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Old 08-18-2018, 08:40 PM
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And I feel like a 5 year old at Christmas every time I get to drive my C5 FRC. Am I the only one?
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Old 08-18-2018, 08:42 PM
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And I feel like a 5 year old at Christmas every time I get to drive my C5 FRC. Am I the only one?
No sir. Was just telling my wife that I can't wait until tomorrow because the girls are shopping so Dad is heading on a nice long drive.
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Old 08-18-2018, 08:55 PM
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Not the only one for sure. 45 here. The novelty has not worn off. I will say that I am becoming a mileage hoarder though and the wife is not thrilled about that.

We've owned many v8 cars in our life and many of those even had substantially more power than this one, but there is just something fascinating about driving this car around. I've never owned a Corvette before and had never even sat in a Corvette before until I bought this one. I don't see not having one of these cars for a very long time to come.
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Originally Posted by mad.Z06 View Post
No sir. Was just telling my wife that I can't wait until tomorrow because the girls are shopping so Dad is heading on a nice long drive.
I知 completely enamored by this vehicle. I enjoy every chance I have the privelage to drive it. I致e also owned other V8s, but there痴 something special about the C5.
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Old 08-18-2018, 09:11 PM
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Not the only one for sure. 45 here. The novelty has not worn off. I will say that I am becoming a mileage hoarder though and the wife is not thrilled about that.

We've owned many v8 cars in our life and many of those even had substantially more power than this one, but there is just something fascinating about driving this car around. I've never owned a Corvette before and had never even sat in a Corvette before until I bought this one. I don't see not having one of these cars for a very long time to come.
Funny how that milage hoarding thing starts. I haven't succumbed to it yet but the urge is there. My 02 only has 7,500 miles (yes, seven thousand) so it's practically brand new and I'm fighting to stay true to the "it's just a toy, beat on it" mentality. Even after modding it, I've found myself making excuses to NOT drive it. I don't want to become that type of owner because, like you, I've had way higher HP cars (Hellcat for one) and never thought of leaving it in the garage .

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Funny how that milage hoarding thing starts. I haven't succumbed to it yet but the urge is there. My 02 only has 7,500 miles (yes, seven thousand) so it's practically brand new and I'm fighting to stay true to the "it's just a toy, beat on it" mentality. Even after modding it, I've found myself making excuses to NOT drive it. I don't want to become that type of owner because, like you, I've had way higher HP cars (Hellcat for one) and never thought of leaving it in the garage .

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97 with 28k miles here. I swear it's like a brand new 21 year old car. I'm going to cry when it turns over 30k.

My pro tip of the day for fighting off mileage hoarding is to turn the display off of Odometer and leave it on average MPG lol.
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97 with 28k miles here. I swear it's like a brand new 21 year old car. I'm going to cry when it turns over 30k.

My pro tip of the day for fighting off mileage hoarding is to turn the display off of Odometer and leave it on average MPG lol.
That's probably the best advice I've gotten today. I need fight it off for sure. Still OK, but think that may change once I hit 10K.
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1988: 18 years old, driving my GTO, cranking Metallica on the Kenwood, loving every minute.
2018: 48 years old, driving my Z06, cranking Metallica on the Kenwood, loving every minute.

Some things never change. And, while it is much shorter, I still have all my hair.
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1988: 18 years old, driving my GTO, cranking Metallica on the Kenwood, loving every minute.
2018: 48 years old, driving my Z06, cranking Metallica on the Kenwood, loving every minute.

Some things never change. And, while it is much shorter, I still have all my hair.
Love this post!

I can relate. Which Metallica album...?
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Which Metallica album...?
Well, all of them but "St. Anger". "Master of Puppets" is still my favorite Metallica album ever. Maybe my favorite metal album ever.
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40 here, don't drive as often as I wish but when I do totally AGREE!
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When I saw the title, 的知 41 years old -my 1st thought was, great... midlife crisis time and asking if he should buy a Corvette.

Wrong.

As a side note I知 39, but had mine since 26.
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Old 08-18-2018, 10:36 PM
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Hey FR-CYA, do you have a pre Z06 FRC or a Z06? I have a 2,000 FRC, the year just before the Z06s. I've only had it a few months, but I really enjoy the car. I guess I was a mileage hoarder since my last Corvette was a 1986 that I bought new. Had it 32 years with 45,000 miles. My C5 FRC had 114,000 when I bought it. I was a little concerned about the mileage, but everything is fine on it. I'm 68, so performance cars never wear off, I even still ride my CBR1000 Sportbike like I stole it.... LOL Let's see a picture of your FRC.

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I'm 56 and I feel like I'm 50 again when I get in mine...��....Just kidding. I love feeling young again when I'm driving ours. It has 93K on it and I'll drive it into the dirt before I leave this great place we call earth. I still have my hair like fyrarms and and it still looks like it did when I was in high school. I love the classic hair bands of the 70's and 80's in mine also. You're only as old as you feel and I feel great.
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No, you're not the only one that feels that way. I've had my C5 for almost nine years now and it still puts a smile on my face when I get behind the wheel and go for a drive.
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Originally Posted by FR-CYA View Post
And I feel like a 5 year old at Christmas every time I get to drive my C5 FRC. Am I the only one?
Damn, wish I was 41. I 72 and can't wait to get in mine and act young.
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I’m 56 and still loving my Z. Everytime I drive my car it puts a smile on my face. Have had a lot of sport cars over the years but this is still the best. No intentions of selling it. Awesome sound system in it to listen too. Also feels like a new car again since adding my Borla Stinger. This stinger sounds better than my other Borla I had on.
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I have to say that at 70, I'm still like everyone else and love to take a spin in our C5!
Unlike some of the others, we've never been mileage hoarders and had one daily driver C4 with 200+k miles when we sold it. My wife and I both view our "toys" as an investment in us, not an investment in the bank account. That's why we always marvel at the auctions we've attended. Not as much at the money people spend on many of the "collector cars" but at the money they spend on something they will never drive.
OP - I hope you have your feeling of a 5 year old every time you drive this or any future Vette and that you drive them often!
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Well, all of them but "St. Anger". "Master of Puppets" is still my favorite Metallica album ever. Maybe my favorite metal album ever.
IDK, Ride the Lightning is not too shabby either. I was doing the same thing back then only with an Alpine, the better head unit, LOL.
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Ok, 46, still makes me giggle every time I rip though the gears, mostly Seattle grunge. Angry Chair = good driving tune. Cheers!
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