Well here I go again. After driving my Vette for a year I decided me and Vettes do fit for a long term relationship. I was looking to step up to an 08 with a manual trans, Z51 and dual stage exhaust so I stopped by the dealership Saturday on my way home from the office. With trading in my 07 it would only cost $10k otd. A little pain, but not out of line. As I'm talking to the sales guy he asked more about my history. I muttered something about bikes, but no more track days because of kids and titanium bits. So he chimed in with "You are looking at the wrong Vette". "You need a Z06" and "let's go for a ride". I'm going no that's cool I really don't want to drop $40k more to get into one just for 500hp. The Z51 and dual exhaust really gets me where I want to be. He came back with 1. There is a whole lot more going on than the 7.0 liter mill and 2. You don't want to go for a ride in a new Z06?
About that time I woke up and said, sure let's ride.
Maybe a bad decision. The clutch is better, the shifter is better, the wheel is better, it sets up and turns better, it brakes better and when I kicked it in the tail with the traction control off at 30 it lit up the rear end, started fishtailing till she hooked up and took off like all the demons of hell were after it.
The Z06 is just wicked fast and worth the $. Plus, no one is out there waving $ at dealers right now and I can wheel and deal on it vs. getting hit for $5k over sticker.
So now I'm all hot and bothered and thinking about it. I called my CPA to see if he finished my taxes and if we landed on "target" with our estimates before I pulled the trigger. He said he didn't call on Friday as he didn't want to ruin my weekend. We were off by solid 5 figures and I need to cut a BIG check in 2 weeks. Bruce's nuts shriveled up and I lost my chubby as I only do toys in cash and that hurts.
I can still do it, but I also like saving.
So now I'm going back and forth. I can blow the whole thing off. Just do a coupe or in some form finance the Z06. I'd probably just do a home equity around prime and deduct it. All told, it would cost +-$700 a month for 4-5 years or whenever I catch up.
So what do you guys think?
Blow it off and save up for an easy cash only deal in a year or so, the 07 is already more than enough?
Do the 08 coupe which is still a rocket and won't hurt much?
End all discussion and get the Z06?
Of course, I know this board so 1/2 anticipate where this will head.