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Old 01-27-2019, 09:53 PM
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Daily Driver of Corvettes for 29 years.... approaching 800,000 miles....
Wow
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Old 01-27-2019, 10:02 PM
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My c7 is driven about 3 days out the week. I rotate with an f150.

here are 4 things to consider:
  1. weather in your area..I’m in va so weather is good 10 months out the year
  2. tires the OEM summer tires are not meant for 40 below or freezing temps easy fix buy some All seasons
  3. How much cargo you have to carry? people etc.
  4. how far is your work?..city driving my M7 is a pig
personally I just went to Walmart today for my weekly run and got 10 bags of stuff they fit nicely...

So drive it..put a ton of miles on it then trade it for the C8!
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Old 01-27-2019, 10:27 PM
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I drive my 15 all year no problems get groceries carry other things. The only time I dont drive is when they put that brine stuff on the road and there is snow on the roads. Other drivers can be bad and wreck you no sense in taking unnecessary chances .of course they try to wreck you on clear sunny days too Drive it all the time is fun its enjoyable and my average mpg not that it matters is around 20 in mostly city driving
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Old 01-27-2019, 10:44 PM
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I drive the snot out of mine on a daily basis...

If it is clean I generally drive the truck when raining, but that's a laziness thing.
Exactly....
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Old 01-28-2019, 12:07 AM
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As most others have said, no problems having her as a DD. For me, the worse thing is keeping it clean. I've put almost 30k on in about two years. I have 43000 on it now. (bought her used). Also...bought the extended warranty so I'm B to B till 80,000 miles or June 2021.

The ONLY issue I run into is hauling larger items...ceiling fan box, carpet cleaner box...etc. Not much room after that is in the back. But this is a very rare issue. LOVE driving mine daily. I didn't buy it to save for the next guy...she'll be rode hard and put away wet when I trade or sell.
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Old 01-28-2019, 12:19 AM
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I daily drive mine 8 months out of the year.Parking lots I park where there aren't any other cars.I like walking.Best car i've ever owned.I'm excited every time I get in.
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Old 01-28-2019, 12:22 AM
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My Z51 is my DD except for really short trips where it wouldn't warm up or bad weather.Then I use my beat up AWD Saabaru.
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Old 01-28-2019, 01:42 AM
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Daily drive mine, I'm up 9k miles in 7 Months. Comfortable, great gas mileage, and the sound is all worth it!

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Old 01-28-2019, 01:51 AM
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Corvettes have been my daily drivers 365 days a year for 21 years (C5, C6 and my C7). Rain or shine, even the occasional snow. Its a car, albeit one that is a blast to drive. So, I drive it!
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For all you Daily drivers.... how do you keep the car clean? Cleaning service? Hand wash once per ____?

not to take over the thread but for a DD our cars get dirty early nd often. Handwashing can get old quick. Unless I'm just not proficient. I tend to take too long.
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Old 01-28-2019, 06:42 AM
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I DD mine and love every minute of it.. 12,000 miles a year at least... bought it with 5k on it and now up to 27k Put All Season tires on her and your good to go.. I get 22 MPG average, It will make a Sams or Walmart trip with ease... I do get looks when I drive into Lowes..

As for cleaning, spend the money and get a Ceramic coating like Gtechniq or cQuartz / cQuartz UK There are many out there that provide the daily protection I did a 2 step paint restoration and 3 coats of cQuartz UK in my garage over a 3 day weekend and then let is sit for a week while I went on a trip for work. Cost me less than 150 bucks for everything I clean her on the weekend and if it gets bad during the week I will pull it into a spray car wash, spray her off and hit the freeway while still wet.. it will dry out within 4 miles and leave no spots. I also use a blow dryer after a wash so you never have to touch the paint.. it will take me less than an hour to do a weekly clean..

Get Xpel clear bra or the like on the front clip, some get it all the way to the mirrors, get as much as you can afford... I only did the front bumper and it has taken multiple hits..

The Car is a blast to Daily Drive and I smile every single time I start the car... It will be much harder to DD in the Northeast with the snow but anything below will be fine, I have driven down to -20 degrees and and up to 122 degrees in the summer, have to love Oklahoma extremes...
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Old 01-28-2019, 07:12 AM
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Little off topic does the car have adjustable suspension settings and steering , I know there is a dial to set to eco,track, sport mode

How comfortable is the suspension on rough roads and adjustable dampers will help

how's the stick shift and clutch , I am looking at manual stingray

last question how much is the ground clearance in terms of inches if someone can measure appreciate it

sorry for lots of questions


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Old 01-28-2019, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Bbourne2009 View Post
For all you Daily drivers.... how do you keep the car clean? Cleaning service? Hand wash once per ____?
not to take over the thread but for a DD our cars get dirty early nd often. Handwashing can get old quick. Unless I'm just not proficient. I tend to take too long.
The same way you wash any other car. When the weather is conducive to car washing - 33 degrees or above and not raining/snowing, I wash all 5 of our daily drivers at least once per week - takes about an hour to 90 minutes depending upon how dirty they are (winter with salt requires a good under car rinse and wheel scrub and that adds about 5 minutes per car). The GS gets rinsed or washed after every use - that takes about 15 minutes. If you do it often enough, you should be pretty quick.
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Old 01-28-2019, 10:42 AM
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Daily drive my 2015 supercharged C7 sun, rain, snow. A couple of things that I think are a must have for someone who daily drives.
1. Second set of wheels with all- season tires or winter tires depending on where you live.
2. If your pre 2016 than a front curb sensor.
3. Do not lower on stock bolts, this will help not scraping. As you manage the urban jungle.
4. Weather-tech mats and cargo liner. I’ll be honest I only use my weather tech in winter as I prefer the lloyds mats as the extra padding is nice on long trips.
5.Cargo organizer.
6. Waterfall storage bag. Invaluable for all those extra thing you need daily like, Kleenex, sunglasses cleaner, and such. Storage is at a minimum without it.
7.Tinted windows.
8. A sense of humor when it comes to the rock chips and the scraping sound that comes with the territory of daily driving a vette.

i came from I highly modified BWM 335i as my previous daily driver and do not regret making the switch. The hardest part for me was getting used to the longer nose and lack of visibility. Took a good month before I was zipping around like I was used to in the BMW. Now it’s second nature. Oh, my mailbox gets a lot less mail from BMW USA with all the recal notices and service bulletins...lol
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Old 01-28-2019, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Bbourne2009 View Post
For all you Daily drivers.... how do you keep the car clean? Cleaning service? Hand wash once per ____?
Hand wash weekly unless its raining. I live in FL so the weather is never freezing. A full cleaning takes about 2 hours but I like doing it. Sometimes it just gets a quick rinse (15 mins) and occasionally (shhhhh don't tell the clean police) it goes without a bath for week or two. Its a car not a piece of surgical equipment.

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Old 01-28-2019, 12:36 PM
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Near daily driver (3-4 days a week and then on weekends) when the weather is nice. She's been in the garage since November, but that is going to change here real soon.

I would probably drive during the winter too, except...

My caddy has far far exponentially better heated seats and steering wheel.
My vette (more specifically that warm weather tires) handles like poo poo in the 20's. I don't need that much excitement while I drag into work.
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Old 01-28-2019, 01:21 PM
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I daily mine. The hatch allows for a ton of cargo. I've thrown stuff in the back that would make a lot of people here gasp in horror. I call it the Vette-150.
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Old 01-28-2019, 01:42 PM
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boss2k,

I replaced my 2002 M3, for a corvette- 2006, C6, 3LT.

Either car presents the same pro/cons decision in whether it will be better or worse as a DD?

I choose to buy an all-wheel drive as my daily runner.
No more worries about: traffic tickets, accelerated depreciation, paint scratches, pot holes, gas mileage, and fellow drivers trying invoke a power comparison, etc.

Many thanks,

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Old 01-28-2019, 02:59 PM
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The commute dictates which car I drive. For stop and go and when it rains, it's the automatic Lexus.
For open road (most often the case), it's the M7 C7.
Living in the mostly sunny desert, a California Duster handles the cleaning chore.
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Old 01-28-2019, 04:29 PM
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I DD mine, but I spec'd it specifically for that purpose. Base Stingray with magnetic ride susp and all season Michelins, but I refused to give up my 3rd pedal, so it's an M7. 28000 miles since Jan 2017. Keeping it in Eco or Tour reduces the pothole damage risk. No regrets, but backing up is still a bit of an exercise.

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