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Old 12-21-2012, 01:06 PM   #1
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Can someone please talk me out of buying a beautiful red 1990 Corvette ZR-1 with original rims and only 40,000 miles for a really reasonable price with a 1000 mile warranty?

I really don't need another Corvette. But then, this is the King Of The Hill, the 'so-not-the-basemodel' Corvette, or simply The s#/t. Two keys, goes like hell, hmmm ...

Man, can someone find a reason why I shouldn't buy this car? Please!!! :-)

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Old 12-21-2012, 01:13 PM   #2
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Can someone please talk me out of buying a beautiful red 1990 Corvette ZR-1 with original rims and only 40,000 miles for a really reasonable price with a 1000 mile warranty?

I really don't need another Corvette. But then, this is the King Of The Hill, the 'so-not-the-basemodel' Corvette, or simply The s#/t. Two keys, goes like hell, hmmm ...

Man, can someone find a reason why I shouldn't buy this car? Please!!! :-)

Andy
It aint gonna happen over here,we luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuvz us some ZR-1.Now if you were serious,stop on over in the C5-C6 sections,those tasteless morons can talk a pretty good game when it come to BS.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:35 PM   #3
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Sure: Pick a reason: Wife will leave you
Girlfriend won't be intimate with you
Your bank says you have insufficient funds
You can't afford more traffic speeding tickets for 120 miles over the posted
Your heart can't stand watching the front end rise when you hop on the throttle
Your hearing is going bad and the engine sounds too great all the time
You are getting so old that any excitement at all and you will pee....and this car is all excitment
You have trouble sandwiching yourself into the cockpit and don't want the exercise it takes.

Pick one if you want to.

On the other hand: Buy the thing and enjoy a superior technology. I have a 76 and the 91 zr-1 and there's no getting around it, it's sophisticated, fast and makes you feel more like a pilot than a driver. Besides, it goes faster than some light single engine planes do.

Have a ball. If you have to talk yourself out of it they you have the idea right...they are fantastic.

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Old 12-21-2012, 02:36 PM   #4
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go for it. super fun to drive and great support from guys on the forums.

show us pictures!!
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:00 PM   #5
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- Wife will leave you - Nope. She actually supports my crazy ideas.
- Girlfriend won't be intimate with you - No girlfriend (yet).
- Your bank says you have insufficient funds - Not a problem.
- You can't afford more traffic speeding tickets - Didn't get caught yet.
- Your heart can't stand watching the front end rise - I can take pills.
- Your hearing is going bad - So I need a louder car :-)
- You are getting so old that you will pee - That might actually happen :-)

Oh well. Looks like I might have to test drive a ZR-1 tomorrow. I will bring my hearing aid and an extra diaper in case I pee on myself.
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There's one more thing that will happen. You will be endowed with everlasting "Perma-Grin" that looks something like this

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Old 12-21-2012, 03:27 PM   #7
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Answer = NOPE
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Don't look at me, I aint gonna help you.

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Aint gonna happen dude!
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My 1994 LT1 works great for the 'Perma-Grin' as well. :-)
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LT 1 is only the beginning of perma grin
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I can't help you.........I love these cars, and think they are currently the best automotive bang/buck/funfactor ratio available !
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why should we.
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LT 1 is only the beginning of perma grin
...Very close to the equivalent of leaving the power key turned to O F F.
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The very first step is admitting you have a problem.

No problem here
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My 1994 LT1 works great for the 'Perma-Grin' as well. :-)
You need to test drive an LT5 in order to get the FULL dose. You're only getting a small amount at the moment......
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The very first step is admitting you have a problem.

No problem here
Rehab doesn't help. I'm worse than Lindsey Lohan!!!!

Don't buy from a dealer, buy one from a long time owner with records

Good luck and keep us in the loop!



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.Now if you were serious,stop on over in the C5-C6 sections,those tasteless morons can talk a pretty good game when it come to BS

But, you don't really want to be talked out of it, do you?
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No talking you out of it from me!
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As a Corvette lover, driving a ZR-1, really making that motor sing... is divine. The experience lacks nothing.
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