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Old 03-30-2017, 04:02 PM
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Default people that think your rich bc you have a 93 c4 corvette

how many of you guys get annoyed when someone makes a 'must be nice'-type comment when they see or hear that you have a c4 corvette?

im not sure if my c4 looks newer to them than it is, but IMHO its a $10,000 car at most and probably less bc i have it modified with a supercharger.

someone will pull up in a 65k new diesel jacked up dualie pickup truck and claim that my job must be going really well for me to be able to afford that......
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haha I think this only happens if your C4 is looking really clean that day and your paint is popping.

My aunt thought it was a $40-50k car. I just laughed.

I think whats the most interesting is when it catches young guys and girls attention, like teens or early 20s bc they usually dont like anything but the coolest newest **** on the street
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That doesn't happen to me at all. My C6 sometimes, but even then not that often.

People assume anything with 2 seats is expensive because it's impractical so you must have another vehicle.
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Originally Posted by dizwiz24 View Post
how many of you guys get annoyed when someone makes a 'must be nice'-type comment when they see or hear that you have a c4 corvette?
Simply say "Thank You" and smile knowing you have the better deal, especially if they drive a Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, etc.
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Yep, I get that a lot.
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I haven't gotten that just yet, but I am still hunting for the perfect C4.

I imagine the real issues with getting a 2 seater like this are A) space to park it and B) a backup car for real life.
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I haven't gotten that just yet, but I am still hunting for the perfect C4.

I imagine the real issues with getting a 2 seater like this are A) space to park it and B) a backup car for real life.
What are you talking about? This is real life! My C4 will be my daily driver (and only driver) for a while until I can pick up my next DD, a C7. :-P

My wife recently told me we can stick with two seaters since no kids are in the cards (and haven't for almost 10 years). If I get anything bigger, it'll be an F250 for pulling the boat. Talk about having an issue with space to park it...

While no one has made a comment to me about the cost of the C4, a few friends were surprised to find out they're so cheap.
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I just tell they I drive an old truck so I can own an old car.
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There is truth here. "It's a Corvette, therefore it must be expensive".

I picked up my 94 last November; those who have seen it think it cost me an arm and a leg because of the low mileage and excellent appearance.

My buddy who just bought a nice motorcycle was stunned to learn he paid more for it than I paid for the Corvette.

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I was getting gas this week and a guy came over to compliment me on my car and he said he sees them sell for 40-50k on whatever auction on tv. I take it as a compliment if I can have my car clean and nice enough looking with 82k for someone to think it's worth 4 to 5 times as much.
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Cars such as the Corvette are looked upon as toys to almost everyone. And, they are not cheap when purchased new. Ergo, a person who owns one is thought to have some discretionary dollars floating around.
There's some truth to it. Most people DO think a clean C4 costs much more than they actually do, though.....
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I've been getting those comments for 20 years. The funny part was a women driving one of those Lincolns big SUVs, yes the ones that are like 70k
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I get that all the time. I just let them think what ever they want. I never tell them that I got a deal of a lifetime on a 62k mile 1989 for $5 grand.

People here Corvette and automatically assume big $$$$ regardless of the year.

I also get the "it's your midlife crises" to which I politely tell them, they can call it whatever the hell they want..I'm driving a Corvette
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Sometimes, I think the people are being sarcastic.
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The world is full of ignorant judges
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Only a fool would say "you must be rich" or they are poking fun...One or the other
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Originally Posted by jay23ls View Post
I think whats the most interesting is when it catches young guys and girls attention, like teens or early 20s bc they usually dont like anything but the coolest newest **** on the street
Hardly. Most of them have no clue what they are looking at other than it's a sports car. My buddy owns 2 MBs and his wife's friend thought they spent big bucks on cars. Turns out, his 2 used cars (he is an MB tech so he can fix anything they make cheaper) cost less than the lady's Ford SUV. Most of the complements I get are from ******** that don't know their *** from a hole in the ground which is why I wish they would STFU and not even talk so I don't have to give them the obligatory "Thank You".
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Originally Posted by haxxx View Post
I was getting gas this week and a guy came over to compliment me on my car and he said he sees them sell for 40-50k on whatever auction on tv. I take it as a compliment if I can have my car clean and nice enough looking with 82k for someone to think it's worth 4 to 5 times as much.
I wouldn't. A complement from someone who doesn't know **** don't impress me. I guess I am not that hard up for their admiration if they don't know what they are talking about.
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Originally Posted by 1993C4LT1 View Post
Sometimes, I think the people are being sarcastic.
They would have to rise above the "stupid" level to be able to be sarcastic.
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Originally Posted by ElisTwoCents View Post
Only a fool would say "you must be rich" or they are poking fun...One or the other
Maybe that is when you sell them a "get rich quick" scheme?
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