I can't believe after all these years I finally pulled the trigger on a Vette. When it came down to it, there are enough improvements in the c6 to push me there for a few thousand more. Plus to my eye it looks much better. I've wanted one since I was 15 and a rich friend pulled up with one stocked with a "St. Pauly" girl looking blond. I got that blond in 2 years and have been Jonesing for the Vette since then. You do the math.
This is an itch that needed scratching for a long time.
Man, I keep walking into the garage and get stupid, especially after a little celebratory lubrication.
In no particular order... And after a healthy bit of libation.
H-mon, I know what a skunk is. Keep it up my friend and we are back to Hernandez.
I did a little soul searching over the last few days. I don't plan on tracking a street car. At 50 I'm pretty sure I'm done with that and I am in the poser mode. I simply can't go too far down a road that can leave my little girl without a dad. Yes, I'm wimping out. If I want to go fast I have the 929 which after 6+ years still gets my attention... quickly. I know, I'd probably be safer on the track with a Vette, but I can't part with the bike. Therefore, after demoing the 6 speed and the paddle I went with the paddle despite the 6 speed putting a stupid grin on my face and telling the salesman "I've got to get me one of these". that said, I'd take a c6 with a z51 package vs. a 02 ZO6 any day. I know the dealership family since I was a kid and was talking to the owner/manager. He talked me into the auto as he thinks that I'll either really like this or I'll turn my head a cough for a new ZO6 in a couple years. He and the GM told me to try the paddle and if I hate it he/they would get me out without too much pain. Plus Grace can't fry the clutch.
Been there done that...
Tony, aside from the ZO6 all the 07 C6 hatchback Vettes had a pop top. Because of that a rag-top was never in the running.
Damn it hurt driving it in the salt and snow.
Yes, she was hit with a wet rag and quick wax within minutes of hitting the garage. I can't wait for the salt to go away so I can power wash the undercarriage.
Jim; no rebates for Vettes. Get real my friend. Besides most are just deals on financing. I basically paid cash. IMO. toys should only be paid in cash or should not be bought. Sorry it is the CFP/MBA in me kicking in. I financed a little ($15K) so the dealership could get some "bonus" credits and promised not to pay it off before 90 days. On that note, I know the family and believe the salesman needs to make some money. I paid invoice and walked.
OK time to go out and smell the new car again.