel car.
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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I thought women in the cosmetics industry were all after pink Cadillacs.

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Old 07-16-2012, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Globe Trotter
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I have an '02 Vette Vert, so not unbiased, as it is the best car I have every owned.
With that preface, I realize there are thousands of people using Corvettes for daily drivers...
as much as I love cars/Vettes, it would not be my pick for a daily driver for someone in sales.

A commuter car, driven on fun roads, to the office; maybe. But for a DD it has some impracticalities, imo:
-not easy to get in and out, esp if you are wearing a skirt.
-limited outward visibility
-not very good mpg in stop & go/traffic. (I recall you were chasing 27-30+ mpg)
-wheels and tires that don't like potholes
-one will want to park it in the remote corner of a lot
-your insurance may be pricey with that car
-your customers, if face to face, may wonder 'why', and if you are taking more than one customer 'out', he/she won't fit.
I love Vettes, but it isn't the most practical 'sales car', imo.
GL, mD

Well, thank you, for this info. I didn't read the fine print just looked at the pretty pictures and oggled at what I saw on the streets of Sacramento.
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Maryland Heights, MO
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Take note, the price you were looking at was for a new corvette, they don't hold their value especially well and a used model can be had for significantly cheaper. A co-worker of mine has a corvette that's off and on his daily driver. It was his daily till he purchased a new Camaro. This co-worker mentions that his Corvette was a much better DD with regards to fuel economy than the Camaro, and that it typically pulls 30 MPG on the highway especially if you can keep it slow (60-70 mph).

Even still, the luggage capacity and seating arrangement wouldn't make it an ideal DD for me. However, that would also rule out numerous other small sports cars from numerous manufacturers.
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Way up high
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I had a Z06 and loved every second of it. If I could get another one I would in a heartbeat..
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Globe Trotter
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Take note, the price you were looking at was for a new corvette, they don't hold their value especially well and a used model can be had for significantly cheaper. A co-worker of mine has a corvette that's off and on his daily driver. It was his daily till he purchased a new Camaro. This co-worker mentions that his Corvette was a much better DD with regards to fuel economy than the Camaro, and that it typically pulls 30 MPG on the highway especially if you can keep it slow (60-70 mph).

Even still, the luggage capacity and seating arrangement wouldn't make it an ideal DD for me. However, that would also rule out numerous other small sports cars from numerous manufacturers.

Ideally, I would want a brand new car. But, after reading this.... Fill me in more please
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:08 PM
 
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If you buy the vette then you'll need to wear a Member's Only jacket and grow a mustache.
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