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Old 01-27-2019, 04:08 PM
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How many of you are using the vette as daily driver , going to work, grocery etc and how does it fulfill the needs?
Just started looking at the stingray and wondering if I can replace my M3 with the vette as a daily driver, it won't be a garage queen.


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Old 01-27-2019, 04:19 PM
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Hey! I'm offended! My snowflake C7 self identifies as a Garage-"King". Everything in that damned garage is there to support that car. (sorry, can't help )
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I daily mine... the hatch configuration means it holds plenty of cargo. In fact its the wife's preferred Costco trip vehicle as it holds nearly twice what her Infiniti Q60 can. Only real downsides would be gas mileage and ease of parking.
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All my 'vettes have been daily drivers. Comfy, fun to drive, look getter...

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Originally Posted by ImpliedConsent View Post
Hey! I'm offended! My snowflake C7 self identifies as a Garage-"King". Everything in that damned garage is there to support that car. (sorry, can't help )
sorry about that calling it garage queen 😀
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Old 01-27-2019, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by JMII View Post
I daily mine... the hatch configuration means it holds plenty of cargo. In fact its the wife's preferred Costco trip vehicle as it holds nearly twice what her Infiniti Q60 can. Only real downsides would be gas mileage and ease of parking.
Great to know that, why is it difficult to park , due to visibility issues or it's too wide? I guess the mirrors dont have power folding feature
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I DD mine no complaints whatsoever, well besides watching out for road imperfections, but that's not the cars fault
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There are three C7 owners at work. Two drive to work every day. Then there is me.
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Originally Posted by boss2k View Post
Great to know that, why is it difficult to park , due to visibility issues or it's too wide? I guess the mirrors dont have power folding feature
All true. Mainly its low to the ground so you gotta watch curbs, entrance ramps and vehicle stops. I tend to back into most spots as my '14 doesn't have the front cameras. Plus like many 2 door sports cars the doors are long combined with the car being wide means it can be tight getting in & out with other cars next to you. Basically it is not parking lot friendly. For example at work I park in area nobody else uses just to give myself extra space.
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Been daily driving my C5 and now C7 for 20 years. No complaints other than you're more inclined to get a door scratch (can often be buffed off) and some parking spots are way too thin for my GS. On the other hand, I have a big smile every day I drive it.
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During Spring, Summer and early Fall-mine is a DD.
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I use my Z06 as my DD from April 1st through Thanksgiving. Itís great...love it. The only thing Iím limited by is number of passengers.
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During Spring, Summer and early Fall-mine is a DD.
but it's a 71
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The 'vert is a DD and yes, I do curbside grocery shopping in it.
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I used my C5 as my daily driver for over four years; no issues. I don't see why the C7 would be any different.
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No way would my C7 ever serve as "daily driver" -- especially in the winter months. My Honda Accord handles that.

Now, if I lived in Florida, things might be different. To each his own.
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Use it as my daily, very comfy and quiet. There is quite a bit of comfortable trunk space to fit groceries, and children, lol jk, don't have any.
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My C7 is not a daily driver, especially in the winter. In fact, I doubt it will be a DD in the summer, but I do plan to drive it a lot more than my last Vette.
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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.
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Daily Driver of Corvettes for 29 years.... approaching 800,000 miles....
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