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Old 01-26-2013, 11:48 AM   #211
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I've traditionally been a Japanese sports car fan / owner but growing up around the Motor City you'd have to be dead, dumb and buried not to love muscle cars and America's sports cars (Viper, Corvette, and my all time favourite the Ford GT).

The latest crop of American muscle has me tempted. The Camaro rocks. The Mustang GT500 oozes cool and the Corvette Stingray really has me Thinking.

I wasn't looking at the latest version Stang or top level Camaro to be happy. The 1st gen GT500 or 1st level V8 Camaro will suit me fine. But the Stingray really seems to have my number.

The only other option that is looming is a Viper... used prices are incredible.
The 1st gen GT500's are a steal for what you get. Granted, the interior on gen II is nicer as are the suspension improvements, but you can easily find 1st gen examples with mods that the original owner had $60k in for a fraction of the price. That's what I did.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:01 PM   #212
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Talked with my dad this morning. He is #4 on the list for a new Vette. My mom's Vette is getting traded. He is keeping his.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:01 PM   #213
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I want one!

I love my C6 Just wait a few years and pick up a garage queen for half the price of new. Beat s a new loaded Camry, :Then drive it like you stole it.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:04 PM   #214
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I love my C6 Just wait a few years and pick up a garage queen for half the price of new. Beat s a new loaded Camry, :Then drive it like you stole it.

Pretty much my plan.

Really its more like wait till the C6 Z06's start hitting the lot from the guys that must have a C7 and snatch one of them. I can be very, very patient when it comes to 500hp sport cars.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:09 PM   #215
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Pretty much my plan.

Really its more like wait till the C6 Z06's start hitting the lot from the guys that must have a C7 and snatch one of them. I can be very, very patient when it comes to 500hp sport cars.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:57 AM   #216
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That was my plan too. I've kept waiting for a $100 C1, but just can't seem to find one.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:50 AM   #217
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It is too small inside for normal americans and does not come with a TDI engine

Besides the dealer would not trade me for my old race car
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:53 AM   #218
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I love my C6 Just wait a few years and pick up a garage queen for half the price of new. Beat s a new loaded Camry, :Then drive it like you stole it.
Nice and patient, that is exactly how I shop my cars, even daily drivers.

18,000 mile old mans garage queen for 22K, a whole bunch of weekend fun.

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Old 01-27-2013, 11:25 AM   #219
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Don't forget to check the Vendor's section of Corvetteforum. My C5 was discounted over 20% by Les Stanford and the three other big volume Vette dealers as soon as the C6 was announced. I had my choice of 300 on the lot. I rented a car for about $60 one way and drove the Vette home. I'm sure they are doing the same to the C6s now.
CF also showed me that many mint "garage queens" were actually built, raced, and returned to stock for trade in. There were enough guys doing that so I bought new instead.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:46 AM   #220
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mint "garage queens"
To me means, over the top anal, private party guy with 500K+ house and 4 other cars sitting around, not a dealer.

Patience being the key, and if you have a pocket full of cash, they exist all over.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:25 PM   #221
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To me means, over the top anal, private party guy with 500K+ house and 4 other cars sitting around, not a dealer.

Patience being the key, and if you have a pocket full of cash, they exist all over.
Private party, trade in, whichever....you are buying a used car and have no idea how those miles were put on. Go look at the Forced Induction section of Corvetteforum. You will see plenty of guys putting the stock cam, exhaust, shifters, tires,...back on their cars and selling the high performance parts in the parts for sale section. I bought my first blower from a guy like that. I'm sure the second owner of his car was amazed at what great shape his stock tires were in. The pair of slicks he never saw, well good thing he didn't see them. In '03 I almost made the mistake myself until someone PMed me that the low mileage Vette I was asking about had seen many 1/4 mile passes and was only stock for a little while, and then again when I was considering buying it. I've seen threads dedicated to how to remove the rubber from the back wheel wells. Low miles sometimes = 1/4 mile at a time.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:30 PM   #222
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Private party, trade in, whichever....you are buying a used car and have no idea how those miles were put on. Go look at the Forced Induction section of Corvetteforum. You will see plenty of guys putting the stock cam, exhaust, shifters, tires,...back on their cars and selling the high performance parts in the parts for sale section. I bought my first blower from a guy like that. I'm sure the second owner of his car was amazed at what great shape his stock tires were in. The pair of slicks he never saw, well good thing he didn't see them. In '03 I almost made the mistake myself until someone PMed me that the low mileage Vette I was asking about had seen many 1/4 mile passes and was only stock for a little while, and then again when I was considering buying it. I've seen threads dedicated to how to remove the rubber from the back wheel wells. Low miles sometimes = 1/4 mile at a time.
I hear ya man, I can spot a gear-head and a 67 year old poser from a mile away.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:37 PM   #223
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I hear ya man, I can spot a gear-head and a 67 year old poser from a mile away.

I couldn't because the used car was in Florida and I was in NY. I ended up paying the same for my discounted new one a few months later.
(Now mine is the one that's built with a big blower. )
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:41 PM   #224
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(Now mine is the one that's built with a big blower. )


I passed on a lot of cars over that 6 months until I found the right one.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:46 PM   #225
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I hear ya man, I can spot a gear-head and a 67 year old poser from a mile away.

+1

My pops was a mechanic..I think my first trip down a 1/4 mile was a 7 or 8.

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I couldn't because the used car was in Florida and I was in NY. I ended up paying the same for my discounted new one a few months later.
(Now mine is the one that's built with a big blower. )

Cheater

(I'm jealous, I can't afford one)
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